Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 10 February 2017

Feb 10, 1824. A day to remember Samuel Plimsoll, “the Sailor’s Friend,” a coal merchant turned reformer and politician, who was elected to the British parliament in 1868. He attacked the practice of overloading heavily insured ships, calling them “coffin ships.” His persistence brought about amendment of Britain’s Merchant Shipping Act. The Plimsoll Line, named for him, is a line on the side of ships marking maximum load allowed by law. Born at Bristol, England; died at Folkestone, England, June 3, 1898.

Feb 10, 1824. A day to remember Samuel Plimsoll, “the Sailor’s Friend,” a coal merchant turned reformer and politician, who was elected to the British parliament in 1868. He attacked the practice of overloading heavily insured ships, calling them “coffin ships.” His persistence brought about amendment of Britain’s Merchant Shipping Act. The Plimsoll Line, named for him, is a line on the side of ships marking maximum load allowed by law. Born at Bristol, England; died at Folkestone, England, June 3, 1898.


Today is Friday, 10 February 2017, 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: Plimsoll Day (UK), Snow Moon – Full Moon, and Treaty of Paris Ends French and Indian Wars – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 9 February 2017

Feb 9, 1964. British pop phenomenon The Beatles began the “British Invasion” of America with their appearance on America’s top television variety show. They performed five songs before a screaming studio audience of 728. The estimated viewership for that night’s show was 73 million people— making it the most-viewed US TV program in history up to that time.

Feb 9, 1964. British pop phenomenon The Beatles began the “British Invasion” of America with their appearance on America’s top television variety show. They performed five songs before a screaming studio audience of 728. The estimated viewership for that night’s show was 73 million people— making it the most-viewed US TV program in history up to that time.


Today is Thursday, 2 February 2017, 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: The “Beatles” Appear on the Ed Sullivan Show – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Feb 8, 1910. The Boy Scouts of America was founded at Washington, DC, by William Boyce, based on the work of Sir Robert Baden-Powell with the British Boy Scout Association.

Feb 8, 1910. The Boy Scouts of America was founded at Washington, DC, by William Boyce, based on the work of Sir Robert Baden-Powell with the British Boy Scout Association.


Today is Wednesday, 8 February 2017, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the Genealogy World:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Happy blogiversary to GeneaPress (started 8 February 2011).
  • Today: Boy Scout Day, James Dean’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Mary Queen of Scots Execution – Anniversary.

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