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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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 23 January 2016

In honor of John Hancock's birthday and famous signature on the Declaration of Independence, National Handwriting Day is on 23 January 2015.

In honor of John Hancock’s birthday and famous signature on the Declaration of Independence, National Handwriting Day is on 23 January 2016.


Today is Saturday, 23 January 2016 and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Genealogy Items of Note

  • Today: Elizabeth Blackwell Awarded MD degree – Anniversary, Full Moon – Wolf Moon, John Hancock’s Birthday – Anniversary, National Handwriting Day, National Pie Day, 20th Amendment to the US Constitution Ratified – Anniversary, and 24th Amendment to the US Constitution Ratified – Anniversary.

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