Was My Ancestor at Little Big Horn

For the VERY first time, Mr. Myrt will be on the panel as we review current research in Ol’ Myrt’s case study “Was My Ancestor at Little Big Horn with Custer?” We discuss:

  • Finding record sets
  • Research notes
  • Bright shiny objects
  • Timeline
  • Cite as you go
  • When to insert documents and narrative into pedigree-based genealogy software

Books we mentioned during this webinar include:




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

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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!

Army and Navy Journal 14 Aug 1875 pg 01 Hathi Trust 29 Aug 2018

IMAGE: Army and Navy Journal 14 Aug 1875 pg 01 courtesy Hathi Trust (https://www.hathitrust.org/ : viewed 29 Aug 2018)

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!

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