REGISTER: DearMYRTLE’s Nov 2017 Hangouts

GenDoc STUDY GROUP 8 (60 minutes) Wednesday, 1 Nov 2017 – Register hereChapter 8 “Authors, Creators & Informants” from Thomas W. Jones’ Mastering Genealogical DocumentationNoon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

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WACKY WEDNESDAY (60 minutes) “Syncing with Ancestry Member Trees” Using Family Tree Maker 2017 and RootsMagic 7Wednesday, 1 Nov 2017 – Register here. Based on Cousin Russ’ FTM User question: “Would you rather start your tree on FTM 2017 and sync to Ancestry or start in Ancestry and sync back to FTM 2017?”  See: http://ftmuser.blogspot.com/2017/10/ftm2017-user-question-where-to-start.html 
9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles), UTC-7 hours

MONDAYS WITH MYRT (90 minutes) 6 Nov 2017 – Register here.  Practical, down-to-earth advice for family historians. We talk about everything that’s come across our genea-desks in the past week. Powerful breakthroughs happen during our live hangouts. Catch the rebroadcast here, along with all the links we mentionNoon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

GenDoc STUDY GROUP 9 (60 minutes) Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017 – Register hereChapter 9 “Citing Absent, Hidden, Obvious and Perplexing Dates for Sources, Information, and Events” from Thomas W. Jones’ Mastering Genealogical DocumentationNoon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

DNAGen STUDY GROUP (60 minutes) Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017 – Register hereOpen Q & A with Blaine T. Mettinger, co-author of Genetic Genealogy in Practice. Now also available in Kindle format. 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles).

MONDAYS WITH MYRT (90 minutes) 13 Nov 2017 – Register herePractical, down-to-earth advice for family historians. We talk about everything that’s come across our genea-desks in the past week. Powerful breakthroughs happen during our live hangouts. Catch the rebroadcast here, along with all the links we mentionNoon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

GenDoc STUDY GROUP 10 (60 minutes) Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 – Register hereChapter 10 “Citing Numbered, Grouped, and Subgrouped Offline Sources and Information Items” from Thomas W. Jones’ Mastering Genealogical DocumentationNoon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

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WACKY WEDNESDAY (60 minutes) Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 – Register here. Topic to be announced based on discussions during Mondays with Myrt. 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)

 

GENEALOGY GAME NIGHT(60 minutes) Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 – Register here. This is your chance to practice using your headset mic and web cam while we play Who’s In My Line?There will be prizes! 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)

MONDAYS WITH MYRT (90 minutes) 20 Nov 2017 – Register here. Practical, down-to-earth advice for family historians. We talk about everything that’s come across our genea-desks in the past week. Powerful breakthroughs happen during our live hangouts. Catch the rebroadcast here, along with all the links we mention. Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

GenDoc STUDY GROUP 11 (60 minutes) Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017 – Register here. Chapter 11 – “Answering the Wherein and Whereis Citation Questions for Online Sources” from Thomas W. Jones’ Mastering Genealogical Documentation. Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

 

MONDAYS WITH MYRT (90 minutes) 27 Nov 2017 – Register here. Practical, down-to-earth advice for family historians. We talk about everything that’s come across our genea-desks in the past week. Powerful breakthroughs happen during our live hangouts. Catch the rebroadcast here, along with all the links we mention. Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

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GenDoc STUDY GROUP 12 (60 minutes) Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 – Register here. Read the chapter in advance. Panelists will provide samples in their homework. Chapter 12 – “Identifying Offline Publishers and Repositories” from Thomas W. Jones’ Mastering Genealogical Documentation. Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)
THE ARCHIVE LADY (60 minutes) Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 – Register here. We visit with Melissa LeMaster Barker, a professional county archivist. 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)

 

RootsTech: Humans of New York Brandon Stanton to Keynote

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RootsTech is delighted to announce that Brandon Stanton, creator of Humans of New York, will be the keynote speaker at RootsTech 2018, on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Stanton is a world renowned photographer and storyteller. He is recognized for his incredible talent of telling the story of everyday people he photographs, helping them feel important. At RootsTech 2018, Stanton will share his story, motivations, and some of the messages that his camera has captured in his quest to find the stories that drive the lives of the people of our world.

In 2010, Stanton was laid off as a bond trader in Chicago. Undaunted, he bought a camera and set out to create a photographic census of 10,000 everyday people on the streets of New York. He published his initial work on his website, Humans of New York, and then added quotes of his subjects to create short, heartfelt, personal glimpses from their lives. His efforts were noticed—gaining over 20 million fans across TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

Stanton’s work beautifully illustrates that every life has a story—an important story. He masters the art of visually telling each person’s story, which he now conveys in his popular new weekly Facebook series for a TV show called Humans of New York: The Series. Some messages are sweet, some surprising, some sad, and many contain homespun nuggets of insights that people have found in the chronicles of their lives.

Since his journey began in 2010, Stanton and his camera have roamed the streets of New York and through more than 20 different countries, including the streets of some of the world’s most remote and troubled regions. The storytelling power of his social media sites have provided a platform to raise money to help change the situations of thousands of people in difficult circumstances.

Stanton is also the author of two books that catapulted to number one on the New York Times Bestsellers list: Humans of New York (2013), and Humans of New York: Stories (2015). His Children’s book, Little Humans (2014), a 40-page photographic picture book, was featured on the New York Times Children’s book bestseller list.

Learn more about Brian Stanton’s RootsTech 2018 appearance or his Humans of New York website, Facebook, and Instagram pages.

About RootsTech

RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch, is a global conference celebrating families across generations, where people of all ages are inspired to discover and share their memories and connections. This annual event has become the largest of its kind in the world, attracting tens of thousands of participants worldwide.

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NOTE from DearMYRTLE: I serve as an official RootsTech Ambassador and am pleased to share this good news. Register for RootsTech now at www.RootsTech.org . Hope to see you 28 Feb-3 March at the Salt Palace in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.


 

Finding Your Roots | Episode Four “The Vanguard”

Featuring Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ava DuVernay and Janet Mock

Three guests who have helped to redefine Black America in the last decade find their identities challenged as they learn about their family origins.

Ava DuVernay traces her stepfather’s roots in Alabama — an inspiration for her breakout film Selma —to his third great-grandfather, a former slave who registered to vote in the same region where Selma took place; however, her biological roots place her family in the Haitian Revolution on the opposite side she expected: as white French slave owners fleeing the revolt.

Ta-Nehisi Coates follows the ancestry of his Black Panther father to Virginia, where his fourth great-grandmother saw the transition from slavery to freedom, and his mother’s family to Maryland, where his third great-grandmother had a very different experience of the slave era (she lived in freedom and became a successful property owner).

Janet Mock follows the Mock surname to Louisiana, where her third great-grandfather appears to have chosen the name of his white owner, and her maternal roots to Hawaii, where her second great-grandparents were farm laborers and her great-grandmother resisted U.S. encroachment on Hawaiian culture by refusing to learn English.

By placing their ancestors’ lives in the larger context of history, our guests gain a deeper appreciation for their family narratives and see how those narratives illustrate the diversity of the black experience— a diversity that is even reflected in their DNA.

Go to PBS.org/FindingYourRoots to catch up on last week’s episode, “Puritans and Pioneers” featuring Ted Danson, William H. Macy and Mary Steenburgen.

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NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at Finding Your Roots.

Three mainstays of modern-day Hollywood discover family legacies that predate the United States itself.

Ted Danson learns of two Colonial ancestors who broke the mold: a Connecticut Revolutionary colonel who allowed his slave to buy his freedom, and famed iconoclast Anne Hutchinson, who was banished from Massachusetts Bay for her subversive religious views.

William H. Macy learns of his own family’s nonconformists — a Puritan punished for helping Quakers who went on to help purchase Nantucket, and a Confederate widow who committed pension fraud to attempt to regain the family’s financial stability.

Mary Steenburgen’s ancestors, too, refused to follow the script, including a rowdy drunkard who served under George Washington in the French and Indian War, and a Tennessee soldier who paid the price of siding with the Union by being sent to one of the Civil War’s most notorious prison camps.

Taken together, these diverse stories from the past show our guests how personal choices can change history.

CLICK this link to find info about local listings: http://www.pbs.org/weta/finding-your-roots/watch/tv-schedule

IMAGE: Henry-Louis-Gates-Jr.-Headshot-Courtesy-of-Ark-MediaMEET THE HOST
For more than a decade, renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has helped to expand America’s sense of itself, stimulating a national conversation about identity with humor, wisdom, and compassion. Professor Gates has explored the ancestry of dozens of influential people from diverse backgrounds, taking millions of viewers deep into the past to reveal the connections that bind us all. Read Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s Full Bio Here.

“CG®” Officially Registered with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The follwing was just received from our friends at the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

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News Release 16 October 2017 – Board for Certification of Genealogists®

The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) obtained official registration of its “CG” mark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and was assigned Registration #5280660. This registration offers several legal benefits such as
• the right to use the federal registration symbol ® for CG,
• a legal presumption of ownership of the mark and the exclusive right to use it nationwide,
• the right to bring a federal lawsuit against infringers and recover damages and attorney’s fees, and
• a means of stopping “cybersquatters” from registering a domain name using the mark.

“We are pleased to achieve this level of protection through the trademark registration,” said Michael S. Ramage, JD, CG, the Board’s General Counsel. “The Board for the Certification of Genealogists thanks all of the volunteers who have worked over the years to achieve the protection of the CG designation provided by the trademark registration, including Donn Devine, JD, CG; and Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL.”

BCG currently uses several marks in addition to the CG mark. Our name and certification mark—Board for Certification of Genealogists and Certified Genealogist—are also registered trademarks. Our credentials other than our registered certification marks—CGL and Certified Genealogical Lecturer—are service marks. If a mark is not registered with the USPTO, the trademark owner may not legally use the ® symbol in connection with the mark.

For questions or more information contact office@BCGcertification.org.