Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 2 March 2015

Mar 2, 1965. The perennially popular family film musical, starring Julie Andrews as Maria Von Trapp, premiered on this date at New York City. Nominated for 10 Academy Awards, the film won five Oscars, including awards for Best Picture and Best Director (Robert Wise).

Mar 2, 1965. The perennially popular family film musical, starring Julie Andrews as Maria Von Trapp, premiered on this date at New York City. Nominated for 10 Academy Awards, the film won five Oscars, including awards for Best Picture and Best Director (Robert Wise).


Today is Monday, 2 March 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: Dr. Suess Day, Texas Independence Day
    Telecommuter Appreciation Week begins, and The “Sound of Music” film debut – 50th Anniversary.
  • Later this afternoon, don’t miss MIITY team member Wendy Mathias’ interview with Kristin Cleage Williams of Finding Eliza from our popular series May I Introduce To You.

Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Once again, in honor of National Women’s History Month, Lisa Alzo of  The Accidental Genealogist blog presents Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.

March 2 — Post a photo of one of your female ancestors. Who is in the photo? When was it taken? Why did you select this photo?


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Genealogy Bargains for Sunday 1 March 2015

	FREE webinar recording – Silent Voices:  Tips and Tricks for Tracing Female Ancestors by Lisa A. Alzo – in celebration of National Women’s History Month and her Fearless Females series, Lisa is making the recording of her webinar available for free!

UPDATED GENEALOGY BARGAINS for Sunday, March 1, 2015

New Deals

	Save 75% on automatic data backup with iDrive! This amazing deal with 1TB of storage for multiple devices is available once again! You pay only $14.88 for the first year instead of $59.99 – via The In-Depth Genealogist

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Ongoing Deals

FREE Ebook - Out of the Shoebox: An Autobiographic Mystery (Historical Nonfiction story) – an amazing family history detective story of one family’s Holocaust experience – $13.88 value via Amazon

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  • Save 10% on all products at Legacy Family Tree – use webinar coupon code google15 – for 10% off anything at Family Tree Webinars or Legacy Family Tree, valid through Monday, March 2, 2015.

40% to 50% Off Genealogy Books – sale at Genealogical Publishing Company.

Save 70% on Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians by Chris Paton – I met the author Chris Paton last year while teaching on a genealogy cruise in Australia. I heard several of his lectures and I can tell you this: the man know his stuff and is a wealth of knowledge on UK, Scottish, and Irish genealogy!

Pre-order Book Special – Kindred Voices: Listening for Our Ancestors by Geoff Rasmussen – save $2.00 and order by February 27th to get the PDF version for free (a $9.95 value!) – via Legacy Family Tree Store.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, 1 March 2015

President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order on 1 March 1961 officially establishing the Peace Corps on this date. The Peace Corps has sent more than 200,000 volunteers to 139 countries to help people help themselves. The volunteers assist in projects such as health, education, water sanitation, agriculture, nutrition and forestry.

President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order on 1 March 1961 officially establishing the Peace Corps on this date. The Peace Corps has sent more than 200,000 volunteers to 139 countries to help people help themselves. The volunteers assist in projects such as health, education, water sanitation, agriculture, nutrition and forestry.


Today is Sunday 1 March 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: Admission Day – Ohio, Admission Day – Nebraska, Celebrate Your Name Week begins, Data Backup Day, Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping – Anniversary, Glenn Miller’s Birthday – Anniversary, Peace Corps Founded 1961, St. David’s Day – Wales, Salem Witch Hysteria begins – Anniversary, Dinah Shore’s Birthday – Anniversary, and William Bradford’s Birthday – Anniversary.

Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Once again, in honor of National Women’s History Month, Lisa Alzo of  The Accidental Genealogist blog presents Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.

March 1 — Do you have a favorite female ancestor? One you are drawn to or want to learn more about? Write down some key facts you have already learned or what you would like to learn and outline your goals and potential sources you plan to check.


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