Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday 29 May 2016

29 May 1851. During the Women’s Rights Convention held at Akron, OH, from May 28 to May 29, 1851, former slave Sojourner Truth delivered an impassioned speech that is now titled after its common refrain: “I have ploughed, and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain’t I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man— when I could get it— and bear the lash as well! And ain’t I a woman? And when I cried out with my mother’s grief, none but Jesus heard me. And ain’t I a woman?”

29 May 1851. During the Women’s Rights Convention held at Akron, OH, from May 28 to May 29, 1851, former slave Sojourner Truth delivered an impassioned speech that is now titled after its common refrain: “I have ploughed, and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain’t I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man— when I could get it— and bear the lash as well! And ain’t I a woman? And when I cried out with my mother’s grief, none but Jesus heard me. And ain’t I a woman?”


Today is Sunday, 29 May 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

  • Happy blogiversary to GenWest UK (started 29 May 2010).
  • Today: Amnesty Issued for Southern Rebels – Anniversary,
    Hug Your Cat Day, Indy 500 Race, John F. Kennedy’s Birthday – Anniversary, Mount Everest Summit Reached – Anniversary, Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman” Speech – Anniversary, and Admission Day – Wisconsin.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 28 May 2016

May 28, 1934. Five daughters (Marie, Cecile, Yvonne, Emilie and Annette) were born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne, near Callander, ON, Canada. They were the first quints known to have lived for more than a few hours after birth. Emilie died in 1954, Marie in 1970, Yvonne in 2001. The other two sisters are still living.

May 28, 1934. Five daughters (Marie, Cecile, Yvonne, Emilie and Annette) were born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne, near Callander, ON, Canada. They were the first quints known to have lived for more than a few hours after birth. Emilie died in 1954, Marie in 1970, Yvonne in 2001. The other two sisters are still living.


Today is Saturday, 28 May 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: Amnesty International Day, Dionne Quintuplets born – Anniversary, Sierra Club Founded – Anniversary, and Jim Thorpe’s Birthday – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 27 May 2016

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, was officially opened on 27 May 1937.

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, was officially opened on 27 May 1937.


Today is Friday, 27 May 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: Amelia Bloomer’s Birthday – Anniversary, Cellophane Tape patented – Anniversary, and Golden Gate Bridge Opening – Anniversary.

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