Genealogy Blogging Events – Week of 26 June – 3 July 2015

Get the latest news on genealogy blogging events for the week of 26 June - 3 July 2015, right here at GeneaBloggers.
Here is a list of events and goings-on in the world of genealogy blogging. Here’s what is happening in the coming week:

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:

  • 26 June: Bar Code First Introduced – Anniversary, Human Genome Mapped – Anniversary, United Nations Charter Signed – Anniversary, Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act – Anniversary, and Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias’ Birthday – Anniversary.
  • 27 June: “Dark Shadows” television premiere – Anniversary, “Happy Birthday To You” composed – Anniversary, Helen Keller’s Birthday – Anniversary, National Bomb Pop Day, and Death of Joseph Smith, Jr. and Hyrum Smith.
  • 28 June: LGBT Pride Day, Gilda Radner’s Birthday – Anniversary, Stonewall Riot – Anniversary, Treaty of Versailles – Anniversary, and Uniform Holiday Bill (US) – Anniversary.
  • 29 June: Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul and Interstate Highways System – Anniversary.
  • 30 June: Britain Surrenders Hong Kong – Anniversary, Gone With The Wind published – Anniversary, Lena Horne’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Leap Second Adjustment Day.
  • 1 July: Data Backup Day, Battle of Gettysburg – Anniversary, Buck Moon, Internal Revenue Service established – Anniversary, Canada Day, President Cleveland’s Secret Surgery – Anniversary, First Instance of Photographs in a Newspaper, First US Postage Stamps Issued – Anniversary, Medicare started – Anniversary, National Hot Dog Month begins, National Ice Cream Month begins, and Zip Code Introduced – Anniversary.
  • 2 July: Amelia Earhart Disappears – Anniversary, Civil Rights Act of 1964 – Anniversary, President Garfield Assassinated – Anniversary, Lawrence Walk Show premieres – Anniversary, and St. Louis Race Riots – Anniversary.
  • 3 July: Calgary Stampede, Dog Days of Summer begin, Admission Day: Idaho, and Quebec founded – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 26 June 2015

June 26, 2013. In United States v Windsor, by a vote of five to four, the US Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, ruling that same-sex couples were entitled to federal benefits.

June 26, 2013. In United States v Windsor, by a vote of five to four, the US Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, ruling that same-sex couples were entitled to federal benefits.


Today is Friday, 19 June 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Bar Code First Introduced – Anniversary, Human Genome Mapped – Anniversary, United Nations Charter Signed – Anniversary, Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act – Anniversary, and Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias’ Birthday – Anniversary.

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TLC Reveals Celebrities for Summer 2015 Season of Who Do You Think You Are?

TLC has revealed the list of celebrities for the Spring 2015 season of Who Do You Think You Are? which starts on 8 March 2015!

TLC ANNOUNCES SUMMER SEASON AND CELEBRITY CONTRIBUTORS FOR “WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?”

Series returns Sunday, July 26 at 9/8c

The two-time Emmy nominated series WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? returns this summer to share more fascinating stories, and shed light on surprising revelations, of the real life family history of celebrities. Executive Produced by Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky, the new season premieres Sunday, July 26 at 9/8c.

The contributors featured in the upcoming season include:

  • Tom Bergeron, who is aware of his French Canadian roots on his paternal side, but wants to know what brought his ancestors to North America. He goes as far back as his 10x great grandmother to find the answer.
  • Bryan Cranston, who comes to discover an unfortunate pattern amongst the men in his family.
  • Ginnifer Goodwin, who sets out to learn about her mysterious paternal great grandparents, whom her father, regretfully, does not know much about either.
  • Alfre Woodard, who strives to find out more about the paternal side of her family, and explores how her surname came to be.

Additionally, TLC will air the U.S. premiere of J.K. Rowling’s episode of the series, where the best-selling author sets off to uncover her maternal French roots. She finds that a family war story might not be what she thought when military records reveal a surprising twist.

Ancestry, the leading family history company, is teaming up again with TLC as a sponsor of the upcoming season. As part of the show sponsorship, Ancestry provides exhaustive family history research on each of the featured celebrities to help make discoveries possible and build out the story of each episode.

The series is produced for TLC by Shed Media and Is or Isn’t Entertainment, and is based on an original format created by Wall to Wall Media and Alex Graham. More information can be found at TLC.com/WDYTYA. ‘Like’ Who Do You Think You Are? on Facebook.com/WDYTYA and follow @WDYTYA on Twitter.