Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 3 August 2015

Did you know that watermelon is 92% water? Show off your love of watermelon on National Watermelon Day.

Did you know that watermelon is 92% water? Show off your love of watermelon on National Watermelon Day.


Today is Monday, 3 August 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Genealogy Items of Note

  • Today: Civic Holiday (Canada), National Watermelon Day, and Picnic Day (Australia).

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, 2 August 2015

Aug 2, 1776. Contrary to widespread misconceptions, the 56 signers did not sign as a group and did not do so July 4, 1776. John Hancock and Charles Thomson signed only draft copies that day, the official day the Declaration of Independence was adopted by Congress. The signing of the official declaration occurred Aug 2, 1776, when 50 men probably took part. Later that year, five more apparently signed separately, and one added his name in a subsequent year.

Aug 2, 1776. Contrary to widespread misconceptions, the 56 signers did not sign as a group and did not do so July 4, 1776. John Hancock and Charles Thomson signed only draft copies that day, the official day the Declaration of Independence was adopted by Congress. The signing of the official declaration occurred Aug 2, 1776, when 50 men probably took part. Later that year, five more apparently signed separately, and one added his name in a subsequent year.


Today is Sunday, 2 August 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Genealogy Items of Note

  • Today: James Baldwin’s Birthday – Anniversary, Official Signing of the Declaration of Independence – Anniversary, Carroll O’Connor’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Sisters Day.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 31 July 2015

On 31 July 1790, the first US patent office opened its doors. The first patent was issued to Samuel Hopkins of Vermont for a new method of making potash.

On 31 July 1790, the first US patent office opened its doors. The first patent was issued to Samuel Hopkins of Vermont for a new method of making potash.


Today is Friday, 31 July 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Genealogy Items of Note

  • Today: Blue Moon, First US Government Building – Anniversary, and US Patent Office Opens – 225th Anniversary.

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