REGISTER: DearMYRTLE Webinars June 2018

DearFRIENDS,
It’s time to play catch up and see what everyone’s been doing these last few weeks.

 

June 2018 DearMYRTLE Webinars

MondaysWithMyrt

18 June 2018 Mondays with Myrt Our flagship webinar, where we talk about anything and everything that’s come across our genea-desks in the last week.
Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)


DearMYRTLE's WACKY Wednesday Logo

20 June 2018 WACKY Wednesday with DearMYRTLE’s *very* distant cousin Our topic is determined by our Mondays with Myrt discussions.
9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)


MondaysWithMyrt

25 June 2018 Mondays with Myrt Our flagship webinar, where we talk about anything and everything that’s come across our genea-desks in the last week.
Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)


AmericaGen Study Group

27 June 2018 AmericaGen Study Group will discuss their take on Chapter 5 “Libraries and the National Archives” from The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy 4th Edition by Val D. Greenwood, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.) Available in paperback https://www.amazon.com/Researchers-Guide-American-Genealogy-4th/dp/0806320664


 

27 June 2018 The Archive Lady . We are delighted to feature our resident archivist Melissa Barker, who serves as the Certified Archives Manager at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives. A popular genealogical speaker, author and blogger, Melissa is also the FGS Forum Reviews Editor.
9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)

Here’s a picture when Mr. Myrt and I visited with Melissa at the library in Erin, Tennessee where her volunteers were scanning items in preparation for a WWI commemorative event coming up in the fall. And YES, that IS a smile from Mr. Myrt.

A Visit with The Archive Lady


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Myrt’s Musings

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

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

ARCHIVED
Most DearMYRTLE Webinars are embedded in a Myrt’s Musings blog post, along with selected comments and links we mention at

COMMENT AFTER the webinar at http://bit.ly/DearMYRTLEonGoogle


REVISED: AmericaGen Study Group Sessions

AmericaGen Study Group

We’re stepping things up a notch and adding a second session nearly every month to the AmericaGen Study Group. Our adjusted schedule will be as follows:

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Chapter 5 Libraries and the National Archives NARA
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Chapter 6 Reference Works
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Chapter 7 Organizing and Evaluating Your Research Findings
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Chapter 8 Successful Correspondence
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Chapter 9 Computer Technology and Family History
Skip session – Unlock the Past Alaska Cruise
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Chapter 10 Family History on the Internet
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Chapter 11 Family History: Going Beyond Genealogy
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Chapter 12 Compiled Sources & Newspapers
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Chapter 13 Vital Records
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Chapter 14 Census Returns
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Chapter 15 Using Census Records in Your Research
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Chapter 16 Understanding Probate Records & Legal Terminology
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Chapter 17 What About Wills?
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Chapter 18 The Intestate, Miscellaneous Probate Records and Guardianships
Skip Session – RootsTech 2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Chapter 19 Local Land Records
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Chapter 20 Abstracting Probate and Land Records
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Chapter 21 Abstracting Probate and Land Records
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Chapter 22 Court Records and Family History
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Chapter 23 Property Rights of Women as a Consideration
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Chapter 24 Church Records and Family History
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Chapter 25 Immigrant Origins: American Finding Aids
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Chapter 26 Military Records: Colonial Wars and the American Revolution
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Chapter 27 Military Records: After the Revolution
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Chapter 28 Cemetery and Burial Records

REGISTRATION
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_m-BvT1rGQGWI6RMyC2YRKw

ARCHIVE
Sessions are archived at: http://dearmyrtle.com/blog2/index.php/blog/

SYLLABUS
Researchers Guide to American Genealogy 4th Edition by Val D. Greenwood, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.) Available in paperback https://www.amazon.com/Researchers-Guide-American-Genealogy-4th/dp/0806320664

NOTICE
Due to copyright restrictions, panel participants have been instructed to write about one part of the chapter that “speaks to” them. Examples are from their own research. When quoting the author, Val D. Greenwood, panelists will merely incorporate a sentence or two in their homework.

All panelists have viewed The Legal Genealogist Judy Russell’s interview with DearMYRTLE and Cousin Russ located here:
https://youtu.be/uFpET_NWFeU

 


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Myrt’s Musings

Here’s the link to DearMYRTLE’s Event Calendar – http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/calendar.html

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


 

 

Disclosure Statement

As author of DearMYRTLE’s Genealogy Blog (old) and Myrt’s Musings (new) blogs I make the following statements:

EMAIL: Understandably, it is impossible to answer every email or blog comment. However, when Ol’ Myrt here notices trends, I may decide to use your email query as a lead-in for an upcoming blog post.  For that reason, I advise my DearREADERS to use a “genealogy email” address, and maintain anti-virus and anti-spam software to minimize issues. If you do not wish to have your email address included in the blog post, please so specify in your initial query. Your query may be slightly edited for length and/or clarity. Bear in mind, you will then have to follow the blog comments to find any responses which may prove useful to your research. Ol’ Myrt here is quite simply unable to pass information privately between researchers.  Click to view CONTACT FORM

CONTENT and recommended links reflect my personal opinion. All links are valid at the time of publication. The sites I link to are not under my control. If their content changes after publication, I don’t expect to go back and change my blog postings, so use Google, or get creative and explore that external website for the information you seek. I also recommend Internet Archives.org’s WayBack Machine. I expect to make minor adjustments from time to time, but frankly, spending time with my grandchildren is much more important to me than fixing URLs for websites that capriciously change their links.

BLOG HONORS:As a genealogy blogger, I have been selected from time to time as a blog of honor for a specific conference. I clearly state so in my blog postings about a conference.FamilyHistoryExpos.comand RootsTech.org have provided free admission, and an occasional dinner in exchange for this honor.

ADVERTISING: DearMYRTLE does not accept advertising.

VERIFICATION: Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

COMPENSATION: The owner of this blog is sometimes compensated to provide opinions on products, services, websites and various other topics. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely this bloggers’ own. The owner has received products, services, payments from the following:

  • Amazon: I periodically use and clearly label affiliate links and advertising for Amazon on this blog and other blogs and websites I own.  I receive compensation for sales made through these links to Amazon.
  • AncestorSync: I have received a complimentary copy of AncestorSync no longer in production.
  • Ancestry.com: I have attended various blogger day events which have included compensation for travel and meal expenses; I have attended various events at genealogy conferences (by invitation) which included free meals and free copies of Family Tree Maker software as well as logo ware (promotion items with the Ancestry.com logo).
  • Association of Professional Genealogists – I am a member of APG.
  • BetterGEDCOM I participated as a co-founder and volunteer organizer at BetterGEDCOM. I received no income from this association. I funded the chat room, advanced wikispaces account, and usually hosted a developers meeting weekly using my personal GoToWebinar.com account. I elected to take emeritus status, and the group has morphed into FHISO.org.
  • DropBox – My articles about Dropbox.com include a referral link, and have explained that an individual’s Dropbox space can be expanded up to 16GB of space as we refer friends.
  • Fairfax Genealogical Society. I am a previous member of this society, and support my husband’s interests with this organization.
  • Family History Expos: I have been named a Blogger of Honor by Family History Expos and/or have presented as a speaker for various events including the Arizona, Utah and Georgia. In exchange, I receive complimentary registration, complimentary wi-fi access, complimentary banquet or event admission, as well as complimentary promotional gift items. However, I was not otherwise paid for my presentations or participation in the Blogger of Honor space in the exhibit hall.
  • FamilySearch: I have attended various events at genealogy conferences (by invitation) which included transportation, accommodations, meals and free FamilySearch logo promotional items. In addition, I attended the Family Search Bloggers Day on October 21, 2010 and I was compensated for transportation, hotel accommodations and meals. And I have been designated a RootsTech Official Blogger for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, and official Ambassador in 2015-2018, which entitled me to free registration, free ethernet connection to the web, use of audio and video recording space during the conference when available. I am a member of the LDS Church, but do not consider this a conflict of interest.
  • FamilyTreeWebinars.com: I have given a variety of webinars for this website and received a speaker’s honorarium. In addition there are monthly residuals based on the number of times these webinars were viewed after the live event.
  • Federation of Genealogical Societies: As a 2011 FGS Conference Official Blogger, I received press credentials and free conference pass. All other expenses of travel, hotel and meals remain my personal responsibility.
  • FindMyPast.com had given me complimentary access to its website from time to time. I currently have a paid access account.
  • Footnote.com now called Fold3.com I occasionally use labeled affiliate links and advertising for Footnote on this blog and other blogs and websites I own. I receive compensation for sales made through these links to Fold3.
  • Genealogical Publishing Company: I receive complimentary copies of books and other items for review. I keep the items for personal use or I will often donate them to local or regional libraries for their non-circulating genealogy departments, or to genealogical societies as door prizes.
  • Genealogical Speakers Guild: I have been a member of GSG, but no longer travel to speak for local genealogy societies.
  • GenealogyBank: I have used labeled affiliate links and advertising for GenealogyBank on this blog. I receive compensation for sales made through these links to GenealogyBank, but I pay for my membership access to this service.
  • GeneaWebinars: I set up this .com website to point to the blog, created the Google calendar and invite all known webinar hosts and virtual presenters to have author rights to the blog and admin rights to the calendar. This effort costs me about $20 annually.
  • Geni.com I have received a complimentary pro membership to Geni.com from time to time.
  • DearMYRTLE Genealogy Community on Google+  is a free service from Google. I do not receive any compensation from this.
  • Legacy Family Tree: I have received complimentary copies of software and training materials. I also have produced several webinars for which I have been compensated via speakers fees and recording royalties.
  • MyHeritage.com I previously received complimentary membership to MyHeritage.com, though now I have a free LDS account with this service.
  • Pay What You Want – DearMYRTLE’s Hangouts on Air are provided free of charge, with the consideration that if attendees like the work DearMYRTLE is doing, a consideration can be made in the form of “Pay What You Want” via PayPal or credit card through PayPal. See Hangouts: Pay what you want blog post for details.
  • RootsMagic: I have received free copies of software on various occasions.
  • Second Life: I am a dues paying member of SecondLife.com, at this this site offering free and paid access to this virtual reality space. As the owner of  the Just Genealogy area, I pay for the land (about $75 monthly) and advertising. I have created both meeting and display space for hosting genealogy meetings throughout the week. I do receive rental income from those who use cottages in Just Genealogy. Income just covers my expenses.  I also have built on land in the LDS area known as the Family History Centre, where there are links to FamilySearch.org record collections. I have permission to host weekly meetings at the Centre.
  • Speaking Engagements: From time to time, DearMYRTLE is invited to speak virtually (via computer). I receive a speaker’s fee which varies depending on circumstances.
  • WikiTree: I have received a complimentary access to WikiTree, and have experimented with the newly emerging WikiTree photo pedigrees.
  • WorldVitalRecords: I have an affiliate relationship with this website, and have been provided complimentary access to the site.

CONTACT:
Pat Richley-Erickson

Myrt@DearMYRTLE.com 
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updated 21 May 2018.