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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 4 January 2016

Jan 4, 1809. The inventor of a widely used touch system of reading and writing for blind people was born at Coupvray, France. Permanently blinded at the age of three by a leatherworking awl in his father’s saddle-making shop, Braille developed a system of writing that used, ironically, an awllike stylus to punch marks in paper that could be felt and interpreted by people who are blind. The system was largely ignored until after Braille died in poverty, suffering from tuberculosis, at Paris, Jan 6, 1852.

Jan 4, 1809. The inventor of a widely used touch system of reading and writing for blind people was born at Coupvray, France. Permanently blinded at the age of three by a leatherworking awl in his father’s saddle-making shop, Braille developed a system of writing that used, ironically, an awllike stylus to punch marks in paper that could be felt and interpreted by people who are blind. The system was largely ignored until after Braille died in poverty, suffering from tuberculosis, at Paris, Jan 6, 1852.
Jan 4, 1809. The inventor of a widely used touch system of reading and writing for blind people was born at Coupvray, France. Permanently blinded at the age of three by a leatherworking awl in his father’s saddle-making shop, Braille developed a system of writing that used, ironically, an awllike stylus to punch marks in paper that could be felt and interpreted by people who are blind. The system was largely ignored until after Braille died in poverty, suffering from tuberculosis, at Paris, Jan 6, 1852.

Today is Monday, 4 January 2016, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: Amnesty for Polygamists – Anniversary, Louis Braille’s Birthday – Anniversary, Pop Music Chart Introduced – Anniversary, and Admission Day – Utah.
  • Our popular series May I Introduce To You is on holiday break and will return with new interviews on Monday, 11 January 2016.

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.

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