Genealogy Blogging Events – Week of 6-13 March 2015

Get the latest news on genealogy blogging events for the week of 6-13 March 2015, right here at GeneaBloggers.
Here is a list of events and goings-on in the world of genealogy blogging. Here’s what is happening in the coming week:

Daze of the Week!

Here are some upcoming dates to look out for so you can plan your genealogy and family history blog posts for next week:

  • 6 March: Dred Scott Decision – Anniversary, Fall of the Alamo – Anniversary, Michelangelo’s Birthday – Anniversary, and National Day of Unplugging.
  • 7 March: Luther Burbank’s Birthday – Anniversary, Distinguished Service Medal Created – Anniversary, Remagen Bridge Capture – 70th Anniversary, and Selma Civil Rights March – Anniversary.
  • 8 March: Check Your Batteries Day, Daylight Saving Time begins, International Women’s Day, and National Proofreading Day.
  • 9 March: Barbie Doll Debuts – Anniversary, Commonwealth Day (UK), and Fill Our Staplers Day.
  • 10 March: Organize Your Home Office Day, Telephone Invented – Anniversary, US Paper Money First Issued – Anniversary.
  • 11 March: Johnny Appleseed Day, Lawrence Welk Birthday – Anniversary, and Spanish Flu epidemic begins – Anniversary.
  • 12 March: Austrian Invasion by Nazi Germany – Anniversary, Charles Cunningham Boycott’s Birthday – Anniversary, FDR’s First Fireside Chat – Anniversary, Girls Scouts Day, Great Blizzard of ’88, and Jack Kerouac’s Birthday – Anniversary.
  • 13 March: Deaf History Month begins, Earmuff Day, Ken Doll Introduced – Anniversary, Kitty Geneovese Murder – Anniversary, and National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 6 March 2015

6 March 1857. This was the most famous US Supreme Court decision during the prewar slavery controversy. Dred Scott, a slave, had successfully petitioned for his freedom based on his previous residence in a free state and territory. On this date the Supreme Court overturned Missouri’s Supreme Court decision and declared the 1820 Missouri Compromise unconstitutional. Chief Justice Roger Taney wrote that slaves were property, not citizens, and that Congress had no power to restrict slavery in the territories.

6 March 1857. This was the most famous US Supreme Court decision during the prewar slavery controversy. Dred Scott, a slave, had successfully petitioned for his freedom based on his previous residence in a free state and territory. On this date the Supreme Court overturned Missouri’s Supreme Court decision and declared the 1820 Missouri Compromise unconstitutional. Chief Justice Roger Taney wrote that slaves were property, not citizens, and that Congress had no power to restrict slavery in the territories.


Today is Friday, 6 March 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Dred Scott Decision – Anniversary, Fall of the Alamo – Anniversary, Michelangelo’s Birthday – Anniversary, and National Day of Unplugging.

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 6 — Describe an heirloom you may have inherited from a female ancestor (wedding ring or other jewelry, china, clothing, etc.) If you don’t have any, then write about a specific object you remember from your mother or grandmother, or aunt (a scarf, a hat, cooking utensil, furniture, etc.)


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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 5 March 2015

5 March 1770. A skirmish between British troops and a crowd at Boston, MA, became widely publicized and contributed to the unpopularity of the British regime in the colonies before the American Revolution. Five men were killed and six more were injured by British troops commanded by Captain Thomas Preston.

5 March 1770. A skirmish between British troops and a crowd at Boston, MA, became widely publicized and contributed to the unpopularity of the British regime in the colonies before the American Revolution. Five men were killed and six more were injured by British troops commanded by Captain Thomas Preston.


Today is Thursday, 5 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: Crispus Attucks Day, Boston Massacre – Anniversary, St. Piran’s Day, and Purim.

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 5 — How did they meet? You’ve documented marriages, now, go back a bit. Do you know the story of how your parents met? Your grandparents?


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