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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday 19 May 2014

On 19 May 1780, at midday near-total darkness unaccountably descended on much of New England. Candles were lit, fowls went to roost and many fearful persons believed that doomsday had arrived. At New Haven, CT, Colonel Abraham Davenport opposed adjournment of the town council in these words: “I am against adjournment. The day of judgment is either approaching or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for an adjournment. If it is, I choose to be found doing my duty. I wish therefore that candles may be brought.” No scientifically verifiable cause for this widespread phenomenon was ever discovered.

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Today is Monday 19 May 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

Military Memories: 31 Writing Prompts to Celebrate Your Military Ancestors

Throughout the month of May, GeneaBloggers will be listing the Military Memories: 31 Writing Prompts to Celebrate Your Military Ancestors created by GeneaBloggers member and author Jennifer Holik.

May 19: The Home Front. Did any of your female ancestors lose a husband? How did that affect the family? When we think about the word ‘lose’ consider those men and women that came back from the war changed in some way either mentally or physically. Did any of your family’s soldiers live in a Veterans Hospital after the war? How did that affect the family?

Follow Jennifer Holik’s board Military Memories Writing Prompts 2014 on Pinterest.

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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