Calendar bites, March 9

Read today’s Calendar bites for the agenda of this day’s family history events and historical celebrations.
Review our CalendarCall for PapersContests, or other pages to see what other events are coming up.

March 9

Birthdays

  • Barbie, 1959. More than 800 million Barbie dolls have been sold since her debut on this day.
  • Yuri Alexseyevich Gagarin, 1934. Russian cosmonaut, the first person to travel in space, in 1961.
  • Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov, 1890.  Not a bartender, but the Soviet People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs who claimed that Russian forces were dropping food and not incendiary bombs on Finnish forces during the Winter War, which led the Finns to christen their improvised gasoline bombs “Molotov cocktails.”
  • Amerigo Vespucci, 1454. Italian navigator, merchant and explorer for whom the Americas were named.

Celebrations                               

Discover What Your Name Means Day
Panic Day
. Just run around all day in a panic. Like every other day.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Day

Today’s events

See the Location pages for more information on these events:

FL – Finding Female Ancestors. Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, 1505 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL

IN – ACPL “14 Steps for re-thinking and solving genealogical problems”. Allen County Public Library Genealogy Discovery Center

NY – National Archives New York City. National Archives at New York City, 3rd floor Learning Center, One Bowling Green, NY, NY

UK – NIFHS A Beginner’s Guide To Facebook. Honneyman Room, NIFHS Research Centre, Unit C4, Valley Business Centre, 67 Church Road, Newtownabbey,  Co. Antrim, BT36 7LS.

UK – NIFHS Writing Up Your Family History. Honneyman Room, NIFHS Research Centre, Unit C4, Valley Business Centre, 67 Church Road, Newtownabbey,  Co. Antrim, BT36 7LS.

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Calendar Bites, Feb. 27

Read today’s Calendar bites for the agenda of this day’s family history events and historical celebrations.
You might also want to review our Calendar, Call for Papers, Contests, or other sections to see what is coming up.

Birthdays

  • Marian Anderson, 1897.First African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera.
  • Hugo La Fayette Black, 1886. Lawyer and US senator, served on the US Supreme Court.
  • James Thomas Farrell, 1904. American novelist.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807. American poet and writer.
  • Gene Sarazen, 1902. Famous golfer, and inventor of the sand wedge.
  • Elizabeth Taylor, 1932. Child star, film actress.
  • Ellen Terry, 1847. Popular English actress.

Celebrations                               

Open That Bottle Night
22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (2-term limit) Ratification Anniversary

World Sword Swallowers Day
Polar Bear Day
Strawberry Day
Kahlua Day (in case you didn’t open that bottle of wine)

Today’s events

AZ – Genealogical Society of Yuma Arizona Yuma Main Library 2951 S. 21st Drive Yuma AZ “The Romeo’s – What They Have Done to Restore the Pioneer Cemetery of Yuma” presented by Marilyn Young & members of the Romeo’s. 10 am.(Genealogical Society of Yuma Arizona) For more info: http://www.gsya.org/

CA – Santa Clarita Valley Family History & Technology Fair Valencia Family History Center 24443 McBean Parkway Valencia, CA 91355 Free and Open to the Public. This annual event is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to research and preserve your genealogy and family history. Both live and video presentations from experts and professionals in family history will help you discover tools and techniques for finding out more about your family tree and your ancestors. http://goo.gl/JXx7nW

CA – Turning Hearts to the Fathers Discovery Day 1880 Gettysburg Avenue Clovis, California 93611 Learn how to strengthen your family across generations. Hear encouraging messages from experts in the industry and other popular speakers who will help inspire you to: Seek your ancestors, Build your family tree, Discover and share your family’s stories, Furthering family history efforts using the latest and greatest technology available today. Whether you’re just starting your family tree, an avid hobbyist, or an experienced researcher, we have something for everyone! https://www.eventbrite.com

DE – Delaware Genealogical Society Geographic Timelines: 19th and 20th Century Urban Genealogy with Kimberly F. Bucklaw. 10:00 am For more information: http://delgensoc.org

GA – Georgia Genealogical Society Seminar Where: at Atlanta History Center, McElreath Hall, 130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW,Atlanta, 9 am to 4 pm Speakers are Andie Criminger and Karen Molohon. For moreinfo: http://www.gagensociety.org/events/2016/feb/27/471

GA – The Enduring Chronicle: Reconstruction and the Promise of Freedom  5780 Jonesboro Road Morrow, GA The program is free and open to the public but space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Lunch is provided. This annual program,in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chapter of AAHGS, is the continuation of the Enduring Chronicle series that celebrates the rich and varied documents relating to the Civil Rights Movement and African American history held within the National Archives at Atlanta. Thisyear’s program focuses on the years immediately following the American Civil War. Visit our website to register http://www.aahgsatl.org/

 IA – Beginning Genealogy Class  IGS Library, 628 E Grand Ave, Des Moines. with Donna Anderson. For more info: http://goo.gl/dZkfnq

SASK – Digital Storytelling Workshop Saskatchewan. Day 1: 1-4pm. Day 2: 10a-4pm. Create your own 3-to-5 minute digitalstory. With the facilitator’s assistance, participants will craft andrecord first-person narratives, collect photographs to illustrate theirstories and add music. For more information: http://goo.gl/VlH9R3

VA – Genealogy Research Class (2 of 4)  Bedford Public Library 321 N. Bridge St. Bedford VA 24523 The Bedford Genealogical Society Inc. will present a course in Genealogy Research on four consecutive Saturday mornings from 9 am – 12 noon. The syllabus loosely follows the textbook “Unpuzzling Your Past”by Emily Crooms. Used textbooks will be available for purchase. For more information:  http://bedfordgensociety.org/bgs/index.html 

WI – Milwaukee Co Genealogical Society’s Beginners Genealogy Series Description: General Library Research. For more info: www.milwaukeegenealogy.org

Check our calendar  or individual state pages for details of these and other genealogy events today in your area. Know of any other upcoming events? Please use the Submission tab and let us know!