ARCHIVED: WACKY Wednesday – YOU are the client

YOU are the client

Why not give *ourselves* the BEST of our current thinking by creating professional research reports for our files? This is a continuation of Monday’s after party discussion about Gary Gauthier’s request for info about client report forms. We will dissect several public online genealogy report forms to come up with elements to emulate in our own work.

Here are some of the points we uncovered:

  • Every report had either an official cover, or was produced on letterhead.
  • To organize data into readable formats, the report writers included
    • Transcript or abstract
    • Bulleted lists
    • Tables
    • Timelines
  • To clarify content for the audience, the report writers included
    • Definitions
    • Explanation of prevailing law at the time
    • Historical context

We first reviewed the report of a single record by dissecting “Samuel Witter, 17th U.S. Infantry, War of 1812, Enlistment Record: An Analysis.” Report to Witter Research Group. 15 December 2011. Archived online. Elizabeth Shown Mills. Historic Pathways. (https://www.historicpathways.com :  viewed 20 Mar 2019). It is found at https://www.historicpathways.com/download/SamWittRecAnalysis.pdf

We then reviewed a report that included multiple records from diverse record sets by dissecting “House history of 5726 North East Cleveland Avenue, Portland, Oregon”, report to [client name withheld]. 4 March 2007. Archived online. Connie Miller Lenzen, CG. Board for Certification of Genealogists. (https://bcgcertification.org : viewed 20 Mar 2019.) It is found at https://bcgcertification.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Lenzen-House-History2006.pdf

Finally, we looked at a pro bono, yet very professional report by dissecting “Pierre Lapouraille (m. 1819)” report to Brian Lapouraille of Baltimore, MD. 2 Oct 2012. Archived online. Malissa Ruffner, JD, MLS. Board for Certification of Genealogists. (https://bcgcertification.org : viewed 20 Mar 2019.) IT is found at https://bcgcertification.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Ruffner_Report2012.pdf

We also discussed citation footnotes that may include discursive notes, and considered where a discursive note may be integral to a proof argument, it should be moved from the footnote into the body of the report.

The Board for Certification of Genealogists “Genealogical Work Samples” page has sample research reports, case studies, family histories and client agreements. See https://bcgcertification.org/learning/skills/genealogical-work-samples

Historic Pathways “Research Reports” page includes additional types of reports including forensic, genealogical, individual research notes, cumulative research notes and a narrative lineage. See https://www.historicpathways.com/researchreports.html

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19:00:32 From Melissa Barker : Hello Everyone!
19:00:49 From Marceline Beem : Hi everyone
19:01:37 From Yvonne Demoskoff : Hi from BC!
19:01:57 From Sarah Bell : Morning from Australia 🙂
19:01:58 From Gary Gauthier to All panelists : Hello from Calgary.
19:02:05 From Doris Haskell : Hello, everyone, from Rock Springs where the temperature is 42 degrees for the first time this year.
19:02:24 From Betty-Lu Burton : Never thought about treating ourselves like a client
19:02:25 From ERIC COOK to All panelists : Hello from Iowa!
19:02:50 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.”

Genealogy Standards 2nd edition
19:02:57 From Cousin Russ : Genealogy Standards now in Kindle format. https://www.amazon.com/Genealogy-Standards-Second-Edition-ebook-dp-B07PSKRDT7/dp/B07PSKRDT7

19:04:28 From Betty-Lu Burton : Would the task include where you want to look for the answer?
19:05:17 From Melissa Barker : Love Timelines!
19:06:46 From Cousin Russ to All panelists : Gary — please mute your audio — thank you
19:09:42 From Cousin Russ : Derived from “Samuel Witter, 17th U.S. Infantry, War of 1812, Enlistment Record: An Analysis.” Report to Witter Research Group. 15 December 2011. Archived online. Elizabeth Shown Mills. Historic Pathways. https://www.historicpathways.com : 20 Mar 2019.https://www.historicpathways.com/download/SamWittRecAnalysis.pdf
19:12:56 From Betty-Lu Burton : So we have already proven the Samuel Witter is the same in all the areas
19:15:57 From Sarah Bell : That ESM is very thorough!
19:21:52 From Sarah Bell : Yep, I think a report like this is only useful in the third category (long proof argument) – most of the time I can write a quick one or two sentence proof statement
19:27:59 From Sarah Bell : Me too
19:29:31 From Deb Andrew : I transcribed a death certificate last night, wasn’t for sure who the undertaker was, and Google undertakers in Reno 1919, and the Funeral Home came up in an ad in a newspaper in Reno for 1919.
19:30:33 From Betty-Lu Burton : That would bring into question is whether the age is based on date of enlistment or discharge or another event
19:31:48 From Sarah Bell : I think giving historical context is important too – you shouldn’t assume that your audience knows the particular conflict in detail
19:34:22 From Sarah Bell : A map or geographic info might enrich this report!
19:35:04 From Sue Taylor : Good point, Sarah. I recently found a Württemberg soldier reported to have died in a Polish hospital in 1809. On the surface there didn’t seem to be a geographical connection but Google found me the likely conflict with a list of “Belligerents” that included Württemberg and Poland on the side of France.
19:39:02 From Mark Barrus : Fascinating research
19:39:56 From Sarah Bell : Is seemingly incompatible a precursor to negative evidence? or the same thing?
19:43:26 From Sarah Bell : Important to record your thought processes – whether through footnotes or another method
19:44:12 From Betty-Lu Burton : I would at least do limited source citation. such as as stated in 1850 census.
19:50:58 From Betty-Lu Burton : Melissa it does not take a few years for my thinking to change. because health issues my mind changes every few weeks now
19:52:55 From Betty-Lu Burton : footnote 12 is more of an analysis
19:53:33 From Sarah Bell : She also references her research notes on the subject
19:53:38 From Sarah Bell : foot 11
19:56:35 From Cousin Russ : Derived from “House history of 5726 North East Cleveland Avenue, Portland, Oregon”, report to [client name withheld]. 4 March 2007. Archived online. Connie Miller Lenzen, CG.Board for Certification of Genealogists. (https://bcgcertification.org : viewed 20 Mar 2019.) https://bcgcertification.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Lenzen-House-History2006.pdf
20:06:45 From Deb Andrew : Floods, burned court houses local areas.
20:08:38 From Cousin Russ : Derived from “Pierre Lapouraille (m. 1819)” report to Brian Lapouraille of Baltimore, MD. 2 Oct 2012. Archived online. Malissa Ruffner, JD, MLS. Board for Certification of Genealogists. (https://bcgcertification.org : viewed 20 Mar 2019). https://bcgcertification.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Ruffner_Report2012.pdf
20:13:24 From Sarah Bell : Love that idea
20:21:03 From Deb Andrew : What is the name of the author of Designing Research Methods?
20:22:11 From Sue Taylor : Helen Leary
20:23:07 From Sarah Bell : https://www.worldcat.org/title/north-carolina-research-genealogy-and-local-history/oclc/34803478
20:23:17 From Cousin Russ : Albright, Lee and Helen F. M. Leary, “Designing Research Strategies,” in Helen F. M. Leary, editor, North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History (Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Genealogical Society, 1996), chap. 2, p. 20. https://www.ncgenealogy.org/product/north-carolina-research-genealogy-local-history-2e/
20:23:29 From Deb Andrew : Thanks.
20:25:04 From Cousin Russ : You may obtain Leary’s book ssed from Abe Books – https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30258852136&cm_ven=sws&cm_cat=sws&cm_pla=sws&cm_ite=30258852136&clickid=01DzVtwvLxyJWVl0EHQlB1XYUklxo2XVzWbMwk0&cm_mmc=aff-_-ir-_-353196-_-77798&ref=imprad353196&afn_sr=impact


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Exploring FindMyPast: US Passports Post 1914

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In this episode, we meet Alex Cox from FindMyPast.com as we spotlight a 1915 passport application for James Augustine Shearman who is planning to travel with his wife and supervise the art education of his granddaughter. I think you’ll agree with Ol’ Myrt here – it’s fun to have a guy in London explain this record set from the US National Archives!

findmypast 2017FindMyPast:
https://www.findmypast.com

FindMyPast Friday March 15th 2019:
https://blog.findmypast.com/findmypast-friday-march-15th-2631629154.html

FindMyPast YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/findmypast

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https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/united-states-passport-applications

View Sample: James Augustine Shearman 11 Jan 1915
https://search.findmypast.com/record/browse?id=us%2fpass%2fus-passport-applications%2f007574946%2f007574946-00257


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ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 18 Mar 2019

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In which we discuss what’s new at FindMyPast.com , demo how to “watch” an ancestor on FamilySearch.org, and tackle the errors we may make inadvertently during data entry in our genealogy  management programs. We also discuss what to expect on an SS-5 Social Security application. See also: “Ordering the SS-5:2018 Style” posted 14 Dec 2018 at The Legal Genealogist Blog  by Judy Russell, CG, (https://www.legalgenealogist.com/2018/12/14/ordering-the-ss-5-2018-style: Viewed 18 Mar 2019.)

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10:00:07               From  Graham Walter : Hello from London

10:00:34               From  Gary Gauthier : Hello Everyone

10:00:43               From  Michelle Minner : Hello from Arizona

10:01:42               From  Daniel Horowitz  : Hello from Israel

10:01:43               From  Cousin Russ : GeneaWebinars Calendar of Hangouts, Webinars and Online Chats this coming week: http://www.GeneaWebinars.com

10:02:57               From  Cousin Russ : DearMYRTLE’s Calendar http://dearmyrtle.com/blog2/index.php/calendar/

10:03:17               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.”

10:04:37               From  Bill West : Gooooooood morning from sunny Massachusetts!

10:05:17               From  Marian Koalski : Zoom installation hung up when I tried. I’m working by browser instead. Wha’s up?

10:06:52               From  Gary Gauthier : Does anyone know if it is available in Kindle format?

10:07:08               From  Pamela Wells : Good morning from the mountains of Blowing Rock, NC

10:07:59               From  Hilary Gadsby : I will probably get when kindle version is released

10:08:51               From  DearMYRTLE .  to  All panelists : Tracing Their Steps: A Memoir  https://www.amazon.com/Tracing-Their-Bernice-Alexander-Bennet t

10:09:27               From  Cousin Russ : Genealogy Standards Second Edition 2nd Edition https://www.amazon.com/Genealogy-Standards-Second-Certification-Genealogists/dp/168442352X

10:10:06               From  Cousin Russ : The Family Tree Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy https://www.amazon.com/Family-Tree-Toolkit-Comprehensive-Researching/dp/1631582194

10:10:41               From  Betty-Lu Burton  : Yes the 2nd edition of Genealogy Standards includes a section on DNA which is not in the first edition

10:10:53               From  Cousin Russ : Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide 1st Edition https://www.amazon.com/Research-Like-Pro-Genealogists-Guide/dp/1732188106

 

10:11:35               From  Brenda J. Williams  to  All panelists : I just got in. What is Myrt doing on Sat where she is giving these away? [Genealogy Game Night .]

10:12:14               From  Cousin Russ : Brenda – please check DearMYRTLE’s Calendar http://dearmyrtle.com/blog2/index.php/calendar/

10:12:14               From  Gary Gauthier : No problem. Thank you, Myrtle

10:12:29               From  Cousin Russ : Hiding the Past (The Forensic Genealogist) (Volume 1) by Nathan Dylan Goodwin https://www.amazon.com/Hiding-Forensic-Genealogist-Goodwin-2013-09-15/dp/B01MXJ7UI2/

10:13:05               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.”

10:15:06               From  Cousin Russ : WACKY Wednesday – Google+ is going away AAACK!

https://youtu.be/WCbPsEwztTE

10:16:12               From  Cousin Russ : https://archive.org/

10:18:31               From  Hilary Gadsby : I didn’t notice it was not working

10:19:06               From  Doris Haskell : The timing was good.  I didn’t even notice the outage either.

10:20:09               From  Doris Haskell : Yes.  I remember filling out my application when I was 16 so I could start working at Howard Johnson’s Restaurant.

10:21:06               From  Gary Gauthier : I found my dad’s old SSN card. Being Canadian, I had no idea he had one! Would be nice to find out more.

10:21:15               From  Betty-Lu Burton : Yes it happens at the hospital now. I think the hospital actually fills it out like the birth certificate

10:21:53               From  Doris Haskell : This rebel girl didn’t play that game.  It involved our last two children.  They didn’t get a SS# until they started delivering newspapers at the age of 10.

10:22:19               From  Mary Lou Gravatt : I remember in 7th grade the teacher has the class get Social Security Cards. Do not remember the application we filled out.

10:22:39               From  Lisa Reed  to  All panelists : Good morning! Late to the game.

10:23:33               From  Graham Walter : Hi John

10:24:01               From  Michelle Minner : I have used social security lists to make a lot of breakthroughs…especially because they record all of the married names or AKAs in the death records of social security.

10:24:03               From  Hilary Gadsby : We have an NHS number which is different to the National insurance number

10:24:39               From  Kathleen Daetsch : Yes when the time came that all children in the U.S had to get a social security number the schools in New York sent home a form to fill out for each child in the family

10:24:40               From  Rebecca Williams : Our mother filled out our ssan apps for all four of us.  our numbers are one digit different.

10:25:24               From  Randy Seaver : The Social Security Applications and Claims Index on Ancestry is a gold mine – lists all of the names they used, birthdate and place, death date but not place, date of claim, and names of parents sometimes.

10:25:47               From  Pamela Wells : I remember getting my SS card when I began my first job at 13 yrs. old teaching ballet at my dance school.  Wow!  Only about 58 years ago.  <grin>

10:25:48               From  John Laws : Hi everyone Feeling a trifle better thanks

10:26:33               From  Betty-Lu Burton : I got my grandmother’s form in hopes of determining her bithdate. Did not help since when she went to apply for SS is where the confusion showed up. She used a birth certificate that had a different name (same parents) and a different birth date.

10:26:34               From  Marian Koalski : Amen, Randy, about the SS Applications & Claims Index.

10:26:44               From  Yvonne Demoskoff : Hi John; glad to hear there’s some improvement

10:27:04               From  Rebecca Williams : We used our ssan at work for many years.  several years ago, it changed roughly 10 years ago to an 8 digt number we used for all our dealings with our pay.

10:27:06               From  Kathleen Daetsch : Yes when you marry a woman has to go down and change your name

10:27:25               From  Doris Haskell : On my card, it says, “Not to be used for identification.” Our public library updated their card system, and asked for my SSN. They did not get it.

10:27:44               From  Marian Koalski : I got the form for my Polish grandmother, showing her parents. She never qualified to receive SS, but she was the beneficiary of my uncle’s final benefit.

10:29:56               From  Hilary Gadsby : I use Discord for WikiTree

10:30:51               From  Hilary Gadsby : We use it to communicate with others working on a project together

10:34:52               From  Doris Haskell : Should I register first?

10:36:59               From  Doris Haskell : I’m downloading the app to my iPad.

10:44:34               From  DearMYRTLE .  to  All panelists :  WIKITREE The Free Family Tree, growing stronger since 2008 – https://www.wikitree.com/

10:44:35               From  Doris Haskell : Okay!  I have a number now.

10:45:35               From  Cousin Russ : Cousin Russ on Discord – https://discord.gg/NAkrfp

10:45:51               From  Michelle Minner : I remember those old bad days of Message Boards!  you couldn’t link, you couldn’t change colors…and there were no separate little groups for a specific chat with individuals!

10:46:15               From  Michelle Minner : WHOO HOO I saw Civilization!  My biggest time-waster

10:46:21               From  Graham Walter : You can paste in the URL the Russ posted – paste into the ‘Add Server’

10:47:06               From  Kathleen Daetsch : I second doing a wacky on it

10:47:54               From  Cousin Russ : https://blog.findmypast.co.uk/findmypast-friday-march-15th-2631628139.html

10:48:12               From  cyndy Bray : Me, too, WACKY Wednesday

10:51:03               From  Yolanda Sanders  to  All panelists : have the app up, what do I need to put in for join the sever on Discord?

10:51:40               From  Cousin Russ : WIKITREE The Free Family Tree, growing stronger since 2008 – https://www.wikitree.com/

 

10:51:56               From  Cousin Russ : Family Tree Magazine 2019 – Surname Research Series https://anglersrest.net/2019/03/08/family-tree-magazine-2019-surname-research-series-5

10:55:20               From  Cousin Russ : Guild of One-Name Studies https://one-name.org/

10:55:29               From  Cousin Russ : F&W Media (Including the US-based Family Tree Magazine & Books) Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy https://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=42541

10:55:39               From  Randy Seaver : F&W also produces many other hobby and craft magazines

10:58:13               From  Lisa Reed  to  All panelists : Hate to hear that …  Also Writer’s Digest

10:58:24               From  Doris Haskell : In this day and age, the key to survival is the ability to reinvent your business.

10:58:54               From  Randy Seaver : Had a minor breakthrough on one of my female ancestors without known parents –   found 1812 will of Catherine Ruth’s father – transcribed it in https://www.geneamusings.com/2019/03/amanuensis-monday-1812-will-of-george.html

10:59:00               From  John Laws : If you have uk research you could a version published in the UK

11:00:23               From  Doris Haskell : Just yesterday, I got a notice that I have a new cousin match on AncestryDNA.  It’s my cousin Wendy!  Such a nice surprise.

11:02:33               From  Cousin Russ : The Schwenkfelders http://www.ucc.org/about-us_hidden-histories_the-schwenkfelders

11:03:43               From  Kathleen Daetsch : That is very cool

11:04:50               From  John Laws : If you have UK research you could a version published in the UK Family Tree Magazine search for a subscription via Google [It is from a different publishing company.]

11:08:37               From  Randy Seaver : the images of the will showed that the papers had separated into three panels over time, so they taped them together.  And obscured quite a bit of information, including the date of the will writing at the end of the third image.

11:11:39               From  Cousin Russ : Reunions for the Mac http://www.leisterpro.com

11:12:34               From  Michelle Minner : That’s why I use FTM (a PC person here)

11:13:05               From  Cousin Russ : Society of Genealogists http://www.sog.org.uk/

11:15:22               From  Randy Seaver : RootsMagic does notify you when there are same names and asks you to choose one or create a new person with the name

11:15:47               From  Michelle Minner : a lot of my Quaker Ancestors married/intermarried/cousin marriages..Loads of them

11:17:53               From  Michelle Minner : I finally had to add married names to the surname of one quaker ancestor…she was a Kidwell Thomas Kidwell

11:18:48               From  Kathleen Daetsch : I know your pain

11:20:45               From  Kathleen Daetsch : I use mine in Roots Magic all the time

11:21:19               From  Michelle Minner : I love those Data Error reports!

11:21:27               From  Deb Andrew : Legacy has it. It has a red dot that shows up on each person that has an issue. On the profile and also in the names lists.

11:21:54               From  Kathleen Daetsch : LOL

11:23:24               From  Deb Andrew : Yes

11:24:21               From  Michelle Minner : ALL THOSE SHORT CUT KEYS in WordPerfect!  I was an instructor!

11:24:31               From  Gary Gauthier : I remember the dearth of disks to load it.

11:25:36               From  Michelle Minner : I made WordPerfect cheat sheets for all the users on my network!

11:25:46               From  Gary Gauthier : The help doesn’t seem to work for me on a Mac RM7. Waiting for RM8.

11:26:45               From  Sheryl Whisenhunt : WordStar preceded WordPerfect and WordPerfect came installed on all new computers then Microsoft knocked WordPerfect out of the spotlight…..The Dinosaur 🙂

11:27:38               From  Kathleen Daetsch : Dropbox is the default for RootMagic I believe

11:27:48               From  Gary Gauthier : Mac version runs under a virtual machine

11:28:21               From  Maria Tegtmeier  to  All panelists : I have found the RootsMagic Facebook page useful as well.  So many tools to help.

11:28:49               From  Maria Tegtmeier  to  All panelists : Hello… just got back from the FHL in downtown.

11:29:24               From  Gary Gauthier : Laura Beeman is also a good RM7 source

11:29:42               From  Cousin Russ : https://www.facebook.com/groups/RootsMagicUsers/

11:30:39               From  Graham Walter : Have a great day everyone

11:30:44               From  Pamela Wells : Thank you all!  Have a super day!

11:30:45               From  Sheryl Whisenhunt : Thank YOU!

11:31:35               From  Dorothy Oksner  to  All panelists : does anyone use Zotero?

11:31:42               From  Gary Gauthier : Has anyone seen a good Word template to use for Research Reports in “GPS style”.

11:32:29               From  Cousin Russ : https://www.zotero.org/

 

FROM THE AFTER PARTY

11:35:12               From  Dorothy Oksner  to  All panelists : sorry can’t unmute mike.

11:35:31               From  Hilary Gadsby  to  All panelists : Going to catch up with the family. See you next week.

11:35:45               From  Graham Walter : Does the mike have an inline mute?

11:37:24               From  Cousin Russ : THE WRITTEN CONCLUSION – A DearMYRTLE Study Group  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDXPlctD3RU

11:40:55               From  Deb Andrew : They kind of do that in Research Like a Pro.

11:43:39               From  Valerie Lisk : Isn’t there a Styles section in the Certification book?

11:46:23               From  Cousin Russ : https://bcgcertification.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/BCG-Application-Guide-2017.pdf

11:46:55               From  Valerie Lisk : I think I have th Standard but I can’t lay hands on mine

11:47:27               From  Deb Andrew : In my group in Research Like a Pro, almost all are going for their credentials from BCG.

11:47:29               From  Graham Walter : https://www.amazon.com/BCG-Genealogical-Standards-Manual/dp/0916489922

11:48:08               From  Deb Andrew : Yes, they just had a webinar.

11:49:47               From  Valerie Lisk : Oh! When you apply for Certification, they send you the Styles etc. You don’t have to follow through.

11:50:00               From  Graham Walter : https://familylocket.com/product/research-like-a-pro-e-course/


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ARCHIVED: WACKY Wednesday – What’s in YOUR Genealogy Toolbox?

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DearMYRTLE’s *very* distant cousin, Fräulein Schmidt, hosted this edition of WACKY Wednesday where panelists and attendees shared their favorite tools. Some were designed specifically for the genealogy market while others are mainstream and adapt perfectly well to “getting the job done.”

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19:02:11               From  Yvonne Demoskoff : Hi from B.C.!

19:02:39               From  Melissa Barker : Hello Everyone!

19:03:18               From  nadine guilbault : Excel spreadsheets. Organizes notes, logs, and odd seemingly unrelated people.

19:03:52               From  Cousin Russ : Evernote https://evernote.com/

GoogleDrive_BIG

Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc. are free programs associated with Google Drive.

19:04:35               From  Sheryl Whisenhunt : OneNote. OneNote now has a comparable webclipper also.

19:04:49               From  Nancy Chouteau  to  All panelists : Windows Snipping Tool, Excel Spreadsheets

19:06:15               From  Sheryl Whisenhunt : Actually, I have both and go back and forth.

19:06:34               From  nadine guilbault : I use Backblaze to back up everything.

19:16:48               From  Nancy Chouteau : Excel for repository info

19:17:18               From  Sheryl Whisenhunt : What is this word “focus” you keep using? I frequently lose my way. 🙂

19:17:51               From  Yvonne Demoskoff : I really like using MS Word doc, but use Excel occasionally (I find it complicated)

19:17:59               From  Cousin Russ : http://www.hidefgen.com  for more information about Thomas MacEntee’s sample Excel worksheet.

 

19:19:56               From  Fräulein Schmidt  to  All panelists : CMD-Shift-3

19:20:30               From  Cousin Russ : CMD-Shift-3 or CMD+Sift+4 full screen snipping on Mac iOS

19:27:18               From  Fräulein Schmidt  to  All panelists : https://www.backblaze.com

19:29:09               From  Cousin Russ : https://www.sync.com

19:29:16               From  Cousin Russ : https://www.backblaze.com

19:29:41               From  Sheryl Whisenhunt : This dinosaur still uses WordPerfect, I use MSWord also but my all time favorite is still WordPerfect.

19:32:36               From  Sheryl Whisenhunt : Yes, they are very compatible with each other.

19:40:49               From  Sheryl Whisenhunt : lol, Bless you my child for fessing up.

19:46:24               From  Sheryl Whisenhunt : When doing Danish research, I use The Danish National Archives and when doing Swedish research, I use Arkivdigtal.

19:48:58               From  Kathleen Daetsch : I have been using Archive.org lately it has all kinds of written materials, I’m interested in an old genealogy magazines Called Olde Ulster since a lot of my research is in Ulster county NY

19:50:14               From  Kathleen Daetsch : I use the Irish Archives website for my Irish research.

19:50:15               From  Cousin Russ : https://www.arkivdigital.net

19:50:23               From  Cousin Russ : https://www.digitalarkivet.no/en

19:51:29               From  Cousin Russ : http://www.rootsireland.ie/

19:52:25               From  Kathleen Daetsch : I found this http://www.Achive.org  when I searched my ancestors name in google I also often use google books

19:54:19               From  Kathleen Daetsch : You can search a church or a town or a name in this Archive

20:05:23               From  Sheryl Whisenhunt : Thank you for a pleasant evening.

20:05:34               From  nadine guilbault : Thank you

20:05:43               From  Kathleen Daetsch : http://www.nationalarchives.ie/

20:06:06               From  Mark Barrus  to  All panelists : thanks

20:06:35               From  Kathleen Daetsch : There are census records on this site

20:07:06               From  Mark Barrus  to  All panelists : sure

20:07:38               From  Kathleen Daetsch : goodnite


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ARCHIVED: AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 20 Local Land Records

AmericaGen Study Group

The AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 20 – Local Land Records in Val Greenwood’s The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company.) https://www.amazon.com/Researchers-Guide-American-Genealogy-4th/dp/0806320664

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Val Greenwoods book

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Note: All panelists were invited ro read the chapter and then write about how that chapter relates to their personal research habits.

DearMYRTLE’s AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 20 combined homework:
http://bit.ly/AmericaGen_Ch20-Compiled

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SELECTED TEXT

09:50:12               From  Cary Bright  : Online chapter 20 summary: https://genealogical.com/2018/04/16/valuable-genealogy-tips-from-the-researchers-guide-to-american-genealogy-4th-edn

10:01:14               From  Cousin Russ : The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy 4th Edition by Val D. Greenwood, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.).

10:01:31               From  Janine Edmée Hakim : Goo ood morning all

10:01:34               From  Cousin Russ : COMBINED HOMEWORK http://bit.ly/AmericaGen_Ch20-Compiled

10:04:47               From  cyndy Bray : Cousin Russ, just have to ask. On page 509 there is an example of an indenture between John Tolley Worthington and someone. Might he be one of your Worthingtons?

10:05:11               From  Cousin Russ : Absolutely — Thank you

10:05:28               From  cyndy Bray : yay!!land and property research in the US

10:14:07               From  Lisa Gorrell  to  All panelists : Here is Wade Hone’s book: more details about  land https://www.amazon.com/Land-Property-Research-Wade-Hone/dp/159331325X

2019 Virtual Intermediate Foundations

10:28:08               From  Cousin Russ : SLIG Intermediate Foundations – Fall 2019 (VIRTUAL) https://slig.ugagenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=535

10:31:11               From  DearMYRTLE : Ancestry’s U.S., Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918  https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1127

10:31:37               From  DearMYRTLE : HistoryGeo land ownership maps http://www.historygeo.com

10:31:41               From  Lisa Gorrell : I see a Polly there. I wonder if he’s a relation.

10:39:09               From  Maria Tegtmeier : Can you post that website in the chat?

10:40:34               From  Cousin Russ : http://publicrecords.netronline.com

10:42:13               From  Sheryl Whisenhunt : I like the logic on that, had never thought about it.

10:44:46               From  Valerie Lisk : I was told “the grantee pays the fee.”

11:00:13               From  Sheryl Whisenhunt : Virtual pat on the back Pat.

11:00:14               From  Maria Tegtmeier : Thanks everyone!  Great information.

11:01:06               From  Sheryl Whisenhunt : Thanks to each of you.

 

 

 


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