Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 6 February 2016

Feb 6, 1911. 40th president of the US (1981– 89). Former sportscaster, motion picture actor, governor of California (1967– 74); he was the oldest and the first divorced person to become US president. Born at Tampico, IL. Married actress Jane Wyman in 1940 (divorced in 1948); married actress Nancy Davis, Mar 4, 1952. The “Great Communicator” ushered in a decade of conservative policies upon his election in 1980 and was an indefatigable critic of Communist states: he famously challenged Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall!” at the Berlin Wall in 1987. He died at his Los Angeles, CA, home on June 5, 2004.

Feb 6, 1911. 40th president of the US (1981– 89). Former sportscaster, motion picture actor, governor of California (1967– 74); he was the oldest and the first divorced person to become US president. Born at Tampico, IL. Married actress Jane Wyman in 1940 (divorced in 1948); married actress Nancy Davis, Mar 4, 1952. The “Great Communicator” ushered in a decade of conservative policies upon his election in 1980 and was an indefatigable critic of Communist states: he famously challenged Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall!” at the Berlin Wall in 1987. He died at his Los Angeles, CA, home on June 5, 2004.


Today is Saturday, 6 February 2016 and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Genealogy Items of Note

  • Today: Admission Day (Massachusetts), Aaron Burr’s Birthday – Anniversary, Ronald Reagan Birthday – Anniversary, and Waitangi Day (New Zealand).

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Genealogy Blogging Events: 5-12 February 2016

Get the latest news on genealogy blogging events for the week of 5-12 February 2016 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:

Genealogy 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:

  • 5 February: National Wear Red Day, Robert Peel’s Birthday – Anniversary, Weatherman’s Day, Working Naked Day, and World Nutella Day.
  • 6 February: Admission Day (Massachusetts), Aaron Burr’s Birthday – Anniversary, Ronald Reagan Birthday – Anniversary, and Waitangi Day (New Zealand).
  • 7 February: Charles Dickens’ Birthday – Anniversary, Jell-O® Week starts, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Super Bowl Sunday.
  • 8 February: Boy Scout Day, Chinese New Year, Clean Out Your Computer Day, James Dean’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Mary Queen of Scots Execution – Anniversary.
  • 9 February: The “Beatles” Appear on the Ed Sullivan Show – Anniversary, International Pancake Day, Mardi Gras, Paczki Day, and Shrove Tuesday.
  • 10 February: Ash Wednesday, Plimsoll Day (UK), and Treaty of Paris Ends French and Indian Wars – Anniversary..
  • 11 February: Edison Day, “The French Chef ” Television Debut – Anniversary, and White Shirt Day.
  • 12 February: Charles Darwin’s Birthday – Anniversary, Georgia Day, Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday – Anniversary, and NAACP Day.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 5 February 2016

Feb 5, 1788. English Tory statesman, born at Bury, Lancashire, England, who twice served as prime minister (1834–1835; 1841– 1846). As chief secretary for Ireland (1812), Peel established the Irish constabulary known as the “Peelers.” In June 1829, Greater London’s Metropolitan Police were established by an act of Parliament at the request of Peel, then home secretary. London police officers, who first took the streets in September 1829, became affectionately known as “bobbies.” As prime minister, he oversaw the repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846 in an effort to address the then-raging Irish potato famine. Sir Robert Peel died July 2, 1850, at London from injuries received in a fall from his horse.

Feb 5, 1788. English Tory statesman, born at Bury, Lancashire, England, who twice served as prime minister (1834–1835; 1841– 1846). As chief secretary for Ireland (1812), Peel established the Irish constabulary known as the “Peelers.” In June 1829, Greater London’s Metropolitan Police were established by an act of Parliament at the request of Peel, then home secretary. London police officers, who first took the streets in September 1829, became affectionately known as “bobbies.” As prime minister, he oversaw the repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846 in an effort to address the then-raging Irish potato famine. Sir Robert Peel died July 2, 1850, at London from injuries received in a fall from his horse.


Today is Friday, 5 February 2016,and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: National Wear Red Day, Robert Peel’s Birthday – Anniversary, Weatherman’s Day, Working Naked Day, and World Nutella Day.

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