Why I need your research notes

Beginning family historians haven't yet been warned to be wary of accepting an online tree as 100% accurate. Why be cautious? We cannot readily evaluate the reliability of an online tree. For example, though the tree may have a variety of unique sources attached, it...

Mondays with Myrt – 9 July 2018 features JoyFlips Demo

This will revolutionize communication with my grandchildren! UPDATED: The archived webinar is embedded below. During the 9 July 2018 Mondays with Myrtwe will have a special guest Tami Mize with a live demo of JoyFlips. The live broadcast starts at Noon Eastern US (New...

REGISTER: July 2018 DearMYRTLE Events

DearFRIENDS, Cannot wait to see everyone as we plunge into July and talk about our favorite subject - FAMILY HISTORY research. Cousin Russ and I invite you to start your genea-week off right by joining us for our flagship webinar Mondays with Myrt most Mondays without...

Gettysburg Day 1 & My William Henry Phillips

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: It took me several hours in the air conditioned comfort of my home to compose this post but 1 July 1863 wasn't as peaceful for my 2nd great-grandfather William Henry Phillips. Confederate General Robert E. Lee had camped at Chambersburg,...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 21 May 2018

This practical advice for family historians include: DNA tests DNA reference groups The British Institute AmericanAncestors Virginia History of History and Culture genealogy society insurance GDPR Research Like a Pro eBook from Family Locket Rhode Island Military...

Reporting Errors to Websites

Admittedly the majority of errors are local hardware or end user mistakes. Be sure to eliminate these by keeping your operating system and web browser up to date. Before reporting an error also reboot your device (tablet, smart phone or computer) to verify the problem...

REGISTER: DearMYRTLE Webinars June 2018

DearFRIENDS, It's time to play catch up and see what everyone's been doing these last few weeks.   June 2018 DearMYRTLE Webinars 18 June 2018 Mondays with Myrt Our flagship webinar, where we talk about anything and everything that's come across our genea-desks in...

REVISED: AmericaGen Study Group Sessions

We're stepping things up a notch and adding a second session nearly every month to the AmericaGen Study Group. Our adjusted schedule will be as follows: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Chapter 5 Libraries and the National Archives NARA Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Chapter 6...

Disclosure Statement

As author of DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog (old) and Myrt's Musings (new) blogs I make the following statements: EMAIL: Understandably, it is impossible to answer every email or blog comment. However, when Ol’ Myrt here notices trends, I may decide to use your email...

DearMYRTLE’s Privacy Policy

As principle author at the DearMYRTLE website, I make the following statements. We respect your right to privacy and categorically will not share any personally identifying information with third parties without your expressed written permission. Your interaction with...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt 14 May 2018

After 3 weeks hiatus, we discussed Pat Kuhn's collaboration including family photos The Virtual Genealogy Society THE Genealogy Show 2019 in Birmingham at the NEC Family Tree LIVE in April 2019 in London at the Alexandra Palace Randy Seaver's mother's high school...

Traditions of Our Forebearers

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: There has been a big uproar in social media over the LDS church’s decision to pull out of the Boy Scouts of America in 2020. In all honesty, I don’t think it has anything to do with gays or permitting girls to join. I posted the following to...

Having Your Own Database

Since there is no Mondays with Myrt until next week, let’s assist our new DearMYRTLE Facebook Group member Linda who writes: "Primarily, my first question is there some way I can save all my data from Ancestry.com? I can no longer afford it. If I have to pay for 1...

What’s the NEC?

Ol' Myrt here had to ask "What is the NEC?" and I've learned it is a marvelous venue known as the National Exhibition Centre, in Birmingham, England. That's where THE Genealogy Show will be held 7th & 8th June 2019. So here's a shout-out to some friends within...

THE Genealogy Show (LIVE in Birmingham)

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: YUP! Mr. Myrt and I are going to England, and are honored to be working with this dedicated team on THE Genealogy Show. Won't you join us along with Jill Ball (Australia), Liv Birgit Christensen (Norway), Ruth Blair (Canada), Mags Gaulden...

WHAT’S NEW? The Virtual Genealogy Society

ANNOUNCING THE VIRTUAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY The Virtual Genealogical Society is a global organization serving family history enthusiasts of all levels, geared towards those: ● whose circumstances make it difficult to attend local genealogical society meetings ● who...

Why I need your research notes

Beginning family historians haven't yet been warned to be wary of accepting an online tree as 100% accurate. Why be cautious? We cannot readily evaluate the reliability of an online tree. For example, though the tree may have a variety of unique sources attached, it...

Mondays with Myrt – 9 July 2018 features JoyFlips Demo

This will revolutionize communication with my grandchildren! UPDATED: The archived webinar is embedded below. During the 9 July 2018 Mondays with Myrtwe will have a special guest Tami Mize with a live demo of JoyFlips. The live broadcast starts at Noon Eastern US (New...

REGISTER: July 2018 DearMYRTLE Events

DearFRIENDS, Cannot wait to see everyone as we plunge into July and talk about our favorite subject - FAMILY HISTORY research. Cousin Russ and I invite you to start your genea-week off right by joining us for our flagship webinar Mondays with Myrt most Mondays without...

Gettysburg Day 1 & My William Henry Phillips

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: It took me several hours in the air conditioned comfort of my home to compose this post but 1 July 1863 wasn't as peaceful for my 2nd great-grandfather William Henry Phillips. Confederate General Robert E. Lee had camped at Chambersburg,...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 21 May 2018

This practical advice for family historians include: DNA tests DNA reference groups The British Institute AmericanAncestors Virginia History of History and Culture genealogy society insurance GDPR Research Like a Pro eBook from Family Locket Rhode Island Military...

Reporting Errors to Websites

Admittedly the majority of errors are local hardware or end user mistakes. Be sure to eliminate these by keeping your operating system and web browser up to date. Before reporting an error also reboot your device (tablet, smart phone or computer) to verify the problem...

REGISTER: DearMYRTLE Webinars June 2018

DearFRIENDS, It's time to play catch up and see what everyone's been doing these last few weeks.   June 2018 DearMYRTLE Webinars 18 June 2018 Mondays with Myrt Our flagship webinar, where we talk about anything and everything that's come across our genea-desks in...

REVISED: AmericaGen Study Group Sessions

We're stepping things up a notch and adding a second session nearly every month to the AmericaGen Study Group. Our adjusted schedule will be as follows: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Chapter 5 Libraries and the National Archives NARA Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Chapter 6...

Disclosure Statement

As author of DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog (old) and Myrt's Musings (new) blogs I make the following statements: EMAIL: Understandably, it is impossible to answer every email or blog comment. However, when Ol’ Myrt here notices trends, I may decide to use your email...