Mondays with Myrt – 29 April 2019

MondaysWithMyrt

In which we discuss odd spellings for places like SEQUIM, WA. :::giggle::: 

We also hear about Family Tree Live conference held in Alexandria Place, London the previous weekend and take a look at upcoming conferences in Ohio, California, Missouri and Washington, DC in addition to UK conferences, namely TheGenealogyShow.UK and RootsTech- London. Thanks to #FindMyPast for getting the word out EARLY concerning their Tree-to-Tree hinting that will debut this summer. We also take a look at Gary’s post in the EvidenceExplained.com Forum for a brief overview of the importance of citing what we are looking at and how this may be a cause for layered citations.

This begs the question – “Do you go back routinely to provide the updated URL for a record you’ve cited in the past?”

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10:02:56 From garygauthier : Hi from Calgary
10:03:19 From Robbin Smith : Hello from Miami
10:07:30 From Melissa Barker : Hello Everyone! Coming to you from the Houston County, TN. Archives!
10:08:16 From Doris Haskell : Thanks! I’ll take it!
10:08:27 From Valerie Lisk : Oh My! In April? Is that common Doris?
10:08:35 From garygauthier : We had about a foot of snow in Calgary.
10:08:49 From Cousin Russ : To access an application SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) “worksheet” https://www.massar.org/forms/
10:09:18 From Doris Haskell : My application to the DAR has been denied 5 times so far.
10:12:21 From Pamela Wells : My DAR application is in process in Washington now.
10:12:46 From Kathleen Newbill to All panelists : Boy Scouts does a great job of teaching flag etiquette.
10:14:15 From Betty-Lu Burton : Hello from Arkansas
10:14:29 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : What really started my interest in genealogy was wondering if my grandmother’s family might go back to the Revolution and that I might have a patriot in my ancestry.
10:18:30 From Danine Cozzens : Most of my DAR ancestors fall into the red-flagged category. (Having pulled all those apps, I agree.)
10:18:54 From Sheryl Zeringue to All panelists : Good morning from South Louisiana.
10:18:54 From Danine Cozzens : Girls Scouts did too!
10:19:47 From Marcia Philbrick : My original DAR application was denied because of same name issues (Jason Hammond, CT). I went in on the father of the person I originally applied on. I know that records are confused for 2 James Crawfords in KY.
10:20:10 From Molly McKinley : One of mine that was accepted is now blocked.
10:21:27 From Graham Walter : What is the ‘red flag’ issue? [NOTE: “Red flagged” means the lineage is in question, more research required.]
10:22:32 From Graham Walter : OK – that puts it into perspective
10:23:53 From Doris Haskell : Yes. Thank you. There is someone in New York trying to help me. And each rejection is for a different patriot. I’ll be happy to talk with you later.
10:24:23 From Doris Haskell : Yes.
10:24:27 From Doris Haskell : In Huntington
10:24:56 From Doris Haskell : It’s fun to say Loong Island

10:26:47 From Cousin Russ : Origins (Amazon Prime Video) https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B07M7LBDHC .
10:27:14 From Doris Haskell : In the early days, there were many farms. My ancestors built a grain mill that was powered with a water wheel.
10:28:09 From Nathan Dylan Goodwin to All panelists : Guess what I’ll be watching tonight? Origins! Thanks for the recommendation!
10:28:11 From Marian Koalski to All panelists : Yes, the nuns cheat for her
10:29:21 From Graham Walter : Unfortunately not on Prime UK 🙁
10:31:30 From Dave Robison to All panelists : I’m with Nathan…but only after the Red Sox game!
10:34:23 From Doris Haskell : Where do you go to get permission to enter that cemetery?
10:36:56 From Marian Koalski to All panelists : Pat, you’re saying Dorchester “right.”
10:37:21 From Cecelia DeBolt : How interesting! I love the detective work!
10:37:29 From Doris Haskell : What if it was a secret NPE? [NOTE: In DearMYRTLE’s experience, most non-paternal event or misattributed parentage situations were indeed secret.]
10:38:32 From Randy Seaver : word for word transcription of wills and deeds reveals many secrets! The challenge is to find them and that they are readable.
10:40:11 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : http://www.bostoncemetery.com/
10:40:26 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/1358728/saint-marys-cemetery
10:40:37 From Randy Seaver : I have a dedicated transcription time every Sunday after church in order to feed the Amanuensis Monday posts.
10:41:02 From Marian Koalski to All panelists : Some parts of Dorchester are rough
10:41:15 From Dave Robison : But Marian, there are no “R’s” in Dorchester!! HA!
10:41:32 From Randy Seaver : Dohchestah?
10:41:45 From Marian Koalski to All panelists : Right, Dave!
10:42:06 From Randy Seaver : or Woiostah either
10:42:19 From Randy Seaver : Woostah
10:42:25 From Doris Haskell : As in, “Park the car in Harvard Yard”.
10:42:53 From Hilary Gadsby : Don’t like pronouncing our English place names
10:44:26 From Graham Walter : lavender?
10:44:41 From Danine Cozzens to All panelists : Squeem!
10:44:41 From Betsey Cotter to All panelists : squim
10:44:55 From Betsey Cotter to All panelists : and it is lavender
10:45:37 From Betsey Cotter to All panelists : Second biggest lavender producer outside Provence, France

Janet Few The History Interpreter
10:47:00 From Randy Seaver : Janet Few (The History Interpreter) wrote several blog posts about Family Tree Live in https://thehistoryinterpreter.wordpress.com/
10:47:41 From John Laws : Also grown in North West Norfolk
10:50:08 From Dave Robison to All panelists : Time to run….Thanks for letting me discuss SAR/DAR!
10:51:41 From Hilary Gadsby to All panelists : Nathan is in the attendees he was at Family Tree Live
10:51:42 From garygauthier : Isn’t lavender also grown in Tunbridge Wells? It’s where my grandmum was born.
10:52:09 From Randy Seaver : Nick Barratt?
10:52:46 From Randy Seaver : of WDYTYA UK
10:53:27 From Hilary Gadsby to All panelists : Nick is good presenter did WDYTYA when it started in UK
10:53:39 From Michelle Minner : I spent my working life teaching computer systems…and the more of the senses you can engage in teaching, the better the students will retain the knowledge…I like using as many as possible.
10:55:32 From Randy Seaver : it’s probably behind his wookie
10:56:48 From Randy Seaver : Janet writes funny stuff…I enjoy her blog posts
11:01:29 From Randy Seaver : I wonder how many links in the book are still active?

Nathan Goodwin website

11:02:08 From Cousin Russ : https://www.nathandylangoodwin.com/
11:02:57 From Graham Walter : I’ll be there at THE Genealogy Show
11:03:34 From Valerie Lisk : I need Nathan’s books in audio form so I can listen while I do research etc.
11:04:26 From Valerie Lisk : Sorry, audio.
11:04:55 From Hilary Gadsby : Many of Nathan’s books are available as audio books
11:06:40 From Valerie Lisk : Hilary, good to know. I have not been able to find them I have to look again. Thanks!
11:08:02 From Graham Walter : FGS Program Overview…https://fgs.org/conferences/program/
11:09:38 From Randy Seaver : we are going to Jamboree in Burbank on May 30-June 2 – 50th anniversary!
11:10:08 From Cathy Naborowski to All panelists : We couldn’t do local/state conferences without volunteers!!!!
11:10:45 From Devon Lee : Can’t wait to go to Jamboree!!!! http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/
11:10:52 From Robbin Smith : I wish I could go!
11:11:10 From Jenny Hawran : Jamboree is incredible. One of the best “small” conferences around
11:11:12 From Graham Walter : Nathan’s books on Audible.com … https://www.audible.com/author/Nathan-Dylan-Goodwin/B0049OJWYS
11:11:42 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : http://genealogyjamboree.com/
11:11:49 From Valerie Lisk : Thanks Graham!
11:11:54 From Devon Lee : I’ll take advantage of that shuttle. Thanks for the tip Randy. We walked there last year
11:13:57 From Devon Lee : Aww. Thanks Pat.
11:14:01 From Randy Seaver : Just call the hotel for a pickup at the airport or train stop
11:14:09 From Cousin Russ : http://genealogyjamboree.com/conference-pricing
11:15:14 From Devon Lee : Mason, Ohio, here we come Russ. Can’t wait to see ya.
11:15:36 From Pamela Wells : Russ, where in Ohio, please?
11:15:49 From Cousin Russ : https://www.ogs.org/
11:16:10 From Pamela Wells : Just saw the answer, Russ….I’m from Dayton, Ohio originally
11:16:13 From Randy Seaver : Pamela, Mason, Ohio
11:16:20 From Graham Walter : Mason OH – near Cincinnati
11:16:30 From Pamela Wells : Thank you, Randy!
11:17:54 From Cousin Russ : Tree to Tree Hinting at FindMyPast https://www.findmypast.co.uk/tree-change-faqs
11:17:58 From Pamela Wells : Thank you, Graham!
11:18:26 From Randy Seaver : Findmypast has taken away the link they had to the collaborative tree, which was the FamilySearch Family Tree. It was searchable but not able to add to it.

WikiTree2017

11:20:35 From Pamela Wells : Does anyone know if there is there a good WikiTree You Tube tutorial available? I would like to learn more about it?
11:21:07 From Randy Seaver : Pamela, WikiTree has many YouTube videos – check their page
11:21:52 From Cousin Russ : https://www.wikitree.com/
11:22:01 From Pamela Wells : Thank you, Randy and Russ!
11:22:21 From Cousin Russ : WikiTree YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76UUx8QAESc
11:22:41 From Pamela Wells : Thank you very much Myrtle!
11:22:54 From Pamela Wells : Thank you Hilary!

11:23:36 From Cousin Russ : Gary G the “History Hunter” in EvidenceExplained.com Forum? See “Why do Ancestry citations contain the website and original information as a single layer?
11:26:11 From Randy Seaver : scroll down a bit for EE answer
11:27:40 From Randy Seaver : Ancedstry.com is the first type, and FamilySearch does both types – one for indexed records, the other for digital microfilm without indexed images
11:31:37 From Randy Seaver : A lot of Ancestry databases have waypoints in the string at the top of the image – I usually cite that in the Source Detail of the citation.
11:32:38 From Randy Seaver : .
11:33:52 From Devon Lee : I really love those waypoints
11:35:31 From Randy Seaver : I know I have WorldvitalRecords, Mocavo, MooseRoots and several more removed sites in my source citations.
11:35:34 From Randy Seaver : .
11:36:08 From Marcia Philbrick : When you document sites as cousin Russ suggested, one should be able to find it on the Wayback machine.
11:36:11 From Randy Seaver : The only solution is to download the record image and the citation and add it o your tree.
11:36:22 From Randy Seaver : .
11:36:58 From Randy Seaver : I’m not sure that the Wayback Machine has every dynamic web page with the images or record summary. I doubt that they do.
11:38:35 From Hilary Gadsby : We need to include enough detail so that it can be found even if the website changes the original record is the important part
11:38:44 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : The Way Back Machine https://archive.org/web
11:39:08 From garygauthier : The National Archives also has an archive of its web pages e.g. 1837Online
11:39:22 From Cousin Russ : The Way Back Machine https://archive.org/web
11:40:21 From Graham Walter : Have a good trip Russ
11:40:33 From Cecelia DeBolt : Thank you! Great session!
11:40:47 From Pamela Wells : Thank you all for your expertise in so many areas Panel!
11:40:57 From Doris Haskell : Thank you, everyone. Have a great trip, Russ.
11:41:08 From Pamela Wells : Safe travels, Russ!
11:41:10 From Graham Walter : Have a great everyone


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The Archive Lady – 5 Genealogical Records You Should Never Throw Away

Archives Lady with WW

Fräulein Schmidt hosted this episode of WACKY Wednesday, where we were joined by Melissa LeMaster Barker. Responding to the latest Marie Kondo push to downsize, organize and purge, Melissa wisely encourages family historians to save unique items. She also wrote “5 Genealogical Records You Should Never Throw Away” for Abundant Genealogy. Here are a few of the places you’ll find Melissa:

Melissa recommends the following resources for archival materials:

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19:01:06 From Shelley Murphy : LOL, you are funny!
19:01:19 From Shelley Murphy : No dinner for you tonight!
19:03:26 From Shelley Murphy : Hi to Melissa!!! Love the background
19:04:09 From Shelley Murphy : the old court house?
19:04:47 From Yvonne Demoskoff : what a loss…
19:04:58 From Cousin Russ : Sorry to hear that Dr Shelly. Hope your records are off site
19:04:59 From Shelley Murphy : So sorry to hear this?
19:05:29 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : https://www.facebook.com/melissa.barker.564/posts/10156140228335233
19:05:47 From Cousin Russ : https://www.facebook.com/melissa.barker.564/posts/10156140228335233
19:07:52 From Cousin Russ : Dr Shelly – hope what you are looking for in in the list
19:08:07 From Shelley Murphy : My grandmother was born in 1895, Viola Cureton.
19:08:27 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : Zoom returned a “failed to stream on Facebook” message I’ve tried again.
19:09:00 From Shelley Murphy : This is really sad.
19:09:00 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : failed again.
19:10:03 From Shelley Murphy : remember Megan’s $1,000 grant you can apply for
19:11:22 From Shelley Murphy : Wow, that is exciting!
19:12:56 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : Russ – Unable to start Facebook LIVE one last time. I’m giving up.
19:18:59 From Launa Droescher : Do we consider Certfied copy as good as orignal & delayed. I also have DD-214’s for 2 husbands.
19:20:53 From Launa Droescher : What about RR employee records?
19:27:05 From Yvonne Demoskoff : I have my brother’s journal of his trip to Costa Rica in the 1980s. Wonderful entries like “small earthquake today”.
19:30:53 From Gary.gauthier@shaw.ca : There are some documents that are very hard to obtain that, even though not original, I would be hesitant to destroy even when digitized. For example, my fathers and grandfathers military records.
19:36:44 From Gary.gauthier@shaw.ca : Do any of you remember how people used airmail paper… every bit of it!
19:40:27 From Shelley Murphy : oh how sweet…love the cards
19:40:38 From Gary.gauthier@shaw.ca : I have my grandfather’s Christmas cards from people at his office. They help tie together some of the relationships he had.
19:41:24 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : Save holiday and birthday cards to put out later. It will be a visit from family.
19:42:28 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : save old letter and card envelopes for future DNA testing of flaps and stamps.
19:44:05 From Gary.gauthier@shaw.ca : Slides present a special problem with order. I recently finished digitizing 2,000 Kodachrome slides, which are the end of their lifespan (~60 years before they go “dark”). What a task…but so necessary.
19:44:24 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : Take photo of pages. Dad has rearranged Mom’s photo album to reference his own memories.
19:44:28 From Yolanda Sander to All panelists : Would you scan the picture?
19:46:23 From pat Mickel to All panelists : Is there a synopsis of this webinar? Or can we view it later?
19:48:43 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : let
19:48:50 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : us do all comments next.
19:52:31 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : How would you label digital photos?
19:57:07 From Gary.gauthier@shaw.ca : Only in North America. Not in France. Need to use frame numbers etc.
19:58:31 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : http://dearmyrtle.com/blog2/index.php/blog/
20:01:07 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : Thanks. Enjoyed Show. Helpful.
20:01:53 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : https://www.facebook.com/TheArchiveLady
20:02:29 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : https://abundantgenealogy.com/tag/the-archive-lady/
20:02:37 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : http://agenealogistinthearchives.blogspot.com/
20:02:41 From Maurene Fehling : Thank you for your presentation today.
20:02:47 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : http://theindepthgenealogist.com/going-in-depth/
20:02:59 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : https://familytreewebinars.com/intermediate_page.php?diply_nm=melissabarker
20:03:19 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR41jOFxoDYzuEGOWgt2lxoXbJxOhXQkY
20:04:08 From Shelley Murphy : Thank you Melissa!!!
20:04:17 From Galaxy Tab E to All panelists : Thank you!!
20:04:39 From Shelley Murphy : thanks
20:05:17 From Gary.gauthier@shaw.ca : Take Care


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AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 23 “Women’s Property Rights”

AmericaGen Study Group

The AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 23 “Women’s Property Rights” in Val Greenwood’s The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company.) https://www.amazon.com/Researchers-Guide-American-Genealogy-4th/dp/0806320664

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Val Greenwoods book

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Note: All panelists were invited ro read the chapter and then write about how that chapter relates to their personal research habits. 

AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 23 “Women’s Property Roots” COMBINED homework https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sFqkiMOMdrFkg2bHlCSbvPPz9koE8Zfv/view?usp=sharing

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10:02:33 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, sexual orientation or national origin with support for researching family and documenting cultural inheritance.

10:04:38 From Cousin Russ : Women and the Law of Property in Early America https://www.amazon.com/Women-Property-America-Studies-History/dp/0807842443
10:05:32 From Linda Jordan : WorldCat is the best! And one can create a save list.
10:06:21 From Cousin Russ : Valerie – do you have a question ?

10:33:21 From Cousin Russ : Tin Pan Alley is the name given to the collection of New York City music publishers and songwriters who dominated the popular music of the United States in the late 19th century and early 20th century.
10:45:02 From Cousin Russ : AmericaGen Study Group Chapter 23 COMBINED Homework https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sFqkiMOMdrFkg2bHlCSbvPPz9koE8Zfv/view?usp=sharing
11:00:22 From Janine Edmée Hakim : Tank you for another stimulating and enlightening discourse
11:12:35 From deb andrew to All panelists : I haven’t been getting any reminder e-mails either,


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Mondays with Myrt – 22 April 2019

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We intended to demo the scanned books collection at FamilySearch but were held back by an errant repeated auto-refresh, unless viewing the cached home page. Hope the engineers fix this soon. From our impromptu tests, the error occurs on Win7, Win 10, iOS, Macs while using a variety of web browsers. We did, however, successfully produced a Facebook Live Simulcast using Zoom Webinar technology. Some days technology fails us, but most days it’s a win.

Attendees suggested alternative websites with scanned images of books including the Internet Archive, Google Books, Digital Public Library of America. So naturally, DearMYRTLE took us exploring!

We also take a peek at a few of the old family movies Randy Seaver had digitized through the services of Forever.com with a fantastic result. We also discuss tools for Randy adding his narrations to the silent films.

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09:59:29 From Hilary Gadsby : https://www.audacityteam.org/
10:01:06 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : DearMYRTLE’s Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/DearMYRTLE/permalink/10161719976970374/
10:01:09 From Graham Walter to All panelists : can see it
10:01:16 From Robbin Smith to All panelists : hello from miami
10:01:43 From Graham Walter to All panelists : Hello from London
10:01:55 From Graham Walter : Hello from London
10:03:10 From Hilary Gadsby : Hello from sunny warm Wales
10:03:33 From Melissa Barker : Hello Everyone! Coming to you from the Houston County Archives.
10:03:35 From Mary Lou Gravatt : I have watch Randy’s video and great memories.
10:03:54 From Randy Seaver : hello from Chula Vista – where memories of my family have come to life
10:04:23 From Pamela Wells : Hello from Blowing Rock, North Carolina!
10:04:35 From Valerie Lisk : I loved the Vivipix webinar.

10:04:39 From Danine Cozzens : Hello from the sunny SF Peninsula in California!
10:04:44 From Cousin Russ : Using Vivid-Pix to Improve Document Legibility by George G. Morgan http://blog.genealogyguys.com/2019/04/using-vivid-pix-to-improve-document.html
10:05:12 From Mary Lou Gravatt : I am on Zoom.
10:05:22 From Robbin Smith to All panelists : i am zoom
10:06:13 From Cousin Russ : FamilySearch: Is Your Family in the Updated Digital Library? https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/family-history-books/#__prclt=OKVIQ6Jb
10:06:14 From John Laws : Hi everyone From a very hot North Berwick 30 miles east of Edinburgh Scotland
10:06:19 From Robbin Smith : yes
10:06:23 From Mary Lou Gravatt : A question about Vivid-Pix can you save the picture back to your computer or are they only on the Vivid-Pix web site? [NOTE: All photos reside on your computer, not the Vivid-PIx website. And when you select save the software automatically saves the file with a new name, so you don’t inadvertently replace your original scanned image.]
10:06:53 From marian koalski to All panelists : Yes, a lot. One-of-a kind little family booklets that were never copyrighted are treasures.
10:07:40 From Randy Seaver : how hot is it, John?
10:08:54 From Danine Cozzens : WOW! 514 results for “Galeener” starting with Mom’s cousin LaVerne’s magnum opus.
10:10:07 From Mary Lou Gravatt : Thank you for the answer on Vivid Pix.
10:12:07 From Hilary Gadsby : It was jumping for me
10:12:35 From marian koalski to All panelists : I’ve been getting ONE EXTRA refresh in record searches using Firefox.
10:12:47 From Graham Walter : Seems to be stable in Firefox
10:12:52 From Graham Walter : at least for me
10:14:15 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : i’m not having a problem in Chrome
10:14:43 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : I’m on the first page
10:14:59 From Cousin Russ : https://www.hathitrust.org/
10:15:03 From Robbin Smith : not jumpy for me on firefox
10:15:03 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Mine in Chrome is not jumping around and I entered the way Pat entered.
10:15:11 From Hilary Gadsby : Working now
10:15:26 From marian koalski to All panelists : On Firefox on my MacBook on the Search>Books feature, I don’t get any extra refresh
10:16:20 From Pamela Wells : I have an iMac and it is NOT blinking from my Chrome browser
10:16:46 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Mine just started also.
10:18:16 From Graham Walter : FB looking gOK – about 3-4 sec delay after Zoom
10:18:54 From Mary Lou Gravatt : https://blog.myheritage.com/2015/12/huge-free-collection-of-digitized-books-now-
10:20:45 From Pamela Wells : https://www.cyndislist.com/books/ebooks/ has 48 links
10:21:02 From Graham Walter :  Papers about 1841 Census on Archives.org https://archive.org/search.php?query=1841%20census%20england
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.10:22:01 From marian koalski  : I use DP.LA as my first choice for county histories
10:22:38 From marian koalski : Digital Public Library of America…scanned books from libraries all over the US. https://dp.la/

10:29:24 From Graham Walter : … Mitchell… https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/libraries/venues/the-mitchell-library
10:29:50 From Mary Lou Gravatt : Several of the street where we lived are named after Poets and our street is Whitman.
10:29:52 From Kathleen Daetsch  : This is a Cornell university has a large digital collection https://digital.library.cornell.edu/
10:31:40 From Graham Walter : National Library Scotland – https://www.nls.uk/
10:32:06 From Cousin Russ : Adding new items and collections to the catalogue is an ongoing programme, and there are many collections not yet included, so please contact Special Collections directly if you have any enquiries or want to follow up what you’ve seen in the catalogue. specialcollections@glasgowlife.org.uk
10:34:40 From marian koalski to All panelists : Oh, yes, much more interesting with those lively faces!
10:35:10 From Cousin Russ : From Randy Seaver to Everyone: 12:30 PM My Facebook page with photos and video link is https://www.facebook.com/Geneaholic
10:35:29 From Graham Walter : To complete the library list nations of the UK National Library Wales – https://www.library.wales/
British Library – https://www.bl.uk/
Ireland (Republic) – https://www.nli.ie/
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10:36:20 From John Laws : found the book and entry https://books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=1770699538
10:36:42 From Graham Walter : They look great Randy
10:37:23 From Cousin Russ : https://www.forever.com/
10:39:15 From Yvonne Demoskof : Love that photo of you at 1, Randy
10:41:37 From Cousin Russ : https://screencast-o-matic.com
10:42:11 From Cousin Russ : https://www.audacityteam.org/
10:43:01 From marian koalski to All panelists : Macs come with an application called iMovie for assembling video clips, photos, and sound into nice “movies.”
10:43:43 From marian koalski to All panelists : I’ve done an iMovie of my quilting gang assembling a quilt for a sick friend. We put it onto DVD from all of us
10:43:51 From Danine Cozzens : I have no family movies — too expensive for us — but Randy’s post from April 19 is of great interest to me as Ancestry Thru Lines are saving me a mountain of work. https://www.geneamusings.com/2019/04/seeing-ancestrydna-thrulines-from-your.html
10:46:10 From Mary Lou Gravatt : I always learn something from Randy’s blog.
10:46:21 From DearMYRTLE . : me, too, Mary Lou
10:51:59 From Sharon Lighthouse to All panelists : I love Ben Franklin’s World!!!
10:53:22 From Randy Seaver : I could not find a DNA icon on the Ancestry Member Tree profile for James richman. The blue icon was the MyTreeTags(tm) icon
10:54:14 From Randy Seaver : thank you, Mary Lou for the link and comment
10:54:29 From Randy Seaver : .
10:54:46 From Yvonne Demoskof : Could you customize one of those Tags, Randy and add one for ThruLines?
10:55:56 From Valerie Lisk : I do junk mail while waiting for pages to load.
10:56:13 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, sexual orientation or national origin with support for researching family and documenting cultural inheritance.
10:56:59 From Randy Seaver : Yvonne, the MyTreeTags feature has a set of DNA tags – for common ancestors, DNA match, and DNA connection. The user can add a custom tag, say, for ThruLines. I would want to know who the DNA matches are for the person on the screen. I use a note for that at present.
10:58:32 From Randy Seaver : .
10:58:53 From Cousin Russ : DearMYRTLE’s REACTION: AAPA Statement on Race & Racism http://dearmyrtle.com/blog2/index.php/2019/04/19/reaction-aapa-statement-on-race-racism
10:59:59 From Randy Seaver : We have to be careful with Notes or Facts that anyone can see of usernames or real names for privacy reasons. If I created a Custom Fact for “DNA Match” for a profile, and included the names of the DNA matches with that ancestor, it may not be a good thing.
11:00:00 From Graham Walter : We are the one family…
11:00:39 From Yvonne Demoskof : Good point, Randy
11:02:30 From Mary Lou Gravatt : Randy, On Ancestry there are notes and comments one is private and the other public. I have to check which is which.
11:02:31 From Graham Walter : Quick-click genealogy = Genealogy equivalent to Fast-Food 🙂
11:03:48 From Maria Tegtmeier to All panelists : We have several cousins named after a favorite Uncle Kenneth
11:04:02 From Danine Cozzens : My husband has multiple Leander Granthams for that very reason — and I thought he’d be a “Google whack” !
11:04:03 From Randy Seaver : Mary Lou, Notes on a Fact in a profile are public too – I use them, but right now I only put them on the living people in my tree who are DNA matches, so that profile doesn’t show to the public unrtil they get a death record.
11:04:26 From Randy Seaver : .
11:04:55 From Randy Seaver : The AMTY profile Comment is Public, the Note (a general note) is Private
11:04:56 From Mary Lou Gravatt : Several in my material grandmother’s family are John Henry Brower my great-grandfather and his sons each named a son John Henry Brower. Also a lot of Adam Brower’s
11:05:27 From Randy Seaver : I think John means the 1911 England/Wales census

11:05:32 From Robbin Smith : A very interesting podcast i heard was “Research at the National archives and Beyond” the latest episode talking about “they had names” episode.
NOTE from DearMYRTLE: Thank-you Robbin. We didn’t get to go exploring this site. “Research at the National archives and Beyond” is hosted by Bernice Bennet on BlogTalk Radio, and it is a marvelous podcast, and one DearMYRTLE listens to regularly. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bernicebennett/2019/04/19/they-had-names-documenting-the-enslaved-in-liberty-county-georgia–stacy-cole 

IMAGE: Screen shot from Bernice Bennett’s “They Had Names” episode featuring Stacy Cole. From the Research at the National Archives and Beyond Podcast via BlogTalk Radio.

11:06:11 From Robbin Smith :I t talked about some resources on familysearch that were not easily found – sessions records for a church.

11:06:17 From Hilary Gadsby : People don’t always use all their names or different names.
11:06:59 From Graham Walter : I have many first-name Williams but most go by their second given name…
11:07:00 From Yvonne Demoskof : Hilary, my grandfather was baptised Menesippe, but used Fred as his name
11:07:04 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : I have people who jump on a hint and won’t let go. I have a dna match who insists that my great grandfather was his great grandfather but it’s more likely judging from the cM that it was his half brother with the same name.
11:08:53 From Launa : My Mother’s side have Charles in several generations
11:09:25 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : It complicates things that they were half brothers named Jeremiah O’bryon and married woman named Harriet
11:09:35 From Maria Tegtmeier to All panelists : What I like getting past quick-click genealogy is you slow down and see the beautiful details about people and who they really were.
11:10:18 From Graham Walter : Information we find is based on ‘the person with the pencil’ not necessarily the ‘real’ facts
11:11:25 From Randy Seaver : I have no problem using record Hints to add content and sources to my family tree – but it has to pass through my “critical thinking” filter – does this apply to my specific person in this place at this time. If it does, I add the information to the person in my tree.
11:12:11 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : Death certificates are the worst people think they knew the father’s name but they were wrong
11:13:41 From Graham Walter : Informant may not know the actual age either!…
11:13:46 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : My maiden name is Kelly my researchers add the Kelley
11:14:07 From Dave Robison  : Speeling duzn’t cownt
11:16:17 From Launa : My Mother-in-law share same 1st mane with one of her sisters, Maria. as result her grandson was unable to find her original birth certificate.
11:17:20 From Hilary Gadsby : I came across this yesterday UPSHALL, FRANCES LORUHAMAH ELIZABETH BUBBA – GRO Reference: 1869 M Quarter in STURMINSTER Volume 05A Page 267 name is Laura Ann Elizabeth
11:18:14 From Graham Walter : UK voting boundary changes are more to balance out population numbers with in districts
11:19:57 From Dave Robison to All panelists : I’m going to switch my headset. I’ve tried to speak up a few times with no success!!
11:23:17 From Cousin Russ : We applaud the work of our GeneaWebinar colleagues at Legacy Family Tree Webinars https://familytreewebinars.com
11:23:38 From Dave Robison to All panelists : VTIN ??
11:28:20 From Mary Lou Gravatt : A great hang out today. Thank you.
11:31:26 From Dave Robison to All panelists : I have the simul-cast running on another browser. I don’t get the delayed audio as I’m keeping it minimized and muted… I have no reason to run both other than to see if it works for me.
11:31:29 From Cousin Russ : https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us
11:33:39 From Janine Edmée Hakim : Bot of those pieces were beautiful and inspiring Myrt
11:39:15 From Pamela Wells : Great job Panelists! Have a super day!
11:40:51 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : yes
11:40:55 From Sharon Morrissey : Yes, absolutely!
11:40:55 From Kathleen Newbill to All panelists : YES!!
11:40:57 From Jenny Hawran : Yes!
11:41:00 From Mary Lou Gravatt : Yes, it’s great to see everyone.
11:41:02 From Char Espo to All panelists : yes
11:41:04 From cyndy Bray : yes
11:41:12 From Deb Andrew to All panelists : yes
11:41:16 From Lynn Tenney to All panelists : Yes!
11:42:20 From Jenny Hawran : The names are there, but they are very small
11:42:27 From Mary Lou Gravatt : The names are very small on the full screen.


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FindMyPast: 2 Queensland record sets, 1 has images

Queensland military and hospital

Each year 25 April is known as Anzac Day – remembrance day to honor Australians and New Zealanders who service and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.

From the Australian government’s “Australian War Memorial” 2013, archived website, we read “The spirit of ANZAC, with its human qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity. On ANZAC day, ceremonies are held in towns and cities across the nation to acknowledge the service of our veterans.” 
Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20130501085852/http://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/anzac Be sure to visit the website to see videos, circa 1915 photos, and transcripts of  Australian Anzac Day speeches.

From the New Zealand government’s website we read “Anzac Day – 25 April – marks the anniversary of the landing of New Zealand and Australian troops, popularly known as Anzacs (the acronym for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps), on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey in 1915. While the campaign ended in military defeat, it is widely claimed that the Gallipoli experience helped foster a sense of nationhood in both New Zealand and Australia.” Source: “Anzac Day resources” https://nzhistory.govt.nz/war/anzac-day-resources Be sure to read here about the Gallipoli campaign where more than 130,000 men died.


In honor of Anzac Day, FindMyPast has release two new record sets as noted in their “FindMyPast Friday April 26th” post released a day early.


Queensland Soldier Portraits, 1914-1918

“All the portraits were taken by Talma Studios during the First World War. The studio set up a tent at a soldier’s camp at Enoggera, Queensland and photographed members of the Expeditionary Force. Uniforms were provided for every soldier. In some cases, the soldier had yet to be fitted out. This meant every soldier appeared in uniform in the portraits. The portraits were also republished alongside reports of wounded or missing soldiers. Not every soldier from Queensland was photographed, but this collection does represent almost half of the Queensland soldiers.”  Myrt did her homework, and demonstrated  a search for J Taylor took her to the series that included Mr. Taylor, so she scrolled down the left navigation listing to locate and then click on Taylor’s specific entry.

Queenlander Pictorial - J. Taylor

 

Do more: Tag, comment, order copy or find persistent identifier (via Details tab) for this image in One Search
Title: J. Taylor, one of the soldiers photographed in The Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 1915.
Date: 19 June 1915
Creator: Unidentified
Contributor: Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866-1939)
Description: Photograph appears on p. 24 of The Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to the Queenslander, 19 June, 1915
View this page: http://hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/287093
View all portraits on this page: http://hdl.handle.net/10462/comp/6131
View The Queenslander on Trove: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page2525756
Is part of: Picture Queensland ~ State Library of Queensland : digital image collection ~ Portraits ~ World War 1 soldiers
Digital format: image/jpeg
Publisher: John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland
Image number: 702692-19150619-s0024-0055
Rights: Out of copyright. For further information http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/home/copyright
Conditions of use: You are free to use this image without permission. Please attribute State Library of Queensland
Source: Digitised from The Queenslander, 19 June, 1915
Item is held by John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland
Subject: soldiers
portraits
military uniforms
Australia. Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921)
Soldiers–Queensland–Portraits
World War, 1914-1918–Queensland

Queensland Hospital Registers

“The registers have been made available by the Queensland State Archives and some records have been transcribed by Judy Webster. The records include registers of patients diagnosed with consumption, admission and discharge registers, and quarantine records. 58,000 assorted Queensland hospital records from hospitals across Queensland including Brisbane, Croydon, Dalby, Mackay, and Wallagarra.”  Finding an entry in this record set gives additional options – to add to your FindMyPast online tree, and to find possible matches for James Taylor in other FindMyPast record sets.

Queensland Hospital Registers JAMES TAYLOR

 

Alex explains the hints for “Is this the same person?” come from birth, marriage, death records, parish records, BTS (Bishop’s Transcripts), and census. In 2018 they added military records, and in 2019 they are working to add newspapers to the hints.