NGS and FGS Announce Intent to Merge

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friends at the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the announcement was made during the opening session of the FGS annual conference being held this week at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC. "In a...

FindMyPast: US Passenger Arrival Records

DearMYRTLE meets with FindMyPast's Alex Cox to learn more about a new and expanding record set. It's searchable, browsable and includes images! LINKS WE MENTION The NEW FindMyPAst Blog https://www.findmypast.com/blog US PAssenger & Crew Lists Database...

REGISTER for DearMYRTLE’s August 2019 Webinars

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. Monday,...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 29 July 2019

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...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 22 July 2019

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...

FamilySearch: Correcting Misspelled Names

Just attended a Facebook Live with FamilySearch's Ron Tanner. He made the following statements, paraphrased below. On selected indexed image sets at FamilySearch you can now correct misspelled names in the index. When viewing the image, scroll down to the bottom where...

ANCESTRY: Parent Relationships Now Shown

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at Ancestry.com. Parent Relationships now shown on each person!  Ancestry® On The Records Shorts are quick updates to select features we have implemented based on community feedback....

Theories & Critical Thinking

Judy G. Russell writes concerning DNA evidence “...there’s a reason why they have names like Theory of Family Relativity (at MyHeritage) or ThruLines (at Ancestry) and not Proof of How We’re Related.” (1) As Judy explains, critical thinking *must* be part of the mix....

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 1 July 2019

We explain that one may not install software on Chromebooks, as they require cloud-based productivity software (like Google Docs & Google Sheets) and all data is stored in the cloud as well. Liv Christensen takes us on a retreat to the Norwegian cabin her...

ARCHIVED: WACKY Wednesday: Sharpen Your Skills

We want to compile credible family histories - this is no time for guesswork. Ultimately it is incumbent upon each of us to improve our research and analysis skills by engaging in educational opportunities. We discuss both self-taught and instructor-led options, and...

The Archive Lady: Surprising findings

Melissa LeMaster Barker joins DearMYRTLE's very distant cousin, Sweet Sadie, to discuss surprising things that can be discovered in an archive. EMBEDDED VIDEO SELECTED TEXT & LINKS WE MENTION 19:04:10               From  Cousin Russ : The Archive Lady Facebook...

Mondays with Myrt – 24 June 2019

Hilary spotlights WikiTree's Connect A-Thon, while Gary brings up the technical topic of Ancestry's DBID (database IDs) disappearing from the address bar. We discuss the advisability of working all possible ancestors through one database at a time, Graham reports on...

FindMyPast: Scotland, Darien Scheme Investors 1696

Alex Cox visits with DearMYRTLE, explaining that this failed Darien investment scheme lost 1/4 of Scotland's wealth. "On the 26 June 1695, the Scottish Parliament passed an Act establishing the Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies, the company was...

WACKY Wednesday: Breaking Up ISN’T Hard to Do

With the anticipated breakup of Google Drive and Google Photos slated for 10 July 2019, what's a genealogist to do? Cousin Russ has looked in to the issue and reports on his findings. Six-sub topics include: Google always tells us in advance (and how Cousin Russ...

3 Ideas for Sharing Family History Stories

DearMYRTLE, your friend in genealogy, has been doing more sharing and less original research when it comes to family history. This new video series demonstrate her initial efforts to create interactive story book and albums to intrigue her grandchildren. These videos...

NGS and FGS Announce Intent to Merge

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friends at the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the announcement was made during the opening session of the FGS annual conference being held this week at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC. "In a...

FindMyPast: US Passenger Arrival Records

DearMYRTLE meets with FindMyPast's Alex Cox to learn more about a new and expanding record set. It's searchable, browsable and includes images! LINKS WE MENTION The NEW FindMyPAst Blog https://www.findmypast.com/blog US PAssenger & Crew Lists Database...

REGISTER for DearMYRTLE’s August 2019 Webinars

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. Monday,...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 29 July 2019

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...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 22 July 2019

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...

FamilySearch: Correcting Misspelled Names

Just attended a Facebook Live with FamilySearch's Ron Tanner. He made the following statements, paraphrased below. On selected indexed image sets at FamilySearch you can now correct misspelled names in the index. When viewing the image, scroll down to the bottom where...

ANCESTRY: Parent Relationships Now Shown

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at Ancestry.com. Parent Relationships now shown on each person!  Ancestry® On The Records Shorts are quick updates to select features we have implemented based on community feedback....

Theories & Critical Thinking

Judy G. Russell writes concerning DNA evidence “...there’s a reason why they have names like Theory of Family Relativity (at MyHeritage) or ThruLines (at Ancestry) and not Proof of How We’re Related.” (1) As Judy explains, critical thinking *must* be part of the mix....

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 1 July 2019

We explain that one may not install software on Chromebooks, as they require cloud-based productivity software (like Google Docs & Google Sheets) and all data is stored in the cloud as well. Liv Christensen takes us on a retreat to the Norwegian cabin her...