Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 16 March 2015

Mar 16, 1827. Anniversary of the founding of the first black newspaper in the US, Freedom’s Journal, on Varick Street at New York, NY.

Mar 16, 1827. Anniversary of the founding of the first black newspaper in the US, Freedom’s Journal, on Varick Street at New York, NY.


Today is Monday, 16 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: Black Press Day, Freedom of Information Day, “The Gumby Show” television debut – Anniversary, and US Military Academy founded – 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 16: If you could have lunch with any female family member (living or dead) or any famous female who would it be and why? Where would you go? What would you eat?


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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, 15 March 2015

In the Roman calendar the days of the month were not numbered sequentially. Instead, each month had three division days: kalends, nones and ides. Days were numbered from these divisions: e.g., IV Nones or III Ides. The ides occurred on the 15th of the month (or on the 13th in months that had fewer than 31 days). Julius Caesar was assassinated on this day in 44 BC. This system was used in Europe well into the Renaissance. When Shakespeare wrote “Beware the ides of March” in Julius Caesar, his audience knew what he meant.

In the Roman calendar the days of the month were not numbered sequentially. Instead, each month had three division days: kalends, nones and ides. Days were numbered from these divisions: e.g., IV Nones or III Ides. The ides occurred on the 15th of the month (or on the 13th in months that had fewer than 31 days). Julius Caesar was assassinated on this day in 44 BC. This system was used in Europe well into the Renaissance. When Shakespeare wrote “Beware the ides of March” in Julius Caesar, his audience knew what he meant.


Today is Sunday 15 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: Admission Day: Maine, Ides of March, and Mothering Sunday (UK).

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 15 — Write a six-word memoir tribute to one of your female ancestors.


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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 14 March 2015

Mar 14. A day to celebrate pi— the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Since that mathematical constant is about 3.14, Mar 14 became the day to observe it.

Mar 14. A day to celebrate pi— the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Since that mathematical constant is about 3.14, Mar 14 became the day to observe it.


Today is Saturday, 14 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: Albert Einstein’s Birthday – Anniversary, Genealogy Day, International Fanny Pack Day, Pi Day, and 10 Most Wanted List Debuts – 65th 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 14 — Newsmakers? Did you have a female ancestor who made the news? Why? Was she famous or notorious? Did she appear in the social column?

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