Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, 22 February 2015

On 22 February 1980 the US Olympic hockey team upset the team from the Soviet Union, 4– 3, at the Lake Placid Winter Games to earn a victory often called the “Miracle on Ice.” Led by coach Herb Brooks, the Americans went on to defeat Finland two days later and win the gold medal.

On 22 February 1980 the US Olympic hockey team upset the team from the Soviet Union, 4– 3, at the Lake Placid Winter Games to earn a victory often called the “Miracle on Ice.” Led by coach Herb Brooks, the Americans went on to defeat Finland two days later and win the gold medal.


Today is Sunday 22 February 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: Academy Awards ceremony, Florida Acquired by US – Anniversary, National Margarita Day, Miracle on Ice Hockey Game – 35th Anniversary, National Engineers Week starts, Orthodox Cheesefare Sunday, George Washington’s Birthday – Anniversary, First Woolworth Store Opens – Anniversary, and World Sword Swallower’s Day.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 21 February 2015

On 21 February 1965, just as he began a speech to his newly formed Organization of Afro-American Unity, black activist leader Malcolm X was gunned down by several men standing among the 400-plus crowd in the Audubon Ballroom at Harlem, New York City. The assassination occurred barely a week after Malcolm X’s Queens home was fire-bombed. Three men were convicted of the murder in 1966 and sentenced to life in prison (two were released in the 1980s and the third won parole in 2010).

On 21 February 1965, just as he began a speech to his newly formed Organization of Afro-American Unity, black activist leader Malcolm X was gunned down by several men standing among the 400-plus crowd in the Audubon Ballroom at Harlem, New York City. The assassination occurred barely a week after Malcolm X’s Queens home was fire-bombed. Three men were convicted of the murder in 1966 and sentenced to life in prison (two were released in the 1980s and the third won parole in 2010).


Today is Saturday, 21 February 2015 and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Happy blogiversary to GeneaWebinars (started 21 February 2011).
  • Today: Erma Bombeck’s Birthday – Anniversary, International Mother Language Day, Malcom X Assassinated – 50th Anniversary, The New Yorker Published – 90th Anniversary, Nixon’s Trip to China – Anniversary, and Washington Monument Dedicated – Anniversary.
  • Family Line Studios has changed its name to Family Line Videos and their site, as well as their blog, has a new url: http://familylinevideo.com/legacy-blog/. Please update your bookmarks, favorites and RSS feed readers.
  • The blog For Us The Living now replaces the Researching Luxembourg Genealogy and the Explorations in Connecticut Genealogy blogs. Please update your bookmarks, favorites and RSS feed readers.

Daily Blogging Prompts

Many genealogy and family history bloggers like to post to their blogs every day, but at times are at a loss for ideas. Take your inspiration from today’s Daily Blogging Prompts below – click on each prompt for a description. Prompts are a great way to create new content and you can participate in a community effort with other genealogy bloggers.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 20 February 2015

Ansel Adams, an American photographer, known for his photographs of Yosemite National Park, was born at San Francisco, California on 20 February 1902. Adams died at Monterey, California on 22 April 1984.

Ansel Adams, an American photographer, known for his photographs of Yosemite National Park, was born at San Francisco, California on 20 February 1902. Adams died at Monterey, California on 22 April 1984.


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

Items of Note

  • Today: Ansel Adams Birthday – Anniversary.

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