Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday, 30 June 2015

June 30, 1917. Born at Brooklyn, NY, Horne began singing with the chorus line at the Cotton Club in Harlem at age 16. A career on Broadway and in Hollywood followed in rapid succession and she soon became the symbol for African-American actors and singers trying to break the color barrier. She found success with both black and white audiences, although she did face her share of racial prejudice throughout her lifetime. Best remembered for her nightclub and Broadway performances of torch songs, jazz standards and classics like her signature “Stormy Weather,” she died at New York, NY, on May 9, 2010.

June 30, 1917. Born at Brooklyn, NY, Horne began singing with the chorus line at the Cotton Club in Harlem at age 16. A career on Broadway and in Hollywood followed in rapid succession and she soon became the symbol for African-American actors and singers trying to break the color barrier. She found success with both black and white audiences, although she did face her share of racial prejudice throughout her lifetime. Best remembered for her nightclub and Broadway performances of torch songs, jazz standards and classics like her signature “Stormy Weather,” she died at New York, NY, on May 9, 2010.


Today is Tuesday, 30 June 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: Britain Surrenders Hong Kong – Anniversary, Gone With The Wind published – Anniversary, Lena Horne’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Leap Second Adjustment Day.

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Ready for Your Close Up? Seeking GeneaBloggers Members for “May I Introduce To You” Interviews

While the MIITY team is on a much needed summer vacation, we're seeking members of GeneaBloggers willing to be interviewed about their genealogy blog!

While the amazing MIITY team of Tessa Keough, Jana Last, Wendy Mathias, Michelle Taggart and Gini Webb are taking a well-deserved break for the next three months, GeneaBloggers is seeking members willing to be interviewed about their genealogy blog.

The process is simple: you agree to be interviewed and one of our team members will send you a set of questions about your blog, your interest in genealogy, etc. You can answer with as much or as little information as you want. Also, we’ll want a recent head shot photo of you so our readers can get better acquainted with you.

The May I Introduce To You series will restart on Monday 14 September 2015 and your interview will appear at GeneaBloggers sometime this Fall or in the Spring of 2016. And we’ll notify you a few days before the publication so you can tell family and friends. Click here to see the MIITY board on Pinterest and read some of the over 100 interviews dating back to 2009!

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At GeneaBloggers.com, we often receive items from vendors in the genealogy world to promote products, services and even television shows! Well the folks at TLC, host of Who Do You Think You Are?, were generous and recently sent a press kit for the show – a press kit filled with goodies!

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