Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 10 December 2016

Dec 10, 1815. Born London, England, the only legitimate child of Romantic poet Lord Byron, Lovelace was an applied mathematician and author of the world’s first detailed description of a computer in her work “Notes,” which appended an article about friend/ mentor Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine. She is hailed as the world’s first computer programmer for her work describing how to derive Bernoulli numbers on Babbage’s machine. Despite her significant contributions, she only signed her work with her initials so as not to upset societal norms. The contemporary Ada computer language is named for her. Lovelace died Nov 27, 1852, at Marylebone, England.

Dec 10, 1815. Born London, England, the only legitimate child of Romantic poet Lord Byron, Lovelace was an applied mathematician and author of the world’s first detailed description of a computer in her work “Notes,” which appended an article about friend/ mentor Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine. She is hailed as the world’s first computer programmer for her work describing how to derive Bernoulli numbers on Babbage’s machine. Despite her significant contributions, she only signed her work with her initials so as not to upset societal norms. The contemporary Ada computer language is named for her. Lovelace died Nov 27, 1852, at Marylebone, England.


Today is Saturday, 10 December 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: Emily Dickinson’s Birthday – Anniversary, Gingerbread Decorating Day, Human Rights Day, Ada Lovelace’s Birthday – Anniversary, Admission Day – Mississippi, and Spanish-American War Ends – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 9 December 2016

Dec 9, 1906. Born at New York, NY. When she retired from the US Navy at the age of 79, she was the oldest naval officer ever on active duty. She attained the rank of rear admiral and was a leader in the computer revolution, having developed the computer language COBOL. Grace Hopper died Jan 1, 1992, at Arlington, WV.

Dec 9, 1906. Born at New York, NY. When she retired from the US Navy at the age of 79, she was the oldest naval officer ever on active duty. She attained the rank of rear admiral and was a leader in the computer revolution, having developed the computer language COBOL. Grace Hopper died Jan 1, 1992, at Arlington, WV.


Today is Friday, 9 December 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: First Formal Cremation in the US – Anniversary, Coronation Street Debut – Anniversary, and Grace Hopper’s Birthday – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 8 December 2016

Dec 8, 1980. On this date deranged gunman Mark David Chapman shot and killed rock star John Lennon outside his apartment building as he returned from a recording session. The death of the former Beatle, who was an international peace activist, shocked the world.

Dec 8, 1980. On this date deranged gunman Mark David Chapman shot and killed rock star John Lennon outside his apartment building as he returned from a recording session. The death of the former Beatle, who was an international peace activist, shocked the world.


Today is Thursday, 8 December 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: Feast of the Immaculate Conception, John Lennon Shot – Anniversary, Soviet Union Dissolved – Anniversary, and US Enters World War II – Anniversary.

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