Google Drive an Office in the Cloud


NEW this month! 
Cousin Russ and I will be presenting a free webinar titled “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 for this event:

Other DearMYRTLE webinars work around the 2019 National Genealogical Society’s Family History Conference, 8-11 May 2019 in St. Charles, Missouri. The Society writes “The NGS Family History Conference, 8–11 May 2019 is your opportunity to choose from more than 150 lectures presented by many nationally recognized speakers, explore an exhibit hall filled with more than 80 exhibitors, and network with more than 2,000 genealogists. Every NGS conference has a different theme with a new program top to bottom—so there is always more to learn and discover.” Register on-site at the St. Charles Convention Center beginning at noon on Tuesday, 7 May 2019.”For more details see:

The conference also offers the following live stream sessions.

During the conference, DearMYRTLE will continue to curate genealogy news and info in the DearMYRTLE’s Facebook group.

DearMYRTLE's Mondays with Myrt

6, 13 & 20 May 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 series is:


AmericaGen Study Group

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:


15 & 29 May 2019, WACKY Wednesday, broadcasts live at 9pm Eastern. The topics are determined why what is discussed during recent Mondays with Myrt where the team wishes to spend an entire hour on a topic.

The registration link for this recurring webinar series is:


Archives Lady with WWThe Archive Lady joins WACKY Wednesday on 22 May 2019, broadcasting live at 9pm Eastern. It’s always a joy to have Melissa LeMaster Barker join us, as she provides the best advice for preserving one-of-a kind items we may have inherited. Melissa 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.

The registration link for this recurring webinar series is:



  • 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:

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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