Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Feb 10, 1824. A day to remember Samuel Plimsoll, “the Sailor’s Friend,” a coal merchant turned reformer and politician, who was elected to the British parliament in 1868. He attacked the practice of overloading heavily insured ships, calling them “coffin ships.” His persistence brought about amendment of Britain’s Merchant Shipping Act. The Plimsoll Line, named for him, is a line on the side of ships marking maximum load allowed by law. Born at Bristol, England; died at Folkestone, England, June 3, 1898.

Feb 10, 1824. A day to remember Samuel Plimsoll, “the Sailor’s Friend,” a coal merchant turned reformer and politician, who was elected to the British parliament in 1868. He attacked the practice of overloading heavily insured ships, calling them “coffin ships.” His persistence brought about amendment of Britain’s Merchant Shipping Act. The Plimsoll Line, named for him, is a line on the side of ships marking maximum load allowed by law. Born at Bristol, England; died at Folkestone, England, June 3, 1898.


Today is Wednesday, 10 February 2016, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the Genealogy World:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: Ash Wednesday, Plimsoll Day (UK), and Treaty of Paris Ends French and Indian Wars – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Feb 9, 1964. British pop phenomenon The Beatles began the “British Invasion” of America with their appearance on America’s top television variety show. They performed five songs before a screaming studio audience of 728. The estimated viewership for that night’s show was 73 million people— making it the most-viewed US TV program in history up to that time.

Feb 9, 1964. British pop phenomenon The Beatles began the “British Invasion” of America with their appearance on America’s top television variety show. They performed five songs before a screaming studio audience of 728. The estimated viewership for that night’s show was 73 million people— making it the most-viewed US TV program in history up to that time.


Today is Tuesday, 9 February 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: The “Beatles” Appear on the Ed Sullivan Show – Anniversary, International Pancake Day, Mardi Gras, Paczki Day, and Shrove Tuesday.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 8 February 2016

Feb 8. Traditional Chinese New Year begins at sunset on the day of the second New Moon following the winter solstice— the Year of the Monkey.  Outside China, the date of the New Year may differ by a day. The New Year can begin anytime from Jan 21 through Feb 21. Generally celebrated until the Lantern Festival 15 days later, but merchants usually reopen their stores and places of business on the fifth day of the first lunar month. This holiday is celebrated as Tet in Vietnam.

Feb 8. Traditional Chinese New Year begins at sunset on the day of the second New Moon following the winter solstice— the Year of the Monkey. Outside China, the date of the New Year may differ by a day. The New Year can begin anytime from Jan 21 through Feb 21. Generally celebrated until the Lantern Festival 15 days later, but merchants usually reopen their stores and places of business on the fifth day of the first lunar month. This holiday is celebrated as Tet in Vietnam.


Today is Monday, 8 February 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: Boy Scout Day, Chinese New Year, Clean Out Your Computer Day, James Dean’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Mary Queen of Scots Execution – Anniversary.

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