Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 20 March 2015

On 20 March 1928, Fred McFeely Rogers was born at Latrobe, PA. Rogers began producing television for children in 1953. His first program, “The Children’s Hour,” was the precursor to “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” which premiered in Canada in 1966 and the US in 1968. The show ran on public television until Rogers’s death, and he became known worldwide for his dedication to the well-being of children and for his demonstrations of the importance of kindness, compassion and learning. He authored a number of books for parents and children, wrote more than 200 songs and won dozens of awards, including Emmys, Peabodys and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He died 27 February 2003, at his home in Pittsburgh, PA.

On 20 March 1928, Fred McFeely Rogers was born at Latrobe, PA. Rogers began producing television for children in 1953. His first program, “The Children’s Hour,” was the precursor to “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” which premiered in Canada in 1966 and the US in 1968. The show ran on public television until Rogers’s death, and he became known worldwide for his dedication to the well-being of children and for his demonstrations of the importance of kindness, compassion and learning. He authored a number of books for parents and children, wrote more than 200 songs and won dozens of awards, including Emmys, Peabodys and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He died 27 February 2003, at his home in Pittsburgh, PA.


Today is Friday, 20 March 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Mister Rogers’ Birthday – Anniversary, National Cherry Blossom Festival Begins, Snowman Burning Day, and Vernal Equinox begins.

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 20: Is there a female ancestor who is your brick wall? Why? List possible sources for finding more information.


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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 19 March 2015

The Feast of Saint Joseph celebrates the patron saint of fathers and carpenters.

The Feast of Saint Joseph celebrates the patron saint of fathers and carpenters.


Today is Thursday, 19 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: Operation Iraqi Freedom – Anniversary, St. Joseph’s Day, and Swallows Return to Capistrano.

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 19: Have you discovered a surprising fact about one of your female ancestors? What was it and how did you learn it? How did you feel when you found out?


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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 18 March 2015

On 18 March 1931, Schick introduced the first practical electric razor.

On 18 March 1931, Schick introduced the first practical electric razor.


Today is Wednesday, 18 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: Awkward Moments 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 18: Shining star: Did you have a female ancestor who had a special talent? Artist, singer, actress, athlete, seamstress, or other? Describe.


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