Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, 1 February 2015

Feb 1, 1865. Anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s approval of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution (abolishing slavery): “1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States or any place subject to their jurisdiction. 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.” The amendment had been proposed by Congress Jan 31, 1865; ratification was completed Dec 6, 1865.

Feb 1, 1865. Anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s approval of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution (abolishing slavery): “1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States or any place subject to their jurisdiction. 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.” The amendment had been proposed by Congress Jan 31, 1865; ratification was completed Dec 6, 1865.


Today is Sunday 1 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: Data Backup Day, Clark Gable Birthday – Anniversary, First Car Insurance Issued – Anniversary, GI Joe Introduced – Anniversary, Greensboro Sit In – 55th Anniversary, Late Night with David Letterman premieres – Anniversary. National Black History Month begins, National Freedom Day – 150th Anniversary, Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster – Anniversary, and Super Bowl Sunday.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 31 January 2015

On 31 January 1940, Ida May Fuller of Ludlow, Vermont, received the first monthly retirement check— in the amount of $22.54. Fuller had worked for three years under the Social Security program (which had been established by legislation in 1935). The accumulated taxes on her salary over those three years were $24.75. She lived to be 100 years old, collecting $22,888 in Social Security benefits.

On 31 January 1940, Ida May Fuller of Ludlow, Vermont, received the first monthly retirement check— in the amount of $22.54. Fuller had worked for three years under the Social Security program (which had been established by legislation in 1935). The accumulated taxes on her salary over those three years were $24.75. She lived to be 100 years old, collecting $22,888 in Social Security benefits.


Today is Saturday, 31 January 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: First Social Security Check Issued – Anniversary, Zane Grey’s Birthday – Anniversary, Garry Moore’s Birthday – 100th Anniversary, and Jackie Robinson’s Birthday – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 30 January 2015

30 January 1882. 32nd president of the United States. The only president to serve more than two terms, FDR was elected four times. He supported the Allies in WWII before the US entered the struggle by supplying them with war materials through the Lend-Lease Act; he became deeply involved in broad decision making after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941. Born at Hyde Park, NY, he died a few months into his fourth term at Warm Springs, GA, 12 April 1945.
Today is Friday, 30 January 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Beatles’ Last Concert – Anniversary, Bloody Sunday – Anniversary, Gandhi Assassinated – Anniversary, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Birthday – Anniversary.

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