Sunday, August 01, 2010

August 2010 Calendar of Events

If the twenty-fourth of August it be fair and clear,
Then hope for a prosperous autumn that year.

Holidays, History, and Heritage

National Back to School Month (United States).

Holiday Month (many European countries)

August 1: Anniversary of the 1st U.S. Federal Census
Swiss National Day

August 6: National Salvadoran-American Day (United States)

August 7: Purple Heart Day (United States)

August 7 - 9: Twins Day in Twinsburg, Ohio
(Do twins run in your family?)

August 9: Singapore Independence Day

August 10: Ecuador Independence Day

August 11: Ramadan begins

August 14: Pakistan Independence Day

August 15: Korea Independence Day
India Independence Day

August 17: Indonesia Independence Day

August 21: Hawaii Statehood Day

August 25: Uruguay Independence Day

August 31: Malaysia Independence Day

Do any of the above events feature in or affect your heritage, culture, or family history?

Carnivals and Other Blogging Events

Need help? Read my post, "How to Submit a Post to a Carnival", here.

Posted August 1 - the August 2010 Edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival - Favorite Season

Posted August 1 - the Wedding Issue of Shades of the Departed

Posted August 2 - the 3rd Edition of the Carnival of Genealogical Societies - Uniquely Us!

Posted August 4 - the 96th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - Scrapbooking Your Family History

Due August 20 - the 9th Edition of the Festival of Postcards - Locomotion

Due August 22 - the 21st Edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture - Irish Stories
Note: This Carnival is on sabbatical and will be published in November 2010.

Posted August 31 - the September 2010 Edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival - A Local Celebrity in Our Midst

Heads up! Submissions for the 4th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogical Societies (Genealogical Societies of Facebook) will be due September 7th. Also The Genealogy and Family History Blogger's Almanac is on vacation through August.

August 1 - Data Backup Day

Read Data Backup Day by Thomas MacEntee at Geneabloggers.

Genealogy Television Shows
(check your local listings for accurate local airing times and reruns)

The Generations Project
Monday Nights at 8 PM on BYU-TV
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Who Do You Think You Are?
Friday Nights at 8 PM on NBC
August 13 - Lisa Kudrow (repeat)
August 20 - Sarah Jessica Parker (repeat)
August 27 - Emmitt Smith (repeat)

Sunday, August 29th, 11 AM - 2 PM, Pacific Daylight Time
Read it here.

Go here to learn how to join Scanfest and our group of chatting, scanning family archivists, historians, and bloggers!

Go here to add the above deadlines and dates to your Google Calendar, courtesy of Thomas MacEntee of Geneabloggers.

August creates as she slumbers,
replete and satisfied.

--Joseph Wood Krutch


Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

Thanks for the shout-out for the Festival of Postcards!

Miriam Robbins said...

You're welcome, Evelyn!

gensearchdeb said...

Miriam, Thanks for the heads up on the August dates. I will be posting about the Twins day on the 7th at my blog I will reference your blog and this posting. My great-grandfather was a twin so I thought I would post a picture of him and his twin sister when they are older. Thanks again.

Miriam Robbins said...

You're welcome, Deborah. I hope to post an article about the twins in my and my husband's families as well...having a busy next few days, so no promises.

Thanks for the link to your blog...I always enjoy finding new ones!