REGISTER for August 2017 DearMYRTLE hangouts now

MONDAYS WITH MYRT (90 minutes) Monday, 7 Aug 2017 Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles) WACKY WEDNESDAY (60 minutes) (Topic to be announced based on Monday's hangout.) Wednesday,...

DocGen Study Group: Call for panelists

Mastering Genealogical Documentation by Thomas W. Jones will be the subject of our 2017 fall semester study group. As such we need a dedicated group of motivated panel participants willing to read a chapter and submit homework in advance of each study group session....

Inaugural International Germanic Genealogy Conference (2017)

German genealogy experts you say? Traveling from Germany you say? Gathering in Minneapolis you say? Well, this Ol’ Myrt is so there. In fact, Mr. Myrt and I leave within the hour. Connections: International. Cultural. Personal. The International German Genealogy...

Pioneer Heritage

Ol' Myrt here is thinking of her early LDS Church members today, 24 July 2017, as Utah commemorates 170 years since the first company arrived in the valley of the Great Salt Lake. The first lineage society I joined was the Daughters of Utah Pioneers to honor these...

Written Conclusion – Clear Writing

This week we're taking either your Proof Summary or the Proof Argument and sprucing it up in a segment called Clear Writing. This is something we tend to overlook. Since we don't have a built-in 'editor-butler' to do the sprucing up, we'll have to do it ourselves....

A Deeper Look At Written Conclusions

Genealogy isn't a "quick click" game. With thorough research, one *must* use tables to differentiate generations, designate children born to a second wife, and just plain organize organize one's thoughts. Thus, compiled data is sorted and a written conclusion may be...

Myrt’s tries out greetingStory card – and likes it!

You've been hearing the buzz about a new genea-product today -  greetingStory™ by our new friends at Pass It Down. Be sure to find a link to a special deal at the end of this post. Here's how it works: Send a greeting card to your grandma every week or so, as a prompt...

The Written Conclusion – Proof Argument

Our final type of a written conclusion is the most complicated - the dreaded Proof Argument. Why 'dreaded' ? Well as Ol' Myrt said - it's complicated. A researcher arrives at a conclusion when analysis of multiple documents appear to provide information about a fact...

The Written Conclusion – Proof Summary

The fifth element of the GPS is a soundly reasoned, coherently written conclusion that according to the GPS.  A Proof Summary is a little more complicated than a Proof Statement reviewed last week. The Proof Summary "may begin or end with a statement of the conclusion...

Can genealogy software adequately mirror real life?

Our genea-friend Thomas MacEntee posted "Gender Selection and the Impact on Future Genealogy Research" on his new Abundant Genealogy Blog.  What evolved was a discussion of social issues - far more important than hoping genealogy software can keep up with fields to...

The Written Conclusion – Proof Statements

Following along with DearMYRTLE's "Don't Panic! Review The Written Conclusion Study Group instead" posted at my old blog, this is the week to be studying Chapter 7 from Thomas W. Jones' Mastering Genealogical Proof  (Arlington, Virginia: National...

When is Ol’ Myrt returning?

Northern hemisphere folks, like Ol' Myrt here, typically take vacations during the warm summer months of June, July and August. Here are a few of Myrt's plans: Family Retreat to Orcas Island - July 2017 International German Genealogy Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota...

What’s curating?

CURATING is sharing content other people or organizations have published. Our friends at Wikipedia say "Content curation is the process of gathering information relevant to a particular topic or area of interest." So that could mean genealogy, blogging, organization,...

REGISTER for August 2017 DearMYRTLE hangouts now

MONDAYS WITH MYRT (90 minutes) Monday, 7 Aug 2017 Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles) WACKY WEDNESDAY (60 minutes) (Topic to be announced based on Monday's hangout.) Wednesday,...

DocGen Study Group: Call for panelists

DocGen Study Group: Call for panelists

Mastering Genealogical Documentation by Thomas W. Jones will be the subject of our 2017 fall semester study group. As such we need a dedicated group of motivated panel participants willing to read a chapter and submit homework in advance of each study group session....

Inaugural International Germanic Genealogy Conference (2017)

German genealogy experts you say? Traveling from Germany you say? Gathering in Minneapolis you say? Well, this Ol’ Myrt is so there. In fact, Mr. Myrt and I leave within the hour. Connections: International. Cultural. Personal. The International German Genealogy...

Pioneer Heritage

Ol' Myrt here is thinking of her early LDS Church members today, 24 July 2017, as Utah commemorates 170 years since the first company arrived in the valley of the Great Salt Lake. The first lineage society I joined was the Daughters of Utah Pioneers to honor these...

Written Conclusion – Clear Writing

This week we're taking either your Proof Summary or the Proof Argument and sprucing it up in a segment called Clear Writing. This is something we tend to overlook. Since we don't have a built-in 'editor-butler' to do the sprucing up, we'll have to do it ourselves....

A Deeper Look At Written Conclusions

Genealogy isn't a "quick click" game. With thorough research, one *must* use tables to differentiate generations, designate children born to a second wife, and just plain organize organize one's thoughts. Thus, compiled data is sorted and a written conclusion may be...

Myrt’s tries out greetingStory card – and likes it!

You've been hearing the buzz about a new genea-product today -  greetingStory™ by our new friends at Pass It Down. Be sure to find a link to a special deal at the end of this post. Here's how it works: Send a greeting card to your grandma every week or so, as a prompt...

The Written Conclusion – Proof Argument

The Written Conclusion – Proof Argument

Our final type of a written conclusion is the most complicated - the dreaded Proof Argument. Why 'dreaded' ? Well as Ol' Myrt said - it's complicated. A researcher arrives at a conclusion when analysis of multiple documents appear to provide information about a fact...

The Written Conclusion – Proof Summary

The fifth element of the GPS is a soundly reasoned, coherently written conclusion that according to the GPS.  A Proof Summary is a little more complicated than a Proof Statement reviewed last week. The Proof Summary "may begin or end with a statement of the conclusion...

Can genealogy software adequately mirror real life?

Our genea-friend Thomas MacEntee posted "Gender Selection and the Impact on Future Genealogy Research" on his new Abundant Genealogy Blog.  What evolved was a discussion of social issues - far more important than hoping genealogy software can keep up with fields to...