Welcome to Weekend Warm-up featuring a few of our favorite posts from the week to get you hyped up and ready to research! With FGS 2014 rapidly approaching (I'm heading down to San Antonio in 10 days - can't wait!) today's Weekend Warm-up is all about ideas to help you with preparing to go to a genealogy conference.
The Nova Scotia government is sitting on close to $4 million from dozens of estates, but can't find their long-lost heirs. George Alexander Getley was a widower with no children and no living siblings, nieces or nephews when he died in 1995 at the age of 86. He left no will.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has identified a site in suburban Maryland for a new, $40 million facility that will house its archives. The museum announced last year that it would build the David and Fela Shapell Family Collections and Conservation Center to store its collection, which is expected to double in size over the next decade.
Illustration: John Shakespeare Mary Nakashiba remembers the precise moment her life changed, more than 70 years ago, just after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbour. She and her family were arrested at their Darwin home, then transported south by ship. After two weeks, the family disembarked in Sydney on a steamy January morning.
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
By Christopher Stevens Wrapped in wet bedsheets for hours at a time, submerged in baths of iced water, or held down under jets of freezing water - it sounds like torture. Or, as comedian Al Murray says, like a New Age therapy Hollywood's Gwyneth Paltrow might pay a fortune to undergo.
The Family History Information Standards Organisation (FHISO) is pleased to announce that its Technical Standing Committee is starting the technical work on a new, open genealogical standard. We are seeking to build an active and diverse community to collaborate in this process, and we encourage FHISO members and non-members alike to participate.
Mount Vernon family makes dresser drawer discovery and finds owner Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014 8:07 PM EDT Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014 8:28 PM EDT MT. VERNON, IN (WFIE) - A family in Mount Vernon finds a piece of another family's history hidden in a dresser drawer.
Do you have Australian ancestry? Would you like to learn more about the lives of your ancestors and uncover your family history? In honor of Australian National Family History Month, we invite you to discover your Australian heritage with FREE access to many of our Australian record collections from August 15-22, 2014.
Susan Doak SW Nebraska Genealogy Society McCOOK, Neb. -- When I am researching I often come across little stories of Nebraska that strike me as fascinating and yet not quite enough to do a whole article on. What you will find within these stories may not seem to be genealogy related, but they are.
Collections Search provides access to records across the Museum's collections, including publications, photographs, objects, documents, moving images, music, and oral histories. The Museum's collection is the basis for investigating aspects of the Holocaust and its lasting impact. There are many different ways that people can use the collection, in person and online, to learn about the Holocaust and conduct research.
The National Acadian Day is observed in Canada each year on August 15, celebrating the Assumption of Mary. It was during the first National Convention of the Acadians held at Memramcook, New Brunswick, in 1881 that the Acadian leaders received the mandate to set the date of this celebration.
THOUSANDS of fans of hit BBC show Who Do You Think You are? are heading to Glasgow to delve into their past. They will be able to consult with leading genealogists, track down their ancestors and even undergo a DNA test.
MADISON - In a rare Saturday-in-August event for the Madison Historical Society, the society together with the Villa Lorraine Facebook group will trace the history of Madison's onetime "Villa Lorraine" estate at what is now Summerhill Park off Ridgedale Avenue and the family of the estate's 19th century owner, Theodore Washington Stemmler, at 10 a.m.