Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 17 March 2017

st patricks day

St. Patrick’s Day commemorates the patron saint of Ireland, Bishop Patrick (AD 387– 493?), who, about AD 432, left his home in the Severn Valley, England, and introduced Christianity into Ireland. Feast day in the Roman Catholic Church. A national holiday in Ireland and Northern Ireland.


Today is Friday, 17 March 2017, 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: Nat King Cole’s Birthday – Anniversary, Evacuation Day, Female Relief Society of Nauvoo founded – 175th Anniversary, and St. Patrick’s 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 17 — Social Butterfly? What social organizations or groups did your mother or grandmother belong to? Sewing circle, church group, fraternal benefit society or lodge? Describe her role in the group.


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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 16 March 2017

Mar 16, 1827. Anniversary of the founding of the first black newspaper in the US, Freedom’s Journal, on Varick Street at New York, NY.

Mar 16, 1827. Anniversary of the founding of the first black newspaper in the US, Freedom’s Journal, on Varick Street at New York, NY.


Today is Thursday, 16 March 2017, 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: Black Press Day, Freedom of Information Day, “The Gumby Show” television debut – Anniversary, and US Military Academy founded – Anniversary.

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 16 — If you could have lunch with any female family member (living or dead) or any famous female who would it be and why? Where would you go? What would you eat?


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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Andrew Jackson born Mar 15, 1767. Seventh president of the US (Mar 4, 1829– Mar 3, 1837), born in a log cabin at Waxhaw, SC. A military hero in the War of 1812, the self-educated Jackson was the first president since George Washington who had not attended college and the first president elected by direct appeal to the mass of voters as opposed to an affiliation with a political party. He sought greater democracy for the common man by extending voting rights to all white men, nullifying government-granted bank monopolies and advocating for decentralizing the government in recognition of states’ rights. During his first term, Jackson defiantly refused to support the Supreme Court’s rulings to preserve the Cherokee Nation in Georgia, resulting in the brutal displacement of 15,000 Native Americans, thousands of whom perished on the deadly Trail of Tears to the Oklahoma Territory. Jackson died at Nashville, TN, June 8, 1845.

Andrew Jackson born Mar 15, 1767. Seventh president of the US (Mar 4, 1829– Mar 3, 1837), born in a log cabin at Waxhaw, SC. A military hero in the War of 1812, the self-educated Jackson was the first president since George Washington who had not attended college and the first president elected by direct appeal to the mass of voters as opposed to an affiliation with a political party. He sought greater democracy for the common man by extending voting rights to all white men, nullifying government-granted bank monopolies and advocating for decentralizing the government in recognition of states’ rights. During his first term, Jackson defiantly refused to support the Supreme Court’s rulings to preserve the Cherokee Nation in Georgia, resulting in the brutal displacement of 15,000 Native Americans, thousands of whom perished on the deadly Trail of Tears to the Oklahoma Territory. Jackson died at Nashville, TN, June 8, 1845.


Today is Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 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: Admission Day: Maine, Ides of March, and Andrew Jackson’s Birthday – 250th Anniversary.

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 15 — Write a six-word memoir tribute to one of your female ancestors.


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