Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, 17 April 2016

By official proclamation of our nation’s governors, 17 April has been designated as “Ellis Island Family History Day.” Sponsored by The Statue of Liberty– Ellis Island Foundation, Inc, this annual day recognizes the achievements and contributions made to America by Ellis Island immigrants and their descendants. Historically, Apr 17 marks the day in 1907 when more immigrants were processed through the island than on any other day in its colorful history: 11,747 people. In addition, the Foundation has established the “Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards,” which are given annually to a select number of Ellis Island immigrants or their descendants who have made a significant contribution to the American experience.

By official proclamation of our nation’s governors, 17 April has been designated as “Ellis Island Family History Day.” Sponsored by The Statue of Liberty– Ellis Island Foundation, Inc, this annual day recognizes the achievements and contributions made to America by Ellis Island immigrants and their descendants. Historically, Apr 17 marks the day in 1907 when more immigrants were processed through the island than on any other day in its colorful history: 11,747 people. In addition, the Foundation has established the “Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards,” which are given annually to a select number of Ellis Island immigrants or their descendants who have made a significant contribution to the American experience.


Today is Sunday, 17 April 2016, 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: Bay of Pigs Invasion – 55th Anniversary, Ellis Island Family History Day, and International Haiku Poetry Day.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 16 April 2016

Hundreds of independently owned music stores across the country will celebrate Record Store Day. On this day, all of these stores will simultaneously link and act as one with the purpose of celebrating the culture and unique place that they occupy both in their local communities and nationally. Check your local record store for special events— including artist appearances.

Hundreds of independently owned music stores across the country will celebrate Record Store Day. On this day, all of these stores will simultaneously link and act as one with the purpose of celebrating the culture and unique place that they occupy both in their local communities and nationally. Check your local record store for special events— including artist appearances.


Today is Saturday, 16 April 2016 and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the Genealogy Blogging world:

Genealogy Items of Note

  • Today: Charlie Chaplin’s Birthday – Anniversary, Record Store Day, Texas City Disaster – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 15 April 2016

The “unsinkable” luxury liner Titanic on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York, NY, struck an iceberg just before midnight Apr 14, and sank at 2: 27 AM, Apr 15. The Titanic had 2,224 persons aboard. Of these, more than 1,500 were lost. About 700 people were rescued from the icy waters off Newfoundland by the liner Carpathia, which reached the scene about two hours after the Titanic went down.

The “unsinkable” luxury liner Titanic on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York, NY, struck an iceberg just before midnight Apr 14, and sank at 2: 27 AM, Apr 15. The Titanic had 2,224 persons aboard. Of these, more than 1,500 were lost. About 700 people were rescued from the icy waters off Newfoundland by the liner Carpathia, which reached the scene about two hours after the Titanic went down.


Today is Friday, 15 April 2016,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: Boston Marathon Bombing – Anniversary, First McDonald’s Opens – Anniversary, Income Tax Day (US), and Sinking of the Titanic – Anniversary.

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