ARCHIVED: AmericaGen Study Group & Moustache Duct Tape


What does moustache duct tape have to do with anything? During this study group, Ol’ Myrt will be wearing this sticky reminder that panel participants are taking turns moderating our discussions. Kudos to Sheri Fenley and Cheri Hudson Passey for reviewing panelist homework and conducting this Chapter 1 “Understanding Genealogical Research” webinar. Wasn’t this session fun and informative? We can all agree these two did a marvelous job.

Val Greenwoods bookSYLLABUS
The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy 4th Edition by Val D. Greenwood, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.) Available in paperback

Register for future sessions here

Chapter 1 “Understanding Genealogical Research” combined homework –



00:38:29 Janine Edmée Hakim: Good noon to one and all
00:38:49 Jackie Wilson: Good morning all!
00:44:38 Valerie Eichler Lair: I am SO excited for the 1st session of this study group and to see my genie-buds Sheri and Cheri as co-moderators. Great to see my fellow panelists from the GenDoc Study Group. Y’all are going to rock! 🙂
00:47:10 Cousin Russ: Chapter 1 “Understanding Genealogical Research” Homework by Shelley Viola Murphy
00:56:08 Cousin Russ: Liberty Evanko’s Chapter 1  “Understanding Genealogical Research” Homework –
00:56:16 Cary Bright: Great Job Liberty! Welcome to the DearMYRTLE Panelists Club. You will love how you stretch your comfort zone, but learn lots!
01:00:07 Cousin Russ: Sue Tolbert’s Chapter 1 “Understanding Genealogical Research” Homework

01:00:53 Valerie Eichler Lair: I have the Litchfield-Lair method…read 6+ times! LOL And review and re-read things you obtained several years ago…new outlook on things you may not have known back then. You learn as the years progress.

NGSQ Study Group
01:03:18 Cousin Russ: NGSQ Study Groups
103:22 Cousin Russ: NGSQ Study Group


01:03:32 Cary Bright: Death of my father in 1997, he was an only child and had all his mother’s photos and records. Did not know who they all were. So that started my “research”. I also took the stand that I wanted to honor some of the items and took them out of the boxes but they needed context and some of the stories. I am glad I stuck with it as I have gained so much in the process!

NGSQ in SL Promo graphic

01:03:36 Danine Cozzens: Must you be an NGS member to join the group on Second Life? [Note from Ol’ Myrt – You will not be able to view the article in advance as study group participants are required to do.]

You’ll need to create an avatar. Here’s the webinar we hosted earlier this month demonstrating how to create and maneuver your avatar. Once in Second Life, search for the Just Genealogy Fire Pit to teleport where NGSQ Study Group sessions are held.

01:05:33 Cousin Russ: Chapter 1 “Understanding Genealogical Research” Homework Cheri Hudson Passey

01:05:47 Maria Tegtmeier: The perfect storm of people and examples got me hooked to genealogy. The right people and questions about my husband’s grandmother that was smuggled into Germany from Poland was the what completely submerged me into genealogy.


01:07:27 DearMYRTLE: Evernote

01:08:55 DearMYRTLE: So the REPOSITORY Is needed because it is an unpublished manuscript available ONLY at that building.

1:10:40 Cary Bright: I love that was not mentioned once!
01:13:52 Jackie Wilson: I started my search so I could find my birth family plus trying to find my adopted father’s father’s family.
01:14:11 Robbin Smith: I got into genealogy because there was a family legend that we were related to Amy Vanderbilt
01:17:29 Danine Cozzens: I got into research when my parents brought home piles of genealogical research from a relative. They had no idea how we were related to all these Patricks. And I loved a good puzzle!

01:17:37 Cousin Russ: Sheri Fenley’s Chapter 1: “Understanding Genealogical Research,” Homework

01:19:08 Jackie Wilson: The February NGSQ study group just led me to an article I really need to read as I will be researching that county!

01:19:59 Cary Bright: The Entire Family Group is even more important with DNA matches to the point I think we need different pedigree charts that list the siblings at a quick glance.


01:20:10 Cousin Russ: Elizabeth Shown Mills’ QuickLesson 11: Identity Problems & the FAN Principle
01:20:52 Liberty Evanko: YES I feel like current pedigree charts are limiting, especially when doing DNA.
01:23:16 Robbin Smith: just came back from SLIG
01:23:34 Melinda Culpon: That is why this book is so important – covering basics
01:24:30 Cary Bright: The big take away for me is you should be always ready to learn in genealogy. The more you know the better you will do.
01:27:45 Jackie Wilson: Was that Lisa on an airplane?
01:28:13 Anna Matthews: And brave to be the first ones, too. Great job!
01:28:20 Melinda Culpon: Lisa was on a train
01:28:21 Linda Stufflebean: Thank you for taking on this challenge. I enjoyed this first session.
01:28:21 Valerie Eichler Lair: ROFLOL with the cute duct tape DearMYRTLE!!! 🙂 And yes, a GREAT job by Sheri, Cheri, and everyone’s homework.
01:28:23 Jackie Wilson: Great job!
01:28:38 Robbin Smith: great class
01:28:41 Betty-Lu Burton: A real good job
01:29:06 Leah Smith: This session was so much fun! Almost like meeting a group of friends for lunch.
01:29:06 Donna Hill: Great job, Sheri and Cheri!!
01:31:20 Cousin Russ: The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy 4th Edition by Val D. Greenwood, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.) Available in paperback
01:31:30 Cousin Russ: Chapter 1 combined homework
01:32:58 Robbin Smith: extended family chart
01:34:34 Joanne Shackford Parkes: Working shared DNA matches has really helped work the family lines – learn so much more as I research those various other dependencies!

Cumulative list of Study Group Sessions


2nd Annual Heirloom Recipe Exchange & PC Party

Heirloom Recipe
We had so much fun last year when Wendy Gunderson hosted our heirloom recipe exchange that I invited her back. In the interim, we’ve discovered we are real-life cousins! So move over Cousin Russ, make room for another relative. 

2nd Annual Heirloom Recipe Exchange
& Pampered Chef Party
3rd thru 12th February 2018

The party itself takes place in a Facebook group. Click here to join.  This is where we may share our photos of old recipe cards, marvel at things like our grandmother’s apron, and discuss the recipes and implements Wendy shares with us. In addition to this and several Facebook LIVE videos hosted by Wendy, Ol’ Myrt invites you to the following 2 webinars. Purchases are not required to participate.  

3 FEB 2018 – WENDY’S BIG REVEAL as she pours through her great-grandmother’s old recipe cards. It’s all about updating old ingredients to what we have today.

12 FEB 2018 – VALENTINES DAY IDEAS – special treats for that special someone.

9pm Eastern US (New York)
8pmam Central US (Chicago)
7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)

If you need a time zone converter, this is the one Ol’ Myrt uses:

Registration link:

Other fun things we will be doing during the multi-day event

Share a memory

  • “Share a Memory” Contest (Ol’ Myrt will give away a cookbook from her remote offices at
  • “Guess that implement” Game
  • Facebook Live Demos
  • Pampered Chef Door Prize Registration:

Share a memoryASK TO JOIN the 2nd Annual Heirloom Recipe Exchange & PC Party Facebook Group:



ARCHIVED: GenDoc Study Group (series & homework links)


View on DearMYRTLE’s YouTube Channel:
Syllabus: Thomas W. Jones. Mastering Genealogical Documentation, (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2017.) Softbound available from the publisher’s website Kindle format at Amazon here:

Homework is submitted in advance by panel participants. To observe copyright, they are encouraged to use their own research example to illustrate a point made in each chapter.

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Myrt’s Musings

24 Jan 2018

Dearest Cary, Claudia, Dave, Hilary, Lisa, Melinda, Marceline, Sheri, Valerie, and Cousin Russ,

The value of your participation in the GenDoc Study Group these past 17 sessions has proved invaluable. Each week, your homework provided intriguing and varied case studies. We couldn’t have assigned portions of a chapter with better results than each of you somehow manage. Taking “the part of the chapter that spoke to you” proved a good strategy – your examples certainly put our citation skills to the test. I know attendees who cannot believe there was no scripting, no assignments. Our only collaboration has been during the 30 minutes before Ol’ Myrt here hits those “start broadcast” and “recording” buttons.

When Cousin Russ and I branched out into study groups, we aimed for conversation. We wanted to get out from behind the podium, leaving the lecture circuit behind. We wanted to roll up our sleeves and consider together how to improve research skills.

Your efforts have eclipsed anything we could have imagined for the study of Dr. Thomas W. Jones’ Mastering Genealogical Documentation.

Please accept my sincere and heartfelt gratitude for the effort you’ve put into this project.

“Proudly to you!”

That’s something my very literate, always grammatically correct father used to say with enthusiasm, as if he were jumping out of his shell when his children or grandchildren did something wonderful.

I consider you ten of the best minds in the field. I am honored to have you as colleagues, but more importantly appreciate your friendship.

With gratitude,
Myrt     🙂
Your friend in genealogy.



ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 29 Jan 2018


Tune in to the archived version of our latest webinar – Mondays with Myrt held 29 Jan 2018. You’ll find selected chat dialog and the links we mention below this embedded video.

We looked at Pat Kuhn’s ancestor’s “young men’s” WWII draft card indexed at Ancestry pointing to the image on Fold3, and caution all to watch what information gets shared during a Family Tree Maker sync or RootsMagic share option.Many explained they manually update their personal database with images from hints on various websites. That way transcriptions are most accurate, and citations can be custom crafted.

DearMYRTLE is concerned when people use the FamilySearch prompt with possible names for temple work. These are prompts for research to ensure the name and identifying info is truly an ancestor. We find out what Elizabeth Shown Mills has to say about the necessity of citing a repository – there is one instance where it is essential.

Moving on, we tackled the various RootsTech passes (different days/prices) and that it’s best to download the handouts via computer so you can save the file with a recognizable name. Dropbox would make these available to any of your devices. One may take the TRAX train from the airport if your hotel does not have a shuttle. See the embedded map below.

Find out about hashtags, #GenChat, and Tweet Deck for what Cheri Passey calls “The fastest hour in genealogy!”


Upcoming Events

AmericaGen STUDY GROUP – Chapter 1
31 Jan 2018 – Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central (Chicago), 10 am Mountain (Salt Lake City and Denver), 9am Pacific (Los Angeles)

Researchers Guide to American Genealogy 4th Edition by Val D. Greenwood, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.) Available in paperback
Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central (Chicago), 10 am Mountain (Salt Lake City and Denver), 9am Pacific (Los Angeles)

Albion’s Seed Study Group
Syllabus – Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America by David Hackett Fischer, 1989 (New York: Oxford University Press). Paperback available from

Wednesday, 31 Jan 2018 – 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)
The South of England to Virginia: Distressed Cavaliers and Indentured Servants 1642-75
Registration link for all sessions:

REGISTER for DearMYRTLE’s February Webinars

Plusword – A game show hosted by Sir Michael Daniels. Come support the home team as we meet two other teams in a match of wits. This is a “view and comment” only link. No need to register. Starts at 10pm Eastern US (New York) Friday, 9 Feb 2018.


RootsTech (Genealogy & technology conference) where DearMYRTLE is serving as an official RT Ambassador.
28 Feb through 3 March 2018 – at the Salt Palace in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.
Registration link:

Selected Chat Comments

00:36:32 Sheryl Whisenhunt: Good Morning from California.
00:36:57 Bill West: Good morning from a gloomy south of Boston
00:37:18 Pam Helm: Good Morning
00:39:47 Lisa Gorrell: Good morning, everyone!
00:41:20 JohnLaws: Hi from a cold but bright North Berwick

Regarding Pat Kuhn’s U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 research at Ancestry. (Screen shot below is the search result for Pat’s ancestors George Charles O’Donnell, born 1922.)

George Charles O'Donnell's WWII Draft Card

00:44:31 Deb Andrew: She only needs the Fold3 subscription, doesn’t have to upgrade the Ancestry account.
00:51:41 Betty-Lu Burton: The age is wrong. The card says 19 Ancestry says 20
00:54:04 Bill West: This is why I’m leery of syncing my Ancestry & RootsMagic trees. I download all records to my HD the old fashioned way and enter all data from the image,itself, not the transcription.
00:56:01 Lisa Gorrell: Be careful. This collection is not complete. Keep checking back. I did not find my two grandfathers’ cards. But I do have them from NARA.
00:57:04 June Butka: I found that names were added to my family Search tree that I didn’t add. I also found I could not add a second wife if the other wife’s name is already there.
00:58:09 RandySeaver: This is why I don’t attach records from Ancestry to my RootsMagic tree, and create my own source citatyions.
00:58:45 HilaryGadsby: Look at what the dataset covers I am looking for someone born in Illinois but they are not online yet.
00:59:39 Marian Koalski: I’m opinionated too, Randy. And Ancestry’s citations don’t have the needed info to re-find the record, even if you overlook their whimsical formatting
01:00:24 June Butka: It was a record hint I was trying to add. I can add them independently.

FamilySearch Temple Prompts

01:00:25 Betty-Lu Burton: FamilySearch will split large databases into smaller groups so they can start to get the information out sooner. Los Angeles County Death records are in at least 4 groups and we are working on reviewing the 3 and 4 groups. Still have a long way to go
01:00:46 HilaryGadsby: I have added second wife at Family Search
RootsMagic01:06:47 RandySeaver: duplicate Facts occur in RootsMagic when you merge a person with another

Cousin Russ01:08:35 Cousin Russ: Cousin Russ’ YouTube Channel:
01:08:41 Cousin Russ: Cousin Russ’ A Worthington Weblog:

DearMYRTLE’s OLD Blog:
DearMYRTLE’s NEW Blog Myrt’s Musings
01:09:26 Cousin Russ: DearMYRTLE’s YouTube Channel:
01:09:47 June Butka: That is useful. I need to get comfortable with the learning curve to where the Zoom Playbacks are with links.
01:10:01 Cousin Russ: DearMYRTLE’s Genealogy Community on Google+ Plus:
01:10:12 Cousin Russ: *HANGOUTS: Pay what you want* by DearMYRTLE.
01:10:37 Cousin Russ: DearMYRTLE’s Facebook Group:

01:11:04 Cousin Russ: GeneaWebinars Calendar of Hangouts, Webinars and Online Chats this coming week:
01:12:24 RandySeaver: My research/opinion/news/stuff blog is
01:14:38 HilaryGadsby: Can you share a calendar with just a few people?
01:16:12 RandySeaver: Way back when, I entered only libraries and public repositories because that’s where I found books or records. The repositories I entered 15 years ago are still in my source records.
01:16:28 Betty-Lu Burton: If it is on line then it has a URL and not a repository. Is not a repository a brick and morter building?
01:18:26 HilaryGadsby: Putting something online publishes it but what is published may only be an image not the original. What you cite depends upon what you see.
01:21:04 RandySeaver: Launa – I would state that in the repository field, and/or in the source comment field in RootsMagic

Elizabeth Shown Mill’s writes “Repositories need to be named when we have visited a facility to use an unpublished record that does not exist anywhere else except that facility.”

01:24:06 June Butka: The box wasn’t checked off above the previous link that said not shareable.
01:26:34 Marian Koalski: I think entering the repository is useful to everyone in the case of a rare book, too.
01:28:13 Cousin Russ: Linda – The Blog has a search field

01:28:22 Cousin Russ:
01:28:50 Cheri Passey: Dave, can’t wait to meet you in person at RootsTech!
01:30:11 Lisa Gorrell: This will be my first time at RootsTech. Couldn’t believe how many classes there are!
01:31:14 RandySeaver: It took almost an hour last night to download the Wednesday handouts from
01:31:21 Cheri Passey: So glad you will be there, Lisa!
01:31:55 RandySeaver: I’m going to download each day on different nights – it’s boring and requires attention to detail
01:32:47 Yvonne Demoskoff: Some of the labs are already filled up; darn.
01:33:38 Betty-Lu Burton: They still do not have the broadcast classes listed yet
01:34:38 RandySeaver: Betty-Lu – they usually announce them a week or so before it starts. You can sometimes suss it out by the Hall it uses. I think Hall C.
01:35:01 Betty-Lu Burton: Thanks Randy

RootsTech Smartphone App
01:37:26 Cousin Russ: 7 Ways the Mobile App Will Enhance Your RootsTech Experience [NOTE: The RootsTech mobile app, sponsored by WordPress, is now available for download from the App Store and the Google Play Store. ]
01:37:46 Yvonne Demoskoff: On the app, when I click to view Exhibit Hall in “Maps”, it closes the app; does anyone have this problem, too?
01:38:33 HilaryGadsby: Not tried it yet Yvonne
01:39:16 Yvonne Demoskoff: Oh ok, Hilary
01:39:34 RandySeaver: When I save the handout, I edit the file name for speaker name and title of the talk. Example: “Thomas Macentee – Using pinterest”
01:39:44 RandySeaver: It was the same thing as last year.
01:40:02 HilaryGadsby: Yvonne I will try after the webinar
01:41:40 Yvonne Demoskoff: Thanks, Hilary!
01:42:16 Dawn Carlile: That is what I did last year. I copy the title off the screen.

[NOTE:Here’s a Google Map of downtown Salt Lake City. Br sure to look for Harmon’s, our local grocery store with the great deli-department we mentioned during this show.]

01:43:53 HilaryGadsby: Going to Blue Lemon for Commonwealth Dinner this year
01:45:08 Yvonne Demoskoff: The Holiday Inn Express is across the street from the south entrance to the Salt Palace; very convenient
01:45:22 Dawn Carlile: Blue Iguana is excellent for Mexican food and the Siegried’s Deli is great.
01:46:29 Dawn Carlile: And they have a food court with lots of options at City Creek.
01:47:53 Dawn Carlile: If you need exercise you can walk to Harmon’s where they have a wonderful salad bar and you can eat upstairs or take it with you.
01:49:12 Yvonne Demoskoff: My husband and I bought a few food items from Harmon’s to bring back to our room at the hotel.
01:50:17 Linda Stufflebean: Hope the GeneaBloggers meet for lunch again at the Blue Lemon. [Yes, we will meet on Tuesday for lunch at 1pm.]
01:50:39 Cheri Passey: Me too. Linda!
01:51:05 HilaryGadsby: I need to check how to get from airport to The Radisson

01:51:21 Cousin Russ: One county’s switch to unalterable .PDF-A from microfilm –

TRAX logo
01:51:34 Lisa Gorrell: Hilary, you can ride the TRAX. [ This is the link to the Trax website: ]
01:51:44 Lisa Gorrell: I’m at the Radisson, too.
01:52:38 RandySeaver: We use the Express Shuttle service to/from SLC airport – only $10 per person
01:53:14 HilaryGadsby: When do you arrive?

01:53:54 Cousin Russ: #genchat
01:54:31 Cheri Passey: #genchat is so much fun! I call it the fastest hour in genealogy! I learn something new every time!
01:55:31 HilaryGadsby: I like Genchat but wrong time for me in the UK participate when I remember if I can

01:57:09 HilaryGadsby: I have used tweetdeck in the past
01:59:27 Cheri Passey: I use . One you enter the hashtag and join the group, it automatically puts it in for you.

02:00:23 RandySeaver: I’ve used Tweetchat and you get only the #genchat items in last first order. You can upload your message too.
02:00:41 Cheri Passey: Anna, that just means it will tweet into the chat with your account. It doesn’t produce tweets for you, it just shares what you tweet into the group.
02:03:15 AnnaMatthews: Thank you, Cheri. That’s good to know because I wanted to check it out.
02:03:42 Cousin Russ: The Legal Genealogist Judy Russell discusses obtaining DNA from a deceased relative.

02:08:19 HilaryGadsby: I might make it to Game Night in February
02:09:25 HilaryGadsby: I will miss MwM on Monday after RootsTech as will be travelling home from SLC.

02:10:43 Cousin Russ: @laurie_pratt writes A Letter to a Stranger #dna #genealogy
02:09:58 June Butka: It is a well written letter.
02:10:16 RandySeaver: I will miss the 2/26 MwM because I will be flying in after noon that day.

UN Holocaust
02:11:46 Cousin Russ: United Nations Department of Public Information 2018 Holocaust Remembrance Calendar of Events
02:12:05 Cousin Russ: MyHeritage CEO Gilad Japhet Tells the Stories of His Ancestors Who Were Victims of the Holocaust

02:15:15 Susan Bleimehl: Excellent show today. Thanks everyone!

The conversation continues here


REGISTER: Feb 2018 DearMYRTLE Webinars

DearMYRTLE's Profile PicThis is the lineup for February 2018 DearMYRTLE study groups and online events. Please note we are using a brand new interface called ZOOM. It’s way cool, and very easy to pick up. Most registration links I’ve created permit you to sign up for all meetings in the series.

If you need a time zone converter, this is the one DearMYRTLE recommends

Powerful #genealogy breakthroughs happen during our video hangouts. 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. This is our flagship webinar, held most Mondays in 2018. Registration link:
5 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018
19 Feb 2018
26 Feb 2018 LIVE! from the 3rd floor glass-enclosed nerve center at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. If you come early for #RootsTech2018, stop by in person!

Noon Eastern US (New York)
11am Central US (Chicago)
10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

Heirloom Family Recipes

Myrt’s 2nd Annual Heirloom Recipe Exchange & Pampered Chef Party

Wendy Gunderson will demo food prep during these webinars scheduled for 9pm Eastern US (New York) time.

  • 3 FEB 2018 – WENDY’S BIG REVEAL as she pours through her great-grandmother’s old recipe cards. It’s all about updating old ingredients to what we have today.
  • 12 FEB 2018 – VALENTINES DAY IDEAS – special treats for that special someone.

Other fun things we will be doing during the multi-day event:

ASK TO JOIN the 2nd Annual Heirloom Recipe Exchange & PC Party Facebook Group:

JewishGen Study Group
Featuring our mentor Emily Garber who has been conducting family history research since 2007. She specializes in Jewish genealogical research and has worked with records from both German-Jewish and Eastern European Jewish immigrants. Her client work has included research into narrowly-defined genealogical problems as well as development and writing of broadly-based family history narratives. In June 2013, she toured family shtetlach in Ukraine and explored archives in Lviv, Khmelnitsky and Zhitomyr. An archaeologist by training (B.A., and M.A.), she recently retired after a 30+ year career in natural resources management.
Registration link:
Wednesday, 7 Feb 2018
Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018
Noon Eastern US (New York)
11am Central US (Chicago)
10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

Albion’s Seed Study Group
Syllabus – Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America by David Hackett Fischer, 1989 (New York: Oxford University Press). Paperback available from

Registration link for all sessions:
9pm Eastern US (New York)
8pm Central US (Chicago)
7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)

Plusword – A game show hosted by Sir Michael Daniels
Come support the home team as we meet two other teams in a match of wits.
This is a “view and comment” only link. No need to register.
Friday, 9 Feb 2018
10pm Eastern US (New York)
9pmam Central US (Chicago)
8pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
7pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)

Genealogy Game Night – Who’s In My Line?
A great way to spotlight our ancestors. He or she doesn’t have to be famous. Try to get the panel to guess his/her occupation, location, place in history or ??? There will be prizes! THIS is the time to test out your mic and headset and learn to share your screen.
Registration link:
Saturday 17 Feb 2018
9pm Eastern US (New York)
8pm Central US (Chicago)
7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)

AmericaGen STUDY GROUP – Chapter 2
Syllabus – Researchers Guide to American Genealogy 4th Edition by Val D. Greenwood, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.) Available in paperback
21 Feb 2018
Noon Eastern US (New York)
11am Central (Chicago)
10 am Mountain (Salt Lake City and Denver)
9am Pacific (Los Angeles)

21 Feb 2018
We are delighted to feature our resident archivist Melissa Barker, who serves as the Certified Archives Manager at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives. A popular genealogical speaker, author and blogger, Melissa is also the FGS Forum Reviews Editor.

During #RootsTech2018 You’ll find DearMYRTLE will interview folks from around the world. Ol’ Myrt here is serving as an official 2018 RootsTech Ambassador.

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Myrt’s Musings

Here’s the link to DearMYRTLE’s Event Calendar –

Here’s the link to the GeneaWebinars Blog & Calendar of other genealogy webinars, chats and hangouts –

Here is a helpful video explaining how to join a Zoom webinar using your computer, tablet or smart phone. We’re going to have fun with this new toy!