Genealogy Blogging Events: 19-26 August 2016

Get the latest news on genealogy blogging events for the week of 19-26 August 2016 right here at 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!

Here are some upcoming dates to look out for so you can plan your genealogy and family history blog posts for next week:

  • 19 August: Black Cow Root Beer Float Created – Anniversary, Coco Chanel’s Birthday – Anniversary, National Aviation Day, and Gene Roddenberry’s Birthday – Anniversary.
  • 20 August: National Radio Day and St. Stephen’s Day – Hungary.
  • 21 August: Hawaii – Admission Day, American Bar Association founded – Anniversary, Lincoln-Douglas Debates – Anniversary, and Poet’s Day.
  • 22 August: Ray Bradbury’s Birthday – Anniversary, Mormon Choir First Performance – Anniversary, Dorothy Parker’s Birthday – Anniversary and Vietnam Conflict begins – Anniversary.
  • 23 August: Gene Kelly’s Birthday – Anniversary, Edgar Lee Masters’ Birthday – Anniversary, and Sacco-Vanzetti Execution – Anniversary.
  • 24 August: St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre – Anniversary, Eruption of Vesuvius – Anniversary, and British Invade Washington – War of 1812 Anniversary.
  • 25 August: Leonard Bernstein’s Birthday – Anniversary, Founders Day – National Park Service, Althea Gibson’s Birthday – Anniversary, Paris Liberated During World War II – Anniversary, and The Wizard of Oz movie released – Anniversary.
  • 26 August: Krakatoa Eruption – Anniversary, National Dog Day (US), and Women’s Equality Day (US).

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 19 August 2016

Aug 19, 1893. Frank J. Wisner, owner of Cripple Creek Brewing, served the first root beer float in Cripple Creek, CO. Inspired by the moonlit view of snowcapped Cow Mountain, he added a scoop of ice cream to his Myers Avenue Red root beer and began serving it as the “Black Cow Mountain.” Kids loved it and shortened the name to “Black Cow.” Cripple Creek Brewing still sells beverages based on the original formulas.

Aug 19, 1893. Frank J. Wisner, owner of Cripple Creek Brewing, served the first root beer float in Cripple Creek, CO. Inspired by the moonlit view of snowcapped Cow Mountain, he added a scoop of ice cream to his Myers Avenue Red root beer and began serving it as the “Black Cow Mountain.” Kids loved it and shortened the name to “Black Cow.” Cripple Creek Brewing still sells beverages based on the original formulas.


Today is Friday, 19 August 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: Black Cow Root Beer Float Created – Anniversary, Coco Chanel’s Birthday – Anniversary, National Aviation Day, and Gene Roddenberry’s Birthday – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Bargains for Thursday 18 August 2016

Genealogy author and educator Thomas MacEntee reviews Organize Your Genealogy by Drew Smith – learn how to invest in organizing your genealogy now so you have more time to find ancestors later!

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Genealogy author and educator Thomas MacEntee reviews Organize Your Genealogy by Drew Smith – learn how to invest in organizing your genealogy now so you have more time to find ancestors later!

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  • FREE Webinar Recording – Successfully Applying to a Lineage Society presented by Amy Johnson Crow, CG – “Applying to a lineage society is a way to honor your ancestor as well as improve your research and citation skills. Learn how to find a society, compile the documentation, and keep your sanity in the process.” Click here to view for FREE through August 23rd – via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

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FREE Recording - Another Kind of Navigation: GPS for Genealogy presented by Shellee Morehead, CG - “This lecture describes the 5 steps of the Genealogical Proof Standard to establish proof of identities and relationships. Shellee will present examples at each step, along with a case study of a complex problem that was solved with research, creativity, attention to detail and a defined process. See how reasonably exhaustive research, accurate citations, analysis and correlation of data, the resolution of conflicting data and a reasoned, written conclusion was used to identify the parents of a Civil War soldier who shaved 10 years off his age and complicated the search for this relationship.” Click here to view for FREE through August 23rd - via Legacy Family Tree Webinars and Board for Certification of Genealogists

  • FREE Recording – Another Kind of Navigation: GPS for Genealogy presented by Shellee Morehead, CG – “This lecture describes the 5 steps of the Genealogical Proof Standard to establish proof of identities and relationships. Shellee will present examples at each step, along with a case study of a complex problem that was solved with research, creativity, attention to detail and a defined process. See how reasonably exhaustive research, accurate citations, analysis and correlation of data, the resolution of conflicting data and a reasoned, written conclusion was used to identify the parents of a Civil War soldier who shaved 10 years off his age and complicated the search for this relationship.” Click here to view for FREE through August 23rd – via Legacy Family Tree Webinars and Board for Certification of Genealogists

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  • Sale on Will and Probate Records Books at Genealogical Publishing Company! Genealogical.com publishes scores of collections of will records, most of them dating from before the American Civil War. These include volumes on most of the original Thirteen States/Colonies, the “Old Northwest,” and the “Old Southwest,” and compendia of European wills. For the next four days, moreover, you can select from a baker’s dozen of our will book titles at savings of 40% or more. You will want to take advantage of these great savings while you can– sale prices expire at 11:59 p.m. EDT, Monday August 15, 2016.

Foundations in DNA webinar series now available at Legacy Family Tree Webinars - presented by Blaine Bettinger - “For the first time, a comprehensive beginning DNA genealogy course is available online, worldwide, from genetic genealogist, Blaine Bettinger. He is the founder of one of genetic genealogy's earliest blogs, The Genetic Genealogist. The five-class series introduces you to genetic genealogy and then progressively takes you through the various tests, taking the mystery out of DNA.”

Foundations in DNA webinar series now available at Legacy Family Tree Webinars – presented by Blaine Bettinger – “For the first time, a comprehensive beginning DNA genealogy course is available online, worldwide, from genetic genealogist, Blaine Bettinger. He is the founder of one of genetic genealogy’s earliest blogs, The Genetic Genealogist. The five-class series introduces you to genetic genealogy and then progressively takes you through the various tests, taking the mystery out of DNA.”

The 5-class series – Foundations in DNA includes:

  • Foundations in DNA 1: Genealogy and DNA
  • Foundations in DNA 2: DNA Overview
  • Foundations in DNA 3: Y-DNA
  • Foundations in DNA 4: Mitochondrial DNA
  • Foundations in DNA 5: Autosomal DNA

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