Friday, August 15, 2014

WikiChicks Whaddya Miss? Friday, August 15, 2014

  1. Here are the NEWS, EVENTS & RESEARCH TIPS that we shared today across social media!
  2. ON OUR BLOG TODAY!:

  1. NEWS from around the GENEALOGY community:

  2. These people need some HEIR RESEARCHERS! go getta'm folks! And perhaps find me a piece of this pie while you're at it! http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/nova-scotia-sitting-on-4m-in-unclaimed-estates-1.2736858?cmp=rss
  3. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has identified a site in suburban Maryland for a new, $40 million facility that will house its archives. More about the move here:
    apne.ws/1nXLrFL
  4. Australia also had internment camps during WWII after Pearl Harbor, but included Germans, Italians and Japanese.... http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/comment/japanese-internment-a-dark-chapter-of-australian-history-20140814-103ldy.html
  5. I said this before and I'll say it again - I hope we in the states will be able to watch "Secrets from the Asylum" - While it is kinda sensational form of WDYTYA, it is an aspect of history often overlooked. dailym.ai/1pjiQQ2
  6. It's been a while since we heard from FHISO (Better GEDCOM folks) Care to help participate?  http://fhiso.org/2014/08/technical-work-begins-at-fhiso/
  7. Better than finding $5 in an old wallet... finding family history in a $15 desk!   http://www.14news.com/story/26285556/mount-vernon-woman-makes-dresser-drawer-discovery
  8. RESEARCH TIPS :

  9. In honor of Australian National Family History month, MyHeritage is offering free access to their Australian records from today, Aug 15, thru the 22nd.   http://blog.myheritage.com/2014/08/free-access-to-millions-of-australian-records/
  10. Nebraska ancestors? Here are some research tips! http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/2109874.html
  11. You can check out the US Holocaust Memorial Museum's collection here:  http://www.  ushmm.org/research/research-in-collections 
  12. EVENTS! 

  13. WDYTYA Live! Scotland! August 29-30 expecting 4,500 attendees looking to find who they think think they are. bit.ly/1rdsVkw
  14. It's Local History Month at the Louisville KY Public Library! If you're in the area, be sure to check out all the free programs they have going on just about daily from Aug 19th thru the 29th:    http://www.lfpl.org/events/?com=searchresult2&t=41
  15. Madison NJ Historical society teams up with the Villa Lorraine Facebook group to trace the history of an estate "Villa Lorraine", the 19th century home of Theodore Washington Stemmler. This sounds like an interesting program on area and the house history!    http://newjerseyhills.com/madison_eagle/news/madison-estate-and-its-family-to-be-traced-aug/article_9e19e490-22f7-11e4-8a31-001a4bcf887a.html#user-comment-area

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