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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday 11 August 2014

Aug 11, 1921. Born at Ithaca, NY, Alex Palmer Haley was raised by his grandmother at Henning, TN. In 1939 he entered the US Coast Guard and served as a cook, but eventually he became a writer and college professor. His interview with Malcolm X for Playboy led to his first book, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, which sold six million copies and was translated into eight languages. Roots, his Pulitzer Prize– winning novel published in 1976, sold millions, was translated into 37 languages and was made into an eight-part TV miniseries in 1977. The story generated an enormous interest in family ancestry. Haley died at Seattle, WA, Feb 13, 1992.

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Today is Monday 11 August 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: David R. Atchison’s Birthday – Anniversary, Mike Douglas’s Birthday – Anniversary, Elvis Week Begins, Alex Haley’s Birthday – Anniversary, Presidential Joke Day – 30th Anniversary, and
    Watts Riot – Anniversary.

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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