Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 17 November 2014

Nov 17, 1869. Formal opening of the Suez Canal. It had taken 1.5 million men a decade to dig the 100-mile canal. It shortened the sea route from Europe to India by 6,000 miles. An Anglo-French commission ran the canal until 1956, when Egypt’s president, Gamal Abdel Nasser, seized it.
Today is Monday 17 November 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Homemade Bread Day, National Unfriend Day, and Suez Canal – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, 16 November 2014

Nov 16, 1885. Born at St. Boniface, MB, Canada, Oct 23, 1844, Louis Riel, leader of the Metis (French/ Indian mixed ancestry), was elected to Canada’s House of Commons in 1873 and 1874 but never seated. Having been confined to asylums for madness (feigned or falsely charged, some said), Riel became a US citizen in 1883. In 1885 he returned to western Canada to lead the North West Rebellion. Defeated, he surrendered and was tried for treason, convicted and hanged, at Regina, SK, Canada. Seen as a patriot and protector of French culture in Canada, Riel became a legend and a symbol of the problems between French and English Canadians.
Today is Sunday 16 November 2014, 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 – Oklahoma and Louis Riel Hanging – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 15 November 2014

Nov 15, 1887. Described as one of the major American artists of the 20th century, Georgia O’Keeffe was born at Sun Prairie, WI. In 1924 she married the famous photographer Alfred Stieglitz. His more than 500 photographs of her have been called “the greatest love poem in the history of photography.” She painted desert landscapes and flower studies. She died at Santa Fe, NM, Mar 6, 1986.
Today is Saturday, 15 November 2014 and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: National Bundt Day and Georgia O’Keefe’s Birthday – Anniversary.
  • Have you checked out our group on Facebook? Each day we’re posting valuable blogging resources and members are asking questions about the best ways to run their blogs. Come join us!

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