NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friends at the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the announcement was made during the opening session of the FGS annual conference being held this week at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC.
“In a historic move, the boards of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announced today their intent to merge. The two organizations, both non-profit leaders in the dynamic genealogy industry, will form one consolidated group that will continue to operate as the National Genealogical Society. Both boards approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) earlier this week and jointly announced the news at the Opening Session of the FGS Family History Conference in Washington, D.C. this morning.”
The first full week in August has some interesting in-person and virtual learning opportunities. As part of the Family History Expos “Let Your Light Shine” Virtual Conference, DearMYRTLE & Cousin Russ will be providing the following webinars.
Monday, 5 August 2019Mondays with Myrt(MwM) is our flagship webinar. The live broadcast starts at Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles). Previous attendees will receive the usual reminder email. New registrants may use the following link for the regular recurring webinar series. There are no handouts for this class. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1AKX5GC9ToqZrqmBajanCQ
Wednesday, 7 Aug 2019–DearMYRTLE’s WACKY Wednesday. The topic is determined by what is discussed during recent Mondays with Myrt where the team wishes to spend an entire hour on a topic. The livebroadcast starts at 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles). The registration link for this recurring webinar series is: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0aBwuPvhT1imR3lv8e0OTA
Monday, 12 August 2019 Mondays with Myrt, where we talk about anything and everything that has come across our geneadesks during the last week. The live broadcast starts at Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles). Previous attendees will receive the usual reminder email. New registrants may use the following link for the regular recurring webinar series. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1AKX5GC9ToqZrqmBajanCQ
Enjoy 4 full days of exciting family history lectures on a wide variety of topics. There is something for every family history enthusiast at the 2019 FGS Family History Conference. Top family history experts and specialists from local resources share this insight to help you strengthen your research skills regardless of your level of expertise. Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity! For more information, see https://fgs.org/annual-conference/.
Owing to attendance at the Federation of Genealogical Society’s annual conference there will be no additional webinars for the month. DearMYRTLE & Mr. Myrt will be traveling to the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC to serve as Co-Chairs of the Volunteers. Those are the “Ask Me” folks, room monitors, exhibit hall monitors that keep everything running smoothly. Cousin Russ will be answering your questions live at the Family Tree Maker booth.
Following the conference, a trip to visit Mr. Myrt’s sister in Cincinnati is on the docket.
Typically DearMYRTLE webinars are presented at no cost to attendees. If you find the information useful, consider the Pay What You Want business model Ol’ Myrt employs: https://www.paypal.me/DearMYRTLE