Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, 22 March 2015

Tuskegee Airmen Activated

On 22 March 1941, the pioneering and highly decorated WWII African-American aviator unit gained their name during training at the US Army airfield near Tuskegee, AL, and at the Tuskegee Institute. They were activated as the 99th Pursuit Squadron and later formed the 332nd Fighter Group (with the 100th, 301st and 302nd squadrons); 992 black pilots emerged from training to fly P-39, P-40, P-47 and P-51 aircraft in more than 15,000 sorties in North Africa, Sicily and Europe. On escort missions, they were the only unit that never lost a US bomber. They shot down 111 enemy planes and destroyed 273 planes on the ground. Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin O. Davis, Jr— later the US Air Force’s first black general— was their commander. When President Harry Truman integrated the US military, the all-black group was deactivated.


Today is Sunday 22 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

  • Happy blogiversary to Jenealogy (started 22 March 2010), Roots (started 22 March 2009), and Who Knew? (started 22 March 2011).
  • Today: First Laser Patented – 55th Anniversary, National Goof Off Day, and Tuskegee Airmen Activated – 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 22 — If a famous director wanted to make a movie about one of your female ancestors who would it be? What actress would you cast in the role and why?


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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 21 March 2015

Sponsored by the National Quilting Association since 1992, National Quilting Day this day is a grassroots effort to unite quilters and quilt lovers everywhere, not only in this country, but also around the world. Individuals, groups of quilters, shop owners, publishers and the entire quiltmaking community are invited to join NQA in recognizing and promoting the tradition of quilt making. Annually, the third Saturday in March.

Sponsored by the National Quilting Association since 1992, National Quilting Day this day is a grassroots effort to unite quilters and quilt lovers everywhere, not only in this country, but also around the world. Individuals, groups of quilters, shop owners, publishers and the entire quiltmaking community are invited to join NQA in recognizing and promoting the tradition of quilt making. Annually, the third Saturday in March.


Today is Saturday, 21 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: Johann Sebastian Bach’s Birthday – Anniversary, National Quilting Day, and World Down Syndrome 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 21 — Describe a tender moment one of your female ancestors shared with you or another family member.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 20 March 2015

On 20 March 1928, Fred McFeely Rogers was born at Latrobe, PA. Rogers began producing television for children in 1953. His first program, “The Children’s Hour,” was the precursor to “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” which premiered in Canada in 1966 and the US in 1968. The show ran on public television until Rogers’s death, and he became known worldwide for his dedication to the well-being of children and for his demonstrations of the importance of kindness, compassion and learning. He authored a number of books for parents and children, wrote more than 200 songs and won dozens of awards, including Emmys, Peabodys and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He died 27 February 2003, at his home in Pittsburgh, PA.

On 20 March 1928, Fred McFeely Rogers was born at Latrobe, PA. Rogers began producing television for children in 1953. His first program, “The Children’s Hour,” was the precursor to “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” which premiered in Canada in 1966 and the US in 1968. The show ran on public television until Rogers’s death, and he became known worldwide for his dedication to the well-being of children and for his demonstrations of the importance of kindness, compassion and learning. He authored a number of books for parents and children, wrote more than 200 songs and won dozens of awards, including Emmys, Peabodys and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He died 27 February 2003, at his home in Pittsburgh, PA.


Today is Friday, 20 March 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Mister Rogers’ Birthday – Anniversary, National Cherry Blossom Festival Begins, Snowman Burning Day, and Vernal Equinox begins.

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 20: Is there a female ancestor who is your brick wall? Why? List possible sources for finding more information.


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