Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday 21 July 2014

July 21, 1861. Union general Irvin McDowell was defeated by Confederate troops led by General Joseph E. Johnston at the first Battle of Bull Run at Manassas, VA. It was the first major engagement of the Civil War. It was during this battle that Confederate general T.J. Jackson won the nickname “Stonewall.” In the second Battle of Bull Run, Aug 29– 30, 1862, Union general John Pope was badly defeated by General Robert E. Lee.
Today is Monday 21 July 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: Battle of Bull Run – Anniversary, First Robot Killing – Anniversary, and Ernest Hemingway’s Birthday – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday 20 July 2014

National Ice Cream Day: Celebrate ice cream, the frozen confection enjoyed by almost 90% of Americans on "Sundae Sunday" which is always the third Sunday in July.
Today is Sunday 20 July 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: Locust Plague of 1874 Anniversary, Moon Day – 45th Anniversary, National Ice Cream Day, Riot Act of 1715 – Anniversary, and Special Olympics founded – Anniversary.
  • Each Sunday, Olive Tree Genealogy offers a new blogging prompt under the heading Sharing Memories. This week’s prompt: First Loss. If you write your own blog and you are participating in this challenge, please use the hashtag #52SharingMemor.

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New Genealogy Blogs 19 July 2014

New Genealogy Blogs - 19 July 2014

There are 4 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week. Remember to try and help out these new blogs by:

  • using any follow feature listed on the blog
  • adding them to your blog reader
  • adding a comment on their blog saying “hi” and “welcome”

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