ARCHIVED: WACKY Wednesday – FAN Club Breakthrough

Our special guest, Tierra L. Cotton-Kellow, had a breakthrough after attempting to find out more about her 4th great-grandfather Albert Goins. She knew about the FAN Principle from Elizabeth Shown Mills's work. F.A.N. = Friends & Family, Associates and Neighbors....

ARCHIVED: AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 19 Land Records

Cyndy Bray writes "I have learned so much more from this study than I would have from the book alone. Can't thank you all enough." Danine Cozzens  says: "So many avenues to investigate — thanks for all the detailed examples."  Irene says: "I have a few new places to...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 11 Feb 2019

Cheryl and Myrt mention AncestryDNA pages return 404 error messages. We discuss chromosome browser alternatives. Also making the list is a discussion at 1:31:25 where Randy Seaver and his correspondent have figured that Ancestry has gone from adding over 300 new...

ARCHIVED: WACKY Wednesday – Google+ is going away, AAACK!

From our discussions during this week's Mondays with Myrt it became obvious we should dedicate an entire hour to overcoming misconceptions about the shuttering of Google+ mentioned in my early post "Google+ closing down" posted 3 Feb 2019. Basically, Google+ as a...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt 4 Feb 2019

In which we discuss MetaProxy, the fiasco with FTDNA changing it's terms of service, Lucient Chart and other tools for mapping family relationships. EMBEDDED VIDEO SELECTED TEXT 09:44:49 From Hilary Gadsby to All panelists : Tony has updated MetaProxy so you can...

One Pot Meals for Busy Genealogists

Our genea-friend Wendy Gunderson will join us this again this year for "One Pot Meals for Busy Genealogists." It's a Facebook Group devoted to our sharing delicious, time-saving meals with a little kitchen help from Pampered Chef. Wendy writes "Welcome to Dear...

Google+ closing down

DearREADERS, You've heard Google+ is shuttering in a few weeks. Its just Google PLUS. I panicked a little myself, but Cousin Russ set me straight, as did this post from The Guardian. I am no longer using Google+, since it will be shuttered within a few weeks. Google+...

Fold3: Black History Month free access

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friends at Fold3.com. Explore our Black History Collection for Free* In recognition of Black History Month, Fold3 is making the records in its Black History Collection available for free through the end of...

REGISTER: DearMYRTLE’s Feb 2019 Webinars

DearFRIENDS, This month we're loving (it IS February, with Valentine's Day and all) the opportunity to share genea-knowledge with each other through webinars and #RootsTech 2019 at the Salt Palace in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. In Person - Register for RootsTech In...

FamilySearch: Records Update 28 Jan 2019

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at FamilySearch.org. New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of January 28, 2019 SALT LAKE CITY, UT—FamilySearch added new, free historical records this week from Austria, Brazil, Cape Verde,...

ARCHIVED: AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 18

Feedback from the AmericaGen Study Group includes this comment from Molly McKinley "After the last lesson, I was able to find my great grandmother's probate for her parents who died really young. It had the guardian's payments for her keep, etc. And I also found my...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 28 Jan 2019

After a 2-week hiatus, the gang is back. We spent a lot of time discussing and then demonstrating a fresh install of Tony Proctor's new program for cataloging image and document files  under multiple categories. Fascinating. Much easier than using Evernote to...

WACKY Wednesday – Organization Ideas

This WACKY Wednesday prepares participants for the 2.5 weeks ahead where there will be no DearMYRTLE webinars while she attend Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and SLIG Academy for Professionals. During Mondays with Myrt this week, Myrt challenged folks to...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 7 Jan 2019

We meet for the first time in 2019 and discuss MyHeritageDNA, then connection issues between Ancestry’s 2-step verification process and had not considered the API with RootsMagic and Family Tree Maker genealogy desktop software. Our friend Anna Mathews reports...

PWYW In 2019

DearREADERS, That's right. We still do not charge for attending DearMYRTLE WEBINARS, but you may PWYW. Frankly, I don't want to perpetuate the myth that genealogy should be a cost-free endeavor. We should expect to pay for professional services. And I want to...

REGISTER: DearMYRTLE’s Jan 2019 Webinars

DearFRIENDS, January is a time for new beginnings, and so we shall TACKLE head-on the challenge of "getting organized" during two of this week's three webinars. Then Ol' Myrt here is going to school - Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy to be specific. These are the two...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 4 Mar 2019

Somehow we pulled ourselves together after a thrilling week of RootsTech SLC activities to discuss some of the news coming out of the annual conference. There was the #Ancestry media breakfast, the  #FindMyPast Luncheon where I served on the “One Tree” panel...

SAVE the Date: Genealogy Game Night – 23 March 2019

NOW is the time to start planning which ancestor to spotlight during Genealogy Game Night - 23rd March 2019. We're playing Cousin Russ's invention Who's in My Line? where you try to stump the panel when it comes to guessing something about your ancestor. It could be...

REGISTER: DearMYRTLE’s March 2019 Webinars

DearFRIENDS, We've lined up an awesome collection of webinars for March, including Mondays with Myrt on the 4th where we will tackle the plethora of news coming out of RootsTech 2019 in SLC. Ol' Myrt here planned to do AmbushCAM videos, but alas, there just wasn't...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt 25 Feb 2019 #RootsTech Bound

What a crazy morning we had at the world-famous Family History Library in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. This webinar brought together professional genealogists and DNA experts from all over the world. We send out a big thank-you to Roger Moffatt, our camera person,...

FamilySearch: Chinese Genealogy Workshop

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received by our friends at FamilySearch.org Salt Lake City, Utah (20 February 2019), FamilySearch is hosting a free Chinese Genealogy workshop at the Family History Library on Thursday, May 9th, 2019, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm....

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 18 Feb 2019

Had a blast today discussing the continuing saga of FTDNA changing it’s terms of service, England & Wales GRO (General Record Office) now routinely offering email .PDF of birth (1837-1918) and death records 1837-1957) and how Ancestry creates it's big tree that is...

DearMYRTLE’s RootsTech 2019 SLC Plans

The world's largest genealogy/technology conference will take place next week at #RootsTech 2019 at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah. The conference itself begins Wednesday, 27 Feb and concludes 2 March. Here's how DearMYRTLE's week looks at this point. Monday,...

ARCHIVED: WACKY Wednesday – FAN Club Breakthrough

Our special guest, Tierra L. Cotton-Kellow, had a breakthrough after attempting to find out more about her 4th great-grandfather Albert Goins. She knew about the FAN Principle from Elizabeth Shown Mills's work. F.A.N. = Friends & Family, Associates and Neighbors....

ARCHIVED: AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 19 Land Records

Cyndy Bray writes "I have learned so much more from this study than I would have from the book alone. Can't thank you all enough." Danine Cozzens  says: "So many avenues to investigate — thanks for all the detailed examples."  Irene says: "I have a few new places to...