This WACKY Wednesday prepares participants for the 2.5 weeks ahead where there will be no DearMYRTLE webinars while she attend Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and SLIG Academy for Professionals. During Mondays with Myrt this week, Myrt challenged folks to accomplishing one (1) genealogical organization task. Perhaps something you’ve wanted to do like learn to use Evernote, or finally get those old letters scanned. Maybe it’s cleaning out your filing cabinet, or digitizing and transcribing the documents collected from your last research trip. Maybe you’ve been putting off starting to blog anecdotes about your ancestors so heretofore unknown cousins can learn about you and your research. Maybe you have decided to use Dropbox to automatically keep a copy of your work “in the cloud.”

Whatever your genea_goal, you’ve got an uninterrupted 2.5 weeks to accomplish the task. Just think how good you’ll feel with 1 good project under your belt. That, my dear friends, is a great way to start out the new year!



19:00:26 From Betty-Lu Burton : Hello Melisssa
19:00:58 From Melissa Barker to All panelists : Hello Betty-Lu!
19:01:07 From Melissa Barker : Hello Betty-Lu!
19:04:09 From Molly McKinley : My goal for the next few weeks is to find all those boxes of genealogy that got moved and are stacked somewhere…lol
19:04:19 From Cousin Russ : If you want to join the Panel, please raise your Hand, You should have a Web Cam and headset / mic
19:04:37 From Edward Thompson : Hello all
19:04:37 From Cousin Russ : Tony Proctor’s “Organising Digital Resources” https://parallax-viewpoint.blogspot.com/2018/11/organising-digital-resources.html
19:04:38 From Betty-Lu Burton : Molly I know what you mean
19:11:46 From Betty-Lu Burton : I have a deed that has the deceased father’s name, the woman’s married and maiden name and her husband’s name and the same for her sister and the widow (second wife) of the deceased father. All as the seller of the land plus the buyer. The document also is the main source for all the above relationships so How would that be filed?
19:27:15 From Molly McKinley : I have files by state and county for deeds, births, deaths etc. because I am doing both sides of my family and have many of the same name on both sides. By putting them by state and county I know which side of the family it is.
19:28:53 From Cousin Russ : Cyndi Ingle, Be Your Own Digital Archivist: Preserving Your Research https://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=521
19:29:16 From Cousin Russ : DearMYRTLE’s Blogging “How-to, Tips & Tricks” https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR41jOFxoDYwX6DTTx5_EO_X6w_ysUM4W+.
19:29:30 From Cousin Russ : Shannon Combs Bennett’s Tips and Tricks to Organizing Your Genealogy https://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=515

19:30:02 From Cousin Russ : Cyndi Ingle, Maintaining an Organized Computer https://familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=882
19:30:22 From Linda Stufflebean : I listened to Cyndi’s webinar tonight. Full house and it was excellent.

19:31:22 From Cousin Russ : DearMYRTLE’s GenTools Study Group https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR41jOFxoDYyGelwxMWdbkEfJckuUPpnb
19:32:34 From Cousin Russ : DearMYRTLE’s Planning a Trip to the Family History Library https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR41jOFxoDYw_3wftgmysDCtrjJPYGWUb
19:34:44 From Cousin Russ : DearMYRTLE’s Blogging “How-to, Tips & Tricks” https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR41jOFxoDYwX6DTTx5_EO_X6w_ysUM4W
19:35:54 From Cousin Russ : DearMYRTLE’s 2012 Scanning Project (short subject videos) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR41jOFxoDYwC7_Gv0jPzlCmu7GHekMEY

19:39:22 From Cousin Russ : Denise Levenick’s Seven Steps to Manage Digital Files https://familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=944

19:39:42 From Cousin Russ : Lisa Louise Cooke’s Organize Your Online Life https://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=369

19:40:05 From Yvonne Demoskoff : I’m making a genealogy disaster plan using Denise May Levenick’s 2014 article at Family Tree Magazine. Here’s the link: https://www.familytreemagazine.com/premium/your-genealogy-disaster-plan/

19:40:09 From Cousin Russ : Mary Hill, AG Get Organized Using the FamilyRoots Organizer Color-Coding System https://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=192

19:41:54 From Lisa Hollon : I’m going back through my tree, starting with me, to make sure every source has a citation.
19:43:03 From Sue Holmes Burns  : I’m going to continue to digitize my paper sources. I use Mary Hill’s color system and it works well for me. Regarding how I save my digital information, I use a form of Josh Taylor’s system. He had a seminar in Dallas a few years ago explaining it and it works for me.
19:43:19 From Susan Bleimehl : I lead a German SIG for our local society and we are exploring different archives. Last meeting we did a challenge of using PERSI. and this month the challenge will be for using internet archive. We are searching by location and not surname. Then at the meeting we do live demos of what we find. Meeting is at the end of the month, so that’s what I’ll be preparing during the next two weeks.
19:43:48 From Launa Droescher : this past year bought New APCs for computer equipment. this year filling
19:44:19 From Yvonne Demoskoff : That photo tip is really good, Melissa!

19:46:09 From Cousin Russ : Melissa LeMaster Barker’s Disaster Planning for the Genealogist, Safeguarding Your Genealogical Records https://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=625

19:48:27 From Cousin Russ : Cyndi’s List – Organization https://cyndislist.com/organizing/

19:52:01 From Cousin Russ : Ed Thompson’s Evidentia Software https://evidentiasoftware.com/
19:52:39 From Edward Thompson : I build it off Thomas Jones, Mastering Genealogy Proof
19:53:35 From Edward Thompson : I had to postpone the first v1.1 update because his book came out a month earlier than I was told, and I needed time to read it
19:57:25 From Yvonne Demoskoff : [Regarding hosting a study group with just Chapters 1 and 2 of Evidence Explained by Elizabeth Shown Mills] I hadn’t thought of breaking it down like that, Myrt; good idea.
19:58:56 From Lisa Hollon : Thanks for this webinar! Such great information!!

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