APG: 2019 Professional Management Conference in Salt Lake City

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at APG (The Association of Professional Genealogists.) Registration Open for the 2019 Professional Management Conference in Salt Lake City Registration is now open for the 2019 APG Professional...

ARCHIVED: AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 22 Court Records

The AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 22 “Court Records and Family History” 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...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt 8 April 2019

Congratulations to Gaylord Archival for attending their first main-stream genealogy conference. We have noticed they have been focusing advertising efforts to home archivists. Myrt explains how to sign up for Gaylord's email list - where we are only required to...

Is it time to write your MEMOIR?

A timely discussion with internationally recognized author, military records expert Jennifer Holik, who founded the WWII Research & Writing Center. She shares her new website Find the Answers Journey. It's all about balancing work and homelife, dealing with life...

Exploring FindMy Past: British Newspaper Collection

DearMYRTLE discovers an entry for James Collins in The Stage Sept 3, 1887 and then explores The Illustrated Police News 1886 with Alex Cox from FindMyPast.com. FindMyPast: https://www.findmypast.com FindMyPast Friday March 29th 2019:...

Just 1 More Thing: GOOGLE DRIVE

  Google Drive  Claim your free 15GB of free hard drive space in the cloud, to store existing files and create new ones using the free apps for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and forms. https://www.google.com/drive/ Practical, down-to-earth advice...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 1 April 2019

We hear from panelists John Law and Hilary Gadsby about the Guild of One-Name Studies 40th Anniversary Conference, and discover Hilary took a detour on the trip to a cemetery with a surprising result. The Shenandoah Valley, Virginia early settlers and two German books...

ARCHIVED: The Archive Lady – Outlaws in your family history

Melissa LeMaster Barker deals with objective research in this session about ancestors who were on the wrong side of the law. She also wrote "The Archive Lady: Researching My Outlaw Ancestors" published at Abundant Genealogy. She is a Certified Archives Manager...

REGISTER: DearMYRTLE’s April 2019 Webinars

DearFRIENDS, "Is it time to write your MEMOIR?" ; a fresh look at Vivid-Pix Restore; American Court Records; Property Rights of Women; and a visit with The Archive Lady are on the docket for DearMYRTLE's April 2019 webinars. If you are new, you'll need to register for...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt 25 Mar 2019

Looks like genealogists with UK ancestry have a new tool at The Genealogist, as demoed by Graham Walters. Myrt shares how to order the Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies at the regular price, not the Amazon inflated price. Pat has a DNA...

ARCHIVED: Genealogy Game Night – March 2019

Since we are hosting this event quarterly in 2019,  Myrt had an accumulation of prizes to give away to active attendees and panelists. Cousin Russ showed us a unique website where an ancestor's home was listed, along with details about family members throughout the...

ARCHIVED: WACKY Wednesday – YOU are the client

Why not give *ourselves* the BEST of our current thinking by creating professional research reports for our files? This is a continuation of Monday's after party discussion about Gary Gauthier's request for info about client report forms. We will dissect several...

Exploring FindMyPast: US Passports Post 1914

In this episode, we meet Alex Cox from FindMyPast.com as we spotlight a 1915 passport application for James Augustine Shearman who is planning to travel with his wife and supervise the art education of his granddaughter. I think you'll agree with Ol' Myrt here - it's...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 18 Mar 2019

In which we discuss what's new at FindMyPast.com , demo how to "watch" an ancestor on FamilySearch.org, and tackle the errors we may make inadvertently during data entry in our genealogy  management programs. We also discuss what to expect on an SS-5 Social Security...

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...

Just 1 More Thing: GOOGLE SHEETS

Deb Andrews was anxious for DearMYRTLE to provide a quick overview of Google Sheets, the free, cloud-based Google app similar to MS Excel. So Deb, this one's for you! Myrt’s Musings For future reference, this is the link to DearMYRTLE’s Event...

APG: 2019 Professional Management Conference in Salt Lake City

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at APG (The Association of Professional Genealogists.) Registration Open for the 2019 Professional Management Conference in Salt Lake City Registration is now open for the 2019 APG Professional...

ARCHIVED: AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 22 Court Records

The AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 22 “Court Records and Family History” 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...