Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 15 August 2016

Aug 15, 1914. After 10 years of construction and much multination diplomacy, the Panama Canal opened for operation. A self-propelled crane boat made the first passage through the canal, a 50-mile waterway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, on Jan 7, 1914. The first ocean steamer, the SS Ancon, passed through Aug 3, 1914, and the canal officially opened Aug 15, 1914.

Aug 15, 1914. After 10 years of construction and much multination diplomacy, the Panama Canal opened for operation. A self-propelled crane boat made the first passage through the canal, a 50-mile waterway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, on Jan 7, 1914. The first ocean steamer, the SS Ancon, passed through Aug 3, 1914, and the canal officially opened Aug 15, 1914.


Today is Monday, 15 August 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: Assumption of the Virgin, Best Friend’s Day, Julia Child’s Birthday – Anniversary, Edna Ferber’s Birthday – Anniversary, Panama Canal Opens – Anniversary, and Woodstock – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday 14 August 2016

On 14 August 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act to administer old age and survivor insurance benefits.

On 14 August 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act to administer old age and survivor insurance benefits.


Today is Sunday, 14 August 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: Navajo Code Talkers Day, Social Security Act – Anniversary, and V-J Day – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 13 August 2016

Aug 13, 1961. Early in the morning, the East German government closed the border between the east and west sectors of Berlin with barbed wire to discourage further population movement to the West. Telephone and postal services were interrupted, and later in the week, a concrete wall was built to strengthen the barrier between official crossing points. The dismantling of the wall began Nov 9, 1989.

Aug 13, 1961. Early in the morning, the East German government closed the border between the east and west sectors of Berlin with barbed wire to discourage further population movement to the West. Telephone and postal services were interrupted, and later in the week, a concrete wall was built to strengthen the barrier between official crossing points. The dismantling of the wall began Nov 9, 1989.


Today is Saturday, 13 August 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: Berlin Wall Erected – Anniversary, Alfred Hitchcock’s Birthday – Anniversary, International Left-Handers Day, Middle Child Day, National Garage Sale Day, and Annie Oakley’s Birthday – Anniversary.

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