Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 27 April 2016

On 27 April 1865, early in the morning on this day, America’s worst steamship disaster occurred. The Sultana, heavily overloaded with an estimated 2,300 passengers, exploded in the Mississippi River, just north of Memphis, TN, en route to Cairo, IL. Most of the passengers were Union soldiers who had been prisoners of war and were eagerly returning to their homes. Although there was never an accurate accounting of the dead, estimates range from 1,450 to nearly 2,000. Cause of the explosion was not determined, but the little-known event is unparalleled in US history.

On 27 April 1865, early in the morning on this day, America’s worst steamship disaster occurred. The Sultana, heavily overloaded with an estimated 2,300 passengers, exploded in the Mississippi River, just north of Memphis, TN, en route to Cairo, IL. Most of the passengers were Union soldiers who had been prisoners of war and were eagerly returning to their homes. Although there was never an accurate accounting of the dead, estimates range from 1,450 to nearly 2,000. Cause of the explosion was not determined, but the little-known event is unparalleled in US history.


Today is Wednesday, 27 April 2016, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the Genealogy World:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: Ulysses S. Grant’s Birthday – Anniversary, Coretta Scott King’s Birthday – Anniversary, Samuel Morse’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Sultana Steamship Explosion – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Bargains for Tuesday 26 April 2016

 FREE Webinar - England and Wales - Rummaging in the Parish Chests presented by Kirsty Gray - Wednesday, April 27th, 1:00 pm Central - “The parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials in England and Wales give many genealogical clues to help build a family tree. Kirsty Gray also highlights other documents kept by the parish, the diocese and the archdeaconry and the invaluable information which can be gleaned about the lives of our ancestors.” Click here to register - via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

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Save 20% on AncestryDNA – normally $99, now just $79! Celebrate DNA Day (April 25th) with a DNA test to help expand your genealogy and family history research. Uncover your ethnic mix, discover distant relatives, and find new details about your unique family history with a simple DNA test. Hurry, sale ends Tuesday, April 26th. Click here to save – via AncestryDNA

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FREE Webinar - England and Wales - Rummaging in the Parish Chests presented by Kirsty Gray - Wednesday, April 27th, 1:00 pm Central - “The parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials in England and Wales give many genealogical clues to help build a family tree. Kirsty Gray also highlights other documents kept by the parish, the diocese and the archdeaconry and the invaluable information which can be gleaned about the lives of our ancestors.” Click here to register - via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

  • FREE Webinar – England and Wales – Rummaging in the Parish Chests presented by Kirsty Gray – Wednesday, April 27th, 1:00 pm Central – “The parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials in England and Wales give many genealogical clues to help build a family tree. Kirsty Gray also highlights other documents kept by the parish, the diocese and the archdeaconry and the invaluable information which can be gleaned about the lives of our ancestors.” Click here to register – via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday, 26 April 2016

26 April 1937. Late in the afternoon, the ancient Basque town of Guernica, in northern Spain, was attacked without warning by German-made airplanes. Three hours of intensive bombing left the town in flames, and citizens who fled to the fields and ditches around Guernica were machine-gunned from the air. This atrocity inspired Pablo Picasso’s mural Guernica. Responsibility for the bombing was never officially established, but the suffering and anger of the victims and their survivors are still evident at anniversary demonstrations. Intervention by Nazi Germany in the Spanish Civil War has been described as practice for WWII.

26 April 1937. Late in the afternoon, the ancient Basque town of Guernica, in northern Spain, was attacked without warning by German-made airplanes. Three hours of intensive bombing left the town in flames, and citizens who fled to the fields and ditches around Guernica were machine-gunned from the air. This atrocity inspired Pablo Picasso’s mural Guernica. Responsibility for the bombing was never officially established, but the suffering and anger of the victims and their survivors are still evident at anniversary demonstrations. Intervention by Nazi Germany in the Spanish Civil War has been described as practice for WWII.


Today is Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 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:Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster – Anniversary, Guernica Massacre – Anniversary, National Pretzel Day, Preservation Week Begins, Richter Scale Day, and World Veterinary Day.

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