DearFRIENDS,
Ol’ Myrt will be attending the National Genealogical Society’s annual family history conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We will arrive Tuesday, 1 May 2018 for the conference runs the 2nd-5th May. We will then travel to visit Mr. Myrt’s family in Ohio. So though it will be a “short” month of webinars, there will be much genea-stuff happening for the two of us. I wouldn’t miss Mondays with Myrt right after NGS, so Ol’ Myrt here can tell you about Kirsty Gray’s secret and all the latest news tfrom NGS Conference. If you cannot attend in person, be sure to catch the NGS 2018 LIVE STREAM –  Registration is now open.

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Toward the end of the month, we will travel to Athens, Georgia to attend the IGHR (Institute of History and Genealogy Research.) Ol’ Myrt is *finally* taking Course Four — Writing & Publishing for Genealogists with Course Coordinator: Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA. I have been anxious to take this course before Dr. Jones decides to retire from teaching as he has recently retired from co-editing the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. Classes start Saturday, 2 June 2018, bright and early and conclude 7 June 2018. Thought you might like to know the following materials are required for the class: YIKES! From this you can see Ol’ Myrt is in for a workout. I’ve been having a challenge cutting my writing sample down to 500 words. (You know how I like to ramble!

Required textbooks, prerequisites, or other student information

Students taking this course should be experienced genealogical researchers interested in writing genealogical articles and books. They should bring with them to the course a 500-word writing sample (excluding documentation) on any genealogical or historical topic.

Required textbooks – 
any electronic or print version of the following:

  • *Board for Certification of Genealogists. Genealogy Standards. Nashville, Tenn.: Ancestry.com, 2014.
  • *Curran, Joan Ferris, Madilyn Coen Crane, and John H. Wray, Numbering Your Genealogy: Basic Systems, Complex Families, and International Kin. Arlington, Va.: National Genealogical Society.
  • Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed. Worcester, Mass.: Merriam Webster, 2004.
  • Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence Explained. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company.
  • Strunk, William, Jr., and E. B. White. Elements of Style.

*Books that will be needed during the course.

Recommended textbooks

any electronic, online, or print version of the following: The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2010; Ross-Larson, Bruce. Edit Yourself: A Manual for Everyone Who Works with Words; Any usage dictionary.


MAY 2018 DearMYRTLE Webinars

MondaysWithMyrt

14 May 2018 Mondays with Myrt Our flagship webinar, where we talk about anything and everything that’s come across our genea-desks in the last week.
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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16 May 2018 WACKY Wednesday with DearMYRTLE’s *very* distant cousin Our topic is determined by our Mondays with Myrt discussions.
9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)


18 May 2018 Plusword (Live Game Show) hosted by Michael Daniels. No need to register in advance, just show up here UPDATED LINK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vO-B6ZCQMo The live broadcast begins at 10pm Eastern US (New York), 9pm Central US (Chicago),8 pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 7pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)


MondaysWithMyrt

21 May 2018 Mondays with Myrt Our flagship webinar, where we talk about anything and everything that’s come across our genea-desks in the last week.
Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)


23 May 2018 The Archive Lady 
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