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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday 21 August 2014

Aug 21– Oct 15, 1858. At Ottawa, IL, Abraham Lincoln began a series of debates throughout Illinois with Stephen A. Douglas that would propel Lincoln to national notoriety. Republican Lincoln was challenging Democrat Douglas’s bid for reelection to the US Senate. The two men conducted seven spirited public debates that often wrestled with the question of slavery in US territories. Although Douglas won reelection, Lincoln’s eloquence gained him acclaim and he was chosen to be the Republican Party’s candidate for president in the 1860 elections. In 1860 Lincoln defeated Douglas to become president.

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Today is Thursday 21 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: American Bar Association founded – Anniversary, Lincoln-Douglas Debates – Anniversary, and Poet’s Day.

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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