REGISTER for May 2018 DearMYRTLE Events

DearFRIENDS, Ol' Myrt will be attending the National Genealogical Society's annual family history conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We will arrive Tuesday, 1 May 2018 for the conference runs the 2nd-5th May. We will then travel to visit Mr. Myrt's family in Ohio....

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...

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...

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ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt 14 May 2018

After 3 weeks hiatus, we discussed Pat Kuhn's collaboration including family photos The Virtual Genealogy Society THE Genealogy Show 2019 in Birmingham at the NEC Family Tree LIVE in April 2019 in London at the Alexandra Palace Randy Seaver's mother's high school...

Traditions of Our Forebearers

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: There has been a big uproar in social media over the LDS church’s decision to pull out of the Boy Scouts of America in 2020. In all honesty, I don’t think it has anything to do with gays or permitting girls to join. I posted the following to...

Having Your Own Database

Since there is no Mondays with Myrt until next week, let’s assist our new DearMYRTLE Facebook Group member Linda who writes: "Primarily, my first question is there some way I can save all my data from Ancestry.com? I can no longer afford it. If I have to pay for 1...

What’s the NEC?

Ol' Myrt here had to ask "What is the NEC?" and I've learned it is a marvelous venue known as the National Exhibition Centre, in Birmingham, England. That's where THE Genealogy Show will be held 7th & 8th June 2019. So here's a shout-out to some friends within...

THE Genealogy Show (LIVE in Birmingham)

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: YUP! Mr. Myrt and I are going to England, and are honored to be working with this dedicated team on THE Genealogy Show. Won't you join us along with Jill Ball (Australia), Liv Birgit Christensen (Norway), Ruth Blair (Canada), Mags Gaulden...

WHAT’S NEW? The Virtual Genealogy Society

ANNOUNCING THE VIRTUAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY The Virtual Genealogical Society is a global organization serving family history enthusiasts of all levels, geared towards those: ● whose circumstances make it difficult to attend local genealogical society meetings ● who...

REGISTER for May 2018 DearMYRTLE Events

DearFRIENDS, Ol' Myrt will be attending the National Genealogical Society's annual family history conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We will arrive Tuesday, 1 May 2018 for the conference runs the 2nd-5th May. We will then travel to visit Mr. Myrt's family in Ohio....