Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 11 February 2016

Feb 11, 1963. Beginning on this date, Julia Child demystified French cooking and entertained viewers as “The French Chef” on WGBH-TV, Boston, MA. The show was a great success in syndication on PBS stations, and Child filmed 200 programs— always with her trade-mark trilling voice and at times slapping around the poultry— signing off with a cheery “Bon appétit!” Child’s show, along with her book Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961, authored with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle), are credited with awakening Americans to the joy of continental cuisine.

Feb 11, 1963. Beginning on this date, Julia Child demystified French cooking and entertained viewers as “The French Chef” on WGBH-TV, Boston, MA. The show was a great success in syndication on PBS stations, and Child filmed 200 programs— always with her trade-mark trilling voice and at times slapping around the poultry— signing off with a cheery “Bon appétit!” Child’s show, along with her book Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961, authored with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle), are credited with awakening Americans to the joy of continental cuisine.


Today is Thursday, 11 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: Edison Day, “The French Chef ” Television Debut – Anniversary, and White Shirt Day.

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RootsTech 2016 Video Archive

Didn't attend RootsTech this year? Catch all the keynote addresses, the Innovator Summit and the streamed classes at the RootsTech Video Archive.

I simply can’t tell you what a great time I had at the RootsTech conference last week in Salt Lake City. If you didn’t attend and you want to see what you missed, now you can access all the live streamed sessions from RootsTech 2016!

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Finding Your Roots – Season 3 Episode 6 – Now Available Online

See how military connects families with Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore and John McCain tonight on Finding Your Roots – Season 3, Episode 5 on PBS

Finding Your Roots – Season 3 Episode 6 – War Stories

In the current season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on PBS, this week’s episode featured Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore and John McCain. The episode is entitled War Stories and can now be viewed online – click here to access the video. Video access expires on March 8, 2016.

Upcoming Episodes of Finding Your Roots

The seventh episode of Season 3, entitled Family Reunions, is scheduled for next Tuesday evening, 16 February 2016, and features hip hop legends Sean Combs and LL Cool J uncovering family mysteries using DNA technology. Check the listings for your local PBS station – most stations will air the episode at 8:00 pm.

Here is the schedule of upcoming episodes for Season 3 of Finding Your Roots:

  • February 16, 2016 – Family Reunions: DNA technology uncovers the family mysteries of hip hop legends Sean Combs and LL Cool J.
  • February 23, 2016 – The Pioneers: Neil Patrick Harris, Gloria Steinem and Sandra Cisneros learn about their pioneering ancestors.
  • March 1, 2016 – The Long Way Home: Discover how actress Julianna Marguiles, author Azar Nafisi and chef Lidia Bastianich are bound together by their ancestors’ singular and deeply human desire to preserve their most cherished traditions.
  • March 8, 2016 – Maps of Stars: Learn how Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow, who last shared the screen together in 1969, also share a history of tragic deaths in their families that played major roles in shaping future generations.

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