What a crazy morning we had at the world-famous Family History Library in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. This webinar brought together professional genealogists and DNA experts from all over the world. We send out a big thank-you to Roger Moffatt, our camera person, as well as Graham Walter and Mr. Myrt who cycled guests in and out of our production booth. Cousin Russ held down the fort with the Zoom webinar technology, and Randy Seaver located every link we mentioned, so Ol’ Myrt here could concentrate on the interviews. As you can see, a good time was had by all.
00:34:32 Robbin Smith: greetings from Miami
00:34:59 Randy Seaver: greetings from sunny Chula Vista
00:35:02 Hilary Gadsby: Over 20c in Wales today
00:35:06 Pam Helm: Good morning from chilly Canada
00:35:25 Doris Haskell: Greeting from Rock Springs, Wyoming, where it’s above 30 degrees for the first time in a while.
00:35:36 Gary Gauthier: Hello from COLDDDDD Calgary!
00:35:36 Mary Lou Gravatt: Hello from Windy New Jersey.
00:35:43 Sheryl Whisenhunt: Good Morning from Pollock Pines California.
00:36:28 Hilary Gadsby: 68°F is 20 Celsius
00:36:51 Hilary Gadsby: and it is Winter
00:37:18 Yvonne Demoskoff: Watching from Hope, British Columbia!
00:38:49 Cousin Russ: #RootsTech check-in is in a completely different place this year!😳🤔🤣🤗😊https://youtu.be/Cyu2qmqIjHY
00:39:16 Louis Kessler: Hi all. A healthy -15 F in Winnipeg (-26 C) without wind chill. #NotAtRootsTech 🙁
00:40:25 Dave Robison: Winds gusting to 65 here in Western Massachusetts!!
00:41:00 Hilary Gadsby: Louis also #NotAtRootsTech this year at least not until October when I go to London
00:41:11 Robbin Smith: I like Heredis web searches
00:41:52 Louis Kessler: Hi Myrt, Russ, Jill and everybody. Next time I come to RootsTech, I’ll make sure I’ll arrive on Sunday so I can pop in with you at the Library.
00:42:17 Hilary Gadsby: https://www.heredis.com/en/
00:45:19 Hilary Gadsby: Hi Laura and Cheryl
00:46:39 Randy Seaver: I always thought it was a fashion statement…until Thomas wore his big ones
00:48:05 Louis Kessler: I proudly have three sets of blogger beads from Myrt, plus one I got at an Ontario Genealogical Conference which was following Myrt’s example.
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00:50:55 Sheryl Whisenhunt: Congratulations Pat.
00:52:15 Louis Kessler: Congrats to Myrt, the first lifetime Geneablogger Premium Member.
00:53:15 Cousin Russ: It was very easy to sign up
00:53:49 Hilary Gadsby: Pat can bring mine with her in June when she comes to England
00:54:09 Deb Andrew: What about those of us that are micro bloggers?
00:54:26 Randy Seaver: Jasia on Creative Gene was the creator of the Carnival of Genealogy – we went for several years
00:55:15 Cousin Russ: Hi ya Roger
00:55:22 Hilary Gadsby: Lots of bloggers here today
00:56:03 Randy Seaver: Yaw-sha is how Jasia pronounces it. I’ve met her. A real sweetheart.
00:56:53 Doris Haskell: Say their names again please?
00:57:14 Louis Kessler: Micro bloggers can pay $2 ten times.
00:57:37 Yvonne Demoskoff: Funny, Louis 🙂
00:59:52 Dave Robison: I’m shocked that you have managed to keep Kathy in one place for more than 12 seconds! I’ve never met anyone with more energy!!
01:01:32 Randy Seaver: Carol Petranek’s blog is Spartan Roots – https://spartanroots.wordpress.com/
01:04:47 Randy Seaver: You can see many examples of the probate records being digitized on James Tanner’s Genealogy’s Star blog
01:05:43 Randy Seaver: Some of my wife’s ancestors are in those probate records at Maryland archives.
01:07:33 Doris Haskell: I owe deep gratitude to all those digitizers. Thank you! You have changed my research life.
01:08:37 Doris Haskell: Would she want to get a rubber stamp made to add to her website to her business card?
01:09:25 Yvonne Demoskoff: Hi Sharn and Jill, Commonwealth Girls!
01:10:04 Randy Seaver: They got from Oz to SLC the day before they left, right?
01:13:21 Hilary Gadsby: https://vitabrevis.americanancestors.org/author/kkaldis/
01:13:25 Randy Seaver: Sharn White’s genealogy blog is at https://sharnsgenealogyhints.blogspot.com/
01:13:58 Randy Seaver: Jill Ball’s genealogy blog is http://geniaus.blogspot.com/
01:15:20 Randy Seaver: I told Sharn the story of my wife’s great-grandmother, Jane Whittle born in Australia, and lived on Sussex Street in Sydney in 1850 time. Sharn went and found the spot.
01:16:45 Marian Koalski: Yes, https://FamilyTreeWebinars.com are expanding in a very positive way. They’re also adding closed captioning— good for unfamiliar terms.
01:17:47 Hilary Gadsby: It is wonderful when you find the place if it is still there
01:19:37 Dave Robison: Russ…I’m going to bow out in a couple of minutes to get to the Archives for our docent meeting.
01:21:23 Hilary Gadsby: I know Marwell. I grew up in Hampshire
01:22:53 Hilary Gadsby: I am meeting up with more WikiTree friends in June. Met up with a cousin on Friday.
01:23:35 Randy Seaver: Kirsty would be a good WACKY Wednesday guest …
01:24:06 Randy Seaver: but it’s like 2 in the morning when live.
01:25:48 Hilary Gadsby: Nathan Goodwin [our favorite genealogy mystery writer] says he is 348 miles from Salt Lake City
01:26:52 Randy Seaver: I want to hear Ole jokes…
01:28:09 Hilary Gadsby: My cousin posted photos from Marwell Zoo today
01:31:25 Randy Seaver: FamilySearch Research Wiki main page is https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Main_Page
01:32:17 Randy Seaver: Familysearch Catalog with digital microfilm is https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/search/
01:36:09 Hilary Gadsby: https://livingdna.com
01:37:50 Doris Haskell: Welcome, ladies. I told my son I would be seeing several genealogy celebrities today. He thinks that’s an interesting combination of words. Genealogy celebrities. You are!
01:41:41 Randy Seaver: Deborah Abbott’s APG page is https://www.apgen.org/directory/search_detail.html?mbr_id=4840
01:43:57 Randy Seaver: Judy Muhn’s blog/website is https://lineagejourneys.com/
01:45:15 Yvonne Demoskoff: I was in your French-Canadian session at RT last year, Judy. Good stuff 🙂
01:49:19 Yvonne Demoskoff: Not there this year…
01:51:18 Randy Seaver: Ellen Thompson Jennings is the Hound on the Hunt – blog is https://blog.familyhistoryhound.com/
01:52:08 Randy Seaver: Jenny Hawran blog is at http://like-herding-cats.com/
01:52:43 Randy Seaver: hurry-up Tierra!! [She was flying in to Salt Lake City, and managed to catch the live webinar while in the air. Isn’t technology AMAZING?]
01:52:52 Hilary Gadsby: Hi Tierra
01:53:10 Hilary Gadsby: have a great time
01:59:04 Randy Seaver: Shop the Hound is at https://www.shopthehound.com/
01:59:55 Tierra Cotton-Kellow: Hi Ms. Pat! Hello Ladies!
02:00:06 Tierra Cotton-Kellow: I’m on the plane…
02:00:15 Cousin Russ: on her plane
02:00:47 Hilary Gadsby: Hi Michelle
02:01:22 Tierra Cotton-Kellow: Marie!! Bonjour!
02:01:47 Hilary Gadsby: Hi Marie and John
02:01:59 Randy Seaver: Marie Cappart’s website is https://histoires-de-familles.org/
02:02:40 Randy Seaver: John Boeren’s website is https://www.antecedentia.com/
02:07:31 Randy Seaver: I agree – everybody should do genealogy. You find out that we are all related to each other and our personal world expands/
02:09:09 Hilary Gadsby: Are John and Marie coming to Birmingham in June
02:09:12 Marian Koalski: Learning about earlier generations’ troubles can help us cope with our own. “If she got through THAT, I can get through this little thing.”
02:09:28 Hilary Gadsby: See you there
02:13:41 Hilary Gadsby: I have started Welsh classes
02:17:34 Hilary Gadsby: Hi Audrey
02:19:54 Randy Seaver: hi Audrey and Maria.
02:20:53 Randy Seaver: and after you put it on the hard drive, you add it to a cloud website like Google drive or Dropbox or iDrive.
02:23:00 Hilary Gadsby: Must visit TNA when I come to London in October for RootsTech London
02:23:10 Randy Seaver: The National Archives (UK) blog is https://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
02:26:33 Hilary Gadsby: The catalogue is great
02:28:18 Hilary Gadsby: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
02:29:15 Hilary Gadsby: Hi Kirsty
02:29:36 Randy Seaver: Kirsty Gray’s Family wise Ltd. blog is https://family-wise.co.uk/blog/
02:33:48 Randy Seaver: I have been amazed by some of the challenges that Kirsty’s firm has solved.
02:34:19 Hilary Gadsby: Hope to visit you in May when we are in Wiltshire
02:36:56 Randy Seaver: a lot of energy at the table there…
02:39:56 Hilary Gadsby: Hi Else I found an interesting relationship this week
02:41:19 Randy Seaver: Society of Genealogists in UK is http://www.sog.org.uk/
02:41:55 Hilary Gadsby: My father’s 2nd cousin married the BIL of my uncle on my mother’s side
02:44:41 Hilary Gadsby: Maybe I am her cousin as my family are from the South coast
02:45:51 Randy Seaver: I have 19th century immigrants from Somerset (South Petherton) and Wiltshire (Hilperton), and 17th century ancestor immigrants from l amost every county in England. But not Wales, Scotland or Ireland!
02:49:25 Randy Seaver: Luana Darby’s APG page is at https://www.apgen.org/directory/search_detail.html?mbr_id=3068
02:50:24 Randy Seaver: Roberta Estes blog is DNA eXplained – Genetic Genealogy at https://dna-explained.com/
02:50:37 Hilary Gadsby: Hi Roberta and Luana
02:51:46 Randy Seaver: Found Luana’s webpage at https://www.lineagesbyluana.com/
02:58:03 Louis Kessler: Hi Daniel.
02:58:08 Hilary Gadsby: Hi Thom and Daniel
02:58:31 Randy Seaver: Hi Thom and Daniel!
02:59:01 Randy Seaver: Ask Daniel about the Theory of Family Relativity status.
02:59:27 Doris Haskell: Hello! Thom and Daniel. It’s so awesome to see you! I’ll be finding you to share a little hug.
03:01:08 Robbin Smith: MyHeritage DNA has broken down Irish family brick wall for me
03:02:13 Randy Seaver: MyHeritageDNA has cracked my adopted 2nd great-grandfather’s line – I have a match with the right surname in the right place, but don’t have the parent’s names yet.
03:02:40 Robbin Smith: I was lucky I got a response from the match
03:02:43 Randy Seaver: I do know the grandparents’ names!
03:07:28 Hilary Gadsby: I had relatives last year
03:09:18 Randy Seaver: RootsTech 2019 Handout blog post is https://www.geneamusings.com/2019/02/rootstech-2019-syllabus-articles-are.html
03:09:18 Hilary Gadsby: I need to get food as well
03:11:42 Doris Haskell: Thank you! Thank you! This was wonderful!
03:11:59 Louis Kessler: Bye all. Great session!
For future reference, this is the link to DearMYRTLE’s Event Calendar –http://dearmyrtle.com/blog2/index.php/calendar
Here’s the link to the GeneaWebinars Blog & Calendar of other genealogy webinars, chats and hangouts – http://blog.geneawebinars.com/p/calendar.html
Most DearMYRTLE Webinars are embedded in a Myrt’s Musings blog post, along with selected comments and links we mention.