ARCHIVED: GenDoc Study Group (sessions 1 & 2)

Cousin Russ and I are pleased to announce the first two sessions of DearMYRTLE's GenDoc Study Group are archived and ready for your review. Syllabus Thomas W. Jones. Mastering Genealogical Documentation, (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2017.)...

ARCHIVED: Norwegian Gen 1 hangout

Norwegian Genealogy 1 hangout with Liv Birgit Christensen, hosted by DearMYRTLE is now archived. Ol' Myrt here particularly appreciated the census index correlated to previous census years. Every site we visited was open, requiring no membership fees to view the...

Special Guest from BLM on today’s Mondays with Myrt

Today during Mondays with Myrt genealogy hangout, Ol' Myrt and Cousin Russ will be visiting live with Daniel Fleming from the Bureau of Land Management (US) to demo a new map interface for locating the scanned image of an ancestor's land patent. "Welcome to the Bureau...

GenDoc Study Group – Chapter 1 Discussion

Cousin Russ and I are gearing up for Wednesday morning's GenDoc Study Group where we will go over the homework submitted by our panelists for "Chapter 1 The Purpose and Nature of Genealogical Documentation". Our syllabus material is found in Thomas W. Jones' Mastering...

Fold3: Viet Nam War

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friends at Fold3.com. On September 17, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s highly anticipated 10-part documentary The Vietnam War will begin airing. In the meantime, brush up on your knowledge of the conflict on Fold3...

British Newspaper Archive update

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at the British Newspaper Archive. British Newspaper Archive Announces Major New Milestone World’s largest online collection of historic British & Irish newspapers now covers every single county...

WikiTree: 2nd Annual Source-a-Thon

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friends at WikiTree. Genealogy community donates $4,600 in prizes September 1, 2017: Today WikiTree is opening registration for the second annual “Source-a-Thon,” a three-day genealogical sourcing marathon. The...

FamilySearch: Microfilm order deadline extended

NOTE FROM DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friends at FamilySearch.org and include the digitization priority request info Director of Patron Services Diane Loosle promised when she visited with us during the first hour of our Mondays with Myrt (hangout)...

Missing Mondays with Myrt? View TIME LINES

Gosh, how can it be Monday without hanging out together? If you are like Ol' Myrt here, suffering withdrawal, why not tune in to this WACKY Wednesday session featuring Dr. Shelley Murphy. It's all about how time lines can organize our research findings and assist in...

Family Nexus App while traveling? It’s easy & fun

Ol' Myrt here has been getting a plethora of pings from her newly updated The Family Nexus app. It's a good thing Mr. Myrt is driving! We are rushing to get to the FGS Conference in Pittsburgh but now I'm looking at landscapes and putting my ancestors in topographical...

Register: September DearMYRTLE Hangouts

Before Ol' Myrt here left for the 2017 Federation of Genealogical Society's annual conference, she made sure to schedule and post pages for September genealogy hangouts. You'll notice the usual Mondays with Myrt, WACKY Wednesday, Genealogy Game Night, DNAgen Study...

Food: a matter of perspective

Fellow GeneaBlogger Gena Philibert-Ortega's post The Politics of Tweeting Your Lunch prompted me to recall an incident with my once very young niece. Leilani's mother had a beautifully appointed gourmet kitchen in their recently remodeled home. The thing is - my...

Announcing GenDoc Study Group Panelists

The following brave souls have volunteered to be panel participants for the upcoming GenDoc Study Group. Each will take Dr. Thomas W. Jones' newest book, Mastering Genealogical Documentation, chapter by chapter and post examples from their own research to illustrate...

TT: Swedish Lutheran Household Examination Books demo

Throwback Thursday features the rebroadcast of Jason Oler's demonstration of digitzed Sweden Household Examination Books, 1880 - 1920 including 46,583,546 records. MyHeritage has produced an every-name index to the more than 5 million images provided by our Swedish...

Genealogical Flat-Lining

Looking to produce a high quality, well documented family history? After a while, its more about the place than a name. Online quick click genealogists look for a possible name match without studying the culture and history of an ancestral locality. This...

Are you ready for some GENEALOGY?

Gosh, July has just flown by! Now it's time to recoup, regroup, redirect and rejoin our Mondays with Myrt genealogy hangouts. Cousin Russ is on hand to bring in your comments and questions. Register using your favorite social media account. Then check your...

ARCHIVED: GenDoc Study Group (sessions 1 & 2)

Cousin Russ and I are pleased to announce the first two sessions of DearMYRTLE's GenDoc Study Group are archived and ready for your review. Syllabus Thomas W. Jones. Mastering Genealogical Documentation, (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2017.)...

ARCHIVED: Norwegian Gen 1 hangout

Norwegian Genealogy 1 hangout with Liv Birgit Christensen, hosted by DearMYRTLE is now archived. Ol' Myrt here particularly appreciated the census index correlated to previous census years. Every site we visited was open, requiring no membership fees to view the...

Special Guest from BLM on today’s Mondays with Myrt

Today during Mondays with Myrt genealogy hangout, Ol' Myrt and Cousin Russ will be visiting live with Daniel Fleming from the Bureau of Land Management (US) to demo a new map interface for locating the scanned image of an ancestor's land patent. "Welcome to the Bureau...

GenDoc Study Group – Chapter 1 Discussion

Cousin Russ and I are gearing up for Wednesday morning's GenDoc Study Group where we will go over the homework submitted by our panelists for "Chapter 1 The Purpose and Nature of Genealogical Documentation". Our syllabus material is found in Thomas W. Jones' Mastering...

Fold3: Viet Nam War

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friends at Fold3.com. On September 17, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s highly anticipated 10-part documentary The Vietnam War will begin airing. In the meantime, brush up on your knowledge of the conflict on Fold3...

British Newspaper Archive update

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at the British Newspaper Archive. British Newspaper Archive Announces Major New Milestone World’s largest online collection of historic British & Irish newspapers now covers every single county...

WikiTree: 2nd Annual Source-a-Thon

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friends at WikiTree. Genealogy community donates $4,600 in prizes September 1, 2017: Today WikiTree is opening registration for the second annual “Source-a-Thon,” a three-day genealogical sourcing marathon. The...

FamilySearch: Microfilm order deadline extended

NOTE FROM DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friends at FamilySearch.org and include the digitization priority request info Director of Patron Services Diane Loosle promised when she visited with us during the first hour of our Mondays with Myrt (hangout)...

Missing Mondays with Myrt? View TIME LINES

Gosh, how can it be Monday without hanging out together? If you are like Ol' Myrt here, suffering withdrawal, why not tune in to this WACKY Wednesday session featuring Dr. Shelley Murphy. It's all about how time lines can organize our research findings and assist in...