FindMyPast: US Passenger Arrival Records

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DearMYRTLE meets with FindMyPast’s Alex Cox to learn more about a new and expanding record set. It’s searchable, browsable and includes images!

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The NEW FindMyPAst Blog https://www.findmypast.com/blog

US PAssenger & Crew Lists Database https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/united-states-passenger-and-crew-lists

The History of Long Haul Travel from Britain & Ireland 1890-1960. https://www.findmypast.com/blog/history/this-history-of-long-haul-travel-from-britain-ireland-1890-1960

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REGISTER for DearMYRTLE’s August 2019 Webinars

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DearFRIENDS,

The first full week in August has some interesting in-person and virtual learning opportunities. As part of the Family History Expos “Let Your Light Shine” Virtual Conference, DearMYRTLE & Cousin Russ will be providing the following webinars.


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Monday, 5 August 2019 Mondays with Myrt (MwM) is our flagship webinar. 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). Previous attendees will receive the usual reminder email. New registrants may use the following link for the regular recurring webinar series. There are no handouts for this class. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1AKX5GC9ToqZrqmBajanCQ

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*Tuesday, 6 August 2019 – Focused Research Objectives. 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). All must register for this event. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_15qMuSP4Q1iSDRbZ9EmUpg

Hidden Gems on FamilySearch
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Wednesday, 7 August 2019 – Hidden Gems on FamilySearch
. 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). All must register for this event. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CiWCUSOqSbacmOjQdqd9fw

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Wednesday, 7 Aug 2019
DearMYRTLE’s WACKY Wednesday. The topic is determined by what is discussed during recent Mondays with Myrt where the team wishes to spend an entire hour on a topic.  The livebroadcast starts at 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles). The registration link for this recurring webinar series is:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0aBwuPvhT1imR3lv8e0OTA

* You may view the live event for free, but to view the handout and review the recording, you must have a paid registration with Family History Expos at https://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/event_agenda/index/204


MondaysWithMyrtMonday, 12 August 2019 Mondays with Myrt, where we talk about anything and everything that has come across our geneadesks during the last week. 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). Previous attendees will receive the usual reminder email. New registrants may use the following link for the regular recurring webinar series. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1AKX5GC9ToqZrqmBajanCQ


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Enjoy 4 full days of exciting family history lectures on a wide variety of topics. There is something for every family history enthusiast at the 2019 FGS Family History Conference. Top family history experts and specialists from local resources share this insight to help you strengthen your research skills regardless of your level of expertise. Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity! For more information, see https://fgs.org/annual-conference/.

Owing to attendance at the Federation of Genealogical Society’s annual conference there will be no additional webinars for the month. DearMYRTLE & Mr. Myrt will be traveling to the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC to serve as Co-Chairs of the Volunteers. Those are the “Ask Me” folks, room monitors, exhibit hall monitors that keep everything running smoothly. Cousin Russ will be answering your questions live at the Family Tree Maker booth.

Following the conference, a trip to visit Mr. Myrt’s sister in Cincinnati is on the docket.


If you need a time zone converter, here’s one DearMYRTLE recommends: 
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

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ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 29 July 2019

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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.

Carolina Girl Genealogy
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!

LetYourLightShine
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!


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ARCHIVED: WACKY Wednesday: The Archive Lady & Female Ancestors

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Even though she just had a glimpse of a possible new genealogy connection, Melissa LeMaster Barker joins DearMYRTLE’s very distant cousin, Sweet Sadie, to discuss surprising things that can be discovered in an archive. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in the US, our favorite county archivist, Melissa LeMaster Barker discusses record sets and strategies for finding elusive ancestors. We also provide some background on that potential ancestor – John Smith.

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19:00:26 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Hello Everyone
19:03:05 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : wasn’t there a captain john smith?
19:06:10 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : wow

19:06:50 From Cousin Russ : Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteenth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution
19:08:43 From Betty-Lu Burton : I have a phto copied small book where someone went back and researched the female ancestors. Granted on some of the lines it only went back one more generation, and sometimes it went back several
19:09:06 From Launa Droescher : just this week was able to find a female ancestor by looking at see draft reg of his younger brother
19:10:00 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : My Mom made notes in her Address Book.
19:11:27 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : 41 Lbs. of cream, good lord!
19:12:39 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : woman kept farms running while the men went to war
19:13:24 From Betty-Lu Burton : I have one lined that has been traced back to the 1400’s but only because of the female line. My paternal line comes through a son who was not the first born but managed to marry a woman who was the only heir to her father’s estate. This happened for several generations
19:13:33 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : I agree Melissa
19:15:22 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : Abigail Adams letters are a wonderful example of what woman did while the men were plotting the revolution. She educated her children.
19:15:28 From Deb Andrew : Why do you have the measurement of the add?
19:16:18 From Betty-Lu Burton : My paternal grandmother was a school teacher before she got married
19:16:18 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : That is what is great, the name
19:18:31 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Fire Departments and Rescue Squads as well
19:20:00 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : I have researched most of the woman in my tree I have found them in news papers involved in volunteer work.
19:24:28 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : My great great Aunt was a member of the Democratic Club in the 1940’s I found a news paper article I think she was the secretary of the club
19:28:20 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : right !
19:28:49 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : and there weren’t supermarkets
19:29:13 From Betty-Lu Burton : When my kids were young I would make enough jam for the coming year each summer/fall
19:30:04 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : That was what it was like in the town my grandmother came from
19:30:40 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : My grandmother family hunted
19:33:27 From Joyce Westphal to All panelists : we had no electricity as I was growing up. We had an ice house. It was a building buried to its eves in dit. The men would come and using great long ice saws cut ice from the lake in winter and haul it up to the ice houses using teams of horses, then bury it in straw. It was wonderful in the summer as we could chip off the ice and have homemade ice cream on Sundays. Mother kept the huge garden growing and did the canning with a cook stove in the middle of August
19:34:48 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : No WAY
19:36:48 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : My grandmother went to nursing school when she was in her 40’s
19:37:24 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Good for you!
19:38:13 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : They are terrific ideas! Thanks Melissa.
19:38:57 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Treasure Cove of information!
19:41:55 From Jason Holt : My mom and maternal grandmother created a book with birthdays and anniversaries in 1989. I updated and digitized it in 2006.
19:42:02 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : STRONG Women!
19:42:41 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : In upstate New York the woman’s maiden name is usually on the grave stone.
19:43:13 From Jason Holt : Particularly special today as i get a little older.
19:46:42 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : beautiful hand writing
19:47:57 From Deb Andrew : County Fairs, quilts shows, World Fairs are also good places to look.
19:48:05 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : I love those old aprons!
19:48:11 From Jason Holt : My mom has a recipe of each of my grandmothers in a frame on the wall in her kitchen. One for choc. chip cookies and one for banana cream pie!

19:51:44 From Sweet Sadie to All panelists : The Hidden Half of the Family: A Sourcebook for Women’s Genealogy https://www.amazon.com/s?k=hidden+half+of+the+family&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

19:52:02 From Jason Holt : the reason for the wall is she thought the pie recipe was lost. when she found it and made one I ate a quarter of the pie!

19:53:11 From Cousin Russ : A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Female Ancestors: Special Strategies for Uncovering Hard-To-Find Information About Your Female Lineage https://www.amazon.com/Genealogists-Guide-Discovering-Female-Ancestors/dp/1558704728/ref=sr_1_3

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19:53:40 From Cousin Russ : Tracing Your Female Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians https://www.amazon.com/Tracing-Your-Female-Ancestors-Historians/dp/1526730138/ref=sr_1_1

19:54:06 From Cousin Russ : Strategies for Finding Female Ancestors an online article by Lisa Alzo. https://www.familytreemagazine.com/premium/strategies-for-finding-female-ancestors/

19:54:54 From Cousin Russ : The Archive Lady Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/TheArchiveLady/
19:55:02 From Cousin Russ : Family Tree Webinars – Melissa LeMaster Barker http://familytreewebinars.com/melissabarker
19:55:12 From Cousin Russ : The Archive Lady on DearMYRTLE Playlist – http://bit.ly/TheArchiveLadyonDearMYRTLE
19:55:23 From Sweet Sadie to All panelists : Melissa Barker Twitter: @TNArchivist
19:55:27 From Kathleen Daetsch : Malissa look up Captain John Smith he was with the Virginia Company expedition to the Chesapeake region.
19:55:33 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : July 25th I signed up for one of your Webinars melissa
19:56:40 From Cousin Russ : Family Tree Webinars – Melissa LeMaster Barker http://familytreewebinars.com/melissabarker

19:58:08 From Cousin Russ : Gaylord Archival http://www.gaylord.com/
19:58:15 From Cousin Russ : Hollinger Metal Edge https://www.hollingermetaledge.com/
19:58:22 From Cousin Russ : University Products https://www.universityproducts.com/
19:58:31 From Cousin Russ : Light Impressions http://www.lightimpressionsdirect.com/
19:58:42 From Cousin Russ : Brodart http://www.brodart.com/
19:58:58 From Cousin Russ : Archival Methods https://www.archivalmethods.com/
20:00:06 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Thank you very much!
20:00:29 From Kathleen Daetsch : good meeting tonight.
20:02:25 From Kathleen Daetsch : good nite


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ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 22 July 2019

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Hilary is giving away a free pass to RootsTech London. We bemoan, somewhaty tongue in cheek the impending demise of the We’re Related app – a conversation starter at best. Some attendees weighed in on the % of correct paper trail lineage matches. On the heels of the “Just a Theory” post by The Legal Genealogist, DearMYRTLE reminds us critical thinking has always been part of sound research, genealogical or otherwise.

Randy Seaver explains to one of our newer attendees that transcriptions are derivative sources [derived from another source] , but it is primary information and direct evidence using the Genealogical Proof Standard terminology.

The Civilian Conservation Corps comes up in our discussions, based initially on a post about Lisa Reed speaking at the Blazing Family Trails  2019 Family History Conference in Houston, TX to be held in mid-October. What ensued was a collaborative discussion including a book recommendation and links to scanned images of CCC newspapers online at The Ancestor Hunt. We also note the US publication Family Tree Magazine  has been purchased by the venerable Yankee Magazine.

We are saddened to hear that the In-Depth Genealogist ezine and books are ceasing publication. This was a stellar collaboration, and we look forward to seeing that Jennifer Alford and Terri O’Connell do next. They are bright, young gals with a flair for explaining genealogy how-tos.

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09:51:37 From Hilary Gadsby to All panelists : Who Do You Think You Are? (on the BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00071wc
10:00:53 From Betty-Lu Burton : Hello
10:01:00 From Laurie Desmarais to All panelists : welcome back!! hello from my cube!!
10:01:18 From Michelle Minner : good morning from Arizona (cloudy and rainey)
10:01:19 From Robbin Smith : Good day from Miami!
10:01:26 From Molly McKinley : Good afternoon from very hot Florida.
10:01:37 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Hello Everyone
10:01:46 From Alice Allen to All panelists : Me too!
10:02:06 From Hilary Gadsby : Warm and humid here in Wales today
10:02:39 From John Laws to All panelists : Can’t seem to get in guys
10:03:00 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Good Morning to all. A pleasant day so far here in the mountains of Northern California.
10:03:22 From Cousin Russ : John you are in here twice so raise your hand on the Login you want me to bring you up
10:03:43 From Bill West : Good morning from slightly cooler Massachusetts!
10:04:10 From Dave Robison to All panelists : Bill West Slightly cooler here but only slightly!!

We’re Related smart phone app is going away
10:04:18 From Laurie Desmarais  : hi – the We’re Related App is being discontinued as of Aug 1. I’m sad, I enjoyed the app, even with the issues, but “leaves for finding friends” was interesting and fun!
10:06:22 From Randy Seaver to All panelists : I loved the We’re Related app because it was family bait. My accuracy rate was about 75% – I had Thomas Jones too on my list.
10:06:37 From Molly McKinley : About 65 percent for me. I have a lot of early New England ancestry, so lots of the older ones are kin to me.
10:07:23 From Michelle Minner : I couldn’t even get up to 50% on “We’re related”

10:07:30 From John Laws : Hi Guys from a hot humid North Berwick Scotland
10:07:37 From Randy Seaver to All panelists : nice and cool here in Chula vista – high should be around 80F here today. clear skies, lots of sun. Typical July so far.
10:07:53 From Deb Andrew to All panelists : Mine were in the dirt.
10:07:57 From Alice Allen to All panelists : Most of my hints come in from one line, but further back than I have researched so I don’t know for sure if they’re any good.
10:07:57 From John Laws to All panelists : Love to join
10:09:32 From Danine Cozzens : I gave up on using “We’re Related” after all my matches disappeared — late in 2017. Some of the “hints” I got then have reappeared in Ancestry DNA ThruLines.
10:12:03 From Molly McKinley : I had John Lennon and Charles Darwin..
10:12:04 From Sheryl Zeringue to All panelists : Hello from South Louisiana.
10:13:17 From Pat Kuhn to All panelists : I am going to go, feeling a bit off, see you all later
10:13:38 From Hilary Gadsby : No good connections for me
10:13:44 From Michelle Minner : I have very few English ancestors, and my tree is not very far back (or those that far back are iffy)
10:13:50 From Laurie Desmarais to All panelists : New England Research, New England people
10:14:05 From Robbin Smith : I think it has how to do with how recent your immigrant ancestors are
10:14:11 From Deb Andrew : Mine relatives were in the South, No New England.
10:14:23 From Michelle Minner : Most of my immigrant ancestors came over in the 1840s…very late in the game
10:14:29 From Randy Seaver to All panelists : Pat R-E – Here is a link to my post with SDGS photo – https://www.geneamusings.com/2019/07/monday-genea-pourri-15-july-2019.html
10:14:39 From Molly McKinley : My breakdown is in one line that cannot be proved past a certain female ancestor whose father is unknown. There are so many people who have put a well-known man as her father, so all those are wrong.
10:14:53 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : Yes a lot of my connections where in New England Mayflower a lot of Presidents
10:14:54 From Deb Andrew : I only had one that was correct.
10:16:01 From Bill West : I don’t know my breakdown off the top of my head. I haven’t had my coffee yet.
10:16:13 From Betty-Lu Burton : I think many times it is wrong is because of common and same names
10:16:31 From Michelle Minner : Bill West, Coffee, the elixir of Life…needed in daily morning doses
10:16:33 From Randy Seaver : so why do we think Ancestry is pulling the We’re Related mobile app? Perhaps they won’t be using the “Big Tree” any more? But then what will they use for ThruLines?
10:17:08 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Yes, I did read that off of your Blog Myrt
10:19:18 From Hilary Gadsby : I was working on unknown surnames this weekend and have found 2 people who had been mistaken for someone else. https://www.wikitree.com

10:21:56 From Cousin Russ : Judy G. Russell, “Just a theory,” The Legal Genealogist https://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog

10:21:59 From DearMYRTLE . : “Theories and Critical Thinking” http://dearmyrtle.com/blog2/index.php/2019/07/21/theories-critical-thinking/

10:22:27 From Cousin Russ : https://www.findmypast.com/

10:22:39 From Launa Droescher to All panelists : I remember my Dad doing genealogy on Commodore 64. [NOTE: That’s the computer DearMYRTLE started out with!]
10:23:25 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : amazing
10:23:56 From Randy Seaver : I concentrate on 20 cM or more – could be 4th cousins or closer
10:24:52 From Lisa Reed : Hello from Lisa in Northeast Texas.
10:25:05 From Kathleen Daetsch : One good thing about ThruLines, Ancestry is listing a set of my third great grandparents as Potential Ancestors because there is not proof that this couple were the parents of my 2nd great-mother.
10:25:18 From Lisa Reed : Sure!
10:25:49 From Lisa Reed : Yes, that was fun!
10:27:05 From Randy Seaver : Kathleen – you have to be really careful with the “Potential” ancestors. I have many on ThruLines, but I’m pretty sure most of mine are wrong.
10:27:33 From Randy Seaver : Use the Potential Ancestors as clues like Judy Russell says.
10:28:22 From Molly McKinley : I have one male ancestor I wanted to prove and could not find documents. All his children have from 11-19cM in common with me. I feel like this is pretty good proof until I can get more documentation. He is my 4th great grandfather.
10:28:44 From Randy Seaver : And do the research before accepting them as true.
10:29:10 From Michelle Minner : That type of record makes data mining much easier!
10:30:33 From Randy Seaver : For many of the English parish church records, there are transcribed lists done by local societies from the original records, also IGI has some of them.
10:30:53 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : So that would be secondary evidence or derivative?
10:32:00 From Randy Seaver : Maria, the transcriptions are derivative sources [derived from another source] , but it is primary information and direct evidence using the Genealogical Proof Standard terminology.
10:32:12 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : okay thank you
10:32:32 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Thanks Randy
10:38:28 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Congrats!
10:40:52 From Robbin Smith : ooh good topics the ohio company!10:41:21
10:41:36 From Cousin Russ : Ohio Company of Associates https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_Company_of_Associates

10:42:59 From Randy Seaver : My New England and New York ancestors skipped right over Ohio on their way to the Midwest and West.
10:43:00 From Sheila Benedict to All panelists : My husband’s Quakers ere in Morrow, HIghland, and Franklin counties. Very interesting research.

Pioneers McCullough
10:43:27 From Sheila Benedict to All panelists : I just bought PIONEERS. Need to start reading it.
10:43:34 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West Hardcover – May 7, 2019 by David McCullough (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Pioneers-Heroic-Settlers-Brought-American/dp/1501168681/ref=sr_1_1
From Marian koalski  : I recommend Measuring America by Andro Linklater, especially for people studying the settlement of Ohio (and the attendant surveying). Ohio began the rectangular land survey system
10:46:31 From Robbin Smith : how wonderful that she was your great aunt!
10:49:05 From Deb Andrew : I have several Pinkneys, as a middle name from my Alabamians.
10:49:35 From Robbin Smith : i’ve done research on families from
Alabama including Anniston
10:50:28 From Deb Andrew : One of my cousins,, Dr. Frank Lawrence Owsley was. a professor at Auburn.
10:50:55 From Denise Coughlin : I”m with you Pat! I live “grand” so I know what generation I’m dealing with!!
10:52:57 From Marian koalski to All panelists : Amen on grands!
10:53:20 From Cousin Russ : https://genemeet.blogspot.com/2019/07/rootstech-london-3-day-pass-draw.html

RootsTech_Generic_Cropped

10:53:46 From Cousin Russ : https://www.rootstech.org/london
10:53:49 From Betty-Lu Burton : I had a grand aunt the did not like being called grand or great aunt. She said it sounded so old
10:54:08 From Lisa Reed : I am finishing an article! I would rather not, today, but I can add that the collaboration was energizing. You shared my post, I responded, then others responded. I’ll be sharing Kenneth Marks’ work as a resource in a talk I’ll be giving! (I wish I could collaborate today but not advisable!)
10:56:18 From Launa Droescher : he was great when at RootsTech here
10:56:48 From Pamela Wells : I’m related to both Osmonds via We’re Related….now need to prove it
11:01:28 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : no
11:01:29 From Marian koalski to All panelists : I did!

2019 Texas Conference

From Lisa Reed : https://www.facebook.com/groups/DearMYRTLE/permalink/10162083465840374/

11:02:42 From Bill West : I have a photo in a book with my Grandfather West blowing up dynamite to make a road as part of the CCC
11:02:56 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : Uncle was CCC in AL. Roanoke and Monroeville, AL.
11:05:05 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : CCC counted as Army service, so it went on his headstone along with WWII service.
11:05:54 From Lisa Reed : Just one thing … I’ll be doing a similar talk at FGS, focusing on the EDUCATION that the CCC provided “the boys.”
11:06:01 From Marian koalski to All panelists : My father went from Ohio to Idaho.
11:06:56 From Deb Andrew to All panelists : My granduncle was sent to Colorado mountains to help build a military training area.
11:07:40 From Laurie Desmarais to All panelists : I’m doing this!! please ensure I’m on the list.. with Amy..
11:07:57 From Laurie Desmarais to All panelists : PM me if I’m not in the just… Please
11:09:11 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : You could have come to my house
11:09:29 From Laurie Desmarais to All panelists : Thank You!!
11:09:30 From Randy Seaver : Mine is in https://www.geneamusings.com/2019/07/monday-genea-pourri-15-july-2019.html
11:10:42 From Betty-Lu Burton : A nice picture
11:12:09 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : lol
11:13:42 From Bill West : The probate files on AmericanAncestors.org have been a tremendous help for me.
11:14:39 From Deb Andrew : Almost call on Randy to help with a person who had attached the wrong family to my great-grandfather.
11:14:53 From Sheila Benedict to All panelists : Got to go, grandkids! Good conversations [GREAT! Family comes first!]CCC in Alabama: A Great and Lasting Good

11:18:07 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : Uncle was interviewed, and recorded in The Civilian Conservation Corps in Alabama, 1933–1942: A Great and Lasting Good by Robert Pasquill Jr.
11:18:30 From Deb Andrew : Did you see the post i did on a little girl who gets a wheeler for Christmas. She had polio.
11:18:57 From Michelle Minner : Deb Andrew…I am also a polio survivor…and newly into a wheelchair!
11:19:36 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : I am! I just started using it. It’s wonderful! Thank you Randy I will do that.
11:19:47 From Deb Andrew : Michelle, this was a cousin, who in 1950 was 4 years old.
11:19:53 From Cousin Russ : https://feedly.com/i/welcome
11:19:55 From Randy Seaver : For the Top Ten Search tip handout, please email me at randy.seaver@gmail.com and i’ll send it as a PDF. The alternative is to come to San Diego and see me present it again.
11:21:01 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : I would love to do that someday thanks again!
11:22:10 From Randy Seaver : And Family Tree Magazine in US was purchased by Yankee Mag
11:22:19 From Kathleen Daetsch : wow
11:22:55 From Randy Seaver : In-Depth did a wonderful job with their magazine.
11:23:02 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Yankee Magazine is very good and has a good rep
11:34:00 From Hilary Gadsby to All panelists : Need to go see you next week
11:35:59 From Michelle Minner : I found this same issue with my father during WWII…he was “washed overboard” during the battle of leyte in 1942…but found on muster records of another ship that he was not assigned to….still looking to see if the muster records is on the ship that rescued him???
11:36:24 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Like a research log of sorts
11:38:28 From Dave Robison : Time to bow out to finish preparing tonight’s “ABCs” class. Thanks…great meeting!
11:39:19 From Betty-Lu Burton : I have a slightly different problem with an ancestor’s death date. Throughout his mother’s pension there are 2 dates given for his death. July 25 and 26. My belief is he died during the night of July 25 or early morning July 26 and that is what caused the confusion.

11:43:54 From Betty-Lu Burton : Thank You Carol Petranek for all the great work
11:44:28 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Thank you
11:44:34 From Pamela Wells : Thank you all!
11:45:40 From Laurie Desmarais to All panelists : sorry I’m in my cube.
11:45:40 From Bill West : Have a good week, everyone.
11:45:56 From Laurie Desmarais to All panelists : thank you – you did a great job. today!!!
11:46:04 From Laurie Desmarais to All panelists : nice to see/hear you


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