Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 16 June 2016

Millions of filmgoers (and star Janet Leigh) avoided the shower after this thriller’s debut in 1960. Alfred Hitchcock’s shocker, punctuated by shrieking violins and sudden knife attacks, juxtaposed the old-time horror of the dark gothic mansion with a new locus of fear: the isolated postwar roadside motel. Psycho led the way to the “slasher” films of the 1970s and later. Anthony Perkins starred as motel proprietor and bird lover Norman Bates.

Millions of filmgoers (and star Janet Leigh) avoided the shower after this thriller’s debut in 1960. Alfred Hitchcock’s shocker, punctuated by shrieking violins and sudden knife attacks, juxtaposed the old-time horror of the dark gothic mansion with a new locus of fear: the isolated postwar roadside motel. Psycho led the way to the “slasher” films of the 1970s and later. Anthony Perkins starred as motel proprietor and bird lover Norman Bates.


Today is Thursday, 16 June 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: Bloomsday and “Psycho” Film Debut – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Anniversary of King John’s sealing, in 1215, of the Magna Carta “in the meadow called Ronimed between Windsor and Staines on the fifteenth day of June in the seventeenth year of our reign.” This document is regarded as the first charter of English liberties and one of the most important documents in the history of political and human freedom. Four original copies of the 1215 charter survive.

Anniversary of King John’s sealing, in 1215, of the Magna Carta “in the meadow called Ronimed between Windsor and Staines on the fifteenth day of June in the seventeenth year of our reign.” This document is regarded as the first charter of English liberties and one of the most important documents in the history of political and human freedom. Four original copies of the 1215 charter survive.


Today is Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 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: Arkansas, “Hee Haw” Debuts on Television – Anniversary, Magna Carta Day (UK) – Anniversary, and Native American Citizenship Day.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday, 14 June 2016

flag day

Since 1916, June 14th has been designated as a day to honor the US flag. On June 14, 1777, John Adams introduced a resolution before the Continental Congress in Philadelphia outlining the format of the flag for the United States.


Today is Tuesday, 14 June 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: Family History Day, Flag Day (US), Margaret Bourke-White’s Birthday – Anniversary, National Bourbon Day, and US Army Established – Anniversary.

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