Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, 1 March 2015

President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order on 1 March 1961 officially establishing the Peace Corps on this date. The Peace Corps has sent more than 200,000 volunteers to 139 countries to help people help themselves. The volunteers assist in projects such as health, education, water sanitation, agriculture, nutrition and forestry.

President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order on 1 March 1961 officially establishing the Peace Corps on this date. The Peace Corps has sent more than 200,000 volunteers to 139 countries to help people help themselves. The volunteers assist in projects such as health, education, water sanitation, agriculture, nutrition and forestry.


Today is Sunday 1 March 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Admission Day – Ohio, Admission Day – Nebraska, Celebrate Your Name Week begins, Data Backup Day, Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping – Anniversary, Glenn Miller’s Birthday – Anniversary, Peace Corps Founded 1961, St. David’s Day – Wales, Salem Witch Hysteria begins – Anniversary, Dinah Shore’s Birthday – Anniversary, and William Bradford’s Birthday – Anniversary.

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 1 — Do you have a favorite female ancestor? One you are drawn to or want to learn more about? Write down some key facts you have already learned or what you would like to learn and outline your goals and potential sources you plan to check.


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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 28 February 2015

On 28 February 1983, after concluding a run of 255 episodes, this 2 ½-hour finale of M*A*S*H was the most-watched television show at that time: 77 percent of the viewing public was tuned in. The show premiered in 1972.

On 28 February 1983, after concluding a run of 255 episodes, this 2 ½-hour finale of M*A*S*H was the most-watched television show at that time: 77 percent of the viewing public was tuned in. The show premiered in 1972.


Today is Saturday, 28 February 2015 and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: M*A*S*H Final Episode Aired – Anniversary, National Tooth Fairy Day, Open That Bottle Night, and USS Princeton Explosion – Anniversary.

Daily Blogging Prompts

Many genealogy and family history bloggers like to post to their blogs every day, but at times are at a loss for ideas. Take your inspiration from today’s Daily Blogging Prompts below – click on each prompt for a description. Prompts are a great way to create new content and you can participate in a community effort with other genealogy bloggers.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 27 February 2015

On 27 February 1897, opera singer Marian Anderson was born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Anderson’s talent was evident at an early age. Her career stonewalled by the prejudice she encountered in the US, she moved to Europe, where the magnificence of her voice and her versatility as a performer began to establish her as one of the world’s finest contraltos. Preventing Anderson’s performance at Washington’s Constitution Hall in 1939 on the basis of her color, the Daughters of the American Revolution unintentionally secured for her the publicity that would lay the foundation for her success in the States. Her performance was rescheduled, and on 9 April 1939 (Easter Sunday), 75,000 people showed up to hear her sing from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The performance was simultaneously broadcast by radio. In 1955 Anderson became the first African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera. The following year President Dwight Eisenhower named her a delegate to the United Nations. She performed at President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration and in 1963 received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Anderson died 8 April 1993, at Portland, Oregon.

On 27 February 1897, opera singer Marian Anderson was born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Anderson’s talent was evident at an early age. Her career stonewalled by the prejudice she encountered in the US, she moved to Europe, where the magnificence of her voice and her versatility as a performer began to establish her as one of the world’s finest contraltos. Preventing Anderson’s performance at Washington’s Constitution Hall in 1939 on the basis of her color, the Daughters of the American Revolution unintentionally secured for her the publicity that would lay the foundation for her success in the States. Her performance was rescheduled, and on 9 April 1939 (Easter Sunday), 75,000 people showed up to hear her sing from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The performance was simultaneously broadcast by radio. In 1955 Anderson became the first African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera. The following year President Dwight Eisenhower named her a delegate to the United Nations. She performed at President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration and in 1963 received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Anderson died 8 April 1993, at Portland, Oregon.


Today is Friday, 27 February 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: African Burial Ground National Monument Established – Anniversary, Marian Anderson’s Birthday – Anniversary, 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution Ratified, and Elizabeth Taylor’s Birthday – Anniversary.

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