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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday 24 August 2014

Aug 24– 25, 1814. British forces briefly invaded and raided Washington, DC, burning the Capitol, the president’s house and most other public buildings. President James Madison and other high US government officials fled to safety until British troops (not knowing the strength of their position) departed the city two days later.

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Today is Sunday 24 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: St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre – Anniversary, Eruption of Vesuvius – Anniversary, and British Invade Washington – War of 1812 Anniversary.
  • Each Sunday, Olive Tree Genealogy offers a new blogging prompt under the heading School’s out for Summer!. This week’s prompt: Let’s Visit Grandma. If you write your own blog and you are participating in this challenge, please use the hashtag #52SharingMemor.

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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