NGS and FGS Announce Intent to Merge

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.

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“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.”

For more information, see the full announcement here:
https://fgs.org/ngs-and-fgs-announce-intent-to-merge/


 

FindMyPast: US Passenger Arrival Records

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DearMYRTLE meets with FindMyPast’s Alex Cox to learn more about a new and expanding record set. It’s searchable, browsable and includes images!

LINKS WE MENTION

The NEW FindMyPAst Blog https://www.findmypast.com/blog

US PAssenger & Crew Lists Database https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/united-states-passenger-and-crew-lists

The History of Long Haul Travel from Britain & Ireland 1890-1960. https://www.findmypast.com/blog/history/this-history-of-long-haul-travel-from-britain-ireland-1890-1960

EMBEDDED VIDEO


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Here’s the link to the GeneaWebinars Blog & Calendar of other genealogy webinars, chats and hangouts – http://blog.geneawebinars.com/p/calendar.html

Archived webinars with selected comments and links we mentioned are found at  http://dearmyrtle.com/blog2/index.php/blog/


 

REGISTER for DearMYRTLE’s August 2019 Webinars

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DearFRIENDS,

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.


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MondaysWithMyrt

Monday, 5 August 2019 Mondays 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

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*Tuesday, 6 August 2019 – Focused Research Objectives. 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). All must register for this event. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_15qMuSP4Q1iSDRbZ9EmUpg

Hidden Gems on FamilySearch
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Wednesday, 7 August 2019 – Hidden Gems on FamilySearch
. 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). All must register for this event. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CiWCUSOqSbacmOjQdqd9fw

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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

* You may view the live event for free, but to view the handout and review the recording, you must have a paid registration with Family History Expos at https://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/event_agenda/index/204


MondaysWithMyrtMonday, 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


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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.


If you need a time zone converter, here’s one DearMYRTLE recommends: 
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

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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


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Myrt’s Musings

For future reference, this is the link to DearMYRTLE’s Event Calendar – http://dearmyrtle.com/blog2/index.php/calendar

Here’s the link to the GeneaWebinars Blog & Calendar of other genealogy webinars, chats and hangouts – http://blog.geneawebinars.com/p/calendar.html

Archived webinars with selected comments and links we mentioned are found at  http://dearmyrtle.com/blog2/index.php/blog/