Genealogy Blogging Events – Week of 27 March – 3 April 2015

Get the latest news on genealogy blogging events for the week of 27 March - 3 April 2015, 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:

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:

  • 27 March: Alaska Earthquake – Anniversary, Quirky Country Music Song Title Day, and Patty Hill Smith Day.
  • 28 March: Earth Hour, “Greatest Show on Earth” formed – Anniversary, Something on a Stick Day, Three Mile Island Accident – Anniversary, and Weed Appreciation Day.
  • 29 March: British North America Act – Anniversary, European Union Daylight Saving Time Begins, Holy Week begins, Knights of Columbus Founders Day, National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day,
    Palm Sunday, and UK Summer Time Begins.
  • 30 March: Doctors’ Day, Jeopardy! Television Premiere – Anniversary, Pencil Day, Ronald Reagan Assassination Attempt – Anniversary, Seward’s Day – Acquisition of Alaska Anniversary, and VanGogh’s Birthday – Anniversary.
  • 31 March: Bunsen Burner Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Eiffel Tower Opens – Anniversary, and Oklahoma! Premieres on Broadway – Anniversary.
  • 1 April: April Fools’ Day, Child Abuse Prevention Month begins, Cigarette Advertising Banned – 45th Anniversary, Confederate History Month, Data Backup Day, Grange Month, Jazz Appreciation Month and National Fun at Work Day.
  • 2 April: 2001: A Space Odyssey premiere – Anniversary, “Dallas” Television Premiere – Anniversary, Falkland Islands War – Anniversary, Sir Alec Guiness’ Birthday – Anniversary, International Children’s Book Day, Hans Christian Andersen Birthday – Anniversary, Ponce De Leon “Discovers” Florida – Anniversary, Reconciliation Day, and US Mint Founded – Anniversary.
  • 3 April: Marlon Brando’s Birthday – Anniversary, Fall of Richmond – 150th Anniversary, Good Friday, Marshall Plan – Anniversary, Passover (begins at sundown), and Pony Express Day.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 27 March 2015

Alaska 1964 Earthquake

The strongest earthquake in North America registering 8.4 on the Richter scale hit Alaska on 27 March 1964.


Today is Friday, 27 March 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Alaska Earthquake – Anniversary, Quirky Country Music Song Title Day, and Patty Hill Smith Day.

Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Once again, in honor of National Women’s History Month, Lisa Alzo of  The Accidental Genealogist blog presents Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.

March 27: Do you know the immigration story of one or more female ancestors? Do you have any passenger lists, passports, or other documentation? Interesting family stories?


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Sean Hayes featured on Who Do You Think You Are? Sunday on TLC

Sean Hayes goes on a journey to discover more about his father's troubled past on Who Do You Think You Are?, this Sunday, March 29 at 10/9c on TLC.

Sean Hayes’ estranged father has a troubled past, so Sean goes on a journey to discover the root of the problem on Who Do You Think You Are?, airing this Sunday, March 29 at 10/9c on TLC.

Sean’s journey takes him to Chicago where he uncovers the sad details of his grandfather’s early death on skid row. Sean then follows his ancestral trail to Ireland, where court documents reveal the chaos in the Hayes family runs generations deep. Through Sean’s search, he is able to deepen his understanding of his father and appreciate that he’s broken a turbulent family pattern on his own.

The Sean Hayes episode airs on Sunday 29 March 2015 10:00 pm Eastern / 9:00 pm Central on TLC. Check your local television listings for the exact time in your location.

Next Week on WDYTYA: Tony Goldwyn

Next Sunday’s episode will feature Tony Goldwyn who is familiar with his prestigious paternal Hollywood lineage, but knows little about his mother’s side of the family.

Photo credit: Photo courtesy of TLC. Used by permission.

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee.