Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 23 May 2016

On 23 May 1934, the two-year crime spree of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, bank robbers accused of at least 12 murders, came to an end when a law enforcement posse led by Frank Hamer opened fire on the couple in an ambush at Gibsland, LA. The couple had operated in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Louisiana and other states, and had sent ballads to local newspapers chronicling their exploits, making them two of the most notorious— and romanticized— of many Depression-era gangsters. Some 20,000 people lined up to see the body of Clyde Barrow put on display in a mortuary in downtown Dallas, TX.

On 23 May 1934, the two-year crime spree of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, bank robbers accused of at least 12 murders, came to an end when a law enforcement posse led by Frank Hamer opened fire on the couple in an ambush at Gibsland, LA. The couple had operated in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Louisiana and other states, and had sent ballads to local newspapers chronicling their exploits, making them two of the most notorious— and romanticized— of many Depression-era gangsters. Some 20,000 people lined up to see the body of Clyde Barrow put on display in a mortuary in downtown Dallas, TX.


Today is Monday, 23 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: Bonnie and Clyde Death Anniversary, New York Public Library Anniversary, Julia Pierpont Day, and Victoria Day – Canada.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday 22 May 2016

May 22. African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum, Washington, DC. On May 22, 1863, Congress established the Bureau of United States Colored Troops with the express purpose of providing uniforms and training to and deploying soldiers of African descent. By the end of the Civil War the United States Colored Troops (USCT) had more than 200,000 soldiers of African descent, but also employed Native Americans, Hawaiians, Latinos and Anglos. While most of the USCT officers were white, there were more than 120 African-American officers— and some of Latino descent. Each year the African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum commemorates the founding of the Bureau of United States Colored Troops with public and educational programming.

May 22. African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum, Washington, DC. On May 22, 1863, Congress established the Bureau of United States Colored Troops with the express purpose of providing uniforms and training to and deploying soldiers of African descent. By the end of the Civil War the United States Colored Troops (USCT) had more than 200,000 soldiers of African descent, but also employed Native Americans, Hawaiians, Latinos and Anglos. While most of the USCT officers were white, there were more than 120 African-American officers— and some of Latino descent. Each year the African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum commemorates the founding of the Bureau of United States Colored Troops with public and educational programming.


Today is Sunday, 22 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: Johnny Carson’s Final Show Anniversary, Mary Cassatt’s Birthday – Anniversary, Harvey Milk Day, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood TV Premiere – Anniversary, National Hurricane Preparedness Week, National Maritime Day, and US Colored Troops Founders Day.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 21 May 2016

Originally proclaimed as “Army Day” for 6 April, beginning in 1936 (S.Con.Res. 30 of Apr 2, 1936). S.Con.Res. 5 of 16 March 1937, requested annual 6 Apr issuance, which was done through 1949. Always the third Saturday in May since 1950.

Originally proclaimed as “Army Day” for 6 April, beginning in 1936 (S.Con.Res. 30 of Apr 2, 1936). S.Con.Res. 5 of 16 March 1937, requested annual 6 Apr issuance, which was done through 1949. Always the third Saturday in May since 1950.


Today is Saturday, 21 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: American Red Cross Founded – Anniversary, Armed Forces Day, Buddha’s Birthday, Flower Moon – Full Moon, Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel’s Birthday – Anniversary, National Learn to Swim Day, National Waitstaff Day, and Preakness Stakes.

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