Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 3 July 2015

July 3, 1608. French explorer Samuel de Champlain founded a settlement called Québec, from the Algonquin word kébec, meaning “where the river narrows.” Québec City is thus one of the oldest settlements of European origin in North America.

July 3, 1608. French explorer Samuel de Champlain founded a settlement called Québec, from the Algonquin word kébec, meaning “where the river narrows.” Québec City is thus one of the oldest settlements of European origin in North America.


Today is Friday, 3 July 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Calgary Stampede, Dog Days of Summer begin, Admission Day: Idaho, and Quebec founded – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 2 July 2015

July 2, 1964. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race in public accommodations, in publicly owned or operated facilities, in employment and union membership and in the registration of voters. The bill included Title VI, which allowed for the cutoff of federal funding in areas where discrimination persisted.

July 2, 1964. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race in public accommodations, in publicly owned or operated facilities, in employment and union membership and in the registration of voters. The bill included Title VI, which allowed for the cutoff of federal funding in areas where discrimination persisted.


Today is Thursday, 2 July 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: Amelia Earhart Disappears – Anniversary, Civil Rights Act of 1964 – Anniversary, President Garfield Assassinated – Anniversary, Lawrence Walk Show premieres – Anniversary, and St. Louis Race Riots – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 1 July 2015

On July 1, 1847, the US Postal Service issued a 5 cent stamp of Benjamin Franklin and a 10 cent stamp of George Washington.

On July 1, 1847, the US Postal Service issued a 5 cent stamp of Benjamin Franklin and a 10 cent stamp of George Washington.


Today is Wednesday, 1 July 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: Data Backup Day, Battle of Gettysburg – Anniversary, Buck Moon, Internal Revenue Service established – Anniversary, Canada Day, President Cleveland’s Secret Surgery – Anniversary, First Instance of Photographs in a Newspaper, First US Postage Stamps Issued – Anniversary, Medicare started – Anniversary, National Hot Dog Month begins, National Ice Cream Month begins, and Zip Code Introduced – Anniversary.

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