Motown legend and icon Smokey Robinson dives into his late mother’s family history this week on Who Do You Think You Are?, Sunday, April 9th on TLC.
This week at GeneaBloggers, Melissa Barker aka The Archive Lady, tackles a stinky issue: how to remove the musty smell from old records!
Enter the kidsHeritage Book Contest this week at GeneaBloggers and you could win a customized book bundle for a grandchild, niece or nephew valued at $125!
On 6 April 1917, Congress approved a declaration of war against Germany and the US entered WWI, which had begun in 1914. The first US “doughboys” landed in France 27 June 1917.
April 5th is National Deep Dish Pizza Day to celebrate Chicago deep dish pizza—originated by Uno’s— and the efforts by Uno Chicago Grill to bring deep dish pizza to the entire United States. The original restaurant, which opened in 1943, began serving deep dish as a way to make sure hungry families could get a “real meal” when it came to pizza. Up to that point, pizza was hardly more than a snack. Annually celebrated on the anniversary of the day (5 April 1979) that the first restaurant outside Chicago opened (in Boston, Massachusetts).
Photo: On 4 April 1968, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, was shot at Memphis, TN. James Earl Ray was serving a 99-year sentence for the crime at the time of his death in 1998. Check out the Daily Blogging Prompts, genealogy blogging events and activities at GeneaBloggers for Tuesday, 4 April 2017.
Come meet genealogy blogger Adrienne Whaley, author of the KINterested blog, in this interview by Wendy Mathias at GeneaBloggers.
The Jessica Biel episode of Who Do You Think You Are? which aired Sunday, April 2nd on TLC is now available for viewing online!
Photo: Today is Pony Express Day! On April 3, 1860, the first rider of the Pony Express left St. Joseph, Missouri heading West. For $5 per ounce, a letter could be delivered within 10 days.
Photo: The first US Mint was created on 2 April 1792 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Check out the Daily Blogging Prompts, genealogy blogging events and activities at GeneaBloggers for Sunday, 2 April 2017.