Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 25 April 2015

25 April 1915– January 1916. During WWI the Gallipoli Expedition, or the Dardanelles Campaign, combined Allied naval and military forces tried to capture the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey in order to effect an open route to Russia via the Black Sea. One French and four British divisions were forced back by a strong Turkish-German defense after almost nine months of fighting. The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) took much of the brunt of the battle.

25 April 1915– January 1916. During WWI the Gallipoli Expedition, or the Dardanelles Campaign, combined Allied naval and military forces tried to capture the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey in order to effect an open route to Russia via the Black Sea. One French and four British divisions were forced back by a strong Turkish-German defense after almost nine months of fighting. The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) took much of the brunt of the battle.


Today is Saturday, 25 April 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: Armenian Genocide Begins – 100th Anniversary, Easter Rising (Ireland) – Anniversary, Library of Congress Founded – Anniversary, and National Arbor Day.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 24 April 2015

On 24 April 1800, Congress approved an act providing “for the purchase of such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress... and for fitting up a suitable apartment for containing them.” Thus began one of the world’s greatest libraries.

On 24 April 1800, Congress approved an act providing “for the purchase of such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress… and for fitting up a suitable apartment for containing them.” Thus began one of the world’s greatest libraries.


Today is Friday, 24 April 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Armenian Genocide Begins – 100th Anniversary, Easter Rising (Ireland) – Anniversary, Library of Congress Founded – Anniversary, and National Arbor Day.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 23 April 2015

On 23 April 1896, the first movie was shown at Koster and Bials Music Hall at New York City. Up until this time, people saw films individually by looking into a kinetoscope, a boxlike “peep show.” This was the first time in the US that an audience sat in a theater and watched a movie together.

On 23 April 1896, the first movie was shown at Koster and Bials Music Hall at New York City. Up until this time, people saw films individually by looking into a kinetoscope, a boxlike “peep show.” This was the first time in the US that an audience sat in a theater and watched a movie together.


Today is Thursday, 23 April 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: First Movie Theater Opens – Anniversary, First Public School in America – Anniversary, William Shakespeare’s Birthday – Anniversary, Feast of Saint George, and World Book and Copyright Day.

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