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.)
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!
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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