Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, 25 January 2015

Born 25 January 1759. Farmer, lover of women, father of at least 11 children, freemason, songwriter and beloved poet who wove the folk traditions and dialects of Scotland into lovely lyrics and ballads. Poems and songs include “Tam O’Shanter,” “To a Mouse,” “Green Grow the Rushes, O” and most of “Auld Lang Syne.” “Oh wad some power the giftie gie us/ To see oursels as others see us!” Born at Ayrshire, Scotland, he died at Dumfries, Scotland, July 21, 1796. His birthday is widely celebrated as Burns Night, especially in Scotland, England and Newfoundland.
Today is Sunday 25 January 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: Around The World In 72 Days – Anniversary, Burns Night – Robert Burns’ Birthday – Anniversary, Catholic Schools Week Begins (US), Clean Out Your Inbox Week, First Winter Olympics – Anniversary, Macintosh Debuts – Anniversary, Saint Dwynen’s Day, and World Leprosy Day.

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New Genealogy Blogs 24 January 2015

14 newly-discovered genealogy blogs the week ending 24 January 2015 at GeneaBloggers covering all types of genealogy!

There are 14 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week. Remember to try and help out these new blogs by:

  • using any follow feature listed on the blog
  • adding them to your blog reader
  • adding a comment on their blog saying “hi” and “welcome”

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 24 January 2015

James W. Marshal, an employee of John Sutter, accidentally discovered gold on 24 January 1848 near Coloma, California.
Today is Saturday, 24 January 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: Belly Laugh Day, John Belushi’s Birthday – Anniversary, California Gold Discovery – Anniversary, and Edith Wharton’s Birthday – Anniversary.

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