Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 29 January 2015

29 January. An annual celebration of the crusty, yet insightful, wags who consistently apply the needle of truth to the balloons of hypocrisy and social norms. Always celebrated on 29 January the birthday of W.C. Fields, one of America’s most beloved curmudgeons.
Today is Thursday, 29 January 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Curmudgeons Day – W.C. Fields’ Birthday, Freethinker’s Day – Thomas Paine’s Birthday, and Admission Day – Kansas.

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“Genealogy Roadshow” Season 2 Episode 3 – Now Available Online

PBS’ GENEALOGY ROADSHOW uncovers family secrets in the series’ 2nd season, premiering Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. ET and airs every Tuesday thru February 24

If you missed last night’s episode of Genealogy Roadshow entitled Philadelphia – Franklin Institute, you can view it below or at the PBS website by clicking here.

Don’t forget to tune in on Tuesday evenings now through Tuesday 24 February 2015 (check local listings for exact date and time) when Season 2 of the Genealogy Roadshow visits three important cities in the history and development of the United States: New Orleans, Philadelphia and St. Louis.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 28 January 2015

On 28 January 1986 at 11: 39 AM, EST, the space shuttle Challenger STS51L exploded, 74 seconds into its flight and about 10 miles above the earth. Hundreds of millions around the world watched television replays of the horrifying event that killed seven people. The billion-dollar craft was destroyed, all shuttle flights suspended and much of the US manned space flight program temporarily halted. Killed were teacher Christa McAuliffe (who was to have been the first ordinary citizen in space) and six crew members: Francis R. Scobee, Michael J. Smith, Judith A. Resnik, Ellison S. Onizuka, Ronald E. McNair and Gregory B. Jarvis.
Today is Wednesday, 28 January 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Challenger Space Shuttle Explosion – Anniversary, Data Privacy Day, and Jackson Pollack’s Birthday – Anniversary.

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