My heart is in the handwriting

Most genealogists are thrilled when an ancestor photo has been identified by writing on the back so we know who is featured in the portrait. Today, I'd like to focus on a slightly different benefit. Sorting through old pics to be scanned, I spotted my Dad's...

BCG adopts standards for DNA evidence

For immediate release 27 October 2018 News Release, Board for Certification of Genealogists Board for Certification of Genealogists Adopts Standards for DNA Evidence On 21 October 2018, the Board for the Certification of Genealogists (BCG) approved five modified and...

CONGRATS to MyHeritage – Oslo Conference

MyHeritage LIVE is happening in Oslo, Norway 2-4 Nov 2018. It's their first ever users conference. Just look at the lineup of speakers - internationally renowned in the fields of genealogy and DNA. MyHeritage LIVE will feature lectures and hands-on workshops. The...

Mondays with Myrt – 22nd Oct 2018

As usual we discuss the latest genea-news that's come across our desk including: FindMyPast Fridays Several New Books on Ireland Map Guide to American Migration Valerie & Myrt's Excellent Genealogy Adventures YouTube Channel EMBEDDED VIDEO (Part 1) EMBEDDED VIDEO...

ARCHIVED: Aggregating DNA results & RootsFinder personal trees

Faced with questions about how to aggregate DNA test results from multiple sites into our traditional genealogy software, Ol' Myrt invited Dallan Quass to share how this is possible with RootsFinder. EMBEDDED VIDEO SELECTED TEXT Find out more from Dallan Quass about...

REGISTER NOW: DearMYRTLE October 2018 Events

DearFRIENDS, Cousin Russ and I have scheduled a very busy schedule in October 2018 -- chock full of virtual learning opportunities for online genealogists. We've partnered with Family History Expos' Holly Hansen to produce a week-long 2018 International Family History...

Pirates of the Pedigree 2018 Virtual Conference

DearMYRTLE has partnered with Holly Hansen of FamilyHistoryExpos.com and others to produce the 2018 International Virtual Family History Expo to be held online in webinar format the 15th through the 20th of October 2018. This is the abbreviated schedule, listed in...

Mondays with Myrt – 3 Sept 2018

As usual we discuss the latest genea-news that's come across our desk including: the fire in Rio at the archives how libraries and genealogy societies partnerships work deciding now what to do with our compiled genealogy before we pass away FindMyPast - England and...

REGISTER NOW: DearMYRTLE September 2018 Events

DearFRIENDS, Once registered, expect a confirmation email, and several reminder emails with your personal URL for viewing. Consider joining the panel as an official “participant”. We may even “scramble” to mix up the conversation a bit with new panelists. If you’ve...

ARCHIVED: Was My Ancestor at Little Big Horn with Custer?

For the VERY first time, Mr. Myrt will be on the panel as we review current research in Ol' Myrt's case study "Was My Ancestor at Little Big Horn with Custer?" We discuss: Finding record sets Research notes Bright shiny objects Timeline Cite as you go When to insert...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 27 Aug 2018

NOTE: Last week we tackled the proposed business tax cut that would close the Allen County Public Library. I followed up with the post "Contact Info: Ft. Wayne City Council About Library Budget Cut." Since Monday and publication of this post, about 15 people reported...

ARCHIVED: The Archive Lady – family archivist questions

Need ideas for properly filing and preserving unique family documents? Melissa LeMaster Barker is a Certified Archives Manager currently working as the Houston County, Tennessee Archivist. She is also a Professional Genealogist and lectures, teaches and writes about...

ARCHIVED: US Military – Morning Reports

This poignant webinar features Jennifer Holik discussing Army and Army Air Force morning reports. Jennifer is a researcher, speaker, author, empath, and medium. She helps people find the answers to their family history and military questions. She offers expert,...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 13 Aug 2018

We first tackle the proposed cut that would close the Allen County Public Library. I followed up with the post "Contact Info: Ft. Wayne City Council About Library Budget Cut." Other topics include: Letters from the Dead -  the latest Jefferson Tate genealogy mystery...

Recap of MyHeritage Live

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friend Daniel Horowitz, Chief Genealogy Officer at MyHeritage. Yesterday we posted a recap of MyHeritage LIVE, our first-ever user conference which was held last weekend in Oslo, Norway. We will be...

FindMyPast: free access to mark end of WWI

FINDMYPAST GRANTS THREE DAYS OF FREE ACCESS TO ALL RECORDS AND NEWSPAPERS TO MARK 100 YEARS SINCE THE END OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR Findmypast makes entire collection of more than 9 Billion records and all historical newspapers free for three days All UK, Irish,...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 5 Nov 2018

As usual we discuss the latest genea-news that's come across our desk including: WWI Conclusion The Library and Archives of Canada The Canadian Expeditionary Forces Cousin Russ' new Blue Yeti microphone Kathryn Lake Hogan's Thursday Canadian Research With a Twist...

The Archive Lady: American Archives Month (Oct 2018)

Melissa LeMaster Barker is a Certified Archives Manager currently working as the Houston County, Tennessee Archivist. She is also a Professional Genealogist and lectures, teaches and writes about researching in archives and records preservation. You'll find her work...

Great Colleagues

I'm thankful for Cousin Russ - who could ask for a better partner in crime? It is a privilege to work with our study group panelists, and the usual suspects that join us for Mondays with Myrt. I'm thankful for techie type like Andrew Hatchett and "Sir" Michael Daniels...

ARCHIVED: WACKY Wednesday Q & A

Participate in an unscripted, open discussion in which we consider WHAT are our personal rules for genealogy databases? DOCUMENTATION - direct, indirect, authored work? GPS - Genealogical Proof Standards ONLINE TREES - Private or public (if 90% sure of relationships)...

REGISTER NOW: DearMYRTLE November 2018 Events

DearFRIENDS, It's time to plan your November genea-education schedule. As such you'll wish to consult DearMYRTLE's offerings and those on the GeneaWebinars Calendar. The DearMYRTLE webinars are presented at no cost. If you find the information useful, consider the Pay...

My heart is in the handwriting

Most genealogists are thrilled when an ancestor photo has been identified by writing on the back so we know who is featured in the portrait. Today, I'd like to focus on a slightly different benefit. Sorting through old pics to be scanned, I spotted my Dad's...

BCG adopts standards for DNA evidence

For immediate release 27 October 2018 News Release, Board for Certification of Genealogists Board for Certification of Genealogists Adopts Standards for DNA Evidence On 21 October 2018, the Board for the Certification of Genealogists (BCG) approved five modified and...