Items of Note
- Happy blogiversary to Discovering My Ancestors (started 17 May 2013), Polish Origins (started 17 May 2009) and Will’s Genealogy Blog (started 17 May 2010).
- Today: Armed Forces Day (US), Brown v. Board of Education Decision – Anniversary, First US Same-Sex Marriages – 10th Anniversary, National Learn to Swim Day, New York Stock Exchange Established – Anniversary, and Preakness Stakes.
- Prompt #38 of the The Book of Me, Written By You project created by Julie Goucher of the Anglers Rest blog starts today: A Safe Place. The concept: a series of blogging and writing prompts that help family historians capture their own memories and write about themselves. Click here for more information.
- Don’t forget! The list of newly-discovered genealogy blogs comes out later today here at GeneaBloggers.
Military Memories: 31 Writing Prompts to Celebrate Your Military Ancestors
Throughout the month of May, GeneaBloggers will be listing the Military Memories: 31 Writing Prompts to Celebrate Your Military Ancestors created by GeneaBloggers member and author Jennifer Holik.
May 17: Communication. During World War I and II, word traveled by mail, telegram, and on the battlefield, telephone. It took weeks before families were notified of wounds, Prisoner of War, Missing in Action or Killed in Action statuses. Today the communication is almost instantaneous because of cell phones and the internet. Write about communication during the war in which your soldier fought and compare that to today’s communication.
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.
- Shopping Saturday
- Sibling Saturday
- Society Saturday
- Sorting Saturday
- Sports Center Saturday
- Surname Saturday
- Sympathy Saturday
© 2014 copyright, Thomas MacEntee