REGISTER: DearMYRTLE May 2019 Webinars

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DearFRIENDS,
NEW this month! 
Cousin Russ and I will be presenting a free webinar titled “Google Drive, An Office in the Cloud” for Family Tree Webinars on Wednesday, 22 May 2019. We will share now to never again suffer the heartache of a dead hard drive and how to take advantage of ‘found” research time when you keep research notes available anywhere with internet access. The live broadcast begins at 2pm Eastern, 1:00pm Central, 12:00pm Mountain and 11:00am Pacific.

Here’s the link to register for this event:  https://familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=923


Other DearMYRTLE webinars work around the 2019 National Genealogical Society’s Family History Conference, 8-11 May 2019 in St. Charles, Missouri. The Society writes “The NGS Family History Conference, 8–11 May 2019 is your opportunity to choose from more than 150 lectures presented by many nationally recognized speakers, explore an exhibit hall filled with more than 80 exhibitors, and network with more than 2,000 genealogists. Every NGS conference has a different theme with a new program top to bottom—so there is always more to learn and discover.” Register on-site at the St. Charles Convention Center beginning at noon on Tuesday, 7 May 2019.”For more details see:  https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/

The conference also offers the following live stream sessions.


During the conference, DearMYRTLE will continue to curate genealogy news and info in the DearMYRTLE’s Facebook group.


DearMYRTLE's Mondays with Myrt

6, 13 & 20 May 2019 Mondays with Myrt (MwM) is our flagship webinar, where we talk about anything and everything that’s come across our genea-desks in the last week. Powerful genealogy breakthroughs happen during our webinars. 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).

The registration link for this recurring webinar series is:   https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1AKX5GC9ToqZrqmBajanCQ

 


AmericaGen Study Group

The AmericaGen Study Group meets twice this month, broadcasting live Wednesday mornings at Noon Eastern as follows. Our syllabus material is The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy 4th Edition by Val D. Greenwood, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.). Panelists are advised to use examples from personal research to illustrate the author’s points.

  • 15 May 2019 Chapter 24 Church Records and Family History
  • 29 May 2019 Chapter 25 Immigrant Ancestor Origins: American Finding Aids

The registration link for this recurring webinar series is: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_m-BvT1rGQGWI6RMyC2YRKw


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15 & 29 May 2019, WACKY Wednesday, broadcasts live at 9pm Eastern. The topics are determined why what is discussed during recent Mondays with Myrt where the team wishes to spend an entire hour on a topic.

The registration link for this recurring webinar series is:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0aBwuPvhT1imR3lv8e0OTA

 


Archives Lady with WWThe Archive Lady joins WACKY Wednesday on 22 May 2019, broadcasting live at 9pm Eastern. It’s always a joy to have Melissa LeMaster Barker join us, as she provides the best advice for preserving one-of-a kind items we may have inherited. Melissa is a Certified Archives Manager at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives. A popular genealogical speaker, author and blogger, Melissa is also the FGS Forum Reviews Editor.

The registration link for this recurring webinar series is:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vrzNTLJ0SjuDZq5iJk5yfA

 


NOTE

  • Times posted are Mountain Time (Denver), daylight when applicable.
  • If you have previously registered for Mondays with Myrt, WACKY Wednesday, the AmericaGen Study Group, or The Archive Lady, you should be receiving reminder emails with your personal link to participate. This is because these are recurring DearMYRTLE webinars using Zoom Webinar options.
  • If you are a new attendee, you’ll find the links to register in the “where” portion of the calendar entries below as well as hyperlinked above.
  • 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: http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2015/03/hangouts-pay-what-you-want.html


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


 

 

Mondays with Myrt – 29 April 2019

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In which we discuss odd spellings for places like SEQUIM, WA. :::giggle::: 

We also hear about Family Tree Live conference held in Alexandria Place, London the previous weekend and take a look at upcoming conferences in Ohio, California, Missouri and Washington, DC in addition to UK conferences, namely TheGenealogyShow.UK and RootsTech- London. Thanks to #FindMyPast for getting the word out EARLY concerning their Tree-to-Tree hinting that will debut this summer. We also take a look at Gary’s post in the EvidenceExplained.com Forum for a brief overview of the importance of citing what we are looking at and how this may be a cause for layered citations.

This begs the question – “Do you go back routinely to provide the updated URL for a record you’ve cited in the past?”

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10:02:56 From garygauthier : Hi from Calgary
10:03:19 From Robbin Smith : Hello from Miami
10:07:30 From Melissa Barker : Hello Everyone! Coming to you from the Houston County, TN. Archives!
10:08:16 From Doris Haskell : Thanks! I’ll take it!
10:08:27 From Valerie Lisk : Oh My! In April? Is that common Doris?
10:08:35 From garygauthier : We had about a foot of snow in Calgary.
10:08:49 From Cousin Russ : To access an application SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) “worksheet” https://www.massar.org/forms/
10:09:18 From Doris Haskell : My application to the DAR has been denied 5 times so far.
10:12:21 From Pamela Wells : My DAR application is in process in Washington now.
10:12:46 From Kathleen Newbill to All panelists : Boy Scouts does a great job of teaching flag etiquette.
10:14:15 From Betty-Lu Burton : Hello from Arkansas
10:14:29 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : What really started my interest in genealogy was wondering if my grandmother’s family might go back to the Revolution and that I might have a patriot in my ancestry.
10:18:30 From Danine Cozzens : Most of my DAR ancestors fall into the red-flagged category. (Having pulled all those apps, I agree.)
10:18:54 From Sheryl Zeringue to All panelists : Good morning from South Louisiana.
10:18:54 From Danine Cozzens : Girls Scouts did too!
10:19:47 From Marcia Philbrick : My original DAR application was denied because of same name issues (Jason Hammond, CT). I went in on the father of the person I originally applied on. I know that records are confused for 2 James Crawfords in KY.
10:20:10 From Molly McKinley : One of mine that was accepted is now blocked.
10:21:27 From Graham Walter : What is the ‘red flag’ issue? [NOTE: “Red flagged” means the lineage is in question, more research required.]
10:22:32 From Graham Walter : OK – that puts it into perspective
10:23:53 From Doris Haskell : Yes. Thank you. There is someone in New York trying to help me. And each rejection is for a different patriot. I’ll be happy to talk with you later.
10:24:23 From Doris Haskell : Yes.
10:24:27 From Doris Haskell : In Huntington
10:24:56 From Doris Haskell : It’s fun to say Loong Island

10:26:47 From Cousin Russ : Origins (Amazon Prime Video) https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B07M7LBDHC .
10:27:14 From Doris Haskell : In the early days, there were many farms. My ancestors built a grain mill that was powered with a water wheel.
10:28:09 From Nathan Dylan Goodwin to All panelists : Guess what I’ll be watching tonight? Origins! Thanks for the recommendation!
10:28:11 From Marian Koalski to All panelists : Yes, the nuns cheat for her
10:29:21 From Graham Walter : Unfortunately not on Prime UK 🙁
10:31:30 From Dave Robison to All panelists : I’m with Nathan…but only after the Red Sox game!
10:34:23 From Doris Haskell : Where do you go to get permission to enter that cemetery?
10:36:56 From Marian Koalski to All panelists : Pat, you’re saying Dorchester “right.”
10:37:21 From Cecelia DeBolt : How interesting! I love the detective work!
10:37:29 From Doris Haskell : What if it was a secret NPE? [NOTE: In DearMYRTLE’s experience, most non-paternal event or misattributed parentage situations were indeed secret.]
10:38:32 From Randy Seaver : word for word transcription of wills and deeds reveals many secrets! The challenge is to find them and that they are readable.
10:40:11 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : http://www.bostoncemetery.com/
10:40:26 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/1358728/saint-marys-cemetery
10:40:37 From Randy Seaver : I have a dedicated transcription time every Sunday after church in order to feed the Amanuensis Monday posts.
10:41:02 From Marian Koalski to All panelists : Some parts of Dorchester are rough
10:41:15 From Dave Robison : But Marian, there are no “R’s” in Dorchester!! HA!
10:41:32 From Randy Seaver : Dohchestah?
10:41:45 From Marian Koalski to All panelists : Right, Dave!
10:42:06 From Randy Seaver : or Woiostah either
10:42:19 From Randy Seaver : Woostah
10:42:25 From Doris Haskell : As in, “Park the car in Harvard Yard”.
10:42:53 From Hilary Gadsby : Don’t like pronouncing our English place names
10:44:26 From Graham Walter : lavender?
10:44:41 From Danine Cozzens to All panelists : Squeem!
10:44:41 From Betsey Cotter to All panelists : squim
10:44:55 From Betsey Cotter to All panelists : and it is lavender
10:45:37 From Betsey Cotter to All panelists : Second biggest lavender producer outside Provence, France

Janet Few The History Interpreter
10:47:00 From Randy Seaver : Janet Few (The History Interpreter) wrote several blog posts about Family Tree Live in https://thehistoryinterpreter.wordpress.com/
10:47:41 From John Laws : Also grown in North West Norfolk
10:50:08 From Dave Robison to All panelists : Time to run….Thanks for letting me discuss SAR/DAR!
10:51:41 From Hilary Gadsby to All panelists : Nathan is in the attendees he was at Family Tree Live
10:51:42 From garygauthier : Isn’t lavender also grown in Tunbridge Wells? It’s where my grandmum was born.
10:52:09 From Randy Seaver : Nick Barratt?
10:52:46 From Randy Seaver : of WDYTYA UK
10:53:27 From Hilary Gadsby to All panelists : Nick is good presenter did WDYTYA when it started in UK
10:53:39 From Michelle Minner : I spent my working life teaching computer systems…and the more of the senses you can engage in teaching, the better the students will retain the knowledge…I like using as many as possible.
10:55:32 From Randy Seaver : it’s probably behind his wookie
10:56:48 From Randy Seaver : Janet writes funny stuff…I enjoy her blog posts
11:01:29 From Randy Seaver : I wonder how many links in the book are still active?

Nathan Goodwin website

11:02:08 From Cousin Russ : https://www.nathandylangoodwin.com/
11:02:57 From Graham Walter : I’ll be there at THE Genealogy Show
11:03:34 From Valerie Lisk : I need Nathan’s books in audio form so I can listen while I do research etc.
11:04:26 From Valerie Lisk : Sorry, audio.
11:04:55 From Hilary Gadsby : Many of Nathan’s books are available as audio books
11:06:40 From Valerie Lisk : Hilary, good to know. I have not been able to find them I have to look again. Thanks!
11:08:02 From Graham Walter : FGS Program Overview…https://fgs.org/conferences/program/
11:09:38 From Randy Seaver : we are going to Jamboree in Burbank on May 30-June 2 – 50th anniversary!
11:10:08 From Cathy Naborowski to All panelists : We couldn’t do local/state conferences without volunteers!!!!
11:10:45 From Devon Lee : Can’t wait to go to Jamboree!!!! http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/
11:10:52 From Robbin Smith : I wish I could go!
11:11:10 From Jenny Hawran : Jamboree is incredible. One of the best “small” conferences around
11:11:12 From Graham Walter : Nathan’s books on Audible.com … https://www.audible.com/author/Nathan-Dylan-Goodwin/B0049OJWYS
11:11:42 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : http://genealogyjamboree.com/
11:11:49 From Valerie Lisk : Thanks Graham!
11:11:54 From Devon Lee : I’ll take advantage of that shuttle. Thanks for the tip Randy. We walked there last year
11:13:57 From Devon Lee : Aww. Thanks Pat.
11:14:01 From Randy Seaver : Just call the hotel for a pickup at the airport or train stop
11:14:09 From Cousin Russ : http://genealogyjamboree.com/conference-pricing
11:15:14 From Devon Lee : Mason, Ohio, here we come Russ. Can’t wait to see ya.
11:15:36 From Pamela Wells : Russ, where in Ohio, please?
11:15:49 From Cousin Russ : https://www.ogs.org/
11:16:10 From Pamela Wells : Just saw the answer, Russ….I’m from Dayton, Ohio originally
11:16:13 From Randy Seaver : Pamela, Mason, Ohio
11:16:20 From Graham Walter : Mason OH – near Cincinnati
11:16:30 From Pamela Wells : Thank you, Randy!
11:17:54 From Cousin Russ : Tree to Tree Hinting at FindMyPast https://www.findmypast.co.uk/tree-change-faqs
11:17:58 From Pamela Wells : Thank you, Graham!
11:18:26 From Randy Seaver : Findmypast has taken away the link they had to the collaborative tree, which was the FamilySearch Family Tree. It was searchable but not able to add to it.

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11:20:35 From Pamela Wells : Does anyone know if there is there a good WikiTree You Tube tutorial available? I would like to learn more about it?
11:21:07 From Randy Seaver : Pamela, WikiTree has many YouTube videos – check their page
11:21:52 From Cousin Russ : https://www.wikitree.com/
11:22:01 From Pamela Wells : Thank you, Randy and Russ!
11:22:21 From Cousin Russ : WikiTree YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76UUx8QAESc
11:22:41 From Pamela Wells : Thank you very much Myrtle!
11:22:54 From Pamela Wells : Thank you Hilary!

11:23:36 From Cousin Russ : Gary G the “History Hunter” in EvidenceExplained.com Forum? See “Why do Ancestry citations contain the website and original information as a single layer?
11:26:11 From Randy Seaver : scroll down a bit for EE answer
11:27:40 From Randy Seaver : Ancedstry.com is the first type, and FamilySearch does both types – one for indexed records, the other for digital microfilm without indexed images
11:31:37 From Randy Seaver : A lot of Ancestry databases have waypoints in the string at the top of the image – I usually cite that in the Source Detail of the citation.
11:32:38 From Randy Seaver : .
11:33:52 From Devon Lee : I really love those waypoints
11:35:31 From Randy Seaver : I know I have WorldvitalRecords, Mocavo, MooseRoots and several more removed sites in my source citations.
11:35:34 From Randy Seaver : .
11:36:08 From Marcia Philbrick : When you document sites as cousin Russ suggested, one should be able to find it on the Wayback machine.
11:36:11 From Randy Seaver : The only solution is to download the record image and the citation and add it o your tree.
11:36:22 From Randy Seaver : .
11:36:58 From Randy Seaver : I’m not sure that the Wayback Machine has every dynamic web page with the images or record summary. I doubt that they do.
11:38:35 From Hilary Gadsby : We need to include enough detail so that it can be found even if the website changes the original record is the important part
11:38:44 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : The Way Back Machine https://archive.org/web
11:39:08 From garygauthier : The National Archives also has an archive of its web pages e.g. 1837Online
11:39:22 From Cousin Russ : The Way Back Machine https://archive.org/web
11:40:21 From Graham Walter : Have a good trip Russ
11:40:33 From Cecelia DeBolt : Thank you! Great session!
11:40:47 From Pamela Wells : Thank you all for your expertise in so many areas Panel!
11:40:57 From Doris Haskell : Thank you, everyone. Have a great trip, Russ.
11:41:08 From Pamela Wells : Safe travels, Russ!
11:41:10 From Graham Walter : Have a great everyone


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The Archive Lady – 5 Genealogical Records You Should Never Throw Away

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Fräulein Schmidt hosted this episode of WACKY Wednesday, where we were joined by Melissa LeMaster Barker. Responding to the latest Marie Kondo push to downsize, organize and purge, Melissa wisely encourages family historians to save unique items. She also wrote “5 Genealogical Records You Should Never Throw Away” for Abundant Genealogy. Here are a few of the places you’ll find Melissa:

Melissa recommends the following resources for archival materials:

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19:01:06 From Shelley Murphy : LOL, you are funny!
19:01:19 From Shelley Murphy : No dinner for you tonight!
19:03:26 From Shelley Murphy : Hi to Melissa!!! Love the background
19:04:09 From Shelley Murphy : the old court house?
19:04:47 From Yvonne Demoskoff : what a loss…
19:04:58 From Cousin Russ : Sorry to hear that Dr Shelly. Hope your records are off site
19:04:59 From Shelley Murphy : So sorry to hear this?
19:05:29 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : https://www.facebook.com/melissa.barker.564/posts/10156140228335233
19:05:47 From Cousin Russ : https://www.facebook.com/melissa.barker.564/posts/10156140228335233
19:07:52 From Cousin Russ : Dr Shelly – hope what you are looking for in in the list
19:08:07 From Shelley Murphy : My grandmother was born in 1895, Viola Cureton.
19:08:27 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : Zoom returned a “failed to stream on Facebook” message I’ve tried again.
19:09:00 From Shelley Murphy : This is really sad.
19:09:00 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : failed again.
19:10:03 From Shelley Murphy : remember Megan’s $1,000 grant you can apply for
19:11:22 From Shelley Murphy : Wow, that is exciting!
19:12:56 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : Russ – Unable to start Facebook LIVE one last time. I’m giving up.
19:18:59 From Launa Droescher : Do we consider Certfied copy as good as orignal & delayed. I also have DD-214’s for 2 husbands.
19:20:53 From Launa Droescher : What about RR employee records?
19:27:05 From Yvonne Demoskoff : I have my brother’s journal of his trip to Costa Rica in the 1980s. Wonderful entries like “small earthquake today”.
19:30:53 From Gary.gauthier@shaw.ca : There are some documents that are very hard to obtain that, even though not original, I would be hesitant to destroy even when digitized. For example, my fathers and grandfathers military records.
19:36:44 From Gary.gauthier@shaw.ca : Do any of you remember how people used airmail paper… every bit of it!
19:40:27 From Shelley Murphy : oh how sweet…love the cards
19:40:38 From Gary.gauthier@shaw.ca : I have my grandfather’s Christmas cards from people at his office. They help tie together some of the relationships he had.
19:41:24 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : Save holiday and birthday cards to put out later. It will be a visit from family.
19:42:28 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : save old letter and card envelopes for future DNA testing of flaps and stamps.
19:44:05 From Gary.gauthier@shaw.ca : Slides present a special problem with order. I recently finished digitizing 2,000 Kodachrome slides, which are the end of their lifespan (~60 years before they go “dark”). What a task…but so necessary.
19:44:24 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : Take photo of pages. Dad has rearranged Mom’s photo album to reference his own memories.
19:44:28 From Yolanda Sander to All panelists : Would you scan the picture?
19:46:23 From pat Mickel to All panelists : Is there a synopsis of this webinar? Or can we view it later?
19:48:43 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : let
19:48:50 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : us do all comments next.
19:52:31 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : How would you label digital photos?
19:57:07 From Gary.gauthier@shaw.ca : Only in North America. Not in France. Need to use frame numbers etc.
19:58:31 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : http://dearmyrtle.com/blog2/index.php/blog/
20:01:07 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : Thanks. Enjoyed Show. Helpful.
20:01:53 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : https://www.facebook.com/TheArchiveLady
20:02:29 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : https://abundantgenealogy.com/tag/the-archive-lady/
20:02:37 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : http://agenealogistinthearchives.blogspot.com/
20:02:41 From Maurene Fehling : Thank you for your presentation today.
20:02:47 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : http://theindepthgenealogist.com/going-in-depth/
20:02:59 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : https://familytreewebinars.com/intermediate_page.php?diply_nm=melissabarker
20:03:19 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR41jOFxoDYzuEGOWgt2lxoXbJxOhXQkY
20:04:08 From Shelley Murphy : Thank you Melissa!!!
20:04:17 From Galaxy Tab E to All panelists : Thank you!!
20:04:39 From Shelley Murphy : thanks
20:05:17 From Gary.gauthier@shaw.ca : Take Care


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