ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 16 Apr 2018

We went exploring and experimenting today during Mondays with Myrt. Find out about "geo redirection". I certainly hope Ancestry.com is paying attention, as we came up with a good idea to improve FindAGrave Virtual Cemeteries. So let me hashtag the heck out of this in...

ISBGFH: Mini-Institute Aug 2018, Philadelphia

Researching Family in the British Isles The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) has partnered with the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History (ISBGFH) to conduct a four day program of researching family in the British Isles. ISBGFH...

ARCHIVED: WACKY Wednesday – 11 Apr 2018

We had too much to discuss during this week's Mondays with Myrt, it spilled over into this episode of WACKY Wednesday.   SELECTED TEXT 00:28:09 True Lewis: YaY SHELLEY!!!!!!!! 00:28:28 Shelley Murphy: Hey there True!!!! and all…xoxo 00:28:35 Dustin Austin: Hey...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 9 Apr 2018

THANK-YOU to our special guest, Geoff Rasmussen for showing Ol' Myrt the Google backup process. SELECTED COMMENTS 00:41:44 Pat Kuhn: hi everyone 00:41:59 Janine Edmée Hakim: Good good morning Myrt and Russ 00:42:03 Sheryl Whisenhunt: Hello To All! 00:42:04 Dave...

ARCHIVED: One Soldier’s Story – SSG Christian Werthwein

SSG Christian Werthwein, Company L, 305 Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, US Army, WWII took pictures. A LOT of pictures. His granddaughter, Alexa Klimas Corcoran, inherited many documents and photos from the time of his basic training and his service in the Pacific,...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 2 Apr 2018

Cousin Russ was away on a cruise for "spring break". We tried valiantly to go forward, and thanks to Hilary Gadsby who stepped up and kept track of comments. Thank you all for another jam-packed episode. SELECTED COMMENTS 10:02:51 From Janine Edmée Hakim : no hot sand...

ARCHIVED: Breadcrumbs & Sources with Tony Proctor

How to Cook Better Citations for Problematic Websites Tony Proctor is the forward-thinking genealogist who writes at The Parallax View http://parallax-viewpoint.blogspot.co.uk/  From his bio we read "Graduated in physics but entered computing in late 1970's. Software...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 26 Mar 2018

Powerful breakthroughs happen during Mondays with Myrt, our flagship webinar, held most weeks of the year. We talk about anything and everything that’s come across our genea-desks during the past week. Among other things, today’s episode includes: Dave's #RootsTech...

ARCHIVED: WACKY Wednesday – Making Family History Videos

Let's imagine you need to make a slide presentation for an upcoming 50th wedding anniversary celebration, or a funeral, or a genealogy society meeting. It's easy using PowerPoint or Google Slides (free) and then narrate it using YouTube Events (free). Thank-you to my...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 19 Mar 2018

Powerful breakthroughs happen during Mondays with Myrt, our flagship webinar, held most weeks of the year. We talk about anything and everything that's come across our genea-desks during the past week. Today's episode includes: Old Maps Online FieldTripper How we may...

ARCHIVED: Albion’s Seed – Borderlands to the Back Country

SYLLABUS Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America by David Hackett Fischer. 1989 (New York: Oxford University Press). Paperback available from https://www.amazon.com/Albions-Seed-British-Folkways-cultural/dp/0195069056 WEBINARS IN THIS SERIES East Anglia to...

ARCHIVED: Hispanic Genealogy Research 2

This is the second of a two-part series of Hispanic Genealogy Research. Hispanic Genealogy Research 1  http://dearmyrtle.com/blog2/index.php/2018/03/28/archived-hispanic-genealogy-research-1 Google Sheet with links we mention, a research log,...

WWII Education Site and Writing Course Debuts

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friend Jennifer Holik at the WWII, Global Coordinator of the World War II Research & Writing Center. CHICAGO, IL and AMSTELVEEN, NETHERLANDS, 3 April 2018 The World War II Research and Writing Center...

REGISTER: DearMYRTLE Webinars – April 2018

DearFRIENDS, Finally the weather in the northern hemisphere is turning warmer while our friends in the southern hemisphere are experiencing a break from the devastating heat of the past months. With this new month, exciting things are coming down the pike in...

ARCHIVED: AmericaGen Study Group Chapter 4 “Evidence”

Shelley Murphy and Chari Hudson Passey served as coordinators, compiling panelist homework and co-moderating this discussion about evaluating evidence. SYLLABUS The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy 4th Edition by Val D. Greenwood, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 23 Apr 2018

So many changes, so little time. We did our best to cover the high spots including: National Society Sons of the American Revolution National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective Types of corrections being made during the...

RootsTech 2018: How about Myrt’s SLC Map?

Tens of thousands of genealogists and technology folks will descend on Salt Lake City, Utah for RootsTech 2018 to be held in the Salt Palace Feb 28th through March 3rd. As such, Ol' Myrt here thought you might like an insider's look at getting around the downtown...

ARCHIVED: Genealogy Game Night Apr 2018

We are honored to have a guest host this month - Michael Daniels. He's showing us how to use a program called OBS to provide interesting video overlays to our zoom webinars. He's the developer and host of Plusword over on YouTube....

ARCHIVED: GreekGen Study Group 2 – Civil & Church Records

WEBINARS IN THIS SERIES Finding original surname & Village of origin  Church and Civil Records in Greece (this is it!) OUR INSTRUCTOR Carol Kostakos Petranek is a frequent traveler to Greece. Carol serves as co-director of the Washington, DC Family History Center...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 16 Apr 2018

We went exploring and experimenting today during Mondays with Myrt. Find out about "geo redirection". I certainly hope Ancestry.com is paying attention, as we came up with a good idea to improve FindAGrave Virtual Cemeteries. So let me hashtag the heck out of this in...