REGISTER: August DearMYRTLE Webinars

DearFRIENDS, Cousin Russ and I present these webinars at no cost to the viewer. If you find the information useful, consider the Pay What You Want business model Ol' Myrt employs. Post COMMENTS AFTER the hangout, comments continue at http://bit.ly/DearMYRTLEonGoogle...

ANNOUNCING: 2-Part CanadaGEN Study Group

It's our honor to feature a two-part webinar series about genealogical research in Canada with Kathryn Lake Hogan, UE, to be held at 10am Mountain (US) as follows: Wednesday, August 1,2018 Wednesday, August 8, 2018      Kathryn is host of a weekly...

Google Docs: Making a Copy

During this morning's AmericaGEN Study Group session, Melinda Coulpon shared her Google Sheet. This short video demos two ways to make an edit-able copy for your own use: Melinda Couplon's worksheet in Google Sheets format...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 23 July 2018

A power-packed discussion of the research process, archived historical newspaper go-to websites, Google Earth and Google Maps "street view", Progeny's new DNA option in Charting Companion, RootsWeb message boards and mailing lists, the Ancestry Wiki (now on RootsWeb),...

Laura G. Prescott SLIG Scholarship

In recognition of the professional accomplishments of our friend and colleague, Laura G. Prescott, and her contributions to the area of education in genealogy, a scholarship for tuition to the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) has been established. The...

PROGENY: DNA Simulation Chart

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friend Pierre Clouthier. DNA SIMULATION — AUTOMATICALLY BUILDING YOUR FAMILY TREE Charting Companion 7 features a new technology to help place adoptees and orphans in a family tree: the DNA Simulation. Based on...

Fold3:

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received via email from our friends at Fold3.com, and may also be found in the official Fold3HQ Blog here. This month we’re excited to highlight some of the British military records we’ve added to our collection! British WWII...

FindMyPast: Lancashire UK parish records

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friends at FindMyPast. Lancashire joins Findmypast’s collection of UK parish records Leading UK family history website, Findmypast, has today announced that Lancashire is the latest county to join their...

PARTNERSHIP: FindMyPast & LivingDNA

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friends at FindMyPast and Living DNA. The two leading British companies are creating a new DNA experience focused on uncovering British & Irish roots New service will be launched in Fall 2018 Living DNA...

ARCHIVED: WACKY Wednesday – Individual Research Planning

Whereas last week WACKY Wednesday focused on creating personalized resource lists for the locality and ethnic group of your target family, this week we take a query, extract info about one individual onto a spreadsheet program attempting to make some order out of WHAT...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt -16 July 2018

EMBEDDED VIDEO SELECTED COMMENTS DearMYRTLE and Cousin Russ recognize the United Nations' International Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024. We reach out to _all_ regardless of race, color, creed, sexual orientation or national origin with support for...

ARCHIVED: WACKY Wednesday – Personalized Resource Lists

Ol' Myrt's very distant cousin Sweet Sadie hosts this discussion about using a spreadsheet program or Evernote for compiling a list of go-to websites and offline archives and libraries pertinent to your personal research. Be sure you keep a copy in the cloud, so your...

Why I need your research notes

Beginning family historians haven't yet been warned to be wary of accepting an online tree as 100% accurate. Why be cautious? We cannot readily evaluate the reliability of an online tree. For example, though the tree may have a variety of unique sources attached, it...

Mondays with Myrt – 9 July 2018 features JoyFlips Demo

This will revolutionize communication with my grandchildren! UPDATED: The archived webinar is embedded below. During the 9 July 2018 Mondays with Myrtwe will have a special guest Tami Mize with a live demo of JoyFlips. The live broadcast starts at Noon Eastern US (New...

REGISTER: July 2018 DearMYRTLE Events

DearFRIENDS, Cannot wait to see everyone as we plunge into July and talk about our favorite subject - FAMILY HISTORY research. Cousin Russ and I invite you to start your genea-week off right by joining us for our flagship webinar Mondays with Myrt most Mondays without...

Contact Info: Ft. Wayne City Council About Library Budget Cut

"... Fort Wayne City Councilman Jason Arp has proposed cutting the budget of the Allen County Public Library to the point that it will no longer be able to sustain itself," reports Dick Eastman in his post "A Fort Wayne, Indiana, City Councilman Proposes Eliminating...

ARCHIVED: CanadaGen Study Group 2

Today's session is all about ship's passenger records and how to find them, including a two-step process at one site to get from the index to the image itself. Kudos to our guest expert Kathryn Lake Hogan, UE for making this research doable. Be sure to follow her...

Mondays with Myrt – 6 Aug 2018

Another Mondays with Myrt session with hearty interaction among opinionated panelists and attendees. Thanks to Cousin Russ for bringing in the comments! We discussed: FamilySearch Indexing (We will host a special WACKY Wednesday this week demonstrating this invaluable...

ARCHIVED: WACKY Wednesday – What do you think?

  Whilst Mr. Myrt took me out for dinner, my very distant cousin Mrs. Klein-Smith hosted this "case study" WACKY Wednesday - What do you think? session. See if you agree with the panelists and attendees. Have they considered all possibilities submitted by a...

ARCHIVED: CanadaGen Study Group 1

Thank-you to our guest expert Kathryn Lake Hogan, UE for a most informative session including info about the history of Canada and it's census records. Our shared CanadaGen Google Sheet with links we mention is located...

An Open Letter to an Archivist

Dear Melissa LeMaster Barker, The Archive Lady Got some questions about filing photos and unusual family papers in acid-free metal edge Hollinger boxes. I have the pencil you recommend. I have acid-free archival file folders. Do I need acid free tissue paper? 1. With...

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt 30 July 2018

What's the "After Party?" It's when we stop the webinar recording, but continue talking. This time, we discussed Pat Kuhn's craft YouTube channel (awesome!) and one of Ol' Myrt's ancestors whose probate packet indicated he had $13,000US in the bank when he died. We've...

ARCHIVED: The Archive Lady – Museums Have Records, too!

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. She writes a popular...

REGISTER: August DearMYRTLE Webinars

DearFRIENDS, Cousin Russ and I present these webinars at no cost to the viewer. If you find the information useful, consider the Pay What You Want business model Ol' Myrt employs. Post COMMENTS AFTER the hangout, comments continue at http://bit.ly/DearMYRTLEonGoogle...