Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday 1 May 2016

May 1st was the traditional day to move in New York City for many years.

May 1st was the traditional day to move in New York City for many years.


Today is Sunday, 1 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: Amtrak’s Birthday – 45th Anniversary, Batman Debuts – Anniversary, Data Backup Day, Jewish American Heritage Month begins, Labor Day, Lei Day, May Day, Moving Day, and Orthodox Easter.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 30 April 2016

On 30 April 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the US under the new Constitution at New York, NY. Robert R. Livingston administered the oath of office to Washington on the balcony of Federal Hall, at the corner of Wall and Broad streets.

On 30 April 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the US under the new Constitution at New York, NY. Robert R. Livingston administered the oath of office to Washington on the balcony of Federal Hall, at the corner of Wall and Broad streets.


Today is Saturday, 30 April 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: Admission Day – Louisiana, Beltane, Bugs Bunny Debut – Anniversary, International Jazz Day, Louisiana Purchase – Anniversary, Walpurgis Night, and Washington’s Inauguration – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 29 April 2016

On 29 April 1899, Duke Ellington, one of the most influential individuals in jazz history, was born at Washington, DC. Ellington’s professional career began when he was 17, and by 1923 he was leading a small group of musicians at the Kentucky Club at New York City that became the core of his big band. Ellington is credited with being one of the founders of big band jazz. He used his band as an instrument for composition and orchestration to create big band pieces, film scores, operas, ballets, Broadway shows and religious music. Ellington was responsible for more than 1,000 musical pieces. He drew together instruments from different sections of the orchestra to develop unique and haunting sounds such as that of his famous “Mood Indigo.” Ellington died May 24, 1974, at New York City.

On 29 April 1899, Duke Ellington, one of the most influential individuals in jazz history, was born at Washington, DC. Ellington’s professional career began when he was 17, and by 1923 he was leading a small group of musicians at the Kentucky Club at New York City that became the core of his big band. Ellington is credited with being one of the founders of big band jazz. He used his band as an instrument for composition and orchestration to create big band pieces, film scores, operas, ballets, Broadway shows and religious music. Ellington was responsible for more than 1,000 musical pieces. He drew together instruments from different sections of the orchestra to develop unique and haunting sounds such as that of his famous “Mood Indigo.” Ellington died May 24, 1974, at New York City.


Today is Friday, 29 April 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: Arbor Day, Duke Ellington’s Birthday – Anniversary, Liberation of Dachau – Anniversary, Los Angeles Riots – Anniversary, National Hairball Awareness Day, and Zipper Patented – Anniversary.

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