We discuss next week’s virtual genealogy conference at Family History Expos where Cousin Russ & DearMYRTLE will provide three sessions. We discover Cheri Hudson Passey a YouTube Channel where all Carolina Girl Genealogy “GenFriends” webinars will be posted. Pat Reynolds joins us to give us a sneak peek of the new look of freeBMD and quite a bit about peculiarities of the original General Record Office indexes. We also look at freeREG and freeCEN including a look at samples of generated citations. Pat Kuhn share the FamilySearch.org link [11:09:18 From Cousin Russ : https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2FN-VGR ] to an indexed entry for the birth of an ancestor. In the after party (not recorded) we found the actual entry using the “fabulous FIND” option when browsing the typed index through DearMYRTLE’s LDS Membership access to the images. Usually Myrt receives the notice that the images must be viewed in a Family History Center. In this case, as Robin Smith notes
“Images Available To view these images you must do one of the following: Sign in to FamilySearch as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Access the site at a family history center Access the site at a FamilySearch affiliate library.”
By the way, you still have time to contact Hilary, who is giving away a free pass to RootsTech London.
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09:59:48 From Melissa Barker : Hello Everyone! The Archive Lady is in the Houston County, Tennessee Archives listening in!
10:00:09 From Graham Walter : Hello everyone from London
10:00:17 From john laws to All panelists : Stuck in the garden
10:00:30 From Robbin Smith : Hello from hot and muggy Miami
10:00:36 From Laurie Desmarais to All panelists : Good Morning from my Cube!!! Happy Monday!!
10:01:02 From Sheryl Zeringue to All panelists : Good Morning from South Louisiana
10:01:08 From Bill West : Good morning from overly warm southeastern Massachusetts.
10:01:10 From Graham Walter to All panelists : Hey Cheri
10:01:20 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Hello
10:02:28 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Good Morning from the Sierra Nevadas in California.
10:02:40 From john laws : Hi Everyone from a humid Scotland
10:04:10 From Alice Allen to All panelists : Cloudy here in Vancouver, USA~
10:06:28 From Melissa Barker : Cheri does a fantastic job with GenFriends!
10:08:10 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Of course!
10:08:43 From DearMYRTLE . : Cheri (Cheryl) Hudson Passey’s Carolina Girl Genealogy YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/CheriPass
10:08:49 From Randy Seaver : I just subscribed
10:09:07 From Melissa Barker : I just subscribed and hit the bell!
10:09:44 From Robbin Smith : subscribed
10:09:56 From Dave Robison to All panelists : Subscribed!
10:09:56 From DearMYRTLE . : Cheri’s blog: http://carolinagirlgenealogy.blogspot.com/
10:10:55 From Randy Seaver : up to 16 subscribed now
10:11:15 From Lynn Tenney to All panelists : Subscribed
10:11:33 From Pat Kuhn : just subscribed Cheri!!!!
10:11:40 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : I lost tack of you glad to find you again
10:11:48 From Hilary Gadsby : I often catch up with the recordings
10:12:02 From john laws : Will subscribe asap
10:12:13 From Hilary Gadsby : I love the Relative Race ones
10:12:51 From Melissa Barker : Cheri and I had a blast doing the Family Reunions episode!
10:15:00 From Mary Lou Gravatt : Just subscribed.
10:16:06 From Kathleen Daetsch : I love the talk about the shows.
10:16:22 From Graham Walter to All panelists : Take care Cheri
10:16:22 From Valerie Lisk : Happy Birthday to your mom!
Holly Hansen to All panelists : Let Your Light Shine (International Virtual Conference) 5-10 August 2019 https://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/event_agenda/index/204
10:19:27 From Dave Robison to All panelists : Are the times listed in Mountain Time?
10:21:55 From Graham Walter to All panelists : It’s at the top
10:22:04 From Randy Seaver : it’s at the top of the page info area
10:22:22 From Randy Seaver : 36 classes for $99, right?
10:23:45 From Holly Hansen to All panelists : Yes, live presentations are also free.
10:24:46 From cyndy Bray : Google Photos going away? [NOTE: It was only a sync option. We discussed it over here in “Breaking Up Isn’t Hard to do! Google Drive and Google Photos are separating 10 July 2019.]
10:27:17 From Cousin Russ : Yes, live presentations are also free.
10:27:24 From Randy Seaver : Are the Big Blend Radio an audio or a video?
10:27:56 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : So only a few are virtual events. [NOTE: They are all virtual events, most in webinar format (live or pre-recorded) and a few in audio only.]
freeBMD, freeREG, freeCEN
10:30:38 From Graham Walter to All panelists : FreeBMD is a definite ‘go-to’ website
10:30:43 From Hilary Gadsby : This is like the other FreeUK Genealogy sites
10:32:02 From Hilary Gadsby : I use all of them
10:33:50 From Hilary Gadsby : I have Smiths and Wards both common names
10:34:29 From Graham Walter : GRO = General Register Office
10:34:29 From Cousin Russ : GRO = General Register Office
10:34:46 From Graham Walter to All panelists : Sorry Russ 🙂
10:35:01 From Michelle Minner : Hilary, I know what you mean, I have Jones family!
10:36:42 From Hilary Gadsby : The new interfaces are some much better
10:39:17 From Gary Gauthier : Could Pat Reynolds speak to the two different images sources that are often present. Will those still be there? Will there be some explanation of where these came from?
10:40:16 From Dave Robison to All panelists : For years, I had my 3rd ggrandmother’s birth name as “Baker” until I found a family bible where the name was consistently spelled “Baber.” She was from Bath, Somersetshire, England. Solved some mysteries!
10:40:56 From Melissa Barker : I research Barker’s and we are consistently called Baker’s, so I have to research both.
10:41:15 From Michelle Minner : I have the same thing in Canada/Michigan. I had an ancestor born in Canada stayed in the same house and became an American in Michigan!
10:46:17 From Mary Lou Gravatt : I found the surname Sculthorp; my mother’s family that came from England in 1832.
10:46:38 From Gary Gauthier : The death informant was critical in my research and actually solved a major disconnect
10:48:08 From Hilary Gadsby : We use it for WikiTree all the time
10:50:14 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : That was nice Hilary hand delivered coffee
10:50:56 From Cousin Russ : www.freereg.org.uk
10:54:47 From Michelle Minner : Does the phrase “Non-Conformist” mean that the English ancestor was not church of England?
10:55:59 From Hazel Meldrum : Yes it covers everything else eg Baptists, methodists
10:56:54 From Michelle Minner : In my case, my ancestors were “friends of fox” or Society of Friends.
10:58:58 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Excellent
10:59:41 From Randy Seaver : how much of the 1841 to 1911 census records have been extracted?
10:59:54 From Dave Robison to All panelists : Does “Em’ee” mean “Employee” rather than business owner?
11:01:00 From Gary Gauthier : I love the idea of an Evidence explained citation format.
11:01:31 From Hilary Gadsby : I love the citations
11:01:45 From Mary Lou Gravatt : I found more Sculhrope information in the King’s cliffe and printed the list of people. Thank you for sharing
11:02:19 From Randy Seaver : why is there no census year in that citation?
11:04:46 From Hilary Gadsby : Some of the citation formats include a year as I have brought up my gt grandparents in FreeCen
11:06:03 From Graham Walter : The WikiTree citation also has the RG12 element which highlights the year
11:07:29 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Great information, thank you Pat
11:07:34 From Graham Walter : Good O – see you there Pat R!
11:08:35 From Gary Gauthier to All panelists : Example sent to your email, Pat.
11:09:05 From Dave Robison : Pat Reynolds: Great info! Thank you….
11:09:08 From Pat Reynolds : Thank you all!
11:09:10 From Hilary Gadsby : I think I may have met Pat at The Genealogy Show as I was talking to someone from FreeUKGenealogy.
11:09:38 From Deb Andrew : Pat K.,we can wobble together.
11:09:56 From Hilary Gadsby to Maria Capaldi and all panelists : It was Tea
11:10:30 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Excited! Pat is happy: )
11:11:05 From Robbin Smith : i get the message:
11:11:07 From Robbin Smith : Images Available To view these images you must do one of the following: Sign in to FamilySearch as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Access the site at a family history center Access the site at a FamilySearch affiliate library
11:11:41 From Pat Reynolds : @DaveRobinsons – There are various abbreviations used in the census “Em’ee” does indeed”Employee” . An ‘Em’er’ (employer) had employers. People working on their own behalf (no employer, no employees were also noted, and those ‘living on own means (no job, wealthy) and paupers.
11:12:12 From Randy Seaver : Pat Reynolds – does FreeCen have all records from 1841 to 1911?
11:12:22 From Dave Robison : @Pat Reynolds – Thanks!
11:12:55 From Hilary Gadsby : Randy not everything has been transcribed
11:13:24 From Randy Seaver : thanks Hilary, hope springs eternal!
11:15:20 From marian koalski to All panelists : What did David Rencher say?
11:15:21 From Pat Reynolds : how much of the 1841 to 1911 census records have been extracted – FreeCEN started with 1841 to 1891, but not 1881 (as the LDS was transcribing them, making them available for free). We are now also working on 1881 (Thanks, LDS for helping us to do this!) We want to start 1901 soon. We have transcribed about half to of the 1841-91 ones … in 20 years … we need to speed up! So we are working on the back-end systems to allow this to happen (supporting transcribers, proofreaders, and the team managers with tools to make their jobs easier).
11:16:05 From Randy Seaver : @PatReynolds thanks for the detailed info. Very helpful.
11:17:12 From Doris Haskell : This is exactly how I search these digitized films. It’s fun!
11:17:50 From Dave Robison : This is exactly what I teach new researchers when they are confronted with non-indexed records. First look for an index in the volume. If that doesn’t wor go to the middle (p 350 of a 700 p volume) and determine which was to go from there. From p 350, go to p 175, etc…
11:18:32 From Doris Haskell : What city is this? Trenton?
11:18:50 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Trenton is New Jersey
11:18:54 From Randy Seaver : Doris, I think it’s Philadelphia PA
11:19:16 From Valerie Lisk : WOW! Thanks Dave!!
11:19:48 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Trenton New Jersey
11:20:17 From Laurie Desmarais to All panelists : when in the bottom screen try CTRL+F it works sometimes in the bottom screen finding items
11:20:23 From Doris Haskell : Thanks, Randy.
11:22:29 From Dave Robison : I was about to suggest CTL+F but tried it first on my own. It works! You can search for “April” after clicking in that area.
11:22:35 From Dave Robison : Thanks Laurie!!
11:23:43 From Michelle Minner : FS did it very well with standard place names! I had a family in a township, and when I had an event…it listed the different names (township or city) and the dates for me to choose!
11:26:13 From Robbin Smith : APR
11:26:16 From Michelle Minner : using abbreviation not full name of april
11:27:32 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : I didn’t know that shortcut, thanks
11:27:51 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : yes
11:28:04 From Cousin Russ : The Jet Plane Crash in a Lionville Orchard https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/128463_6e9cc13b73df4b22ad1f4caeb86f3528.pdf
11:29:19 From Gary Gauthier : This may be useful, Russ: http://www.planecrashinfo.com/database.htm
11:33:28 From Cousin Russ : Downingtown Area Historical Society https://www.downingtownhistory.org/history-notes?fbclid=IwAR1PgLi2p6YMVKMup90IyXDsFaHAorYiWE1jgO0egIAmUZV2W_D93XhrNag
11:33:42 From Cousin Russ : The Jet Plane Crash In a Lionville Orchard (More Information and Photographs!) https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/128463_1e5305efde544983b0813a3e3da2c674.pdf
11:34:07 From Randy Seaver : not a reenactment either!
11:35:37 From Cousin Russ : Cousin Russ’s https://worthy2be.wordpress.com/2019/07/29/ships-log-book-on-this-day
11:38:25 From Michelle Minner : Like the movie “MR Roberts” ??? replenishment ship?
11:39:42 From Hilary Gadsby to All panelists : I need to go as got something to finish for tomorrow see you next week
11:41:49 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : WOW!
11:43:09 From Randy Seaver : I was going to mention Sam Williams family reunion posts – see Part 3 in http://orthodoxgenealogist.blogspot.com/2019/07/a-dna-inspired-family-reunion-part-3.html
11:44:01 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Thank you Everyone : )
11:45:05 From Graham Walter : Have a good day everyone!
11:48:13 From Graham Walter : Bye Dave
11:48:59 From Laurie Desmarais to All panelists : have a great day!!
12:04:55 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : God Bless You!
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.