Congratulations to our resident archivist Melissa LeMaster Barker, of Houston County, Tennessee, for the new dedicated research room in her facility. Those map cases look awesome and are surely going to make Mr. Myrt jealous.
19:12:17 From Debbie Moore : My parents jumped onto Rt.66 after they got married in 1955 and took a LOT of pictures, plus kept their maps 🙂
19:12:19 From Shelley Murphy : I love Tulips.
19:16:28 From Doris Haskell : Hello. I had trouble with my email link. Now it’s good.
19:16:53 From Maria Capaldi : Me too no audio
19:17:11 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : Terrific idea to make family relatable. Families went to local tourist places, ie the Paul Bunyan and Babe the Ox statue, The Call of the Wild, Boblo Island Amusement Park, …
19:17:19 From Lisa Reed : I just finished a graduate history course in Travel and Travel Writing. Travel absolutely was a part of our ancestors’ lives in the United States, and in fact was a great influence on our creation of our sense of nationalism.
19:18:12 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : okay I am in first time here, very sorry
19:18:55 From Sweet Sadie to Maria Capaldi and all panelists : No worries, here’s some tech support so you can adjust your Zoom Audio Settings. https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/sections/200319096-Audio
19:23:20 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Love Maine we have been in Bath, Maine
19:25:41 From Doris Haskell : My great grandfather, John Buckley, was a stone mason, and I have tried to find which of the many stone walls in Lexington, MA he may have built. I would love that kind of connection.
19:27:22 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : Love photos where people holding a photo of a building or people in front of the land where the old photo was taken.
19:28:26 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : beautiful
19:28:48 From Launa Droescher : I have a pix of my grandfather as a surveyor some place in Kansas abt 1954
19:30:11 From Susan Bleimehl : That is why I enjoy following Historical Societies of the counties where my ancestors lived as they post old photographs of the communities. Big cities like Milwaukee WI are also fun, as I spent my youth in that city and neighboring communities. I can remember those old streetcars, etc.
19:33:13 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : This gives so many ideas. Taking photo of old family cars, campers, etc. at Old Car Shows or Museums.
19:36:18 From Lisa Reed : That’s hilarious! (the postcard photo). I love our (all of our) ancestors!
19:37:02 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : Put in Bay is site of Natl War of 1812 Memorial. Admiral Perry took Great Lakes back there. US stamps were issued there.
19:40:47 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Oh wow! Gorgeous
19:42:17 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : your lucky to have that : )
19:46:21 From Kathleen Daetsch : My mother collected postcards from her trips, I have postcards from when she went on a special Senior Citizen trip to the Soviet Union
19:51:10 From Debbie Moore : I’ve been to all of the lower 48 and am writing a story about the why and how for my grandchildren. My kids are trying to forget, haha!
19:58:35 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Yes I do I look forward to coming back : )
20:00:30 From Cindy Hilomen to All panelists : Thank you.
20:01:03 From Susan Bleimehl : Thanks for an entertaining evening.
Daughters Of The American Revolution Lineage Books, 1890-1921
Are you a descendant of a a soldier, privateer or someone who rendered service during the American Revolution? The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) pride themselves on tracing their lineage back to an individual who assisted with the Revolutionary cause. Go directly to the record set here:
With each result, you will be able to view the original lineage books published by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The books include the names of DAR members, officers, and state regents. You will find the following information about your ancestor:
Description of your ancestor who participated in the American Revolutions
The DAR acknowledges those who signed the Declaration of Independence, veterans of the Revolutionary War, civil servants of the provisional or State governments, signers of the Oath of Allegiance or Oath of Fidelity and Support, participants in the Boston Tea Party, prisoners of war, refugees, doctors and nurses, as well as others who assisted the Revolutionary cause.
The records are presented as PDFs. This is different than our indexed records. We have provided some search tipshere.
In which we discuss GEDMatch’s new terms of service, Norwegian Constitution Day (May 17th), MyHeritage’s new “Health” DNA test and the new Sunday and Monday hours for the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
10:03:10 From Holly Hansen : New Family History Library Hours https://media.familysearch.org/family-history-library-to-add-sunday-and-longer-monday-hours-to-schedule/
10:06:50 From Randy Seaver : GEDMatch Terms of Service at https://genesis.gedmatch.com/tos_read.php
10:08:50 From Doris Haskell : I’m staying with GEDmatch. I don’t like what they did, but I’m staying.
10:09:55 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : I was under the impression, when I joined, that it was wide open and I know that I could see the matches of my matches who did not match me.
10:10:22 From Randy Seaver : I just opted in for the LE matching at GedMatch.
10:10:48 From Danine Cozzens : I manage DNA kits for several relatives so that might be inappropriate for me to make that decision. Would like to hear others’ thoughts.
10:11:22 From jeannecourval : If you opt in, can you later opt out?
10:11:34 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : I checked with the person I manage first
10:12:21 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : I only manage one at this time.
10:12:27 From Randy Seaver : Yes, you can opt-out any time. There is a “Police” link on the line with your kit number
10:12:32 From Sheryl Zeringue to All panelists : Good morning from South Louisiana
10:12:58 From Randy Seaver : Click on the “Police” link and scroll down to opt in. The default is Opt-out at this point.
10:13:08 From Deb Andrew : I took all my many kits off of gedmatch. I know longer trust them to keep their word.
10:13:42 From Yolanda Sanders to All panelists : so at FTDNA you can opt out, if you opt out, does that keep you from seeing your matches?
10:13:44 From Hilary Gadsby : I have not gotten around to adding any gedcom file other than with My Heritage so they would not find anything useful from mine. I might hold fire until this gets sorted.
10:17:23 From Deb Andrew : I do read the ToS.
10:17:57 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : Before managing others DNA, I detail LE consequences, and specifically ask permission. All have agreed for LE access. We want a victim whether on life suspect vs murdered vs an un-IDed found female body, we want LE access. There are alot of missing women on Canadian borders and reservations.
10:18:16 From Kathleen Daetsch : I read up on it before I joined because I don’t read the terms of service myself
10:18:57 From Graham Walter to All panelists : It makes sense to use the expertise of those in our community in their specialised areas
10:20:21 From Doris Haskell : Now that I have finished my classes, I’m spending time looking at my own family tree. I’m working to link my Legacy records with Family Search. I’m at 1% so far.
10:20:21 From June Butka : I was one who did my DNA in Early years as a request from a person searching to rule out a possible “Killer” for the girls in our area in the 1970’s.
10:20:28 From Pamela Wells : I use Gedmatch every day and I only use initials of the DNA person whose raw data it is along with asking the person if they agree with my uploading of their DNA when I become their DNA manager. I have helped a few adoptees find their parents with the Gedmatch service. It has helped me enormously and I intend to keep using it based on this scenario. I sincerely appreciate Judy’s input and service to our genealogy community with her legal advice. I would think that Blaine Bettinger would be a great advisor on this issue.
10:20:33 From June Butka : To help solve the case.
10:20:53 From Randy Seaver : Marian, we don’t know what MH would do in that situation. Most law enforcement organizations have their own DNA databases for bad actors and maybe whole populations. The US does, but it doesn’t have the “genealogy” capability.
10:21:30 From Doris Haskell : Pamela Wells, what a wonderful work you do! Bless you!
10:22:02 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : Do people read every change of terms your bank and telephone companies send in your statements? I get of tiny prints pages often.
10:23:21 From Janine Edmée Hakim : May I ask…so if a distant, unknown relative “opts in” and GEDmatch uncovers my DNA info in the process ( I also being a GEDmatch customer who chose not to opt in) . can my information now become available indirectly through my relatives search ?
10:23:34 From Pamela Wells : You can also upload your Gedcom at Gedmatch.com
10:23:59 From Pamela Wells : Thank you Doris Haskell for your kind comment.
10:24:12 From Mary Buchholz to All panelists : But the trees are what help the law enforcement Gedcom files
10:25:58 From Doris Haskell : Thank you, Dear MYRTLE!
10:27:28 From Pamela Wells : They can identify you on Gedmatch by email address
10:27:54 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : Michigan State Police have had a DNA collection campaign from victim families.
10:29:49 From Laurie Desmarais to All panelists : CODIS is 13 markers and Gedmatch has more
10:30:05 From Graham Walter : . CODIS FAQ = https://www.fbi.gov/services/laboratory/biometric-analysis/codis/codis-and-ndis-fact-sheet
10:30:28 From Randy Seaver : GEDmatch and the other genealogy sites use 700,000 (aprox.) SNPs
10:32:41 From Randy Seaver : Linda’s ancestry is from around the Hardanger fjord.
10:34:07 From Marian Koalski : Like US war reenactors
10:34:10 From Deb Andrew : MyHeritage just announce the release of Health testing+Ancestry.
10:34:48 From Randy Seaver : MyHeritage health is additional $120
10:35:30 From Randy Seaver : Oops, my mistake – Linda’s ancestry is around Sognefjord
10:37:41 From Marian Koalski : Maine and Massachusetts have Patriots Day on April 19 (movable)
10:37:55 From Marian Koalski : The shot heard round the world
10:37:57 From Laurie Desmarais to All panelists : RI celebrates VJ Day
10:38:13 From johnlaws : Visually I’m with you but have intermittent sound Will catch you guys on the recording Take care Oh I do so miss my old Samsung.
10:38:17 From Marian Koalski : They move it to Monday to suit tourism for Boston Marathon
10:38:20 From Randy Seaver : California has Cesar Chavez day March 31, school holiday
10:38:30 From Doris Haskell to All panelists : Patriots Day is April 15t, according to Siri
10:39:15 From Marian Koalski : Oh, and Boston has March 17 (Evacuation Day) for the day that the Brits evacuated Boston in 1776
10:40:02 From Linda Jordan to All panelists : Texas Independence Day – March 2.
10:40:27 From Deb Andrew : Nice maternity hospitals in Adelaide, the Queen Vic.
10:40:39 From June Butka : Chancellor’s Day 18 December
10:41:14 From Kathleen Newbill : “Boring and Dull Day,” Aug 9 in Oregon.
10:41:38 From Kathleen Newbill : Great read! I’m almost finished.
10:42:01 From Cousin Russ : The Sinclair Betrayal: A Jayne Sinclair Genealogical Mystery Kindle Edition by M J Lee (Author) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Q6K8DGJ
In which we congratulate Hilary Gadsby on publication in the Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine and find out what Cousin Russ did when his laptop presented the blue screen of death about 20 minutes into his 2-hour workshop at the Ohio Genealogical Society annual conference. We also ask “Does your home have a witch bottle?”
00:22:17 Graham Walter: Hello from sunny London!
00:23:40 Betty-Lu Burton: Hello everyone
00:24:22 Robbin Smith: Hello from Miami
00:24:55 Betty-Lu Burton: Well at one time NJ and Penn was somewhat separate countries, historically speaking
00:26:52 Betty-Lu Burton: A beautiful dress
00:26:57 Hilary Gadsby: I was in Salisbury for a wedding and can share a photo of the car if you want.
00:30:43 John Laws: Hi from bonnie Scotland sad to say am without my Samsung finally gave up the ghost it’s back in the shop in Edinburgh tried to join on my old hp zv6000 but even though I got zoom OK no Web Cam fitted have a great show watching over my droid
00:31:19 Graham Walter: Hi John
00:33:01 Graham Walter: Brilliant cake!
00:43:55 Molly McKinley: Some of my Merrill line comes from there
00:44:23 Randy Seaver: Different strokes for different folks: My oldest daughter married in the redwoods, rode in on a horse, but in a long wedding dresses. Married in their back yard in Santa Cruz mountains. Younger daughter married in same church we were married in and she was baptized in – very traditional wedding.
00:45:24 Cousin Russ: http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/
00:46:10 Yvonne Demoskof: which issue, Hilary?
00:46:12 Bill West: Good morning from soggy Massachusetts!
00:46:21 DearMYRTLE .: Current issue Yvonne.
00:46:26 DearMYRTLE .: Just not up on the web yet.
00:47:09 Hilary Gadsby: This is the latest June issue
00:47:36 Linda Stufflebean: Mine has pretty much stayed the same. I always wanted to share tips and techniques for researching in addition to sharing ancestral stories.
00:47:37 Randy Seaver: The article calls me a “blogging behemoth” – guess I need to lose weight?
00:47:42 Shelley Murphy: nope mine is not focused all Genealogy
00:48:05 Randy Seaver: Was able to pull up the link – try again?
00:48:22 Jenny Hawran: Mine started out for my daughters to tell them my stories. Then it morphed into stories of my ancestors. Now it is about my genealogy journey overall.
00:48:27 Marcia Philbrick: not really — I just blog about my current research / and/or things I learn or figure out with software and websites
00:48:34 Bill West: Nope, same old same old on my blog. Still posting the stories I find about my ancestors.
00:49:50 Hilary Gadsby: I also saw at least 2 historically important things whilst I was in Salisbury and I may write a blog post.
00:50:20 Yvonne Demoskof: Love SNGF!
00:52:01 Frances Stein: love, love, love Randy’s Blog! I look several times per week. Thank you, Randy Seaver!
00:52:22 Randy Seaver: thank you, Frances!
00:52:32 Molly McKinley: I have not blogged much this year, still trying to get settled in after moving. I have three different ones. One as a tool box, one as direct family and one about different genealogy things.
00:54:12 Randy Seaver: I have seen no blog posts yet describing activities at the NGS Conference. Some Facebook, but not much. Genea-Blogging has waned, I fear.
00:54:30 John Laws: I’m blogging www.lawsandlawes.blogspot.com
00:54:55 Denise Coughlin: Not many tweets about NGS conference either this year
00:55:55 Randy Seaver:John, I would love to see you blog about your one-name process – when someone sends you a new Laws person, what do you do? When you find a new profile in a book or online, what do you do? What does your database look like? Etc.
00:56:50 Robbin Smith: more people are using twitter as opposed to blogging
00:58:24 Randy Seaver: I would add YouTube and other video platforms, podcasting, etc.
00:59:08 Cousin Russ: https://www.ogs.org/
00:59:24 Cousin Russ: https://www.ngsgenealogy.org/
00:59:36 Cousin Russ: https://familyhistoryexpos.com/wordpress/
00:59:51 Randy Seaver: In most cases, social media posts and info is ephemeral – you can’t find them by Googling. That’s why I’ve concentrated on blogging.
01:00:45 Randy Seaver: and why podcasts and YouTube and webinars are the most useful platforms now.
01:00:59 Holly Hansen: I agree Randy. We post things that we want to be around and found through Google on the blog. Events we use more social media since they are over quickly. We have new events weekly.
01:01:52 Marcia Philbrick: I totally agree with Randy about the issue of re-finding a FB post – it is almost impossibly UNLESS you like and/or share it
01:03:46 Graham Walter: Sub 10 minutes for vid seems to be a good measure
01:09:16 Randy Seaver: Pat reaches her blog audience by posting about her videos.
01:10:02 Randy Seaver: I add YouTube videos to my Genealogy News Bytes posts twice a week for that reason too. Devon Lee now posts a weekly curation of genealogy videos.
01:11:35 Marcia Philbrick: Does anyone ‘post’ their blog posts on Pinterest?
01:12:15 Robbin Smith: I follow a lot of people on twitter
01:13:13 Robbin Smith: you can link to blog from twitter
01:13:30 Marcia Philbrick: IFTT (If THis Then That) allows one to automatically set up posting from Blogger/WordPress to Facebook, Twitter, etc. It is a pretty generic post – but it is automatic
01:13:31 Robbin Smith: and have graphics
01:15:34 Cousin Russ: https://ifttt.com/
01:15:43 Randy Seaver: I post blog post links to Twitter and Facebook. Facebook picks up the first graphic. I wish Twitter would do that. It takes just a minute to write it in Twitter, post it, copy/paste into FB.
01:18:47 Cousin Russ: JSTOR: Is there a WITCH BOTTLE in your house? https://daily.jstor.org/is-there-a-witch-bottle-in-your-house/
01:19:13 Janine Edmée Hakim: I have been reading it for about 2 years
01:20:19 Janine Edmée Hakim: It’s French
01:20:24 Betty-Lu Burton: It could be Dutch too
01:21:03 Betty-Lu Burton: I have a de Kleyn in the 1600’s
01:21:25 Cousin Russ: 150 years Golden Spike commemoration https://www.sltrib.com/news/2019/05/10/todays-day-th-anniversary/
01:24:20 Graham Walter: Utah Golden Spike https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_spike
01:24:24 Betty-Lu Burton: A family history note: I remember using Railroad spikes for tent spikes
01:26:07 Holly Hansen: https://www.nps.gov/gosp/planyourvisit/sesquicentennial-celebration-2019.htm
01:26:25 Holly Hansen: https://www.nps.gov/gosp/index.htm
01:27:50 Betty-Lu Burton: My understanding the western part of the Railroad was Chinese labor because the Chinese immigrated to the west coast
01:28:13 Graham Walter: Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants Association https://www.goldenspike150.org/
01:31:57 Deb Andrew: I came across a voters list for the “Rough and Ready” in California. It turns out now it is a historical site.
01:33:22 Graham Walter: Is this it for Rough & Ready? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rough_and_Ready,_California
01:33:55 Cousin Russ: Here is the site: https://oslohavn1798.no/
01:34:12 Graham Walter: Also Rough & Ready – http://www.roughandreadychamber.com/
01:37:57 Holly Hansen: Very nice.
01:41:00 Molly McKinley: Sounds like our parlors in New England and in the deep south
01:41:03 Randy Seaver: there’s the “parlor” – probably used for death watches too
01:44:46 Yvonne Demoskof: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lac-bac/albums/with/72157669302849638
01:45:48 Graham Walter: Flickr reducing the amount of photographs for free accounts . https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/1/18051950/flickr-1000-photo-limit-free-accounts-changes-pro-subscription-smugmug
01:45:50 Liv Christensen: My local library uses Flickr to post pictures taken at their events.
01:50:34 Randy Seaver: I put the RootsTech After-Party from 2014 on Flickr at https://www.flickr.com/photos/59117708@N06/
01:50:44 Bill West: I Yep, Stephen Hopkins and two of his children are my ancestors.
01:52:09 Graham Walter: From the Flickr website: “Beginning January 8, 2019, Free accounts will be limited to 1,000 photos and videos. If you need unlimited storage, you’ll need to upgrade to Flickr Pro.”
01:53:50 Pat Kuhn: my mom always complained about leaving the closet door open.
The AmericaGen Study Group meets twice this month, broadcasting live 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. 15 May 2019 Chapter 24 Church Records and Family History 29 May 2019 Chapter 25 Immigrant Ancestor Origins: American Finding Aids The registration link for this recurring webinar series is: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_m-BvT1rGQGWI6RMyC2YRKw
01:57:17 DearMYRTLE .: “Google Drive, An Office in the Cloud” for Family Tree Webinars on Wednesday, 22 May 2019. We will share now to never again suffer the heartache of a dead hard drive and how to take advantage of ‘found” research time when you keep research notes available anywhere with internet access. The live broadcast begins at 2pm Eastern, 1:00pm Central, 12:00pm Mountain and 11:00am Pacific. Here’s the link to register (and view later): https://familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=923
00:28:22 nadine guilbault: Hi Everyone. I love Drew’s book.
00:42:14 Cousin Russ: https://evernote.com
00:42:24 Cousin Russ: https://trello.com
00:42:38 DearMYRTLE .: https://www.dropbox.com/home
00:56:06 Cousin Russ: Randy Seaver used https://www.forever.com/
00:59:51 DEB Andrew: Some of the techies are saying Evernote is being viewed as a legacy app.
01:08:50 nadine guilbault: I use a 3 ring binder for my passwords. I know old fashioned.
01:09:24 DEB Andrew: Transition instructions
01:10:04 nadine guilbault: Good idea. I can scan them.
01:15:01 DEB Andrew: It is like making a will.
01:16:25 DearMYRTLE .: RootsMagic
01:17:01 nadine guilbault: Roots magic
01:17:09 DEB Andrew: MemoryWeb is cloud based and saves in five different sizes, has an app for which access. It saves from your phone, tablets and desktop.
01:19:23 DearMYRTLE .: Let’s review what people said they are doing in response to my Facebook post.
01:20:50 Robyn Buehler: For phone photos, the Gallery on my Android phone auto syncs with Google Photos. Google Photos allows free storage of unlimited photos but it reduces the file size to accommodate storage space. If you want your photos to remain Original quality, you’re limited to 15G of space. For this reason at the end of each year I download from Google Photos and delete them, to start from scratch on Jan 1.
01:22:48 Robyn Buehler: For cloud backup, I use Backblaze. Also external WD 4TB hard drive with nightly auto-backup/sync of all data on 2TB internal hard drive.
01:25:11 Robyn Buehler: I use FTM to sync my Ancestry account, which I’ve typically used for my online research. However, in the interest of being better about citations, I’m starting over directly in FTM, with no sync with Ancestry. I want to switch to manual management of my files, for better control of file names, citations, etc.
01:25:54 Cousin Russ: https://www.rootsfinder.com/
01:25:58 Robyn Buehler: Evernote for easy web clipping. Like the easiest I’ve ever experienced.
01:28:49 DEB Andrew: Notion is an up and coming productivity app.