Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday, 26 January 2016

On 26 January 1788, a shipload of convicts arrived briefly at Botany Bay (which proved to be unsuitable) and then at Port Jackson (later the site of the city of Sydney). Establishment of an Australian prison colony was to relieve crowding of British prisons. Australia Day, formerly known as Foundation Day or Anniversary Day, has been observed since about 1817 and has been a public holiday since 1838.

On 26 January 1788, a shipload of convicts arrived briefly at Botany Bay (which proved to be unsuitable) and then at Port Jackson (later the site of the city of Sydney). Establishment of an Australian prison colony was to relieve crowding of British prisons. Australia Day, formerly known as Foundation Day or Anniversary Day, has been observed since about 1817 and has been a public holiday since 1838.


Today is Tuesday, 26 January 2016, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: Australia Day (Australia), Admission Day – Michigan, and Dental Drill Patent – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 25 January 2016

Born 25 January 1759. Farmer, lover of women, father of at least 11 children, freemason, songwriter and beloved poet who wove the folk traditions and dialects of Scotland into lovely lyrics and ballads. Poems and songs include “Tam O’Shanter,” “To a Mouse,” “Green Grow the Rushes, O” and most of “Auld Lang Syne.” “Oh wad some power the giftie gie us/ To see oursels as others see us!” Born at Ayrshire, Scotland, he died at Dumfries, Scotland, July 21, 1796. His birthday is widely celebrated as Burns Night, especially in Scotland, England and Newfoundland.

Born 25 January 1759. Farmer, lover of women, father of at least 11 children, freemason, songwriter and beloved poet who wove the folk traditions and dialects of Scotland into lovely lyrics and ballads. Poems and songs include “Tam O’Shanter,” “To a Mouse,” “Green Grow the Rushes, O” and most of “Auld Lang Syne.” “Oh wad some power the giftie gie us/ To see oursels as others see us!” Born at Ayrshire, Scotland, he died at Dumfries, Scotland, July 21, 1796. His birthday is widely celebrated as Burns Night, especially in Scotland, England and Newfoundland.


Today is Monday, 25 January 2016, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: Around The World In 72 Days – Anniversary, Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, Burns Night – Robert Burns’ Birthday – Anniversary, First Winter Olympics – Anniversary, Macintosh Debuts – Anniversary, and Saint Dwynen’s Day.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, 24 January 2016

James W. Marshal, an employee of John Sutter, accidentally discovered gold on 24 January 1848 near Coloma, California.

James W. Marshal, an employee of John Sutter, accidentally discovered gold on 24 January 1848 near Coloma, California.


Today is Sunday, 24 January 2016, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: Belly Laugh Day, John Belushi’s Birthday – Anniversary, California Gold Discovery – Anniversary, Clean Out Your Inbox Week, and Edith Wharton’s Birthday – Anniversary.

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