Mondays with Myrt – 6 May 2019

EMBEDDED VIDEO SELECTED TEXT 00:23:09 Melissa Barker: Good Morning from the Houston County, TN. Archives. Have some genealogists here doing research! Introducing them to Mondays with Myrt! 00:23:27 Robbin Smith: NIice! 00:23:39 Robbin Smith: hello from Miami 00:23:56...

FGS: Call for 2020 Conference Presentation Proposals

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at the Federation of Genealogical Societies. The deadline for Submissions is 1 July 2019. 1 May 2019 - The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is pleased to announce its Call for...

FamilySearch Chinese Genealogy Workshop – 9 May 2019

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friends at FamilySearch. Salt Lake City, Utah (6 May 2019), FamilySearch is hosting a free Chinese Genealogy workshop at the Family History Library on Thursday, May 9th, 2019, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm. (MT). The event...

REGISTER: DearMYRTLE May 2019 Webinars

DearFRIENDS, NEW this month! Cousin Russ and I will be presenting a free webinar titled "Google Drive, An Office in the Cloud" for Family Tree Webinars on Wednesday, 22 May 2019. We will share now to never again suffer the heartache of a dead hard drive and how to...

Mondays with Myrt – 29 April 2019

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...

Mondays with Myrt – 22 April 2019

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...

Where can you turn for help?

When your research takes you to a “new” locality, get oriented by studying that place in the Research Wiki at FamilySearch. 1. SEARCH AT THE COUNTRY LEVEL - The United States is just one of over 120+ national level FamilySearch Wiki pages. IMAGE: Portion of the...

FindMyPast: 2 Queensland record sets, 1 has images

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...

The Circle of Life

I’m brought to tears reading how Dave and Colleen note the tender time of role reversal as their parents age. 💔 A couple of years before Dad passed away I came for a visit. It was a few months after he had suffered a stroke. Our nephew Brad (or was...

Peace

I’m not Catholic or Muslim, nor do I live in the Louisiana communities where three principally Black churches were ravaged by an arsonist’s torch. But I care when others are hurting. 💔 Communities gather around houses of worship and cemeteries where loved ones...

REACTION: AAPA Statement on Race & Racism

DearREADERS, Please take time today to read the source document linked at the end of this post. Responsible genetic genealogists recognize incontrovertible evidence that 99.9% of human DNA is the same, therefore we can no longer hold to age-old prejudices rooted in...

ARCHIVED: WACKY Wednesday – You, too, can ZOOM!

Find out how you can use Zoom Meeting and Zoom Webinar technology for family events, society meetings, 1-on-1 client consults and such. Cousin Russ explains how he and DearMYRTLE use this technology to host interactive study groups and technology demos. Hosted by...

Exploring FindMyPast: Exclusive Kent Parish Records

While Alex Cox was away on vacation, FindMyPast released the largest single online collection of Kent, England record, so we had to wait until this week to zoom in and check this out. "The new records have been created from over 3,000 handwritten registers currently...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 15 Apr 2019

Congratulations to our friend and colleague Randy Seaver for 13 years of exemplary genealogy blogging. Always forthright in his comparisons of programs and websites, we particularly appreciate his step-by-step directions demonstrating how to accomplish a specific...

WACKY Wednesday: Vivid-Pix RESTORE

DearMYRTLE takes some of her favorite family photos and runs them through the powerful Vivid-Pix RESTORE automatic enhancement settings. No more struggling with complicated and very expensive photo editing programs, RESTORE is a snap to use and provides excellent...

REGISTER: DearMYRTLE June & July 2019 Webinars

DearFRIENDS, Mondays with Myrt (MwM) is our flagship webinar, where we talk about anything and everything that’s come across our genea-desks in the last week. Powerful genealogy breakthroughs happen during our webinars. The live broadcast starts at Noon Eastern US...

The Archive Lady: Vacationing with Your Ancestors

Congratulations to our resident archivist Melissa LeMaster Barker, of Houston County, Tennessee, for the new dedicated research room in her facility. Those map cases look awesome and are surely going to  make Mr. Myrt jealous. EMBEDDED VIDEO SELECTED COMMENTS Here are...

FindMyPast: Exploring DAR Lineage Books

Daughters Of The American Revolution Lineage Books, 1890-1921 Are you a descendant of a a soldier, privateer or someone who rendered service during the American Revolution? The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) pride themselves on tracing their lineage back...

Mondays with Myrt – 20 May 2019

In which we discuss GEDMatch's new terms of service, Norwegian Constitution Day (May 17th), MyHeritage's new "Health" DNA test and the new Sunday and Monday hours for the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. EMBEDDED VIDEO SELECTED COMMENTS 09:51:27 From...

Mondays with Myrt – 13 May 2019

In which we congratulate Hilary Gadsby on publication in the Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine and find out what Cousin Russ did when his laptop presented the blue screen of death about 20 minutes into his 2-hour workshop at the Ohio Genealogical Society annual...

WACKY Wednesday: Organizing Active Research Notes

We canvassed attendees to see how they organize their current research notes - assuming they aren't posting items into their main genealogy database yet. EMBEDDED VIDEO ADDITIONAL RELATED ITEMS DearMYRTLE's WACKY Wednesday - YOU are the client...

AmericaGen Study Group: Chapter 24 “Church Records”

The AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 24 “Church Records” 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 Please note all...

Mondays with Myrt – 6 May 2019

EMBEDDED VIDEO SELECTED TEXT 00:23:09 Melissa Barker: Good Morning from the Houston County, TN. Archives. Have some genealogists here doing research! Introducing them to Mondays with Myrt! 00:23:27 Robbin Smith: NIice! 00:23:39 Robbin Smith: hello from Miami 00:23:56...

FGS: Call for 2020 Conference Presentation Proposals

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at the Federation of Genealogical Societies. The deadline for Submissions is 1 July 2019. 1 May 2019 - The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is pleased to announce its Call for...