Photo: By official proclamation of our nation’s governors, 17 April has been designated as “Ellis Island Family History Day.” Sponsored by The Statue of Liberty– Ellis Island Foundation, Inc, this annual day recognizes the achievements and contributions made to America by Ellis Island immigrants and their descendants. Historically, Apr 17 marks the day in 1907 when more immigrants were processed through the island than on any other day in its colorful history: 11,747 people. In addition, the Foundation has established the “Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards,” which are given annually to a select number of Ellis Island immigrants or their descendants who have made a significant contribution to the American experience.
Today is Monday, 17 April 2017, 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’s blogging inspiration . . . see details below!
- Happy blogiversary to Genealogy Frame of Mind (started 17 April 2009).
- Today: Bay of Pigs Invasion – Anniversary, Boston Marathon – 121st Running, Dyngus Day, White House Easter Egg Roll, Ellis Island Family History Day, International Haiku Poetry Day, Patriot’s Day (MA ME US), and Easter Monday Banking Holiday (UK).
- Our popular weekly series May I Introduce To You series is on a “Spring Break” for the next two weeks and will return on Monday, 24 April 2017.
Daily Blogging Prompts
Many genealogy and family history bloggers like to post to their blogs every day, but at times are at a loss for ideas. Take your inspiration from today’s Daily Blogging Prompts below – click on each prompt for a description. Prompts are a great way to create new content and you can participate in a community effort with other genealogy bloggers.
- Amanuensis Monday
- Madness Monday
- Mappy Monday
- Maritime Monday
- Matrilineal Monday
- Military Monday
- Motivation Monday
- Mystery Monday
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