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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday 11 May 2014

Observed first in 1907 at the request of Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia, PA, who asked her church to hold a service in memory of all mothers on the anniversary of her mother’s death. In 1909, two years after her mother’s death, Jarvis and friends began a letter-writing campaign to create a Mother’s Day observance. Congress passed legislation in 1914 designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. Some say the predecessor of Mother’s Day was the ancient spring festival dedicated to mother goddesses: Rhea (Greek) and Cybele (Roman).

Mother's Day - 100th Anniversary
Today is Sunday 11 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

  • Each Sunday, Olive Tree Genealogy offers a new blogging prompt under the heading Sharing Memories. This week’s prompt: My Mother The Adventurer. If you write your own blog and you are participating in this challenge, please use the hashtag #52SharingMemor.

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 11: The Home Front. Did your family experience rationing during the war? Discuss what items were rationed and how the family was affected.

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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