Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Mar 25, 1911. At about 4: 45 PM, fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company at New York, NY, minutes before the seamstresses were to go home. Some workers were fatally burned while others leaped to their deaths from the windows of the 10-story building. The fire lasted only 18 minutes but left 146 workers dead, most of them young immigrant women. Some of the deaths were a direct result of workers being trapped on the ninth floor by a locked door. Labor law forbade locking factory doors while employees were at work, and owners of the company were indicted on charges of first- and second-degree manslaughter. The tragic fire became a turning point in labor history, bringing about reforms in health and safety laws.


Today is Wednesday, 25 March 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: Bed In For Peace – Anniversary, Lady Day or Feast of The Annunciation, Maryland Day, National Medal of Honor Day, Pecan Day, Slave Trade Abolished by England – Anniversary, Triangle Shirtwaist Fire – Anniversary, and Waffle Day – Sweden.

Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Once again, in honor of National Women’s History Month, Lisa Alzo of  The Accidental Genealogist blog presents Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.

March 25: Tell how a female ancestor interacted with her children. Was she loving or supportive? A disciplinarian? A bit of both?


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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday, 24 March 2015

World Tuberculosis Day is designed to promote awareness about the serious health consequences of tuberculosis throughout the world. Observed on the anniversary of Dr. Robert Koch’s 24 March 1882 announcement that he had discovered the bacillus that causes TB. Sponsored by the World Health Organization, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and other international health agencies.

World Tuberculosis Day is designed to promote awareness about the serious health consequences of tuberculosis throughout the world. Observed on the anniversary of Dr. Robert Koch’s 24 March 1882 announcement that he had discovered the bacillus that causes TB. Sponsored by the World Health Organization, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and other international health agencies.


Today is Tuesday, 24 March 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: Exxon Valdez Oil Spill – Anniversary, Dorothy Height’s Birthday – Anniversary, Elvis Presley Inducted Into The Army – Anniversary, Feast of Saint Gabriel, and World Tuberculosis Day.

Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Once again, in honor of National Women’s History Month, Lisa Alzo of  The Accidental Genealogist blog presents Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.

March 24: Do you share any physical resemblance or personality trait with one of your female ancestors? Who? What is it?

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 23 March 2015

On 23 March 1905 (some sources say 1904 or 1907), actress Joan Crawford, was born Lucille Fay LeSueur at San Antonio, TX. Crawford became a Hollywood star with her performance in Our Dancing Daughters. She won an Oscar in 1945 for her role in Mildred Pierce. Events of Crawford’s life are chronicled in Mommie Dearest. Other films include The Women, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? and Twelve Miles Out.

On 23 March 1905 (some sources say 1904 or 1907), actress Joan Crawford, was born Lucille Fay LeSueur at San Antonio, TX. Crawford became a Hollywood star with her performance in Our Dancing Daughters. She won an Oscar in 1945 for her role in Mildred Pierce. Events of Crawford’s life are chronicled in Mommie Dearest. Other films include The Women, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? and Twelve Miles Out.


Today is Monday, 23 March 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: Joan Crawford’s Birthday – Anniversary, Liberty Day, National Puppy Day, and OK Day.

Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Once again, in honor of National Women’s History Month, Lisa Alzo of  The Accidental Genealogist blog presents Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.

March 23 – Create a timeline for a female ancestor using your favorite software program or an online timeline generator such as OurTimelines. Post an image of it or link to it.


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