“Is it time to write your MEMOIR?” ; a fresh look at Vivid-Pix Restore; American Court Records; Property Rights of Women; and a visit with The Archive Lady are on the docket for DearMYRTLE’s April 2019 webinars. If you are new, you’ll need to register for each recurring webinar series. If you’ve been with us a while, you’ll receive reminder emails with your personal link to participate. Whenever possible, Myrt provides access via this blog to the archived webinars and links we mention.


DearMYRTLE webinars are known for interactive conversation, something we don’t have time for at regular genealogy society meetings. DearMYRTLE, Cousin Russ and several panelists appear via webcams/microphones, while attendees do not. DearMYRTLE webinar attendees are given several options for communicating during the live DearMYRTLE’s webinars – namely typed chat, and the possibility of raising your hand to indicate you’d like Cousin Russ to open your mic or mic/webcam. If you haven’t tested your equipment before, we recommend joining an after-party once a webinar recording has stopped, so you can get the hang of things for future webinars.

Cousin Russ spotlights attendee comments from time to time and DearMYRTLE tries her best to visit websites mentioned by panelists and attendees alike. Thank heavens Mr. Myrt hooked up a third monitor in Myrt’s office.

Ethnicity graphic created by DearMYRTLE

DearMYRTLE and Cousin Russ recognize the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024. We reach out to _all_ regardless of race, color, creed, sexual orientation or national origin with support for researching family and documenting cultural inheritance.

Cousin Russ and Ol’ Myrt are excited to get together to talk about our favorite topic – family history. We’ve noticed that one or two folks try using our chat platform as a method for distributing info on their own agenda, sometimes totally off topic for the webinar at hand. We ask everyone to refrain from self-promotion and consider using their own blogs and webinar accounts for such activities. Individuals who do not honor this request will be removed from the immediately from the webinar and from DearMYRTLE’s Facebook group as a matter of policy. We wish to foster a collaborative and safe online learning experience for our attendees. Thank-you.

DearMYRTLE's Mondays with Myrt

1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 April 2019 Mondays with Myrt (MwM) is our flagship webinar, where we talk about anything and everything that’s come across our genea-desks in the last week. Powerful genealogy breakthroughs happen during our webinars. The live broadcast starts at Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles). The registration link for this recurring webinar is

Many followers will be attending NERGC – the New England Regional Genealogical Conference, 3-6 April 2019 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Be sure to stop by and see Cousin Russ who will be at the Family Tree Maker booth in the exhibit hall. We want to see selfies!

Is it time to write your MEMOIR

3 April 2019, Wednesday, 9pm Eastern – “Is it time to write your MEMOIR?” A timely discussion with internationally recognized author, military records expert Jennifer Holik, who founded the WWII Research & Writing Center. If you are new, the registration link is here:

Expect to receive a confirmation email with your personal URL for participating in this webinar. The room will fill up quickly, so arrive early.


10 April 2019, WACKY Wednesday, 9pm Eastern – Ever the brave one, DearMYRTLE will open for the first time Vivid-Pix RESTORE, a surprisingly capable photo editing program that Cousin Russ has been experimenting with for hours. Let’s find out how intuitive the program is and some tricks Cousin Russ discovered. (This one is hard not to try the program yet. Myrt soooo wants to click and explore the program! But it will be more fun to see how she does looking at it for the first time – with a little help from attendees and Cousin Russ.)

AmericaGen Study Group

The AmericaGen Study Group meets twice this month, on Wednesday mornings at Noon Eastern as follows. Our syllabus material is The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy 4th Edition by Val D. Greenwood, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.). Panelists are advised to use examples from personal research to illustrate the author’s points.

  • April 10, 2019 Chapter 22 Court Records and Family History
  • April 24, 2019 Chapter 23 Property Rights of Women as a Consideration

The registration link for this recurring webinar series is:

Archives Lady with WW
The Archive Lady joins WACKY Wednesday on 24 April 2019 at 9pm Eastern to share her tips for home archivists. Melissa LeMaster Barker is a Certified Archives Manager at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives. A popular genealogical speaker, author and blogger, Melissa is also the FGS Forum Reviews Editor. We’ve already received many registrations for this recurring webinar. Be sure to arrive early to be assured of a seat.



  • Times posted are Mountain Time (Denver), daylight when applicable.
  • If you have previously registered for Mondays with Myrt, WACKY Wednesday, the AmericaGen Study Group, or The Archive Lady, you should be receiving reminder emails with your personal link to participate. This is because these are recurring DearMYRTLE webinars using Zoom Webinar options.
  • If you are a new attendee, you’ll find the links to register in the “where” portion of the calendar entries below as well as hyperlinked above.
  • If you need a time zone converter, here’s one DearMYRTLE recommends:

Typically DearMYRTLE webinars are presented at no cost to attendees. If you find the information useful, consider the Pay What You Want business model Ol’ Myrt employs:

HERE’s the exact schedule for April 2019.


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Myrt’s Musings

For future reference, this is the link to DearMYRTLE’s Event Calendar –

Here’s the link to the GeneaWebinars Blog & Calendar of other genealogy webinars, chats and hangouts –

Archived webinars with selected comments and links we mentioned are found at