Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 30 October 2014

Oct 30, 1938. As part of a series of radio dramas based on famous novels, Orson Welles with the Mercury Players produced H.G. Wells’s War of the Worlds. Near panic resulted when listeners believed the simulated news bulletins, which described a Martian invasion of New Jersey, to be real.
Today is Thursday, 30 October 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: John Adams’ Birthday – Anniversary, Checklist Day, Create a Great Funeral Day, Devil’s Night and War of the Worlds Broadcast – 75th Anniversary.

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Finding Your Roots – Season 2 – Episode 6 – Now Available for Online Viewing

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In the new season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on PBS, this week’s episode featured Angela Bassett, Valerie Jarrett and Nas. The episode is entitled We Come From People and can now be viewed online – click here to access the video.

Upcoming Episodes of Finding Your Roots

The seventh episode of Season 2, entitled Our People, Our Traditions, is scheduled for next Tuesday evening, 4 November 2014, and features Alan Dershowitz, Carole King and Tony Kushner. Check the listings for your local PBS station – most stations will air the episode at 8:00 pm.

Here is the remaining schedule for Season 2:

4 November 2014
Our People, Our Traditions
Alan Dershowitz, Carole King and Tony Kushner

11 November 2014
The British Are Coming
Deepak Chopra, Sally Field and Sting

18 November 2014
Ancient Roots
Tina Fey, George Stephanopoulos and David Sedaris

25 November 2014
Decoding our Past Through DNA
Jessica Alba, Anderson Cooper, Valerie Jarrett, Governor Deval Patrick, and more

©2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Enter the MyHeritage Halloween Contest and Win a $240 Prize Package!

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Have you hit a ”dead end” when it comes to your family history research? Are you ”haunted” by ancestors just waiting to be found? What about all those obituaries and cemetery listings that seem to be hiding from you?

Here’s how to trick those elusive ancestors into giving up their information: click here to enter the MyHeritage Halloween Contest at GeneaBloggers and you could win a prize package valued at $240! Enter today and before 12:00 noon Central on Friday October 31st.  And don’t forget to share your special “link” with up to 10 friends – the more you share, the more entries you get and the better your chances of winning!

If you’re selected as the winner, you’ll receive a one-year FULL ACCESS subscription, which includes both the PremiumPlus Family Tree account and the MyHeritage Data Plan with access to records from around the world including NewspaperArchive.com. Click here for a list of collections available at MyHeritage.

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