19:00:30 From Melissa Barker : Hello Everyone! And Mr. Myrt!
19:00:48 From Debi Polen : Hi!
19:00:59 From John Laws to All panelists : Hi Mr Myrt Welcome
19:01:00 From Marceline Beem : Hi everyone
19:01:03 From Janine Edmée Hakim : Hello
19:01:06 From JoAnn Lawrence : Goodevening from New Jersey
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, sexual orientation or national origin with support for researching family and documenting cultural inheritance.
19:01:59 From Alex Daw : Hi everyone from Brisbane Australia 🙂
19:02:34 From Janet Embrey : Hi all from Maryland, my first live Wednesay.
19:03:11 From Carol Petranek : Thanks for the disclosure, Pat — well done!!
19:08:58 From Carol Petranek : Janet Embrey – I am in Maryland, too – Silver Spring 🙂 Where are you located?
19:09:45 From Janet Embrey : Fallston
19:13:42 From Cousin Russ : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Little_Bighorn
19:36:43 From Alex Daw : Yay! Thanks for the map – I was just about to google all the places 🙂
19:38:35 From Sheri Fenley : Silly Question but would these soldiers who served during this particular time and place qualify for a pension? Like Rev War, War of 1812, etc.
19:41:45 From Sheri Fenley : Myrt he looks like the “man behind the curtain” in the Wizard of Oz
19:50:41 From Sheri Fenley : OK Thanks Mr. Myrt!
20:15:32 From Linda Stufflebean : Thank you for sharing a really interesting case study. When I think of military units, I think of everyone, except those ill or wounded, as mostly moving around together. It’s obviously not so! It would have been fun to discover that your Charles did fight at Little Big Horn. Excellent sleuthing!
20:19:28 From Alex Daw : Hi team – As a librarian [from Australia] and a fellow genealogist I just loved this presentation – wonderful books, great context. I was introduced to some neat ideas (looking at records on the big screen TV for example) and new-to-me-phrases/terms e.g. presentism, USRR, Ancestor’s Fan Club. Great stuff – thanks for all your hard work and thoughtful presentation. I don’t have any American ancestors that I know of but the principles can be readily applied to my own research.
20:23:59 From Molly McKinley : It was really interesting. I learned I don’t have the energy to look for that much info right now…LOL
20:24:19 From Pam Helm : Thank you everyone Very interesting. I might have to have my husband watch this as he was in the military and loves history. Maybe he can help me like Mr. Myrt helped you
20:24:49 From Alex Daw : Oh absolutely – your passion and enjoyment is palpable. Having a military expert on hand is fantastic.
20:26:54 From Marie Andersen : Thank you for an interesting and informative webinar!
20:27:46 From Debi Polen : Thank you all
20:27:48 From Launa Droescher : good
20:27:59 From Sherry Wilmes : Thanks! Fascinating and instructive!
10:00:39 From Melissa Barker : Hello Everyone! Listening in from the Houston County, TN. Archives!
10:01:02 From Janine Edmée Hakim : Hello all
10:01:28 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Good Morning, got my blueberry cobbler made and in the oven in time.
10:02:17 From Jacqueline Wilson : Hello from a gray and windy Chicago!
10:07:03 From Deb Andrew : Good morning.
10:08:59 From Hilary Gadsby : Lisa mentioned your taping up for AmericaGen when we got together yesterday evening.
10:09:39 From Jacqueline Wilson : Wangs?
10:10:09 From Hilary Gadsby : I wrote a cheque less than half an hour ago
10:10:58 From Melissa Barker : My first computer was a Commadore 64 too!
10:11:23 From Hilary Gadsby : Our first computer was a Vic 20 predecessor of the Commodore 64
10:12:05 From PATRICIA Schmitt : We had a 286 specially built and used AOL
10:13:13 From Doris Haskell : Our first computer was a Franklin Ace 1000, sold to us by the high school match teacher, who had them in his garage. It had 28K of RAM.
10:13:30 From Doris Haskell : It was Christmas of 1983
10:13:56 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Remember the Kaypro?
10:14:06 From Molly McKinley : Same here Russ. You had to have a cassette player you connected and programmed your own stuff.
10:14:39 From Deb Andrew : 1994 for the home. DH worked with them all his working life. His dad before him at TRW.
10:17:24 From Doris Haskell : And they had green lines across them.
10:18:37 From Deb Andrew : I remember having to do that.
10:19:11 From Doris Haskell : The computer had a phone jack on it.
10:20:31 From Irene : Mine was hooked up to a B&W TV and a tape recorder, also.
10:20:37 From Hilary Gadsby : We had a 128 still have our Vic 20 in the garage
10:21:03 From Irene : My first computer class was programing with punch cards on a mainframe.
10:21:26 From Molly McKinley : I still have a computer with a 3.5 disc reader
10:22:43 From Luin Leisher : At work, Burroughts E-101
10:23:20 From Molly McKinley : I really liked the AOL message boards and forums
10:24:20 From Irene : My mom was on from the mid 1990s and bought census records on CD from Broderbund (I think).
10:25:20 From Deb Andrew : FamilySearch has come a long way as well. It is nothing like it was when I found it.
10:26:34 From Doris Haskell : Probate packets, land and property records and newspapers fill in the blanks so well.
10:27:20 From Molly McKinley : The Family Treemaker CD’s aren’t able to be read anymore as far as I know. I finally threw mine away.
10:27:35 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : AOL was a huge resource hog.
10:28:23 From Irene : My students loved Dogpile when I was teaching computers.
10:32:04 From Deb Andrew : I had sveral cousins find me by the messages I had made looking for people in their sections.
10:34:12 From Valerie Lisk : I have not changed my original email address for the same reason.
10:36:04 From Deb Andrew : Bet you fo get the ads though.
10:36:24 From Molly McKinley : My favorite was GenForum
10:37:41 From Doris Haskell : The word “creep” would never come to my mind in reference to you.
10:38:35 From Danine Cozzens : Could someone please repost the homework link for the tardy me? Chat shows only from the point where I logged in.
10:39:07 From Doris Haskell : Merle Haggard put Muskogee on the map.
10:39:26 From Danine Cozzens : Thanks, Russ!
10:40:28 From Cousin Russ to All panelists : Time is moving – 2 more to go, I think
10:41:04 From Deb Andrew : They don’t check their spelling or grammer.
10:49:36 From Valerie Lisk : I have ngeorge
10:49:58 From Deb Andrew : My Tittle line always wants to bring up title .
10:50:15 From Valerie Lisk : sorry. George Ball and Joseph Fog.
10:52:02 From Cousin Russ : http://geneabloggerstribe.com/
10:53:15 From Deb Andrew : My page is a micro blog.
10:54:05 From Deb Andrew : They are updating their brand.
10:55:01 From Cousin Russ : Katherine Willson’s https://socialmediagenealogy.com/genealogy-on-facebook-list/
10:59:51 From Molly McKinley : That way you knew if someone came while you were away…
11:00:16 From Deb Andrew : Probably didn’t want ticks, fleas, and other insects.
11:01:20 From Cousin Russ : AmericaGEN Study Group Chapter 9 combined homework https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oIKAsp0y6ax8eKqUnQ7M1Y3rwULuYn_2/view?usp=sharing
11:01:34 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : My neighbor, when I first moved into current house, always groomed his dirt yard. He would have the little kids out raking the dirt and they had to do it perfect or he would make them do it over.
11:05:54 From Molly McKinley : The raking of the yard…they also did not have riding lawn mowers…lol
11:06:06 From Deb Andrew : I’m in several groups on how to creatively put a family history book together.
11:06:46 From Deb Andrew to All panelists : Russ, are up you going to do the photo citations for findagrave.
11:07:22 From Irene : Thank you for a great session.
11:07:23 From Cousin Russ : Deb – I just covered that
11:07:42 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Thank all of you for another awesome session.
11:07:57 From Cousin Russ : Deb = I have two follow up
11:08:02 From Deb Andrew : I watched your video on findagrave, maybe I faded out when you did the photo.
11:08:11 From Janine Edmée Hakim : thank you all
11:08:24 From Cousin Russ : Deb – I am have two more to go, which may answer your question
Should societies add a virtual component to regular meetings?
FindMyPast’s newest databases
Society newsletters – are yours digital?
10:00:51 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Good Crisp Morning to All.
10:01:06 From Deb Andrew : Good Morning
10:01:42 From Robbin Smith : Good mornng from wrm and humid miami
10:01:52 From Betty-Lu Burton : Good morning
10:01:55 From JoAnn Lawrencw : Good Afternoon from New Jersey
10:02:35 From Hilary Gadsby to All panelists : I could talk about the new global family tree at find my past
10:02:59 From Rebecca Williams : Good afternoon from London, Ohio.
10:03:40 From Cousin Russ : FindMyPast’s friday blog post that Hilary explores
10:03:48 From Kathleen Daetsch : Good afternoon fron NYC
10:04:24 From grahamwalter : FindMyPast was originally 1837Online.com and started as part of the research arm of “Title Research” a heir hunter type of company.
10:07:09 From Randy Seaver : I use Findmypast for British Isles records – parish records, civil reg, census, and more. The RootsMagic WebHints for Findmypast are useful, but the search seems to be exact only. Using the search fields can be confusing and cumbersome.
10:10:45 From Randy Seaver : What’s been helpful to me in my WDYTYA project is the sets of baptisms and burials for a specific county that were developed from parish registers that are not in the IGI. An index, but helpful to find in FamilySearch digital microfilm.
10:18:51 From grahamwalter : double arrow mean can be sorted; one arrow indicates the sorted column
10:26:52 From Randy Seaver : My Chula vista society is not willing to shut out about 15 members from the newsletter so we mailo to them. Newsletter is 10 pages, so one 50 cent stamp and five sheets of paper. We don’t charge them extra for the mailing.
10:28:56 From Cousin Russ : https://chulavistagenealogysociety.wildapricot.org/
10:29:35 From Cousin Russ : San Diego Genealogical Society https://casdgs.org/
10:30:05 From Cousin Russ : Chula Vista Genealogical Society https://chulavistagenealogysociety.wildapricot.org
10:30:07 From Marian Koalski : Randy, Is there a particular officer, separate from the newsletter editor, who does the printing and mailing of newsletters?
10:30:24 From Betty-Lu Burton : There is still a need for the option of receiving a hard copy. there are still many people who do not have the internet
10:31:07 From John Laws to All panelists : LAWS FAMILY REGISTER sent newsletters 30 years ago now we blog www.lawsandlawes.blogspot.com love to go live on Zoom
10:31:55 From cyndy Bray : Ancestors are from Taunton and New Bedford. I’m thinking this is probably not Westerm Mass?
10:32:18 From Randy Seaver : Marian, I do the printing and mailing as Newsletter Editor – takes 45 minutes on a Monday afternoon at the local UPS Store. We send 15 out and print 10-15 more for handouts at our meetings and events.
10:32:50 From Marcia Philbrick to All panelists : Publishing a newsletter is a major issue for smaller societies. I volunteer at the local historical society that publishes a quarterly newsletter. About half of the members want it in print.
10:33:07 From Marian Koalski : Randy, I’ve found that to be a discouraging chore for anyone who would otherwise agree to be the newsletter editor.
10:33:50 From Cousin Russ : http://lawsandlawes.blogspot.com/
10:34:02 From Deb Andrew to All panelists : The society I belong to only g charges for the snail mail version of the newsletter,e-mail is free.
10:34:16 From Randy Seaver : When we only had the mail option before email, it was a challenge to send out 100 copies – 3 persons working for an hour to print, staple, fold, label, and stamp 100 copies. SDGS had a bigger team and their own copier to send out to 600 members.
10:34:32 From Dave Robison to All panelists : Cyndy Bray, you’re right. Taunton and New Bedford are Eastern Massachusetts. But they are each only about 80-90 miles away. We’re a small state!
10:35:11 From Marian Koalski : Yes, thank goodness more people are able to do email these days.
10:35:41 From Randy Seaver : Dave, is there a society in Plymouth and/or Bristol County? I know Barnstable has the Cape cod GS
10:37:05 From Janet Iles to All panelists : For our county historical society we publish two issues a year 16 to 24 pages each. Of 92 that go out 36 get them by email and 53 by mail and 3 get both. We send it to a printer. I as the one who puts it together, I go to the printers and then prepare the large envelopes and then mail them.
10:38:18 From Betty-Lu Burton : In Arkansas there are placcing without internet or poor internet connections
10:38:24 From Jacqueline Wilson : I belong to a society (Chicago Corral of the Westerners) – a lot of members do not own a computer!
10:38:35 From Linda Jordan to All panelists : Also, many don’t like reading online.
10:38:46 From John Laws to All panelists : Most folk without internet can get it thro their labrary or city hall
10:39:14 From Marian Koalski : There is probably a Bristol County (Mass.) chapter of the Mass. Society of Genealogists…not sure whether they have a newsletter.
10:40:38 From Randy Seaver : The other problem with online is using columns – we do everything in one column for text
10:40:53 From Randy Seaver : amd photos and tables
10:41:11 From John Laws : We don’t want pretty stick, so stick to Times New Roman
10:41:28 From Denise Coughlin : Dave, do y’all do your newsletter in Word or Google Docs?
10:41:29 From Marcia Philbrick : Do you send newsletters out as PDF files or do you create a ‘newsletter’ in the email.
10:41:30 From Barbara woolston : To add another viewpoint, the only way I can read is online with a dark background. I have had retinal detachments in both eyes and I am so thankful I have this medium to read.
10:42:45 From Marcia Philbrick : Randy, did I hear you say you use a 14 size font
10:42:48 From Randy Seaver : We send the newsletter as a PDF va email. We use photos and color backgrounds.
10:42:48 From Rebecca Williams : Contrast is a big deal. I have seen websites that I could not read because they had a black or darkblue background and small yellow or white type.
10:43:42 From JoAnn Lawrencw : Color of the print is very important. Red and gray are hard to view. I can enlarge the page so it is easier to read.
10:43:56 From Marcia Philbrick : Randy, is your newsletter behind your pay wall or is it public when you post it on the web?
10:44:30 From Randy Seaver : The CVGS newsletter is beyond the pay wall for two months, and free to see by non=-members after two months. It’s a dumb policy IMHO
10:44:42 From Launa : Bad eyes plus font size makes a very big difference for me. even went to different keyboard because of bad eyes, Keyboard has back lighting,.
10:45:02 From John Laws : Sadly I don’t have a pay wall
10:47:00 From Robbin Smith : IMHO societies shoud only keep databases they may have created behind pay wall
10:47:25 From JoAnn Lawrencw : Before you change your website, please check with someone who is visual limited. Some new changes block us out. Watch the color of print. No red on pink.
10:47:32 From Jim Everhart : Here is our Current that was mailed today, https://smhstn.org/ Members can download any past Journal, andthe PDF is now searchable
10:48:06 From Rebecca Williams : Robin, I completely agree. Newsletters shouldn’t be hidden behind pay walls.
10:48:18 From Janet Iles to All panelists : Our newsletter is a benefit of membership. For upcoming events etc. the historical society uses its website and Facebook to advertise events as well as the year’s meetings are advertized in a brochure that is put into libraries and cultural venues. Our newsletter is more of than just news but it includes articles.
10:48:53 From Valerie Lisk : Couldn’t John do a GoFundMe page, or Patheon to bring in enough money to pay for internet, phone etc?
10:48:56 From Dave Robison to All panelists : Good point, JoAnn. Fortunately, I’m very sensitive to readability. Thanks for underscoring the fact that not everyone have perfect 20/20 vision! including me, by the way…
10:49:03 From Hilary Gadsby : Many societies have members only areas but usually for access to records not newsletters advertising events.
10:49:09 From Randy Seaver : JoAnn – thanks for that input. I’ve never heard that before. apparently, our CVGS members don’t have a problem or I would have heard about it. Is red on white background OK? What about bluel inks on white background?
10:49:20 From Marian Koalski : Jim, that’s a good-looking site.
10:50:34 From John Laws : Used to have 150 people behind a payway
10:50:40 From Jim Everhart : Consider a membership should offer bennefits for your membership helps fund= access to extra material.
10:50:56 From Hilary Gadsby : I get society journals from the societies that I belong to some are just online.
10:50:57 From Jim Everhart : Thanks
10:53:21 From Marian Koalski : Making queries available to more people increases the value of a membership
10:53:58 From JoAnn Lawrencw : Randy:If you use a dark background watch the type of font (letter close together is hard to read). Black background with red print is very hard to read.
10:54:06 From June Butka : That looks like the Colby Asscciation Newsletter I recieve.
10:56:34 From John Laws : Hoping to get an interview on Next Gen more cousin bait co I got loads of US content just take a look at the blog just Google LAWS FAMILY REGISTER
10:57:37 From Marian Koalski : A newsletter editor can put clickable links into PDFs.
10:57:56 From John Laws : So much more interactive than a printed Newsletter
10:59:33 From Deb Andrew : I can see Pike”s Peak from my house.
11:00:02 From Randy Seaver : JoAnn, thanks. I use white and light pastel backgrounds becuase I have to make black and white printouts. I guess i’m OK.
11:00:04 From June Butka : Well done Dave carrying the ball so well.
11:00:45 From DearMYRTLE to All panelists : randy’s topic is next
11:03:30 From Marian Koalski : Do you need a skills segment of each meeting or each newsletter?
11:04:14 From June Butka : Up state New York would is my son in laws line.
11:04:27 From Randy Seaver : The Skills from 10 years ago are different from those required now. Think about DNA, Digital microfilm, Searching databases, Family trees, Hints, etc.
11:04:43 From Marian Koalski : Yes, indeed, Randy!
11:04:55 From Cousin Russ : https://www.nergc.org/2019-conference/
11:05:23 From Randy Seaver : Webinars, Podcasts, YouTube, Google, blogs, Facebook, etc.
11:05:42 From Cousin Russ : https://www.geneamusings.com/2018/08/a-maiden-name-for-veldora-seaver-1857.html
11:09:51 From John Laws : Thats it Get to the original record not just the transcription
11:11:58 From John Laws : Thats what its all about Randy
11:14:04 From June Butka : cabotcandy on 6/26/2014 this is what comes up when you click on submitted by on Veldora Death certificate hint.
11:15:10 From Marian Koalski : I just tried clicking on the blue “Veldora Seaver” name in the summary of the death certificate on Ancestry. It does give the username of the person who posted the corrected name, and it is also clickable.
11:15:12 From June Butka : I did that this morning. I match my 3rd great grandfather.
11:15:31 From Betty-Lu Burton : June that looks like the username and possibly the date the alternate name was added
11:15:42 From June Butka : 14% with one photo and 20 % for another photo
11:17:27 From JoAnn Lawrencw : Compare-a Face is a great way to compare your face to an unknown person in a family picture. I used it to compare a picture of my great grandfather to my grandfather and dad. They all looked alike when young.
11:18:01 From June Butka : Correct Betty. The alternate name person is who you want to check of they are family. ie “Cousin bait.”
11:18:16 From June Butka : under discovery
11:18:20 From Valerie Lisk : If you have two photos and you don’t know who they are, will it tell you if they are related?
11:18:31 From Randy Seaver : Janqueline, not really, it’s one big tree. You can use FS Family Tree to help you find ancestors of DNA matches.
11:18:42 From Marian Koalski : I think you need the link that was in the email from FamilySearch
11:18:51 From Randy Seaver : Sorry, Jacqueline, darn figners.
11:19:07 From grahamwalter : It’s on the Discovery page
11:19:11 From June Butka : https://www.familysearch.org/discovery/
11:19:24 From June Butka : Discovery
11:19:42 From Molly McKinley : discovery/compare
11:19:55 From June Butka : googled familysearch discovery or under gallery
11:19:56 From John Laws : My Great Grandfather LAWS looks more like Russ than me, tho’ I have one of my Grandfathers grandfather brother signs his name not unlike me
11:20:09 From Doris Haskell : Is it an app?
11:20:09 From Jacqueline Wilson : Go up a little bit on the screen you were just on.
11:20:54 From Molly McKinley : maybe they only send it to those who have a tree online there
11:21:25 From Marian Koalski : It might be just a temporary offering
11:22:15 From Jacqueline Wilson : It is on that page at the top!!!!
11:24:01 From Randy Seaver : My top match is my grandmother with 50%!
PODCASTS How many attendees are into podcasts?
11:24:52 From Marian Koalski : me
11:24:55 From grahamwalter : I do
11:24:58 From Robbin Smith : i listen to them
11:25:02 From June Butka : I do.
11:25:03 From Valerie Lisk : I do.
11:25:06 From Molly McKinley : 3 or 4 times a week
11:25:09 From Denise Coughlin : All the time! I listen at work and on my LONG commute!
11:25:12 From Jim Everhart : all the time
11:25:16 From Pamela Wells : yes, I do
11:25:17 From Marian Koalski : Actually I listen to them on my computer
11:25:29 From Jacqueline Wilson : I don’t. For some reason it reminds me of talk radio, which I dislike.
11:25:31 From Pamela Wells : Genealogy Gems
11:25:38 From Marian Koalski : Genealogy Guys
11:26:01 From Robbin Smith : extreme genes
11:26:04 From Valerie Lisk : Extreme Genes
11:26:15 From Randy Seaver : I listen occasionally – I like Extreme Genes
11:26:32 From Launa : used to download then burn to CD so I could listen when driving long distance,. Have you back to [1998?]
11:26:46 From Pamela Wells : Genealogy Guys
11:26:46 From Robbin Smith : ancesteral findings
11:26:53 From Randy Seaver : An hour is too long to listen. I’ll listen to 5-10 minutes
11:26:54 From Crystal Toenjes : I love podcasts for while I’m cooking or folding laundry.
11:27:19 From Pamela Wells : Genealogy Guys Podcast with George Morgan and Drew Smith
11:27:22 From Randy Seaver : Lisa Louise Cooke
11:27:40 From Hilary Gadsby : I rarely listen now but need to start doing this for my journey to and from work
11:27:45 From Rachel Evans : I listen to podcasts while I’m doing things around the house. It’s good because you don’t have to sit still. I love Forget Me Not.
11:28:10 From Cousin Russ : Lori Lyn Price did a masterful job this week putting the human face on Hub History’s episode about the 1918 flu pandemic. “On August 27, 1918 Boston became acquainted with the epidemic that has gone down in history as the “Spanish flu.” A more accurate name for this disease outbreak might be the “Boston flu,” because our city is where this influenza variant mutated and first turned truly deadly.” http://www.hubhistory.com/episodes/pandemic-1918-episode-95/
11:28:20 From Pamela Wells : Cyndi’s List has a list
11:28:22 From Randy Seaver : I list the ones that have a blog post about them in my Genealogy News Bytes on Tuesday and Friday
11:28:32 From Robbin Smith : gnealogy news
11:28:52 From Robbin Smith : family tree magazne
11:29:15 From Launa : yes at hobby lobby
11:29:26 From Hilary Gadsby : I have Genealogy Gems app on my phone
11:29:54 From John Laws : https://www.radioshack.com/
11:30:11 From June Butka : Cydi’s list gives a list of Genealogy podcasts and other tidbits about them https://www.cyndislist.com/podcasts/general/
11:30:31 From Randy Seaver : Research Like a Pro is new podcast –
[from Family Locket] https://familylocket.com/category/research-tips/podcast/
11:30:41 From Dave Robison : I gave her the story of my great grandfather who died as a result of the pandemic. He wasn’t sick he was hit by a train on his way to pick up a nurse to take care of his household!
11:30:43 From Hilary Gadsby : My gt unle died of the flu his wife was expecting their youngest child
11:30:52 From Jacqueline Wilson : Chicago still has Radio Shacks!
11:31:21 From June Butka : Sending Hugs duck tape.
11:33:38 From Marian Koalski : Hilary, mine too!
11:34:59 From Jacqueline Wilson : I already signed for that!
11:35:37 From Hilary Gadsby : I will be away next week
11:36:21 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Thank you, Myrtle, take care and continue improving. And, thank you Cousin Russ.
11:37:41 From Cheri Hudson Passey : Good to see you are feeling better!!
Need ideas for properly filing and preserving unique family documents? Melissa LeMaster Barker is a Certified Archives Manager currently working as the Houston County, Tennessee Archivist. She is also a Professional Genealogist and lectures, teaches and writes about researching in archives and records preservation. Thankfully she shares insights that answer DearMYRTLE’s questions posed in “An Open Letter to an Archivist.”
19:00:28 From Deb Andrew: I’m here, good evening.
19:00:41 From Cousin Russ : When posting in the “Zoom Webinar Chat” , change the “TO” portion to read “ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDEES.” By default it reads “all panelists.”
19:00:46 From Melissa LeMaster Barker : Hello Everyone!
19:01:01 From 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, sexual orientation or national origin with support for researching family and documenting cultural inheritance.
19:01:21 From Cousin Russ:
Look for unbuffered tissue paper for inserting between pages of a worn family bible.
19:21:10 From Randi Patrick : The New York Public Library as a Photographers’ Identities Catalogue (PIC) resource that has in its listing, a compilation of “photographers, studios, manufacturers and others involved in the production of photographic images.” http://pic.nypl.org
19:23:36 From Cousin Russ : http://www.gaylord.com/Preservation/Archival-Envelopes%2C-Sleeves-%26-Protectors/3-mil-Archival-Polyester-L-Sleeves-%2810-Pack%29/p/HYB01275
19:30:56 From Molly McKinley: How would you do Bill of sale for cars. I have the car bill of sale for several cars bought in the 1950s by my parents.
19:37:34 From Deb Andrew: What about quilts, especially signature quilts.
119:48:00 From Deb Andrew: I had a cousin who lost all her family history and personal photos. She had sent me her wedding photo and several others, so I was able to give her some of her memories back.
19:48:57 From DearMYRTLE: there were 2 Zoom updates this week!
20:08:44 From Debi Polen to All panelists : Thank you.
20:08:49 From Deb Andrew: So you look like me.
20:09:49 From Molly McKinley : Good night all
This poignant webinar features Jennifer Holik discussing Army and Army Air Force morning reports. Jennifer is a researcher, speaker, author, empath, and medium. She helps people find the answers to their family history and military questions. She offers expert, custom, and confidential World War I,World War II,Korean War, and Vietnam historical and genealogical research, analysis, and writing services.To learn more visit the WWII Research and Writing Center http://wwiirwc.com
19:03:57 From Betty-Lu Burton : I have a cousin who died in France […] right now I am going through some things. I have found his grave. 19:04:28 From Molly McKinley : My 2nd cousin got frostbitten ears in Italy during WWII
19:17:46 From Shelley Murphy : I enjoy the photos – one of my relatives died during a bombing raid on Meresburg, Germany.
19:20:21 From Shelley Murphy : He is buried in the American Cemetery overseas, he was left overseas. But his grave was adopted by now a family frien
19:25:55 From Sue Draper : My uncle was in the Navy in the Pacific; my dad was in Italy (Army Air Force) working on radio installments before D-day. Would there be morning reports for their stations? 19:28:27 From Betty-Lu Burton : Would there be morning reports for Naval bases? My father was station in Hawaii, on land not on a ship.
Jennifer Holik writes about alternative record sets:
For those researching US Navy, the Naval Muster Rolls are available, some on Ancestry or Fold3. Some records did not survive the war.
Marine Corps Muster Rolls are on Ancestry. Only Jan/April/July/Oct are indexed, although all months exist online. You’ll go into the dropdown menu and select other rolls to find the next month and your unit.
19:29:38 From Sue Draper : What is the abbreviation Dy to MIA or Dy 745?
19:30:53 From True Lewis : MOS = Military Occupational Specialty. For Army it was CQ = Charge of Quarters Report Log.
19:36:55 From Cheri Passey : My grandfather was killed on Peleliu, one brother killed in Italy and another killed when his plane went down off of Sicily. Would love to find morning reports for their units.
19:38:10 From Shelley Murphy : that is so true.
19:41:57 From Sue Draper : love the map! nice drawing
19:45:16 From Sue Draper : Why restricted?
19:45:49 From Cheri Passey : That’s incredible! Really helps to put yourself in the moment with them!
19:47:49 From True Lewis : I’m just so excited to find out Daddy’s experience and compare it to what he told me about WW2 and as a Colored Troop you rarely hear their Stories in the moment like this! WoW! He was always animated when he talked about his experience like it was yesterday. 19:51:17 From True Lewis : These Reports look like the meat on the bones beside a personal soldier account. Very detailed.
19:51:40 From Shelley Murphy : They are @True
19:54:22 From Shelley Murphy : @True they didn’t know my family was “colored”, he was a radio gunner in a plane.
Jennifer Holik follows up by saying “Research in Morning Reports is the same for Colored Soldiers and Women as it is for men. Often people think because they were segregated, the Colored Soldier research is different, but it isn’t.”
19:55:17 From True Lewis : WoW ! Shelley. These Military Stories are Incredible.
19:55:28 From True Lewis : I know. I am so PROUD of Cousin Russ, for sharing!
19:55:48 From Shelley Murphy : Cousin Russ thank you for that!
19:57:54 From Rose Mazza : I had a uncle who was a POW was there any morning reports on that to.
20:04:22 From Kathleen Kelly Daetsch : I have a diary of a POW. It has pictures.
20:04:23 From Shelley Murphy : amazing! Cousin Russ
20:09:16 From Shelley Murphy : Oh, I would love to travel to where Calvin was stationed and died.
20:09:32 From True Lewis : Shelley don’t make me cry…..
20:10:24 From Shelley Murphy : Yes, the Germans picked up his body parts from the plane crash, etc. They wrote a record on the bodies, etc.
20:13:26 From Shelley Murphy : Museum’s for units
20:15:18 From Shelley Murphy : Thank you! Enjoyed it
20:15:48 From True Lewis : Thank YOU so Enjoyed!!!!!!! I can’t wait to get a consultation!
20:18:12 From True Lewis : I’ll let her know.