Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Jan 18, 1803. Seeking information on what lay west of the young US, President Thomas Jefferson sent a confidential letter to Congress on Jan 18, 1803, requesting funds for an exploratory expedition to be led by Captain Meriwether Lewis and Lieutenant William Clark. After the Louisiana Purchase was signed on Apr 30, 1803, the expedition’s mission changed: it became a survey of new American land. The Corps of Discovery set off May 14 from St. Louis and returned with much information about the land, flora and fauna and peoples there on Sept 23, 1806.

Jan 18, 1803. Seeking information on what lay west of the young US, President Thomas Jefferson sent a confidential letter to Congress on Jan 18, 1803, requesting funds for an exploratory expedition to be led by Captain Meriwether Lewis and Lieutenant William Clark. After the Louisiana Purchase was signed on Apr 30, 1803, the expedition’s mission changed: it became a survey of new American land. The Corps of Discovery set off May 14 from St. Louis and returned with much information about the land, flora and fauna and peoples there on Sept 23, 1806.


Today is Wednesday, 18 January 2017, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the Genealogy World:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: First Black US Cabinet Member – Anniversary, Lewis and Clark Expedition Commissioned – Anniversary, Pooh Day – A.A. Milne’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Ted Mack’s Original Amateur Hour Television Premiere – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Jan 17, 1893. Queen Liliuokalani, the last monarch of Hawaii, lost her throne when the monarchy was abolished by the “Committee of Safety,” with the foreknowledge of US minister John L. Stevens, who encouraged the revolutionaries. The Queen’s supporters were intimidated by the 300 US Marines sent to protect American lives and property. Judge Sanford B. Dole became president of the republic and later was Hawaii’s first governor after the US annexed it by joint resolution of Congress on July 7, 1898. Hawaii held incorporated territory status for 60 years. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the proclamation making Hawaii the 50th state on Aug 21, 1959.

Jan 17, 1893. Queen Liliuokalani, the last monarch of Hawaii, lost her throne when the monarchy was abolished by the “Committee of Safety,” with the foreknowledge of US minister John L. Stevens, who encouraged the revolutionaries. The Queen’s supporters were intimidated by the 300 US Marines sent to protect American lives and property. Judge Sanford B. Dole became president of the republic and later was Hawaii’s first governor after the US annexed it by joint resolution of Congress on July 7, 1898. Hawaii held incorporated territory status for 60 years. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the proclamation making Hawaii the 50th state on Aug 21, 1959.


Today is Tuesday, 17 January 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: Muhammad Ali’s Birthday – 75th Anniversary, Cable Car Patent – Anniversary, Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday – Anniversary, “The Goldbergs” Television Premiere – Anniversary, Queen Liliuokalani Deposed – Anniversary, and Northridge Earthquake – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday 16 January 2017

Prohibition enacted - Jan 16, 1919. When Nebraska became the 36th state to ratify the prohibition amendment, the 18th Amendment became part of the US Constitution. One year later, Jan 16, 1920, the 18th Amendment took effect and the sale of alcoholic beverages became illegal in the US, with the Volstead Act providing for enforcement. This was the first time that an amendment to the Constitution dealt with a social issue.

Prohibition enacted – Jan 16, 1919. When Nebraska became the 36th state to ratify the prohibition amendment, the 18th Amendment became part of the US Constitution. One year later, Jan 16, 1920, the 18th Amendment took effect and the sale of alcoholic beverages became illegal in the US, with the Volstead Act providing for enforcement. This was the first time that an amendment to the Constitution dealt with a social issue.


Today is Monday, 16 January 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: Civil Service Created – Anniversary, Donnie and Marie Television Premiere – Anniversary, Gulf War Begins – Anniversary, Ethel Merman’s Birthday – Anniversary, Martin Luther King Jr Birthday – Holiday Observed, National Nothing Day, Prohibition Amendment – Anniversary, and Religious Freedom Day.

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