ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 22 Jan 2018

MondaysWithMyrt

Mondays with Myrt, where we talk about anything and everything that has come across our genea-desks during the past week. Our topics include upcoming events,  how this Zoom Webinar interface is readily viewable on aa variety of devices in addition to the following. Links we mention are found in the selected chat comments below.

  1. Is  Ancestry.com shooting itself in the fool by not indexing it’s online trees since Oct 2017?
  2. Ancestry Member Trees don’t receive hints in certain situations
  3. Ancestry Trees consider the attached documents and citations you upload through Family Tree Maker or RootsMagic as “other sources” and so they won’t be indexed.
  4. Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks content prompts.
  5. David Allen Lambert
  6. Extreme Genes
  7. Western Massachusetts Genealogical Society is switching from Google Hangouts to Zoom webinars.
  8. Genealogy Girl Talks
  9. Instagram
  10. Guild of One-Name Studies
  11. Problems at MyHeritageDNA with communication between matches
  12. NextGen Live tonight features our friend Blaine Bettinger, The Genetic Genealogist
  13. GeneaWebinars Calendar and Blog.

Selected Chat Comments

Upcoming events

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10:02:20 From Cousin Russ : GenDoc Study Group – Wednesday 24 Jan 2018,noon Eastern US (New York) SYLLABUS Mastering Genealogical Documentation by Thomas W. Jones, 2017 (Arlington, VA: National Genealogical Society). [Available from the publisher at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org and in Amazon’s Kindle bookstore.] REGISTRATION URL https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MYsTWk4vTZ6XmAlamUrSDw
10:02:41 From Valerie Eichler Lair : Yayyy last one!!! Then again, will miss the weekly GenDoc get together!


10:05:14 From Cousin Russ : THE ARCHIVE LADY – 24 Jan 2018 – 9pm Eastern US (New York). We are delighted to feature our resident archivist Melissa Barker, who serves as the Certified Archives Manager at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives. A popular genealogical speaker, author and blogger, Melissa is also the FGS Forum Reviews Editor. REGISTRATION URL https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HXxAt_zdSQu4kpbtBKP_9A
10:05:31 From Shelley Murphy to All panelists : This will be exciting!


10:06:03 From Cousin Russ : NGSQ Study Group in Second Life – Thursday, January 25 at 7:00pm – 8:00pm (SL time is the same as Pacific US time) Description:The Second Life NGSQ Study Group focuses on a specific article from the National Genealogical Society Quarterly 11 months each year. Hosted by Ellington Sweeney. We meet on the 4th Thursdays as follows: WHEN 6pm SL time (Same as Pacific US) WHERE http://bit.ly/SL_JGfirepit

Second Life Avatars and Genealogy

NOTE: This is the link to the Archived: WW Second Life Avatars and Genealogy where Ol’ Myrt here demonstrates how to set up as free account in Second Life, create an avatar, and get to the Just Genealogy FirePit where this meeting is held.

 


10:06:54 From Cousin Russ : AmericaGen STUDY GROUP – Chapter 1 – 31 Jan 2018, Noon Eastern US (New York). SYLLABUS: Researchers Guide to American Genealogy 4th Edition by Val D. Greenwood, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.) Available in paperback https://www.amazon.com/Researchers-Guide-American-Genealogy-4th/dp/0806320664, REGISTRATION PAGE https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_m-BvT1rGQGWI6RMyC2YRKw


10:03:17 From Cousin Russ : ALBION’S SEED STUDY GROUP – 31 Jan 2018 – 9pm Eastern US (New York) The South of England to Virginia: Distressed Cavaliers and Indentured Servants 1642-75. SYLLABUS Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America by David Hackett Fischer s, 1989 (New York: Oxford University Press). REGISTRATION URL https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uOEpyna0QZWA6QNEE0GWUQ

10:09:03 From Shelley Murphy : Plusword was hilarious!
10:09:19 From Valerie Eichler Lair : It was my first time seeing Plusword. And, yes, it was SO much fun to watch!
10:09:38 From Betty-Lu Burton : It was a blast, I just have to learn how to get into the chat now
10:11:17 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Whatever you are doing now shows the whole panel.
10:11:52 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : And I thank you for that Russ.
10:12:56 From DearMYRTLE to All panelists : Randy – anything you want to talk about this morning – send the link here.
10:13:38 From Doris Haskell : I am enjoying the handsome bow tie that John Laws is sporting today.
10:14:38 From Shelley Murphy : The quality is way better!
10:17:49 From Doris Haskell : When the time is right, I just realized I have something to share about family birthday calendars/spreadsheets.
10:18:04 From Danine Cozzens : The ics calendar on zoom works well for me — just click and go.
10:18:19 From Valerie Eichler Lair : Windows 10 PC
10:18:20 From Jacqueline Wilson : Mac HiSierra
10:18:22 From Denise Coughlin to All panelists : Work computer via Chrome 🙂
10:18:23 From Debi Polen : windows 10 laptop
10:18:25 From Pam Helm : I am on a desktop mac
10:18:26 From Dawn Carlile : Windows 10 pc laptop
10:18:26 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : It does not hangup, stall, or stop at the most inopportune times where you have to restart.
10:18:29 From Milissa Boyer Kafes to All panelists : windows 10 pc
10:18:34 From Molly McKinley to All panelists : Windows 10 desktop
10:18:36 From Betty-Lu Burton : Windows 7 PC laptop
10:18:38 From Valerie Lisk : Windows 7 laptop on Chrome
10:18:39 From Kim Knepper to All panelists : Samsung tablet
10:18:40 From Deb Andrew : Ipad Pro
10:18:41 From Mary Lou Gravatt : Windows 10 PC tower
10:18:43 From Denise Olson to All panelists : my iPad – great quality
10:18:43 From Danine Cozzens : MacBook Pro 2012 Laptop
10:18:44 From Cheri Passey : Windows 10, running on chrome. Great quality!
10:18:52 From Shelley Murphy : I am at work and on Windows 10, laptop, PC.
10:18:54 From Sheryl Zeringue to All panelists : Windows 10 laptop on Chrome
10:18:57 From Joanne Shackford Parkes : On Mac PowerBook – transition to Zoom was very easy but that’s because of the hard work behind the scenes by you guys
10:18:58 From Elizabeth McMurrey to All panelists : Windows10 PC, very good quality.
10:19:05 From Cyndy Bray to All panelists : windows 7 laptop quality good
10:19:17 From Yvonne Demoskoff : Windows 7, Chrome; the best thing so far is that the connection doesn’t drop like it regularly did when using Bus. Hangouts
10:19:19 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : I have Windows 10 laptop and/or desktop.
10:19:20 From Marcia Philbrick to All panelists : Windows 10 PC (normally on a Windows 10 laptop – but it is running updates)
10:19:21 From Susan Bleimehl : Windows 10 laptop Chrome browser DLS internet connection.
10:19:30 From Shelley Murphy : I agree Joanne…it was an ease, at home I am on my Macbook Pro 2012
10:19:38 From Marie V Melchiori to All panelists : I’;m using Win7 Pro and it’s really fuzzy
10:19:51 From Debi Polen : downloaded the client – not via browser
10:20:00 From Dawn Carlile : I prefer that unless you are screen sharing that you show all of the panelists.
10:20:17 From RandySeaver to All panelists : my Windows 7 PC doesn’t start Zoom very fast, but it did eventually. Probably because of CPU and memory issues
10:20:52 From Denise Coughlin to All panelists : the only thing I don’t like about Zoom is the inability to pause the talking. Google Hangouts I was able to do that. But still Zoom not bad! [It is possible to pause the talking, pause the recording, mute people if you are the host, spotlight people if you are the host, etc.]
10:22:21 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Dawn, I agree, I like seeing all the panelists.
10:22:31 From Doris Haskell : Windows10 PC here
10:23:16 From Jacqueline Wilson : Week 2 = your favorite photo
10:23:20 From AnnaMatthews : Week 2 was Favorite Photo
10:24:10 From RandySeaver : I’m up to 210 posts for 52 Ancestors going down my Ahnentafel list – in the 6th great-grands now.
10:24:33 From RandySeaver : that was 3.5 years ago on FS
10:24:59 From HilaryGadsby : https://gadsbyfamilyancestors.blogspot.co.uk/


10:27:25 From Cousin Russ : https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/52-ancestors-52-weeks/
10:27:25 From Shelley Murphy : I am enjoying it.


10:28:48 From Cousin Russ : @DLGenealogist Jan 21 Share a story about your Ancestors who fought in the Civil War.

10:28:52 From DaveRobison : Amy Johnson Crow will be our “virtual” speaker at the April meeting of Western  Massachusetts Genealogical Society.

10:29:22 From Shelley Murphy : Oh Dave I would like to tune in on that one, I love Amy!

10:29:25 From Cousin Russ : http://extremegenes.com

http://www.GenealogyGirlTalks.com

10:29:26 From Marcia Philbrick : There is also a #genealogyphotoaday activity on Instagram and Twitter. I think Genealogy Girls on Facebook is the sponsor.

10:30:43 From Cousin Russ : @GenealogyGirlTalks https://www.instagram.com/GenealogyGirlTalks/ and #genealogyphotoaday https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/genealogyphotoaday/
10:32:04 From Doris Haskell : Polyester [Myrt says Thanks for reminding me Doris!]
10:32:05 From Deb Andrew : Bow ties are cool!
10:33:07 From HilaryGadsby : We had snow on the hills in Wales but now warmer
10:33:17 From Betty-Lu Burton : No you sent the snow to the southeastern part of the USA
10:33:26 From Valerie Eichler Lair : GOOD for you John!!! {{{hugs}}}
10:35:06 From Cousin Russ : http://lawsandlawes.blogspot.com/


10:35:52 From Cousin Russ : http://one-name.org

10:40:01 From Marcia Philbrick : My most recent blog about the indexing issue: https://heartlandgenealogy.wordpress.com/2017/12/19/update-ancestry-indexing/


10:42:45 From Marcia Philbrick : Randy’s post dated Oct 31, 2017 contains links to all of the posts I wrote in October – http://www.geneamusings.com/2017/10/rootsmagic-treeshare-ancestry-member.html

10:45:01 From Marcia Philbrick : May have a 3rd issue — My DNA results are missing a lot of the shared matches that were there when my DNA was connected to my old tree (Pre RootsMagic TreeShare).
10:47:57 From Rachel Evans to All panelists : I’m rebuilding my tree and the hints I get only appear once I sync my tree.
10:48:17 From Betty-Lu Burton : So do you have to have an Ancestry source on everyone in your tree or do you just need to have an Ancestry source for one person in the tree for the whole tree to be indexed?
10:49:07 From Marcia Philbrick : It is my understanding that I have to have at least one Ancestry source in order for a person to be found. Thus, one Ancestry source for each person. Marcia Philbrick
10:51:52 From Linda Stufflebean to All panelists : The most annoying thing about Ancestry’s idea of a source is that an Ancestry Tree is considered a source.
10:52:27 From Linda Stufflebean : The most annoying thing about Ancestry’s idea of a source is that an Ancestry Tree is considered a source.
10:53:33 From Joanne Shackford Parkes : I’m currently going through all of my shared DNA matches and researching the same person. I’m am finding a few folks who have a shared ancestor on Ancestry but are not showing up as shared matches — am not sure why.
10:55:20 From Rachel Evans : I use the library for ancestry so I download the images and make my own source when I get home. It almost feels like I’m being forced to have a subscription for people to find my tree.
10:55:28 From Shelley Murphy : Ancestry is not a source.
10:55:46 From RandySeaver : Ancestry has been removing record collections on a regular basis – 21 last week, 20 the week before. We don’t know what they were.
10:56:20 From Marie V Melchiori to All panelists : But most people don’t realize that an Ancestry Tree is “another source.”
10:56:32 From Marcia Philbrick : I’ve been waiting for the indexing issue to be resolved before trying to resolve the DNA issue. The shared matches are still there (thus not privatized) but they aren’t showing up as a ‘hint’ match when we have common ancestors.
10:57:00 From Tony Proctor : I can’t imagine that Ancestry is deliberately excluding sources other than their own — that would be a MAJOR issue of genealogical naivety — so it must be a coding bug or a misunderstanding in one of their implementation teams
10:58:16 From RandySeaver : I fear that Dilbert’s pointy-haired boss has joined Ancestry in a management position over Trees
10:59:31 From Marcia Philbrick : According to RootsMagic — it is an Ancestry API issue. Ancestry only recognizes their citations. If I have a free form citation with Ancestry.com within the citation, it is not picked up as an Ancestry source.

11:01:49 From Cousin Russ : Jennifer de Fiebre – January 20 at 9:49pm – “I heard back from MyHeritage regarding my support ticket about whether an active subscription was required to message my DNA matches. Support has confirmed this is the case. This makes MyHeritage the first testing company that requires a subscription to contact your matches. That’s deeply disappointing, especially since I actually purchased a kit from MyHeritage instead of transferring my results from another testing company for free.”  https://www.facebook.com/groups/geneticgenealogytipsandtechniques/permalink/368396626957377/
11:01:59 From Shelley Murphy : I have a kit from them for the last 6 months and have not used it yet. To me, they are too new to the game.
11:02:01 From Dawn Carlile : I transferred my results but I also had a subscription to MyHeritage.
11:03:51 From HilaryGadsby : Is this because they are trying to encourage us to add trees
11:04:51 From Rachel Evans : I transferred my results and my husband’s to myheritage with no subscription but have not contacted anybody yet. I may have to try it later though.
11:04:55 From Deb Andrew : Before I had a dna test with them, and on a free account, I could communicate with others
11:04:58 From Doris Haskell : I have only tested with Ancestry. Same with our neighbor, whose mother we found in October. I plan to take advantage of specials at RootsTech to test with other companies to take Baline’s suggestion.

11:05:16 From Marilyn Poole to All panelists : My understanding is that you need a (Free) subscription with My Heritage but the paid portion is for their database. Unless I’m mistaken.
11:05:44 From Valerie Eichler Lair : I have not tested with MH, but I was going to upload my raw data to them. However, with what our dear genie-bud Jennifer says, I probably won’t since I do not have a subscription with MH. This is frustrating! 🙁
11:06:04 From Jacqueline Wilson : I was told that I did not need to ‘test’ at MyHeritage as I transferred my FtDNA test results to MyH.
11:06:57 From Molly McKinley to All panelists : I had the free account and did my DNA with them and could contact the people. I have since then got the data subscription.
11:07:04 From HilaryGadsby : Is it more about being able to initiate communication rather than not being able to communicate.
11:07:30 From Deb Andrew : If it reverts back, the tree will go back to 250 people.
11:08:15 From HilaryGadsby : Ancestry will not let you initiate contact unless you have a paid account but you can reply
11:08:39 From Betty-Lu Burton : I wonder if you once had a paid subscription and then go to a free subscription if it would be treated as still a paid subcription for contacting people
11:08:39 From Shelley Murphy : I am not sure I want to even transfer to them. [Myrt says I would recommend testing with MyHeritage. This is another testing pool in which to fish for possible DNA matches.]
11:09:34 From Doris Haskell : I would be happy if more DNA matches would use GEDmatch.
11:09:38 From June Butka : I did transfer. Until the 17th I had a subscription. I just tried to use my DNA matches today. I can’t contact my matches.
11:10:06 From Shelley Murphy : let’s invite Mr. David (or what ever his name is to join us. He is on other things.)
11:10:30 From Mary Foxworthy to All panelists : My Heritage — When my subscription expired I lost the ability to contact DNA matches


11:11:42 From Cousin Russ : 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 or national origin with support for researching family and documenting cultural inheritance. http://www.un.org/en/events/africandescentdecade/
11:12:39 From Cousin Russ : NextGen LIVE! with Blaine Bettinger 22 Jan 2018 8pm Eastern https://www.facebook.com/groups/nextgennetwork/permalink/964105503758137/.

http://www.Trello.com

11:14:30 From Doris Haskell : I already see an application for me with Trello. RootsTech, vendors to visit, classes to attend, DNA tests to purchase, books to look for, tools/toys to buy.
11:14:34 From Danine Cozzens : Which level of paying for Trello lets you do all this? (I have the free version and it
11:15:31 From Valerie Eichler Lair : Danine -I can do all of the things that Myrt is showing on Trello…in mine for free. 🙂
11:16:42 From DaveRobison to All panelists : How do you get the checklist? I can add events, but I can’t “check them off.”
11:16:55 From Danine Cozzens : Good to hear! Originally I could not add pix so I haven’t even tried.
11:17:02 From Cheri Passey : I use trello for everthing!
11:17:40 From Mary Lou Gravatt : I was thinking about using Trello for my 52 Ancestors each month.
11:18:25 From Rachel Evans : I’ve started using Trello for a research toolbox. It enables me to make cards for specific topic so works well.
11:18:33 From HilaryGadsby : I have Trello on my phone and tablet
11:19:08 From Shelley Murphy : Mary Lou that is a great idea!
11:19:19 From Doris Haskell : Becky has a lot of genealogy photos and documents on her Trello cards. I want to learn how to do that.
11:19:40 From Marcia Philbrick : How does one access tonights NextGenLive?
11:21:29 From Mary Lou Gravatt : Hilary that what I was thinking about doing with the 52 ancestors.
11:21:51 From June Butka : I may just attempt to learn Trello. it should help me with my 52 Ancestors and the Book of me Prompts.
11:22:17 From Marcia Philbrick : Hilary – Can you pull the photos directly from Trello in your blog? (Or do you need to go to the folder on your computer to insert the photo?) [Trello is for planning, not to link to your blog.]
11:22:23 From AnnaMatthews to All panelists : Marcia, NextGenLive broadcasts on their channel on YouTube.
11:22:48 From RandySeaver : Is Trello searchable by search engines? If not, why add blog content to Trello? I can see using it for blog prompts and research ideas
11:23:03 From AnnaMatthews : Marcia, NextGenLive broadcasts on their channel on YouTube.
11:23:09 From Cheri Passey : Hilary, I use Trello for #52Ancestors too. I have lists for each type of post I write. Helps so much to keep them all organized!
11:23:21 From Cousin Russ : CONTINUE the conversation after the webinar in DearMYRTLE’s Google+ Community with comments to this post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/102461242403735457058/+DearmyrtlePage/posts/V9k2WaeSBQx
11:24:07 From Doris Haskell : MYRT, you seem to be feeling much better than you did two weeks ago. Makes me happy.


11:24:39 From Cousin Russ : GeneaWebinars Calendar of Hangouts, Webinars and Online Chats this coming week: http://www.GeneaWebinars.com
11:24:57 From Cousin Russ : http://blog.geneawebinars.com/p/calendar.html
11:26:11 From jason Holt : Sorry I was super late! Not programmed to tune in on Mondays as I usually have to work!
11:26:14 From Valerie Eichler Lair : I know I’ll need some tissues to dry the tears at Wednesday’s GenDoc. Bittersweet.
11:26:34 From Shelley Murphy : Enjoy the rest of your day!
11:26:52 From Debi Polen : Thank you.
11:26:58 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Thank you once again.
11:27:00 From Doris Haskell : Thank you, everyone. Especially Cousin Russ and dearMYRTLE
11:28:24 From Jacqueline Wilson : Hilary – I used to read the 1st one mentioned.
11:29:14 From DearMYRTLE : http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/
11:30:32 From Valerie Lisk : St. Louis County Library has magazines online.
11:32:39 From Linda Jordan to All panelists : Many libraries have magazines online.


DearMYRTLE's Profile PicMYRT’S MUSINGS
We learn by comparing and contrasting the history and culture of a community with others. Though you may not have early British immigrants to America, this study group offers ideas about what folkways to look for. The ones marked with a red asterisk below are those I’ll tend to focus on during our discussions in this series.

Schedule

  • 17 Jan 2018
    East Anglia to Massachusetts: The Exodus of the English Puritans 1629-41
  • 31 Jan 2018
    The South of England to Virginia: Distressed Cavaliers and Indentured Servants 1642-75
  • 7 Feb 2018
    North Midlands to the Delaware: The Friends’ Migration 1675-1725
  • 7 Mar 2018
    Borderlands to the Back Country: The Flight from North Britain 1717-1775

9pm Eastern US (New York)
8pm Central US (Chicago)
7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)
If you need a time zone converter, this is the one Ol’ Myrt uses:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Fee
This DearMYRTLE Event is presented at no cost. If you find the information useful, consider the Pay What You Want business model Ol’ Myrt employs: http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2015/03/hangouts-pay-what-you-want.html


DearMYRTLE's Profile PicMyrt’s Musings

Here’s the link to DearMYRTLE’s Event Calendar – http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/calendar.html

Here’s the link to the GeneaWebinars Blog & Calendar of other genealogy webinars, chats and hangouts – http://blog.geneawebinars.com/p/calendar.html

If you’d like to learn more about attending a a future live DearMYRTLE Zoom webinar using your smart phone, tablet or computer, you’ll find this short subject orientation worthwhile.

FamilySearch: What’s new for 2018

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friends at FamilySearch.

Salt Lake City, Utah (22 January 2018), FamilySearch is a global leader in fun, online family history services with over 9 million users in 2017. In 2018 FamilySearch will be expanding its free site and services by adding new family discoveries, more online connections, expanded global reach, and millions of new sources to search. (Find and share this announcement online from the FamilySearch Newsroom).

1.   Personalized Home Page

Refinements to the FamilySearch personalized home page will enable signed-in patrons to make many more new discoveries and easily engage with their family trees.

As new photos, stories, or documents are added by other members of the family, they will be shown on your personalized home page and prioritized based on relevance. You will also be able to see new additions as relatives add them.

Enjoy more adaptive, relevant FamilySearch Record Hints. As millions of new records are added to FamilySearch weekly, the search engine maps them with your family tree. FamilySearch will specifically begin looking for new ancestor record sources you don’t already have in your tree. It will be easier than ever to add them.

Relevant ancestor event notifications, if you want, will be able to prompt you throughout the year regarding relevant dates in the lives of your ancestors. These can be great nudges to learn more about your forbears.

2.   Historical Records

FamilySearch will digitally preserve over 400 million images in 2018 and publish the majority of them online. It will also add hundreds of millions of indexed, searchable names in historical records, thus making it easier and faster to find your ancestors.

New additions will include prominent international collections from Europe, Central and South America, and the United States. New images will first be accessible in the FamilySearch Catalog Viewer. Once they are indexed or have additional metadata, they’ll be published in the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

3.   Online Discovery Experiences

FamilySearch will introduce fun, new personal “discovery” experiences online and in additional physical locations in 2018. The online experiences will be similar to the popular attractions currently found in select FamilySearch Family Discovery Centers.

4.    Family Tree

Refinements to the FamilySearch Family Tree in 2018 will extend its reach globally to more devices through improved language support and making the service faster and easier to navigate in lower bandwidth regions of the world.

An underlying goal of the FamilySearch Family Tree is to ensure new developments regarding data are always converging towards more accuracy and completeness.

An upcoming feature will help improve collaboration while encouraging more sound edits and discouraging poor edits to good data.    

5.  Family Tree Mobile App

FamilySearch will continue to update its FamilySearch Family Tree app and mobile experiences, which extend the website’s functionality. Currently, the robust app has 90 percent of the functionality of the web feature.

The app will provide fun, location-based experiences for making family discoveries wherever you happen to be. The popular 2017 “Relatives Around Me” feature allowed crowds or groups to discover who in the crowd was related to them and how.

New experiences in 2018 will build upon this, allowing interaction based on your proximity to people or locations with which you have a personal ancestral relationship.

The app will also continue to enhance the research capabilities of the mobile experience, including a new Research Mode that will allow multiple windows to be opened simultaneously to facilitate multitasking and research from within the app.

6.    Memories

Individuals are now uploading millions of family photos and documents for free permanent storage at FamilySearch. In 2018, patrons will be able to add multiple photos to a family story, rather than just one.

The FamilySearch Tree Fan Chart will help patrons, at a glance, easily discover areas in their tree where memories and sources are attached to ancestors, and help them identify opportunities where they need to be added.

7.   FamilySearch Web-Based Indexing

FamilySearch will end its desktop indexing software in 2018 as it continues to roll out more updates to its new web indexing platform. The new web tool is easy to use and works with any digital device (besides cell phones) with a web browser. It enables hundreds of thousands of volunteers worldwide to make millions of historical images easily and freely searchable by name so online family history researchers can quickly discover ancestors.

8.  RootsTech

RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch International, will continue to expand its support of community growth, personal development, and exciting industry innovation. This popular global family history conference will attract over 100,000 attendees (in-person and live online viewers).

Keynotes this year will include: Scott Hamilton, olympic figure skating champion, Brandon Stanton, Humans of New York photographer and writer, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Finding Your Roots. and Natalia Fourcade, internationally renowned Mexican pop-rock singer.

The RootsTech Innovation Showcase will highlight exciting innovations related to family history. It will replace the Innovator Summit and Innovator Showdown.

9.   Oral Histories

Family history in oral (no written documentation) cultures are kept in the minds of village elders—walking, human libraries. When they pass away, the library is lost forever. FamilySearch will increase the number of oral histories it captures from these tribal historians significantly throughout Africa.

FamilySearch appreciates its growing customer base (over 134 million visits in 2017!). When you visit FamilySearch in 2018, be sure to sign in to your free account to enjoy the most of what FamilySearch has to offer. Come back regularly to add your own family memories. Enjoy the new content added daily and the new features coming soon. Collaborate with your family to upload your favorite photos, documents, personal histories, or journals from previous years, and update your ancestors’ stories.

 

MyHeritage:

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at MyHeritage.

We’ve recently added and updated collections on MyHeritage SuperSearch™ – many of which are exclusive!

The collections include U.S. Yearbooks, newspapers from Indiana, Pennsylvania and Ohio, over 38.5 million new records added to Sweden Household Examination Books, the Germany Minority Census from 1939 as well as naturalization applications in Mandatory Palestine from 1937 to 1947.

Most of this content is exclusive to MyHeritage and cannot be found on any other major genealogy service. Here’s more information about each collection:

  • U.S. Yearbooks, 1890-1979: One of the largest collections of digitized US yearbooks in existence, providing genealogical coverage of individuals who went to high schools throughout a period of 90 years.

Searching is free. A Data or Complete subscription is required to view the records.

Keep an eye out for Record Matches! Our Record Matching technology will automatically find relevant historical records for people in your family tree.

Please see our blog post for more information: https://blog.myheritage.com/2018/01/new-historical-records-added-in-january-2018/ and feel free to publish or pass this information to whom you consider relevant.

 

 

ARCHIVED: Albion’s Seed: East Anglia to Massachusetts

Get in on our discussion about author David Hackett Fischer’s thoughts on “folkways” and we select a few to mention for each migration group in this 4-session study group series. This week in the video below we’re focusing on “East Anglia to Massachusetts: The Exodus of the English Puritans 1629-41.”

SYLLABUS

Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America by David Hackett Fischer s, 1989 (New York: Oxford University Press). Paperback available from https://www.amazon.com/Albions-Seed-British-Folkways-cultural/dp/0195069056

OTHER LINKS WE MENTION

Info about the author David Hackett Fischer

Other resources for this migration pattern

What to do if your colonial America ancestors didn’t come in one of these four British migrations?

 

 

Selected Comments

20:47:49 From Melissa Barker to All panelists : I love the behind the scenes! Pat and Russ, you are looking good tonight!
20:52:56 From Angie Wilderman : I’ve been involved with some other Zoom webinars and they usually work out well. This is a wonderful way to spend a snowy evening in Central Virginia. Interesting topic. Thank you.
20:54:24 From Angie Wilderman : BRRRRRR
20:57:43 From DearMYRTLE : PLEASE change your chat options to “ALL PANELISTS & ATTENDEES”
21:00:55 From Cousin Russ : SYLLABUS – Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America by David Hackett Fischer, 1989 (New York: Oxford University Press). Paperback available from https://www.amazon.com/Albions-Seed-British-Folkways-cultural/dp/0195069056
21:01:45 From Cousin Russ : David Hackett Fischer – Pulitzer Prize Winner https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/may-2005/david-hackett-fischer-receives-pulitzer-prize
21:02:24 From Cousin Russ : Reviewed by Nelson Rosit “David Hackett Fischer has performed several notable services in writing Albion’s Seed. First, he has brought to American historiography the approach of the French school of the Annales begun by Georges Dumezil and developed further by Fernando Braudel. French social historians have been concerned with both continuity and change over long periods of time. American historians of the 20th century have written history that is almost exclusively concerned with the new.” http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v12/v12p114_Rosit.html
21:02:58 From Jacqueline Wilson : I think this book is more anthropology than history.
21:03:36 From Launa Droescher to All panelists : received just last night
21:06:47 From Danine Cozzens : I think the folkways (at least in California) have changed remarkably in my adult lifetime, from 1960 to now.
21:17:57 From Betty-Lu Burton : Would not the religion of each of these groups cause a difference between the way some things were set up in the new world and the old world?
21:18:53 From Jacqueline Wilson : Treat it as a FANN club.
21:19:10 From Betty-Lu Burton : Learn that each of these areas contain different records and some reasons as to why the differences
21:19:45 From Danine Cozzens : My ancestors tend to show up about two years after the exclusive genealogy society cuts off — but it tells me a lot knowing who got there first and what society they set up.
21:19:48 From Shelley Murphy : What about their food/diets when they came from the new world? (new dirt to grow food)
21:21:31 From ellen bentley to All panelists : All 4 migration groups include many of my family lines
21:21:44 From Sandy Lenhart to All panelists : I bought a used copy of American County Histories a few weeks ago
21:22:31 From Linda Schreiber to All panelists : Some of my people are in several of those groups. Some of my other poeple were a bit later *between* those groups, geographically.

It informs me so much on the cultures and the mores they were juggling….
21:22:49 From Janine Edmée Hakim : Dear Myrt…there is a book, published more recently,that covers all of North America…that I find most useful…American Nations, A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America 

21:23:31 From Betty-Lu Burton : County histories tend to include when the county was formed, the early settlers, the early businesses, what areas did people tend to come from, etc
21:24:01 From Linda Stufflebean : Try university libraries, too. I found a man who did a master’s thesis on the Slovak immigrants to Passaic, NJ.
21:26:00 From Sandy Lenhart to All panelists : I use World Cat to find the closest library when I can’t find an electronic version in either Google books or Family Search
21:28:02 From Cousin Russ : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saltbox
21:33:15 From Jacqueline Wilson : I have been to Mt Vernon and Monticello
21:33:29 From Jacqueline Wilson : What Russ is said at both places.
21:34:16 From Janine Edmée Hakim : rural and small towns in Chenango County NY and the surrounding counties, were largely founded beyond the first settlers by what are called “New England Suffers”, and, therefore, have similar layouts and a similar founding, and presently impactfull “folkway”
21:34:57 From Peggy Lauritzen to All panelists : This layout style came all the way over to northeast Ohio in the Connecticut Western Reserve.
21:36:38 From DearMYRTLE to All panelists : http://thescarletletter.wikia.com/wiki/Puritan_Life
21:37:03 From Cousin Russ : http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/puritans-ban-gambling-whole-lot-things/
21:37:14 From Cousin Russ : PURITAIN CLOTHING https://www.google.com/search?q=puritan+clothing&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS749US749&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi77L_pruDYAhUF7mMKHcm0B0YQ_AUICigB&biw=1280&bih=600#imgrc=LhYJfR3TEKwrFM:
21:39:16 From June Butka : the 1st school was theology in 1634 ground breaking
21:39:59 From ellen bentley : Colonial Williamsburg VA layout is similar to those examples
21:41:19 From Jacqueline Wilson : I remember reading about men sitting around the tavern or the village green and while someone read the newspaper to them.
21:41:47 From Angie Wilderman : Ellen you are right. Where I live, there were a few homes near the courthouse but it is not in town.
21:43:50 From Peggy Lauritzen to All panelists : And, wasn’t the Calvinistic theology the basis of the Congregational Church in America?
21:44:11 From Dave Robison : Peggy, you’re correct.
21:45:51 From June Butka : no Quakers
21:45:58 From Peggy Lauritzen to All panelists : And, those “warnings out” came right on over here to Northeast Ohio. Happened with illegitimacies, too.
21:46:43 From Danine Cozzens : Town Ball!
21:47:01 From June Butka : no pickles my peas on Sunday.
21:47:21 From Shelley Murphy : What about their drinks-Tea? Beer?
21:48:21 From ellen bentley to All panelists : yep some of my Mass puritans were warned out and joined Roger Brown and the Baptist in RI
21:48:56 From Jacqueline Wilson : I have!
21:49:02 From Deb Andrew to All panelists : I have.
21:49:09 From ellen bentley to All panelists : yep some of my Mass puritans were warned out and joined Roger Brown and the Baptist in RI
21:49:16 From Betty-Lu Burton : Or the unproven “death” of a spouse divorce. The spouse just moved to and new location and is assumed dead in the old location
21:49:47 From ellen bentley to All panelists : yep some of my Mass puritans were warned out and joined Roger Brown and the Baptist in RI
21:50:30 From ellen bentley : yep some of my Mass puritans were warned out and joined Roger Brown and the Baptist in RI
21:51:20 From Peggy Lauritzen to All panelists : The rates of fornication in trials is surprisingly high in Massachusetts

21:52:17 From Sandy Lenhart to All panelists : that’s what I always find amazing. the number of out of wedlock pregnancy and birth. always thought it was a modem thing until I started genealogy research!
21:57:27 From Angie Wilderman : so different
22:00:26 From Jacqueline Wilson : Russ, If you have time, you should visit the Jamestown Settlement in Williamsburg
22:00:30 From Peggy Lauritzen to All panelists : We traveled to historical sites. Husband would tell the history of the site or battlefield. I would tell of the family members who lived there. Then, when they studied about it in school it became more real.
22:01:43 From Angie Wilderman : In 2007 they really improved the Jamestowne experience.
22:02:16 From Peggy Lauritzen to All panelists : A Midwife’s Tale goes into great detail on that.

22:02:56 From Sandy Lenhart to All panelists : is that the origin of bastardy bonds? [Yes]
22:03:59 From Cousin Russ : http://thescarletletter.wikia.com/wiki/Puritan_Life
22:04:14 From Sandy Lenhart to All panelists : I was just about to say frustrating when the daughters aren’t named in the will!
22:04:37 From Linda Schreiber to All panelists : Thanks so much for this!
22:06:05 From Cousin Russ : Join Cousin Russ and DearMYRTLE as we play “Pluswords” on GAME NIGHT with Sir Michael Daniels on Friday, 19 Jan 2018 starting at 10pm Eastern. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CXqYA5kn5Y
22:06:18 From Janine Edmée Hakim : It is indeed a great book
22:06:45 From Cousin Russ : CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/102461242403735457058/+DearmyrtlePage/posts/WVdeU42Z71F


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We learn by comparing and contrasting the history and culture of a community with others. Though you may not have early British immigrants to America, this study group offers ideas about what folkways to look for. The ones marked with a red asterisk below are those I’ll tend to focus on during our discussions in this series.

Schedule

  • 17 Jan 2018
    East Anglia to Massachusetts: The Exodus of the English Puritans 1629-41
  • 31 Jan 2018
    The South of England to Virginia: Distressed Cavaliers and Indentured Servants 1642-75
  • 7 Feb 2018
    North Midlands to the Delaware: The Friends’ Migration 1675-1725
  • 7 Mar 2018
    Borderlands to the Back Country: The Flight from North Britain 1717-1775

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ARCHIVED: GenDoc Study Group – Chapter 16

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Syllabus
Thomas W. Jones, Mastering Genealogical Documentation, (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2017.) Softbound available from the publisher’s website www.ngsgenealogy.org and in Amazon Kindle format here: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Genealogical-Documentation-Thomas-Jones/dp/B0743HCD4T

Chapter 16 Multipart Options for Citing Images
“When researchers determine or suspect an image is not a facsimile, they consult the underlying version. In that rare case they do not cite the image. They just site the underlying version they examined.” p 163.

GenDoc STUDY GROUP – Chapter16 Combined Homework https://drive.google.com/file/d/12EL6cG_EzrDbhJ0_wAPF6FDVrijEZAF_/view?usp=sharing


Selected Comments

00:30:00 June Butka: I was reviewing a citation on a DNA hint. It brought me to a source that I hadn’t seen before. Leading me to a great Uncle.
00:30:41 Cousin Russ: Gendocs Chapter 16 – Multipart Options for Citing Images Melinda Culpon https://docs.google.com/document/d/10dW3KnffM6huFgYnQ_QQkpDnvrA0HedeonmHs3uv0u0/edit
00:30:41 HilaryGadsby: A microfilm is an image but we can get a printed copy of the image.
00:37:37 CaryBright: Awesome variety of documents Melinda!
00:42:42 HilaryGadsby: I know a Bland researcher in England
00:44:56 June Butka: The important of DATING OUR CITATIONS.
00:47:12 Cousin Russ: Sheri Fenley GENDOC Online Study Group Chapter 16: Multipart Options For Citing Images https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f7XLgzMz3vAwIJPgro8jDdRsuO8pbqYBnmbm1nrdQA8/edit
00:49:41 June Butka: Some even think it is an F or T.
00:51:58 June Butka: I have recently taken photogrpahs of letters and documentation in a desk. I need to cite them properly.
00:52:07 MelindaCulpon: First Postage Stamps authorized in the United States 3 Mar 1847 – USPS
00:55:28 June Butka: If you have the photogrpah of the letter in your possesion, but the letter is in another private residence. Would you cite the image private location or the letters location?
00:56:44 June Butka: Would we need to site the image also?
00:56:50 HilaryGadsby: I have digital images of letters and my sister has the originals
00:57:55 DaveRobison: It was like accepting a collect call!
00:58:56 HilaryGadsby: Who made the digital image?
01:00:41 Cousin Russ: GenDoc STUDY GROUP – Chapter16 Combined Homework https://drive.google.com/file/d/12EL6cG_EzrDbhJ0_wAPF6FDVrijEZAF_/view?usp=sharing
01:00:56 Cousin Russ: Hilary​​ ​​Gadsby Chapter​​ ​​16 “​​Multiparty​ ​Options​ ​for​ ​Citing​ ​Images” https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a7bxBrQsjSQyhhjKki0qIyUOr0U7ETK-poj9ndF_npQ/edit
01:02:50 June Butka: If you find the letter in an ancestors desk do you include the desk that has been handed down each generation in the citation?
01:03:25 CaryBright: June, yes for sure because that is the provenance of the letter AND the desk
01:04:01 June Butka: Thank you Cary. That was my thought. I just need to think how to create the citation.
01:04:17 HilaryGadsby: Too often provenance is missing
01:06:24 June Butka: I even have an image of the desk.
01:07:44 HilaryGadsby: Photos found in an album with details about who they are is important. I took photos of the album but have removed the photographs to archival storage.
01:07:56 SheriFenley: Cary I just now notices the photograph wreath behind you – I love it!
01:08:56 CaryBright: I taught Heriloom Crafting at my Gen Society for a few years and made quite a few fun items!
01:09:51 SheriFenley: I am going to email you later today – would you mind sharing a few of those crafty ideas for my gen society? I will of course give you your props
01:13:12 SheriFenley: Hilary – discursive notes girl – discursive notes!
01:15:33 SheriFenley: Dave if hilary were writing for a US audience maybe she should put the country, but not if she were writing for England audience
01:15:41 Danine Cozzens: Even countries change names. Should we cite the name as it was at the time the source was created? or as it is known now? [Cite locations by name when the event took place.]
01:16:12 June Butka: Hilary I scanned my scrapbboks and made a digital bound copy of the album, before archival storage.
01:16:31 SheriFenley: maybe research notes is a better place for that
01:22:07 June Butka: Sorry Danine, not Diane.
01:28:48 Jacqueline Wilson: I am not getting the actual chat – I am jus seeing from … to with no content. Can you republish the homework. Then I might see it – I hope!
01:29:59 CaryBright: make sure you have all panelists and attendees open so you not just on yourselft
01:30:40 Cousin Russ: Jacqueline – Not sure what you are asking. I have posted Myrt’s document and the individual homeworks. What are you missing
01:32:17 June Butka: Good point about Post title verse blog title.
01:37:30 Jacqueline Wilson: Black Hawk War was in Illinois for the most part
01:38:00 Cousin Russ: Chapter 16 Multipart Options for Citing Images Dave Robison https://docs.google.com/document/d/1x-JeZBLBuXVWVSq49k8XKUF8uN_6jt-9vl18xEzsfdo/edit
01:38:41 Cousin Russ: Mastering Genealogical Documentation – Chapter 16 Lisa Gorrell https://drive.google.com/file/d/143zctVgjDGK4V554PS1WibeYGgv8PWmT/view
01:39:05 Jacqueline Wilson: Russ, the entire chat before 11:56. It is now showing up. I have had multiple computer issues today.
01:39:21 Jacqueline Wilson: Thanks to all who reposted it!
01:41:09 Cousin Russ: GenDoc Study Group, Ch. 16 Assignment Cary Bright https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ka8-NT_7bEj3ByumoJiAuo5URV6BcL2M/view
01:41:09 June Butka: Great job everyone on your homework. Job well done to all.
01:41:31 Cousin Russ: GenDoc STUDY GROUP – Chapter16 Combined Homework https://drive.google.com/file/d/12EL6cG_EzrDbhJ0_wAPF6FDVrijEZAF_/view?usp=sharing
01:41:56 June Butka: I just recieved my Albion Seed book today.
01:42:09 Cousin Russ: The conversation continues — https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/102461242403735457058/+DearmyrtlePage/posts/QuMX8P1cdPU

01:42:32 Cousin Russ: Join Cousin Russ and DearMYRTLE as we play “Pluswords” on GAME NIGHT with Sir Michael Daniels on Friday, 19 Jan 2018 starting at 10pm Eastern. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CXqYA5kn5Y


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