First week in December 2018, we discuss all sorts of genea-things:

  • THE Genealogy Show – Preparing for our trip to Birmingham, England and a few ancestral spots.
  • Valerie & Myrt’s Excellent Genealogy Adventures
  • Ideas for digitizing photos and family heirlooms
  • Tribal Pages



10:02:06 From Hilary Gadsby to All panelists : Hopefully this will work
10:02:57 From Randy Seaver : It’s Angel Linda’s birthday today too. Happy birthday, Hilary!!
10:02:59 From Bill West : Good morning from balmy Massachusetts!
10:03:54 From grahamwalter : Hello All from London
10:03:55 From Robbin Smith : hello from sunny Miami!
10:03:57 From John Laws : Dry Dark and bitterly cold in Scotland Snow forecast for Friday
10:04:05 From Launa Droescher : 30 miles of u Myrt Snow that darn lake effect
10:04:17 From Yvonne Demoskoff : Happy birthday, Linda!
10:04:29 From Hilary Gadsby to All panelists : Who do you think you are? (UK) this is the Introduction to the series
10:04:37 From Cousin Russ : .
10:05:11 From Randy Seaver : Where in Norway are Mr. Myrt’s roots? Linda’s are in Sogndal and Hordaland [NOTE: Mr. Myrt’s ancestral hail from Surnandahl.]
10:05:25 From Betty-Lu Burton : Good Day. I hope my internet behaves today. So far it is not being very good so far today
10:08:04 From Cousin Russ : Valerie’s Delta Airlines Agent
10:08:12 From Sheryl Zeringue to All panelists : Good morning from chilly South Louisiana.
10:09:03 From Hilary Gadsby : I find that coming to the UK is worse for jet lag.
10:09:09 From Randy Seaver to All panelists : Here is my 52 Ancestors biography post about 6th great-grand William Champlin. The only records for some of the parent-child relationships are the land deeds in Rhode Island records. Some families had no vital records, or perhaps only a marriage record. In this case William did not have a probate record. See

10:10:33 From Cousin Russ : THE Genealogy Show
10:11:10 From Hilary Gadsby : I still need to book my hotel for The Genealogy Show
10:12:31 From Randy Seaver : Hilary, I totally agree. We always landed in Heathrow in the early morning, after a sleepless flight. Then we had to drive to Derby and get to the hotel by noon or so. It always took me 3-4 days to acclimate and then it was time to come home. Oh, had to be alert the next morning to communicate with the Rolls Royce engineers.
10:18:33 From Marian Koalski : Even driving from Mass. to Penna., I want Scotty to beam me up.
10:18:59 From Betty-Lu Burton : Myrt you might want to start acclimate before you go.
10:20:12 From Pam Helm : I find going there is no problem with the time change but coming home I am tired for 2 weeks
10:20:31 From Marian Koalski : Any time I get off a plane, it feels like midnight.
10:20:31 From Launa Droescher : That’s my problem, in US I’m night person. Guess I should live in England.
10:20:44 From Linda Jordan to All panelists : I stay up all day, maybe take a short nap – if possible, then go to bed at normal time where I am. Then start normal times.
10:21:15 From Linda Jordan to All panelists : Yes, it’s easier to try to forget time. I’m in my mid 60s, just did this at beginning of November.
10:21:19 From Hilary Gadsby : I was lucky last time I came over as I left morning and arrived in the evening and when I came back my final flight left early evening and I got back in the morning.
10:22:14 From Robbin Smith : I have found that using sleep eye mask on the plane and listening to audio books to fall asleep too

10:23:57 From Cousin Russ :
10:26:29 From Hilary Gadsby : It is easier to get a train to Birmingham as any hotel for the NEC will be close to the railway station
10:27:23 From Cousin Russ : Here is my 52 Ancestors biography post about 6th great-grand William Champlin. The only records for some of the parent-child relationships are the land deeds in Rhode Island records. Some families had no vital records, or perhaps only a marriage record. In this case William did not have a probate record. See
10:34:07 From Betty-Lu Burton : Yea that abstract is about 1/5 or the whole document.
10:34:39 From Randy Seaver : My Amanuensis (transcription) post today is
10:36:50 From Betty-Lu Burton : Using Land Records I was able to prove that my ancestor married a second time. 3 deeds put together shows all the relationships
10:38:32 From Betty-Lu Burton : The color coding would help in evaluating the information
10:39:02 From Pamela Wells : My husband appears to possibly be related to Randy Seaver…I’m looking at a William Champlin born 1702 in Westerly, Washington, RI !
10:39:18 From Pamela Wells : He is in my family tree
10:39:27 From Randy Seaver : Pamela, a cousin through one of the Champlin ancestors
10:39:59 From Cousin Russ : this is the Introduction to the series
10:41:54 From Randy Seaver : Will the “My Family Secrets Revealed” show be online?
10:42:33 From grahamwalter : The TV company webpage is:
10:44:25 From grahamwalter : The online presence for Channel4 fro catch up is called “All4” –
10:46:15 From Randy Seaver : WDYTYA starts tonight in the USA
10:47:14 From Marian Koalski : When will the DNA testing companies run out of customers?
10:48:33 From grahamwalter : Channel 4 has a YouTube Channel ( – no immediate indication as to whether show will be available through this avenue…

Kodak miniprinter

10:51:48 From Cousin Russ : Kodak Mini 2 HD Wireless Portable Mobile Instant Photo Printer, Print Social Media Photos, Premium Quality Full Color Prints – Compatible w/iOS & Android Devices (Purple)
10:53:54 From grahamwalter : All in 1 paper and ink

Bella Dec 2018
10:55:57 From Gordon Erickson to All panelists : This instead of a cat. OK! [NOTE: We did welcome Bella to the family as an early Christmas present.]
10:56:17 From Randy Seaver to All panelists : LOL Gordon!
10:56:56 From Sheryl Whisenhunt :

11:00:20 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists :  From Denise Levenick “10 Easy Nixplay Hacks to Share Your Family History”
11:07:50 From Cousin Russ : DearMYRTLE’s Facebook Group:
11:07:53 From Launa Droescher : Sorry for out of sync, Need link to AmericanGen Chapter 11 video & notes. Any help.
11:09:00 From Cousin Russ : Launa — check DearMYRTLE’s Blog for the link

11:14:13 From Cousin Russ s : SLIG (Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy) Intermediate Foundations (virtual course) where Myrt and Cousin Russ will provide Zoom webinar tech support:
11:19:26 From Melinda Culpon : Working on digitally archiving and sharing with others
11:19:45 From Doris Haskell : I have talked about this and talked about that idea, but haven’t done anything concrete.
11:20:10 From John Laws : He thinks you want a mountain lion
11:20:15 From Launa Droescher : still trying to find places to send somethings, some has already been given away, some will be a trash hep
11:20:22 From Cathy Naborowski : Not sure but it’s going on my goal list for 2019
11:21:02 From Randy Seaver : Almost everything I write on my blog can go into an ebook or photo book with accompanying stories.
11:21:24 From cyndy Bray : Not sure what to do as no one but me is interested
11:21:25 From Launa Droescher : my mother always said we’d have skunk when family cat passed.
11:22:38 From Hilary Gadsby : Will probably get split up unless my son becomes more interested. Nieces in the family who may be interested.
11:22:58 From Marcia Philbrick : I uploaded audio files from my interview with my dad to Family Search. I think that is the one place that might preserve those files over time.
11:23:15 From Marian Koalski : I’ve been trying to send out an email PDF of family photos and stories each month as a newsletter… more like oldsletter
11:24:42 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : I’m thinking about giving over my files to the New York Public Library which I found out recently excepts genealogies
11:25:13 From John Laws : Tell me about blogger usually I get 50-60 hits – Friday I got 886 Saturday 667 Sunday 689 today 500 already today
11:25:16 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : Hilary then Let Melinda talk.
11:26:08 From John Laws : You could get a Lynx

11:26:26 From Randy Seaver : Genealogy data in FamilySearch’s Family Tree should last a long time but may get edited. I love the presentation. They will accept photos, stories and audio and maybe video in the future.
11:27:02 From Randy Seaver : I have saved Ancestor and Descendant books on Scribd as PDFs which are found by search engines.
11:27:20 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : I haven’t many family heirlooms but they will go to my son along with all original documents because he is now taking an interest.
11:27:48 From John Laws : I’m taking my research with me to share with St Peter and compare notes on my missing links
11:28:30 From Leah Smith : My cousin and I began a Private Facebook Group on Friday and have been inviting other family members to join. We now have 25 members. So far I have contributed most of the photos and information, but I hope others will eventually contribute. I share Dropbox files with those who show interest.
11:28:42 From grahamwalter :
11:28:59 From Randy Seaver : I might be able to donate my Scribd PDF books with FamilySearch to put in FS Books.
11:29:18 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : John I think I’ll take a copy with me as well then I can brake down all those brick walls
11:31:05 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : hat is a good idea maybe I’ll talk to my son about that team drop box
11:31:17 From Cousin Russ :
11:31:25 From grahamwalter : 5GB free –
11:32:07 From grahamwalter : Personal plans –
11:33:04 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : I have two family facebook groups but that is not complete because it centers on that family
11:33:24 From Cousin Russ :
11:33:52 From Cousin Russ : AmazonBasics Portable Photo Studio
11:33:57 From John Laws : What does Amazon NOT sell
11:34:01 From Melinda Culpon :
11:34:19 From Pamela Wells to All panelists : A dear friend of my just recently passed away at age 80 and I had him take a DNA test and give me management rights to handle it. He also, sent me a huge box of photos, I scanned the photos for him and I built him a family website at which is my family’s website; but, my friend’s is much like it. This is my plan for now and I’m looking for options, for the future, also. The preserving of data is an evolutionary process . Great that you are reviewing possibilities as I am almost 72 now and this website gives me some food for thought. Thank you!

11:35:39 From Pamela Wells to All panelists : No, I’m sorry I don’t right now
11:37:53 From Pamela Wells to All panelists : No
11:38:19 From Pamela Wells to All panelists : It costs me about $25 a year with a discount code
11:38:46 From Pamela Wells to All panelists : I have nothing to do with
11:39:11 From Kathleen Daetsch : I like this idea
11:39:38 From Pamela Wells to All panelists : Thank you for the compliments!
11:40:00 From Pamela Wells to All panelists : It is user friendly and you can add to it as often as wanted with no requirement
11:40:06 From grahamwalter : From their webpage – “Websites can be free or members can pay an annual fee for more space and advanced features.”
11:40:13 From Pamela Wells to All panelists : I use all of features.
11:40:17 From Randy Seaver : Pricing for TribalPages at
11:42:39 From Pamela Wells to All panelists : It has a guest book where people can contact the admin to get their email addresses about their family’s, too.

11:44:34 From Randy Seaver : There are 1509 SEAVER entries in the TribalPages trees.
11:45:02 From Randy Seaver : Is there a limit on how many family members can be on a TribalPages site?
11:45:21 From Robbin Smith : I have done this to help with research
11:45:25 From Robbin Smith : I like it
11:46:06 From Pamela Wells to All panelists : You are welcome! 🙂
11:46:18 From grahamwalter : Have a good day/evening all
11:46:44 From Kathleen Daetsch : thank you good session
11:49:10 From grahamwalter : Randy: TribalPages is unlimited number of names
11:49:26 From Pamela Wells to All panelists : Randy, I don’t think there is a restriction for the number of family members allowed as you are able to upload your Gedcoms there
11:49:39 From grahamwalter : webcam mic versus other mic?
11:50:32 From Launa Droescher : bubbles in sound
11:51:44 From Pamela Wells to All panelists : The website has a free version available for trial just to see if it is something that might work for you…
11:51:59 From Pamela Wells to All panelists : There is also an app

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