Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Sept 14, 1972. This epitome of the family drama spawned nearly a dozen knock-offs during its nine-year run on CBS. The drama was based on creator/ writer Earl Hamner Jr’s experiences growing up during the Depression in rural Virginia. It began as the TV movie “The Homecoming,” which was turned into a weekly series covering the years 1933– 43. The cast went through numerous changes through the years; the principals were Michael Learned and Ralph Waite as the parents of seven children living on the mountainside, and Richard Thomas, who portrayed John-Boy, the eldest son and narrator. The Walton grandparents were played by Ellen Corby and Will Geer. The last telecast aired Aug 20, 1981.

Sept 14, 1972. This epitome of the family drama spawned nearly a dozen knock-offs during its nine-year run on CBS. The drama was based on creator/ writer Earl Hamner Jr’s experiences growing up during the Depression in rural Virginia. It began as the TV movie “The Homecoming,” which was turned into a weekly series covering the years 1933– 43. The cast went through numerous changes through the years; the principals were Michael Learned and Ralph Waite as the parents of seven children living on the mountainside, and Richard Thomas, who portrayed John-Boy, the eldest son and narrator. The Walton grandparents were played by Ellen Corby and Will Geer. The last telecast aired Aug 20, 1981.


Today is Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 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: “The Golden Girls” Television Premiere – Anniversary, President William McKinley Assassination – Anniversary, and The Waltons TV Premiere – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Sept 13– 14, 1814. On the night of Sept 13, Francis Scott Key was aboard a ship that was delayed in Baltimore harbor by the British attack there on Fort McHenry. Key had no choice but to anxiously watch the battle. That experience and seeing the American flag still flying over the fort the next morning inspired him to pen the verses that, coupled with the tune of a popular drinking song, became our official national anthem in 1931, 117 years after the words were written.

Sept 13– 14, 1814. On the night of Sept 13, Francis Scott Key was aboard a ship that was delayed in Baltimore harbor by the British attack there on Fort McHenry. Key had no choice but to anxiously watch the battle. That experience and seeing the American flag still flying over the fort the next morning inspired him to pen the verses that, coupled with the tune of a popular drinking song, became our official national anthem in 1931, 117 years after the words were written.


Today is Tuesday, 13 September 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: “Law & Order” Television Premiere – Anniversary, “The Muppet Show” Television Premiere – 40th Anniversary, Walter Reed’s Birthday – Anniversary, “Soap” Television Premiere – Anniversary, Star Spangled Banner – Anniversary, and US Capital Established at New York – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 12 September 2016

Sept 12, 1913. James Cleveland (Jesse) Owens, American athlete, winner of four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games at Berlin, Germany, was born at Oakville, AL. Owens set 11 world records in track and field. During one track meet, at Ann Arbor, MI, May 23, 1935, Owens, representing Ohio State University, broke three world records and tied a fourth in the space of 45 minutes. Died at Tucson, AZ, Mar 31, 1980.

Sept 12, 1913. James Cleveland (Jesse) Owens, American athlete, winner of four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games at Berlin, Germany, was born at Oakville, AL. Owens set 11 world records in track and field. During one track meet, at Ann Arbor, MI, May 23, 1935, Owens, representing Ohio State University, broke three world records and tied a fourth in the space of 45 minutes. Died at Tucson, AZ, Mar 31, 1980.


Today is Monday, 12 September 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: Defenders Day – Maryland, “Lassie” TV Premiere – Anniversary, and Jesse Owens’ Birthday – Anniversary.

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