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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday 5 May 2014

On 5 May 1893, Wall Street stock prices took a sudden drop. By the end of the year, 600 banks had closed. The Philadelphia and Reading, the Erie, the Northern Pacific, the Union Pacific and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroads had gone into receivership; 15,000 other businesses went into bankruptcy. Other than the Great Depression of the 1930s, this was the worst economic crisis in US history; 15– 20 percent of the workforce was unemployed.

panic of 1893
Today is Monday 5 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 5: Women in the War. Did any of your female ancestors join the military during WWII? Examine the reasons why a woman joined the Armed Forces in WWII. What did she contribute?

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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