Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 8 February 2016

Feb 8. Traditional Chinese New Year begins at sunset on the day of the second New Moon following the winter solstice— the Year of the Monkey.  Outside China, the date of the New Year may differ by a day. The New Year can begin anytime from Jan 21 through Feb 21. Generally celebrated until the Lantern Festival 15 days later, but merchants usually reopen their stores and places of business on the fifth day of the first lunar month. This holiday is celebrated as Tet in Vietnam.

Feb 8. Traditional Chinese New Year begins at sunset on the day of the second New Moon following the winter solstice— the Year of the Monkey. Outside China, the date of the New Year may differ by a day. The New Year can begin anytime from Jan 21 through Feb 21. Generally celebrated until the Lantern Festival 15 days later, but merchants usually reopen their stores and places of business on the fifth day of the first lunar month. This holiday is celebrated as Tet in Vietnam.


Today is Monday, 8 February 2016, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the Genealogy Blogging world:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: Boy Scout Day, Chinese New Year, Clean Out Your Computer Day, James Dean’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Mary Queen of Scots Execution – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, 7 February 2016

English author Charles Dickens was born 7 February 1812, in Portsmouth, England.

English author Charles Dickens was born 7 February 1812, in Portsmouth, England.


Today is Sunday, 7 February 2016, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the Genealogy Blogging world:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: Charles Dickens’ Birthday – Anniversary, Jell-O® Week starts, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Super Bowl Sunday.

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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 Blogging world:

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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