Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 24 March 2017

World Tuberculosis Day is designed to promote awareness about the serious health consequences of tuberculosis throughout the world. Observed on the anniversary of Dr. Robert Koch’s 24 March 1882 announcement that he had discovered the bacillus that causes TB. Sponsored by the World Health Organization, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and other international health agencies.

World Tuberculosis Day is designed to promote awareness about the serious health consequences of tuberculosis throughout the world. Observed on the anniversary of Dr. Robert Koch’s 24 March 1882 announcement that he had discovered the bacillus that causes TB. Sponsored by the World Health Organization, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and other international health agencies.


Today is Friday, 24 March 2017, 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: Exxon Valdez Oil Spill – Anniversary, Dorothy Height’s Birthday – Anniversary, Elvis Presley Inducted Into The Army – Anniversary, Feast of Saint Gabriel, and World Tuberculosis Day.

Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Once again, in honor of National Women’s History Month, Lisa Alzo of  The Accidental Genealogist blog presents Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.

March 24 — Do you share any physical resemblance or personality trait with one of your female ancestors? Who? What is it?


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MyHeritage DNA Featured on Fox and Friends Television Show

MyHeritage DNA was featured recently on Fox and Friends

[Editor’s Note: We just received notice from MyHeritage that their new product MyHeritage DNA was featured on the Fox and Friends show! Don’t forget that we’re running a MyHeritage DNA Contest right now here at GeneaBloggers – click here to enter!]

On the Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 broadcast of Fox and Friends – a morning news show broadcast nationally in the United States – MyHeritage DNA was the focus as three of the show’s hosts learned their recent DNA test results.

Host Steve Doocy learns his heritage:

Here’s the segment on host Brian Kilmeade‘s test results:

And host Ainsley Earhardt is told the results of her test:

And then Aaron Godfrey, Vice President of Marketing at MyHeritage, appeared in a follow-up segment:

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Click here to learn more about the MyHeritage DNA product.

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Noah Wyle featured on Who Do You Think You Are? Sunday on TLC

On this Sunday’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? at 10/9c on TLC, actor Noah Wyle unravels the mystery of his mother's family line, searching for answers to a lifelong question about his family’s participation in the Civil War.  He discovers an ancestor who was catapulted into one of the bloodiest battles of the time, and whose life spiraled out of control from remarkable success to a shocking and tragic end.

On this Sunday’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? at 10/9c on TLC, actor Noah Wyle unravels the mystery of his mother’s family line, searching for answers to a lifelong question about his family’s participation in the Civil War.  He discovers an ancestor who was catapulted into one of the bloodiest battles of the time, and whose life spiraled out of control from remarkable success to a shocking and tragic end.

Click here to watch a preview clip of this episode.

The Noah Wyle episode airs on Sunday March 26th, 2017, 10:00 pm Eastern / 9:00 pm Central on TLC. Check your local television listings for the exact time in your location.

Next week’s episode, airing on April 2nd, features actress Jessica Biel.

Photo credit: Photo courtesy of TLC. Used by permission.

©2017, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.