Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 14 January 2017

Jan 14, 1952. NBC program that started the morning news format we know today. Captained by Dave Garroway, the show was segmented with bits and pieces of news, sports, weather, interviews and other features that were repeated so that viewers did not have to stop their morning routine to watch. The segments were brief and to the point. Sylvester Weaver devised this concept to capitalize on television’s unusual qualities. What used to take three hours to broadcast live across the country was done in two with videotape on a delayed basis. The addition of chimpanzee J. Fred Muggs in 1953 helped push ratings up. There have been a number of hosts over the years, from John Chancellor and Hugh Downs to Tom Brokaw, Bryant Gumbel and Matt Lauer. Female hosts (originally called “Today Girls”) have included Betsy Palmer, Florence Henderson, Barbara Walters, Jane Pauley, Katie Couric and Meredith Viera.

Jan 14, 1952. NBC program that started the morning news format we know today. Captained by Dave Garroway, the show was segmented with bits and pieces of news, sports, weather, interviews and other features that were repeated so that viewers did not have to stop their morning routine to watch. The segments were brief and to the point. Sylvester Weaver devised this concept to capitalize on television’s unusual qualities. What used to take three hours to broadcast live across the country was done in two with videotape on a delayed basis. The addition of chimpanzee J. Fred Muggs in 1953 helped push ratings up. There have been a number of hosts over the years, from John Chancellor and Hugh Downs to Tom Brokaw, Bryant Gumbel and Matt Lauer. Female hosts (originally called “Today Girls”) have included Betsy Palmer, Florence Henderson, Barbara Walters, Jane Pauley, Katie Couric and Meredith Viera.


Today is Saturday, 14 January 2017 and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the Genealogy Blogging world:

Genealogy Items of Note

  • Today: First Caesarean Section Performed – Anniversary, Ratification Day, and “Today Show” television debut – 65th anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Events: 13-20 January 2017

Get the latest news on genealogy blogging events for the week of 13-20 January 2017 GeneaBloggers, the authority on genealogy blogging.
Here is a list of events and goings-on in the world of genealogy blogging. Here’s what is happening in the coming week:

Genealogy Daze of the Week!

  • 13 January: Alfred Carl Fuller’s Birthday – Anniversary, Tyvendedagen (Norway), First Radio Broadcast – Anniversary, and St. Knut’s Day (Sweden).
  • 14 January: First Caesarean Section Performed – Anniversary, Ratification Day, and “Today Show” television debut – 65th anniversary.
  • 15 January: Black Dahlia Murder – 70th Anniversary, First Super Bowl – 50th Anniversary, Martin Luther King Jr Birthday – Anniversary, and Pentagon Completed – Anniversary.
  • 16 January: Civil Service Created – Anniversary, Donnie and Marie Television Premiere – Anniversary, Gulf War Begins – Anniversary, Ethel Merman’s Birthday – Anniversary, Martin Luther King Jr Birthday – Holiday Observed, National Nothing Day, Prohibition Amendment – Anniversary, and Religious Freedom Day.
  • 17 January: Muhammad Ali’sBirthday – 75th Anniversary, Cable Car Patent – Anniversary, Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday – Anniversary, “The Goldbergs” Television Premiere – Anniversary, Queen Liliuokalani Deposed – Anniversary, and Northridge Earthquake – Anniversary.
  • 18 January: First Black US Cabinet Member – Anniversary, Lewis and Clark Expedition Commissioned – Anniversary, Pooh Day – A.A. Milne’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Ted Mack’s Original Amateur Hour Television Premiere – Anniversary.
  • 19 January: Paul Cezanne’s Birthday – Anniversary, John R. Johnson’s Birthday – Anniversary, Janis Joplin’s Birthday – Anniversary, Robert E. Lee’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Edgar Allen Poe’s Birthday – Anniversary.
  • 20 January: George Burns’ Birthday – Anniversary,
    Inauguration Day – US, and US Hostages Released in Iran – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Bargains for Friday 13 January 2017

FREE Webinar: Legacy Family Tree for Complete Beginners presented by Geoff Rasmussen, Friday, January 13th, 1:00 pm Central - “Whether you are a brand new Legacy Family Tree user, or would like a beginning level refresher course, this class will help you become acquainted with the basics of this family tree software.” Click here to register - via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

UPDATED GENEALOGY BARGAINS for Friday, January 13, 2017

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NEW Genealogy Bargains

FREE Webinar: Legacy Family Tree for Complete Beginners presented by Geoff Rasmussen, Friday, January 13th, 1:00 pm Central - “Whether you are a brand new Legacy Family Tree user, or would like a beginning level refresher course, this class will help you become acquainted with the basics of this family tree software.” Click here to register - via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

  • FREE Webinar: Legacy Family Tree for Complete Beginners presented by Geoff Rasmussen, Friday, January 13th, 1:00 pm Central – “Whether you are a brand new Legacy Family Tree user, or would like a beginning level refresher course, this class will help you become acquainted with the basics of this family tree software.” Click here to register – via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

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FREE Webinar! Tips and Tricks to Organizing Your Genealogy

  • FREE Recording! Tips and Tricks to Organizing Your Genealogy presented by Shannon Combs Bennett – Wednesday, January 11th, 7:00 pm Central – “Most researchers admit that organizing and keeping up with their “stuff” is one of the most challenging aspects of research. Learn several techniques to keep you organized and on top of your files so you know exactly where everything is.” Click here to register – via Legacy Family Tree Webinar

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ONGOING Genealogy Bargains

30% Off Genealogy Books – sale at Genealogical Publishing Company.

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NEW! FREE ACCESS at Findmypast - Findmypast is offering free access to its collection of Birth, Marriage and Death Records starting TOMORROW January 12th through January 15th! Use the links below for more information and to access your free BMD records!

FREE ACCESS at Findmypast – Findmypast is offering free access to its collection of Birth, Marriage and Death Records starting TODAY January 12th through January 15th! Use the links below for more information and to access your free BMD records!

  • US and Canada users: click here
  • UK users: click here
  • IE users: click here
  • AU and NZ users: click here

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The latest bargains and freebies related to genealogy and family history from MyHeritage, Family Tree Magazine and more - new listings for Thurs 12 March 2015!

  • SPECIAL DISCOUNT on Evidentia Software – use promo code FRUGALGEN2017 at check out and get 20% off the list price – you pay $23.99 instead of $29.99 – “Evidentia not only solves the problems facing the genealogy community, but also simplifies the process of analyzing evidence and creating proof arguments while still following the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS).” There is also a FREE 14-day trial available! If you haven’t checked out this amazing software, you really it owe to yourself and your genealogy research to do so!  Click here to save! Via Evidentia.

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