AmericaGen Study Group: Chapter 13 Vital Records

The AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 13 “Vital Records” from 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...

Memories of Grandma Myrtle’s Kitchen

Our paternal grandmother Myrtle Eliza (Weiser) Player Severinson was quite the cook. She “put up” food every summer and fall to last till the next year. I remember her bare dirt floor basement in the cottage on 2nd in Puyallup. Jars of jams, jellies mustard pickles,...

This Beautiful World

Today I’m thankful for drives up the canyon, boating the San Juan Islands, the intriguing hoodoos of Bryce Canyon, the majesty of the Austrian Alps, blue waters of Lake Louise, the autumn leaves in the Shenandoahs, the powdery sand of Anna Maria Island, Crown Jewels...

FindMyPastDNA: a partnership between FindMyPast & LivingDNA

FindMyPast partners with LivingDNA to launch the most detailed ancestry discovery experience. Findmypast, in collaboration with Living DNA, has launched the most advanced biogeographical ancestry discovery experience on the market This British brand partnership uses...

Mondays with Myrt – 12 Nov 2018 Veterans Day Tribute

Our special guest today is DNA specialist Maurice Gleeson from Dublin, Ireland, now living in London, England. He studied at the Royal College of Physicians of London and has established the COMMEMORATING THE MISSING Facebook Group....

Heroes Proved

Today I’m thankful “for heroes proved in liberating strife, who more than self their country loved...” Through the sacrifice of many, I enjoy freedoms undreamed by my ancestors. Thank you men and women serving at the battle’s front as well as those who kept the home...

ARCHIVED: WACKY Wednesday – FamilySearch Catalog

We consider logical research patterns as one would transition from an Ancestry Member Tree to digital records on FamilySearch.org. Participate in an unscripted, open discussion hosted by DearMYRTLE's very distant cousin Annie Oakmont. EMBEDDED VIDEO SELECTED TEXT...

Grandchildren

We have much love for our precious grandchildren. 🧡Thankful for the LRHG*, Ty, Braden, Tannon, Treven, Bree, Tracen, and Bronson in heaven. It is a joy to watch them grow & develop into cool kids - thoughtful & kind. I’m not biased or anything, am I? *...

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...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt 3 Dec 2018

First week in December 2018, we discuss all sorts of genea-things: THE Genealogy Show - Preparing for our trip to Birmingham, England and a few ancestral spots. Valerie & Myrt's Excellent Genealogy Adventures Ideas for digitizing photos and family heirlooms Tribal...

REGISTER: DearMYRTLE’s Dec 2018 Webinars

"God bless us, everyone!" Tiny Tim Crachett as illustrated in this c.1870s photographer frontispiece created by Fred Barnard for Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol. DearFRIENDS, Cousin Russ and Ol' Myrt here extend our best wishes to one and all as we draw near to...

ARCHIVED: The Archive Lady – Mercantile & Store Records

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...

QuickLook Video: RootsMagic – Adding Media Files

.  My friend Maria T. and I are assisting our neighbors with RootsMagic, genealogy software to manage the data and images we're collecting as we climb our family trees. We are to the stage now where folks have scanned or downloaded family photos and vital records of...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 26 Nov 2018

As usual we discuss the latest genea-news that’s come across our desk including: Relative Finder Orphan Trains Georgia Tann Suggested info for tracing Tennessee Adoptions Reasonably exhaustive research Fake news about Facebook limiting our post views to 26 people...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt 19 Nov 2018

Biggest breakthroughs today? Persistent problems with AMTs and everyone teaches Ol' Myrt here a thing or two about switching from .pdf to .png. Problems with the newly indexed Ancestry Member Trees. This is particularly vexing. MyHeritage manages to index trees daily....

AmericaGen Study Group: Chapter 13 Vital Records

The AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 13 “Vital Records” from 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...

Memories of Grandma Myrtle’s Kitchen

Our paternal grandmother Myrtle Eliza (Weiser) Player Severinson was quite the cook. She “put up” food every summer and fall to last till the next year. I remember her bare dirt floor basement in the cottage on 2nd in Puyallup. Jars of jams, jellies mustard pickles,...