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.”
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/
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
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.