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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday 29 April 2014

On 29 April 1899, Duke Ellington, one of the most influential individuals in jazz history, was born at Washington, DC. Ellington’s professional career began when he was 17, and by 1923 he was leading a small group of musicians at the Kentucky Club at New York City that became the core of his big band. Ellington is credited with being one of the founders of big band jazz. He used his band as an instrument for composition and orchestration to create big band pieces, film scores, operas, ballets, Broadway shows and religious music. Ellington was responsible for more than 1,000 musical pieces. He drew together instruments from different sections of the orchestra to develop unique and haunting sounds such as that of his famous “Mood Indigo.” Ellington died May 24, 1974, at New York City.

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Today is Tuesday 29 April 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

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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