Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Feb 2, 1653. The magistrates of the Dutch colony on Manhattan Island signed a municipal charter making New Amsterdam a city. This was the official birth of New York City, as New Amsterdam was renamed in August 1664, when the English took over the colony. New York was named in honor of James, the Duke of York, brother to the English king Charles II.

Feb 2, 1653. The magistrates of the Dutch colony on Manhattan Island signed a municipal charter making New Amsterdam a city. This was the official birth of New York City, as New Amsterdam was renamed in August 1664, when the English took over the colony. New York was named in honor of James, the Duke of York, brother to the English king Charles II.


Today is Tuesday, 2 February 2016, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: Baseball Hall of Fame Charter Members Inducted – 80th Anniversary, Candlemas, Groundhog Day, New Amsterdam (NYC) incorporated – Anniversary, and Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 1 February 2016

Lincoln signs the 13th Amendment which ended slavery in the United States - featured in the movie Lincoln.

Lincoln signs the 13th Amendment which ended slavery in the United States – featured in the movie Lincoln.


Today is Monday, 1 February 2016, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today is #genealogyselfie day! Click here for more information and don’t forget to post your selfie at your blog and share it on social media – and use the Twitter hashtag #genealogyselfie. Thanks to Conference Keeper for this great idea!

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

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, 31 January 2016

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 Sunday, 31 January 2016, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: Catholic Schools Week begins, First Social Security Check Issued – Anniversary, Zane Grey’s Birthday – Anniversary, Garry Moore’s Birthday – Anniversary, Jackie Robinson’s Birthday – Anniversary, and World Leprosy Day.

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