During today’s Mondays with Myrt we tackle the following perplexing problems perfectly properly.

  • 100 year anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the UK
  • Upcoming DearMYRTLE online events
  • 1939 Register
  • Google Calendar – entering new data
  • Jennifer Holik’s WWII research guide books
  • Whether NL stand for Newfoundland and Labrador or the Netherlands?
  • DNA, including Paul Woodbury’s guest post on GeneaMusings
  • Free BMD records at FindMyPast (1939 Register, too)
  • WorldCat
  • #RootsTech


00:29:01 Hilary Gadsby:
00:31:31 Susan Ennis: Hello from Harmony, PA! (Butler County)
00:31:34 Bill West: Good morning from sunny yet gloomy New England.
00:32:11 Dave Robison: I agree, Bill West…”Gloomy” New England!


00:33:48 Cousin Russ: Albion’s Seed Study Group – Wednesday, 7 Feb 2018 “North Midlands to the Delaware: The Friends’ Migration 1675-1725” 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: we start at 9pm Eastern US (New York)
00:34:00 June Butka: It is a great book. Found the pickle recipe. I will post later to Facebook.
00:34:51 June Butka: We are a diversified county.

00:34:58 Cousin Russ: Plusword – Friday, 9 Feb 2018 – 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.

00:40:06 Cousin Russ: Western Massachusetts Genealogical Society
00:40:37 June Butka: The passion does come through Dave.


00:50:57 June Butka: Don’t give up on Message Boards. (Years later is an awesome find.)

00:55:39 True Lewis: Thanks to my Dad serving in WW2 with the 470th Amphibious Truck Unit – Colored Troops.

00:56:47 Betty-Lu Burton: So some of the [RootsTech] presenters already know if they are live-streamed but not all.
00:57:05 Jacqueline Wilson: I had the privilege of meeting Jennifer at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library!!!!

00:59:07 Jennifer Holik: To learn more about WWII Research, books available, articles and more, please visit The World War II Research and Writing Center. New book releases will be announced through our newsletter later this month.

01:00:10 Jennifer Holik: Thank you everyone for having me. If anyone has questions, please feel free to email me at Looking forward to meeting you all at RootsTech in a few weeks.

01:00:18 Cousin Russ: English and Welsh Marriage Certificates to now list mother’s maiden name. Thanks for sharing
01:00:51 Betty-Lu Burton: I think a lot of people will be surprised when the USA celebrate the 100th anniversary of women being able to vote.
01:04:17 Cousin Russ: Free access to FindMyPast B, M and D through 8 Feb
01:04:59 Linda Stufflebean: I have Southern Swedish roots.
01:05:02 Betty-Lu Burton: just Norwegian
01:06:05 Dave Robison: I have dozens of Swedish ancestors through mtDHA results at Family TreeDNA. However, they all must be quite a bit far back as I have never been able to ID any MRCA’s


01:06:14 Cousin Russ: Looking for a book? Try WorldCat
01:06:23 June Butka: I love World Cat.
01:06:27 Danine Cozzens: Just found it a few days ago! Also can find libraries.
01:06:53 Jacqueline Wilson: I use both World Cat & OCLC. And I have found several that I can get thru inter-library loan.
01:09:21 Joanne Shackford Parkes: Love WorldCAT! Us it to research the names of Charles Shackford’s sheet music. Sometimes once I know the name of the music I can find a digital version! Do save the locations but those are sometimes very far away.
01:12:20 Yvonne Demoskoff: I’m making a list of those kinds of digitized books (view only at FHL) to look at when I’m at RootsTech
01:12:46 Dave Robison: Not today, but in a future MWM, we could discuss DPLA.
01:17:41 True Lewis: LoL. Fort Knox. I see it everyday.
01:18:23 Yvonne Demoskoff: Good tips; thanks, Myrt!
01:18:32 Randy Seaver: I went to San Diego FamilySearch Library on 1/24 and looked for things I can’t access at home – got 52 images – see
01:21:25 Jacqueline Wilson: And it is not free to borrow a book.
01:21:35 Karen Trearchis: I can’t find the article on that page.
01:21:55 Valerie Lisk: What is 6 degrees of separation? [Note: See 6 Degrees of Separation at WikiPedia/]

RootsTech Smartphone App
01:22:43 Cousin Russ:
01:22:57 June Butka: More cousins daily since Christmas DNA gifts results coming in now..
01:23:06 Randy Seaver: Paul Woodbury article on DNA in
01:23:16 Jacqueline Wilson: Blaine Bettinger has some great relationship charts that shows possible inheritance patterns. This really helps with adoption relationships
01:24:23 Karen Trearchis: Thank you Randy.

01:26:30 Susan Ennis: Just heard talk from Blaine Bettinger two weeks ago; key point from him: remember to click on the range for your results (i.e. 6%-22% of an ethnicity). Use this to correlate with results from cousins or siblings. Differences are normal. We only get a portion of our DNA from each ancestor.

NL should be Netherlands

01:26:56 Cousin Russ: Yvette Hoitink – How software corrupts our trees
01:27:05 John Laws: I’ve enough to keep my busy every day without DNA
01:28:23 Susan Ennis: A narrow range of the percentages indicates a more accurate result. I had not known that!
01:28:33 June Butka: It stresses the important to not use abreviations.
01:29:54 Randy Seaver: And it stresses to use accurate current country names so that you don’t fool readers and users
01:31:00 Karen Trearchis: The ethnicity results on my “myheritage” results sound reasonable to me as to my heritage. 44% North & West Europe (Irish, Scottish & Welsh; 38.9% South Europe (Greek) & 14% Eastern Europe (Balkan, East European. My background that I was aware of is Irish, a bit English, ?Welsh & Greek & a bit Albanian.)
01:31:47 Betty-Lu Burton: I use the index or abstract to try and determine if it is my family, but I then look at the image for the information I use in my software program

01:34:42 Cousin Russ: FindMyPast – 1939 Register
01:36:57 Joanne Shackford Parkes: Also, originally multiple sources listed the date of a marriage bann as the date of a marriage – seems that FamilySearch recently has added a field for marriage bans or marriage license so with recently indexed documents, this may have been fixed. However as mentioned earlier, when we can, we need to look at the original documents.
01:37:50 Hilary Gadsby: Understand what your record is and why it existed
01:39:13 Joanne Shackford Parkes: Also multiple birth records listed the place the birth was recorded — until you read the record you can’t tell that the specific line states the person was born in ex: Nashua, New Hampshire, not the place in Massachusetts where the birth was recorded. Does not seem to be a place to fix these indexing issues.
01:39:17 Hilary Gadsby: The closer you can get to original is the better

01:42:55 Randy Seaver: FMP says the 1939 Register was used to create ID cards up to 1952.
01:43:49 Pat Kuhn: my number of CM is different with my two cousins that are brother and sister
01:47:05 John Laws: For many years I used Chapmam codes but am now stanardising full address rather than abreviations
01:47:26 Randy Seaver: John, where do Chapman codes come from?

2nd Annual Heirloom Recipe Exchange

01:48:27 Cousin Russ: Myrt’s 2nd Annual Heirloom Recipe Exchange & Pampered Chef Party is ongoing from the 3-15 February 2018. Ask to join the 2nd Annual Heirloom Recipe Exchange & PC Party Facebook Group:
01:48:55 John Laws: Too much sugar / Salt etc
Preserving Family Recipes (book)01:49:20 Cousin Russ: Preserving Family Recipes: How to Save and Celebrate Your Food Traditions
01:51:37 Jacqueline Wilson: Joined
01:53:29 Jacqueline Wilson: Both my grandmother & mother made pickles, did canning, made jams, and froze all kinds of stuff. My grandmother made sauerkraut.
01:53:53 Hilary Gadsby: My mother made jelly and jam and sometimes pickled onions.
01:54:50 Jacqueline Wilson: Senf = mustard according to a German-English dictionary.
01:56:06 Karen Trearchis: I make jam.
01:56:41 Dawn Carlile: My grandmother was still cooking on a wood burning stove in the 1960s.
01:58:34 Karen Trearchis: My grandmother used to make the (Greek) pita dough to make spinach pie. My Dad told me she would roll out the dough with a broom stick on the kitchen table and would make it paper thin.
01:58:57 June Butka: Congratulations on the book.
01:59:35 Karen Trearchis: Sounds great!
02:00:10 June Butka: I learn to cook on a wood burning stove.
02:00:14 Pam Helm: Not sure how my Gram knew we were coming over to visit but she always had tea biscuits in the oven baking for us so we could have them hot with butter and a glass of buttermilk.
02:01:29 Valerie Eichler Lair: Some of the best times with my grandma and her sisters were spent in the kitchen. Great food and recipes shared.
02:01:52 Cousin Russ: Book of Me –
02:02:06 Valerie Eichler Lair: No….I did *not* inherit their baking gene! LOL
02:02:26 Hilary Gadsby: My grandmother used to make great apple pie on a dinner plate.

02:02:37 Cousin Russ: Nicka Smith – Home Training: Why genealogy conferences need a code of conduct

ethnicity02:04:24 Cousin Russ: DearMYRTLE and Cousin Russ recognize the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024. We reach out to _all_ regardless of race, color, creed or national origin with support for researching family and documenting cultural inheritance.
02:04:57 Jacqueline Wilson: I have never heard of that term – home training – we called it good manners.
02:06:06 Jacqueline Wilson: However, my parents did not teach me about this. They did the opposite – I had to teach myself!

DearMYRTLE's Profile Pic02:07:10 Cousin Russ: The conversation for today’s Webinar continues
02:08:22 Valerie Eichler Lair: Great conversations! Thank you all.