ARCHIVED: AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 19 Land Records

AmericaGen Study Group

Cyndy Bray writes “I have learned so much more from this study than I would have from the book alone. Can’t thank you all enough.” Danine Cozzens  says: “So many avenues to investigate — thanks for all the detailed examples.”  Irene says: “I have a few new places to explore for records. Thanks for a great session.”

The AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 19 – Government Land in Val Greenwood’s The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company.) https://www.amazon.com/Researchers-Guide-American-Genealogy-4th/dp/0806320664

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Val Greenwoods book

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Note: All panelists were invited ro read the chapter and then write about how that chapter relates to their personal research habits.

DearMYRTLE’s AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 19 combined homework: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KBg9jh5i7WENM00-x0zEWe554RHhEO6LO7D3w9DjSfg/edit?usp=sharing

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10:01:06 From Cousin Russ to All panelists : The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy 4th Edition by Val D. Greenwood, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.). This week we’re discussing Chapter 19
10:01:34 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : http://dearmyrtle.com/blog2/index.php/blog
10:01:36 From Cousin Russ : WHERE are DearMYRTLE’s Webinars archived? At MYRT’S MUSINGS http://dearmyrtle.com/blog2/index.php/blog

10:06:59 From Cousin Russ : Texas GLO http://www.glo.texas.gov/

10:11:26 From Cousin Russ : Headright https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headright
10:18:18 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : metes and bounds
10:24:04 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : Hire a researcher.
10:24:15 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : from APG National Capital Area Chapter.
10:24:23 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : If it’s a CASH SALE, there are usually fewer documents in the land entry file..
10:24:52 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : The normal homestead, desert land and forest land claims land entry files are HUGE
10:25:53 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : And FGS is in DC this year! https://fgs.org
10:27:03 From Melinda Culpon to All panelists : if you do your bucket list and go to NARA – there is the Innovation Hub where you can scan these documents and NARA will upload them for the world

10:32:59 From Tierra Cotton-Kellow  : Hope to see you at FGS Cheri!
10:36:18 From Valerie Lisk : Millard Fillmore! Oh my gosh!
10:40:10 From Danine Cozzens : Regarding the X, reading and writing were separate disciplines. Historically some people could read but not write. So X does not = illiterate.
10:41:13 From Danine Cozzens : This is more colonial and early 19th C. Just something to consider.

10:43:23 From June Butka : I love the fact you added the family summary along with the transaction. It put it perspective of a timeline of his life.

10:45:25 From Susan Bleimehl : The only downside of using NARA’s innovation hub is that it takes more time to scan the documents than to photograph it.
10:47:12 From Susan Bleimehl : I like the black background for these docs.

11:02:37 From Cousin Russ : https://www.historygeo.com/
11:02:52 From cyndy Bray : I have learned so much more from this study than I would have from the book alone. Can’t thank you all enough
11:03:30 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : This has been a great session…AGAIN! Thank you so very much.
11:03:38 From Irene : I have a few new places to explore for records. Thanks for a great session.
11:05:49 From Danine Cozzens : So many avenues to investigate — thanks for all the detailed examples.


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ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 11 Feb 2019

MondaysWithMyrt

Cheryl and Myrt mention AncestryDNA pages return 404 error messages. We discuss chromosome browser alternatives. Also making the list is a discussion at 1:31:25 where Randy Seaver and his correspondent have figured that Ancestry has gone from adding over 300 new databases added a few years ago to under 100 most recently – owing to Ancestry’s change in emphasis from record digitization/indexing to DNA tech support.

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09:41:59 From Hilary Gadsby to All panelists : Have a few things to mention today.
10:00:17 From Graham Walter : Hello everyone from London

One Pot Meals
10:00:57 From Cousin Russ : ONE POT MEALS FOR BUSY GENEALOGISTS (Facebook Group) https://facebook.com/groups/293310917888676
10:01:37 From Janine Edmée Hakim : Good morning all….BTWay the Pampered Chef’s “page is GREAT
10:01:59 From Robbin Smith : Hello from Miami
10:02:09 From John Laws : Gotta say Hi from Bonnie Scotland
10:02:48 From Nancy Myers : Hi everyone – from rainy Germany
10:03:19 From Gary Gauthier : Hello from Oh so cold Calgary, Alberta, Canada!
10:04:25 From Betty-Lu Burton : Hello from drowning Arkansas. I had some problems with Zoom earlier so I may be registered twice

10:05:25 From Cheri Hudson Passey : I have been having trouble with Ancestry DNA the last couple of weeks. Getting error messages or things are not coming up correctly. No tree links, no circles etc. 

10:06:34 From Doris Haskell : When I get that screen on AncestryDNA, sometimes it helps to click on the Refresh button.

10:06:39 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Good Morning, working off generator, no power. Trees, poles and lines down for a couple of days now. Snow and ice.
10:08:00 From Betty-Lu Burton : Sheryl glad you have a generator. I hope you get your normal power back quickly

10:08:29 From Cousin Russ : GEDMATCH https://www.gedmatch.com
10:08:44 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Thank you Betty, me too! Goods neighbors though, we all chip in and help each other.
10:08:55 From Cousin Russ : DNA Painter https://dnapainter.com/
10:09:06 From Graham Walter : and Jonny Perl (DNA Painter) will be at RootsTech SLC 2019
10:09:25 From Jim Everhart to All panelists : Where can I enter a recipe?
10:09:25 From Randy Seaver : I’ve found that the AutoCluster feature on Genetic Affairs https://geneticaffairs.com/ is helpful – it groups your AncestryDNA matches by Shared Matches. If you know your common ancestor for one person in the cluster, the others in the cluster have a common ancestor with you and your known cousin further back in time.
10:09:29 From DearMYRTLE . : Cannot wait to see Jonny Perl!
10:10:06 From Randy Seaver : You have to know common ancestors with your matches to really fill in DNA Painter.
10:10:46 From Valerie Lisk : DNA Painter is great for ancestry matches because you don’t get a chromosome browser. I was able to determine that a match who was listed as a 2nd cousin on ancestry is actually doubly related from two line that were not supposed to have crossed
10:11:28 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : Ancestry DNA https://www.ancestrydna.com/kits/
10:11:52 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : Living DNA https://livingdna.com
10:12:04 From Marcia Philbrick to All panelists : Cousin Russ — Do you drill down to county when looking at the DNA maps — or just to region?
10:12:34 From Valerie Lisk : Randy, do you need to have a minimum number of matches to get a cluster? I have 4 known cousins on ancestry and we don ‘t form a cluster.
10:13:06 From Robbin Smith : on MyHeritage I found my cousins related to my Swiss Great Grandfather confirming my hypothesis about where he lived.
10:13:30 From Betty-Lu Burton : I have both recent (mid 1800’s) and colonial ancestors.
10:13:47 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : 23& Me DNA https://www.23andme.com
10:14:10 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : FTDNA https://www.familytreedna.com
10:14:26 From Randy Seaver : Valerie, are your four cousins in the same grandparent line? I have a cluster with 37 members, down to clusters with 2 persons in them.
10:14:56 From Randy Seaver : I have 52 clusters with AncestryDNA with limits of 25 to 900 cM.
10:15:07 From Betty-Lu Burton : I uploaded my Ancestry DNA to MyHeritage. Would there be any advantage to take a MyHeritage DNA also? [Note: No.] I have Northern Italian that may have come back as Jewish DNA
10:16:05 From Randy Seaver : Betty-Lu, I don’t think so. MyHeritage finds matches with your uploaded raw data. I haven’t taken a MH DNA test but have uploaded 3 sets of raw data. Lots of matches.
10:16:05 From Valerie Lisk : Randy yes we are from the same grandparents. We share 3 siblings.
10:17:00 From Randy Seaver : The benefit of MyHeritageDNA is the chromosome browser and triangulation tools – I was permitted to put my cousin’s DNA on MH and now know which chromosomes are our Richmond/Rich line.
10:19:33 From Randy Seaver : Valerie, I’ve had a similar experience with close relations, but I don’t have any sibling matches. They seem to recommend an upper limit of 300 cM.
10:20:47 From Randy Seaver : I really need to do the SAR and Mayflower descendants. Just haven’t done it.
10:20:53 From Doris Haskell : I was told I would have my DAR membership number on Feb. 5th. Not yet.
10:21:05 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : SAR – Sons of the American Revolution Eligibility https://www.sar.org/apply-for-membership
10:21:24 From Valerie Lisk : Thanks Randy.
10:22:04 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : Daughters of the American Revolution https://www.dar.org
10:22:06 From Doris Haskell to All panelists : Yes. Same here. My mother, her sister and their mother were all members. Piece of cake? Pretty crummy.
10:22:37 From Rachel Evans : My son isn’t interested in genealogy but loves to hear stories about the ancestors that served. I’m hoping that’s a way of hooking him in.
10:23:06 From Doris Haskell  : Rachel, the stories are vital.
10:24:55 From Michelle Minner : My Revolutionary Ancestor was moved to Mt. Vernon by Washington himself, in order to build arms and ammunition. Nobody in my immediate family knew about it. Those SAR and DAR approvals have lots of information that help with your search, even if you aren’t applying for membership.
10:25:30 From Betty-Lu Burton : Ok then Quakers can then be on the list of eligible people? One of my lines were Quakers and I had figured since they opposed war that I would not be able to go through any of them for DAR
10:25:50 From Daniel Horowitz to All panelists : Hi guys, Daniel Horowitz logging in 😉
10:26:23 From DearMYRTLE . : Hiya Daniel. We just spotlighted MyHeritage DNA.
10:26:42 From Graham Walter to All panelists : Hi Daniel
10:27:18 From Doris Haskell : Betty-Lu, Quakers might qualify if they were instrumental in the formation of the new government.. They didn’t have to serve in battle.
10:29:42 From Betty-Lu Burton : Thank you Doris
10:30:19 From Marian Koalski : I think that even paying local taxes is considered a qualifying act of patriotism by the DAR.
10:30:41 From Rachel Evans : One of my ancestors nursed her brother for 40 days before he died from wounds along with 2 sisters. Their father asked for reimbursement for them and supplies used in his care. I’m planning on joining on another line but want to add her as a supplemental
10:31:45 From Marian Koalski : Good idea, Rachel! We need to have more women patriots documented and on the “rolls” of the DAR.
10:33:05 From Randy Seaver : Dave, how do you document the names, events, dates, places, relationships, etc.?

MyHeritageLIVE2019Amsterdam
10:37:51 From Daniel Horowitz : http://live2019.myheritage.com
10:38:26 From Betty-Lu Burton : My Quaker ancestor is in the DAR database
10:41:09 From Marian Koalski : Excellent, Betty! Do you see any known relatives among the descendants?
10:41:44 From Cousin Russ : MyHeritage LIVE 2019, September 6-8, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands! https://blog.myheritage.com/2019/02/announcing-myheritage-live-2019
10:42:37 From Cousin Russ : http://live2019.myheritage.com
10:43:24 From Betty-Lu Burton : I just put the known last name and the father of the man, Delaplain Ridgeway, I have been working on came up and someone has gone apparently has gone through Delaplain because his name comes up as an eligible child
10:45:57 From Graham Walter : You’ve got to get there Myrt!!
10:46:01 From Michelle Minner : I have a folding wheelchair, and used it a LOT when I traveled (even on cruise ships, and airplanes, etc.) they are GREAT for mobility.
10:47:31 From Graham Walter : Bye Daniel
10:47:32 From Betty-Lu Burton : It is neat to hear able genealogy activities in Europe
10:51:56 From Hilary Gadsby : I have had to sort out a few tangles on Family Search someone disconnected my grandmother from her family
10:53:07 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : Yes, Randy!
10:53:30 From Hilary Gadsby : I am cross matching with WikiTree so that I can keep things straight.
10:55:53 From Rachel Evans : I have had the same issues with FamilySearch. I ended up adding a discussion item to the person’s profile with my argument.
10:56:07 From Marcia Philbrick to All panelists : I like the ability to ‘collaborate’ or ‘discuss’ on the Family Search tree.
10:56:23 From Randy Seaver : I still think FamilySearch Family Tree is a fantastic resource – it should last a long time, has all of the features needed, and has more profiles than any other collaborative tree.
10:58:52 From Valerie Lisk : I have met many cousins through familysearch.
10:58:54 From Marian Koalski : I sometimes think that most? People don’t notice the Discussions section on FamilySearch. Would the Life Sketch be a better place to explain that Uncle Jack is not dead?
10:59:51 From Randy Seaver : Some contributors to FSFT have added a message at the top of the Life Sketch to call attention to conflict issues.
10:59:54 From Betty-Lu Burton : My Ridgeway DAR is through my great grandmother’s sister
10:59:54 From Dave Robison to All panelists : Thanks for bringing in the SAR/DAR discussion… See you next week!
11:00:15 From Jim Everhart to All panelists : another question
11:01:52 From Kathleen Daetsch : Although they can’t change your tree on Ancestry I get hints that are coming from some of my dna matches adding people to there trees without any sources and no proof
11:03:02 From Marcia Philbrick to All panelists : An advantage of FS tree is the ability to attach the images from the county records in their collection.
11:05:19 From Valerie Lisk : Is there an advantage to having a tree on both familysearch and WikiTree? What is the advantage of WikiTree?
11:05:55 From Linda Jordan to All panelists : Will the link only work if you are already on Wikitree? By on — I mean a member.
11:07:33 From Betty-Lu Burton : I consider WikiTree more stable than familysearch because those working on WikiTree tend to use sources more.
11:08:05 From Valerie Lisk : Thanks Betty-Lu.
11:08:30 From Brenda J. Williams to All panelists : So I take it that none of the members in the screen shot are living, correct, for privacy issues? [NOTE: William Gist Froman is one of DearMYRTLE’s Unions Civil War soldiers.]
11:08:37 From JoAnn Lawrencw : Thanks for the tip about DAR. I just found by 5th great-grandfather on the list. Joseph Gaunt married to Elizabeth Borton. I’ve been looking for this info. Thanks again
11:09:18 From Randy Seaver : advantage of WikiTree is that there are different researchers than on FamilySearch. You never know where you will find a breakthrough.
11:09:46 From Randy Seaver : disadvantage is WikiTree has “only” 20-some million profiles, and FS Family Tree has over 900 million.
11:09:55 From Randy Seaver : both are FREE!
11:10:16 From Sharon Morrissey : On Wikitree .. do you have to input the information by hand or cn you upload?
11:10:19 From Valerie Lisk : Thanks Hilary and Randy!
11:11:03 From Randy Seaver : on WikiTree you can upload a limited GEDCOM file, but then have to discern if your entries match an existing profile. You do this before the GEDCOM profiles are uploaded.
11:11:21 From Valerie Lisk : How do you copy your familysearch tree to WikiTree?
11:11:25 From Robbin Smith : can you add family via gedcom to wikitree?
11:12:20 From Randy Seaver : you cannot copy your FSFT profiles directly. You could download them to a family tree program like RootsMagic, create a GEDCOM, and upload it to WikiTree.
11:12:44 From Randy Seaver : WikiTree has a Help section that tells you the GEDCOM upload process.
11:13:03 From Valerie Lisk : Thanks Randy!
11:13:42 From Robbin Smith : TY i found the upload
11:20:03 From Graham Walter : WikiTree has a comment in their forum answering the question if integration with Rootsmagic – (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10218452044681491&set=gm.10161459715750374&type=3&theater&ifg=1)
11:20:50 From Kathleen Daetsch : I have seen a whole line of my gg grandmother’s line that has no sources at all on WikiTree
11:22:03 From Cousin Russ : Graham Walters’s most excellent #RootsTech suggestion https://www.facebook.com/groups/DearMYRTLE/permalink/10161459715750374/
11:22:06 From Michelle Minner : I use Avery Business cards, and print them myself! LOL…I have always liked doing them myself.
11:23:47 From Cousin Russ : For inexpensive, high quality business cards both Myrt and Graham use https://www.vistaprint.com
11:23:55 From Cousin Russ : To create a word cloud as Graham and DearMYRTLE shared during this webinar, try https://wordart.com/create
11:24:19 From Kathleen Daetsch : I like what Myrt said before that the guy she contacted said “I know your one of those people who use source” It seems like the new breed of researches have no use for them.
11:28:48 From Doris Haskell : I can see how that might affect my tree too. I have three people named Russell Simonson Davison. And three people named William Gleason Buckley.
11:29:35 From Gary Gauthier : Graham: A side-note for you. If people are asking about the Mac version of MetaProxy, please tell them I’m doing my best to implement similar features as Tony Proctor has done in the Windows version. I will let people know as soon as I’ve something I can send out.
11:30:21 From Graham Walter : Gary: will do
11:30:55 From Doris Haskell : Michelle Simmons Lewis is a valuable resource for help with Legacy Family Tree see: Legacy 9 Family Tree Software – Users Group (unofficial) https://www.facebook.com/groups/328361930997109/

11:31:42 From Cousin Russ : Randy Seaver’s “A Reader’s Take on Ancestry.com Problems – Part III – Reduced Number of New Record Collections” https://www.geneamusings.com/2019/02/a-readers-take-on-ancestrycom-problems.html
11:35:16 From Robbin Smith : BTW I found a pair of indices for 1850 for towns of Castleton and Northfield were incorrect as of last week
11:37:57 From Cousin Russ : ONE POT MEALS FOR BUSY GENEALOGISTS (Facebook Group) https://facebook.com/groups/293310917888676.
11:39:13 From Cheri Hudson Passey to All panelists : Congratulations Laurie!!
11:40:15 From June Butka : I will participate with a recipe with my Sweet and sour meatballs. [NOTE: Thank-you, June!]
11:40:44 From Brenda J. Williams to All panelists : Randy, what was the total amount of DNA customers with the 10 percent interested in doing genealogy?
11:41:17 From Graham Walter : Have a great day everyone
11:41:21 From Rachel Evans : Have a great day everyone!
11:41:39 From Brenda J. Williams to All panelists : Randy, what was the total amount of DNA customers with the 10 percent interested in doing genealogy?
11:42:05 From susan bleimehl : Really nice event today. Thanks.
11:42:14 From Randy Seaver : Brenda, 15 million DNA testers probably 1.5 million are genealogists with a tree over 100 profiles. Just an estimate.
11:42:24 From Brenda J. Williams to All panelists : A genealogy society I belong to is trying to figure out how to connect to those very people.
11:42:39 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Yippee! Electrical company is finally here to install a new pole and get up back up and running.
11:42:42 From Pam Helm : Thank you for adding me
11:43:24 From Gary Gauthier to All panelists : Thanks, Myrtle. Do you want new recipes contributions?
11:43:39 From Doris Haskell : I’m not sure if I’m in this group already.
11:43:47 From Randy Seaver : Brenda, you can search on Ancestry Member Connect for subscribers in a community. Target them with an Ancestry message asking them to email back to you.
11:44:23 From Brenda J. Williams to All panelists : Thanks Randy!
11:44:33 From Gary Gauthier to All panelists : Got it. I cook from scratch, since I’m allergic to soy and MSG
11:44:33 From Jim Everhart to All panelists : I clicked join but no reply
11:44:38 From Rachel Evans : I will have to join and go through my recipes.
11:44:40 From Randy Seaver : If your society is brave enough, offer your society to help make a family tree with them.
11:44:54 From Valerie Lisk : You can buy riced cauliflower in the freezer section.
11:47:42 From Randy Seaver : Brenda, Ancestry’s “Search > Member Directory” doesn’t let me find members in a place any more. Only ancestral names in a place. Sorry for the bad lead.
11:49:29 From Randy Seaver : -35 C is about the same as -35 F
11:49:44 From Randy Seaver : the crossover is at -40 C = -40 F
11:49:56 From Brenda J. Williams to All panelists : I think it will be a challenge to connect people who have taken the DNA test to actually doing genealogical research. But I think that most societies will need to do this – to help get younger members as our members age.
11:51:50 From Randy Seaver : A message on Facebook on a community page might put out the word about DNA tests, family trees and genealogy societies.
11:52:46 From Brenda J. Williams to All panelists : I like that suggestion> Something all the lines of “Do something more with your DNA results”
11:53:13 From Randy Seaver : exactly! Use an example of connecting to a DNA match.
11:54:05 From Kathleen Daetsch : Goodbye


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ARCHIVED: WACKY Wednesday – Google+ is going away, AAACK!

GooglePLUS is going away

From our discussions during this week’s Mondays with Myrt it became obvious we should dedicate an entire hour to overcoming misconceptions about the shuttering of Google+ mentioned in my early post “Google+ closing down” posted 3 Feb 2019. Basically, Google+ as a social media platform never went main-stream, as has Facebook with comparable features. Whether you are a blogger, a social media junkie or coder using the Google+ API script, be sure to follow Google’s best advice found here: Google+ Shuttering FAQ – https://support.google.com/plus/answer/9217723

We met with Andrew Hatchett, a Google Product expert, and dissected the recent email notification from Google+. DearMYRTLE demoed downloading and installing the paid version of Google+ Exporter. This $19.95 program identified all of DearMYRTLE’s owned and affiliated communities, then Myrt prepared to download the .xml file and showed where on Blogger one may create a new blog and import the .xml file to populate the blog. The Google+ Exporter supports transferring Google+ feeds to WordPress, Blogger and JSON.

Importing your Google+ content (an .XML file created by Google+ Exporter) in Blogger is found in the same area where you invoke the monthly backup of your Blogger blog.
1. Create a new, empty Blogger blog.
2. Click “Settings” in the left menu bar.
3. Click “Other”.
4. Click “Import Content” button and follow the screen prompts to locate the Google+ Exporter .xml file.
NOTE: You may redesign the layout and theme as usual.


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18:31:05 From DearMYRTLE : Google+ Shuttering FAQ – https://support.google.com/plus/answer/9217723
19:02:42 From Doris Haskell : Hi Andy! It’s great to see you!
19:02:43 From Renate Sanders : Good evening all. Just about 15 minutes ago I read the sad reality that any and all comments ever made on my blog via G+ are GONE forever!
19:04:33 From Renate Sanders to All panelists : Yeah I knew it was coming… still felt shocking to actually see it in real-time lol
19:05:31 From Tony Proctor to All panelists : Can you confirm the main difference between the 2 types of comment on our blogs? I believed that it amounted to whether a comment was made directly on the blog, or on a share in a Google+ stream
19:07:56 From Shelley Murphy to All panelists : Evening folks
19:08:11 From Melissa Barker : Hello Shelley!
19:08:26 From Shelley Murphy : Hey Melissa!
19:08:45 From Renate Sanders : Hey Melissa and Shelley 🙂
19:08:53 From Melissa Barker : Hello Renate!
19:09:24 From Shelley Murphy : HI Renate!
19:09:28 From Lisa Gorrell : The only thing in my google+ personal account is the posting of my blog posts, which is done automatically by google. I have requested the files to download but have not done it yet.
19:14:05 From DearMYRTLE : Google+ feeds to WordPress, Blogger and JSON Get Google+ Exporter desktop app https://gplus-exporter.friendsplus.me
19:16:47 From Don Varner to All panelists : What was the name of Cousin Russ’s genealogy methods blog? [NOTE: https://cousinrusscommunity.blogspot.com
19:26:05 From Renate Sanders to All panelists : That’s so true
19:32:15 From Shelley Murphy : amen!

Cross-post from Blogger to Google+ has been disabled for most consumers.
19:35:38 From Melissa Barker : When I post a blog post on Blogger it posts first to Google +, where do I go to change that setting? [We pointed out that Blogger has already removed that option on our Blogger accounts, so it isn’t necessary to take action.]
19:36:17 From Renate Sanders to All panelists : I changed that over the past weekend

19:38:32 From True Lewis : Thanks Cousin Russ. I didn’t want to disrupt your previous content. I’ll do the rewind when it’s posted on youTube. Thanks for showing me where to go.
19:39:39 From Shelley Murphy : Hey True…
19:40:50 From True Lewis : Hello Cousin Shells!
19:41:17 From True Lewis : I TRUST COUSIN RUSS! lol.
19:41:20 From Shelley Murphy : LOL, Dave, trust Russ!!!
19:46:28 From Shelley Murphy : You got all this Dave????
19:48:38 From Dave Robison to All panelists : I’ll have it by the 16th…..
19:53:33 From Yvonne Demoskoff : I cancelled my Google+ account last week. I had so little there, it didn’t worry me.
19:57:28 From Shelley Murphy : Melissa did it show up before and you closed it?
19:58:10 From Melissa Barker : Shelley, I haven’t closed my account. I go to it everyday and it’s not there.
19:58:16 From Tony Proctor to All panelists : On Monday, the “Google+ Comments” setting was reverted to “Blogger Comments”.
On Tuesday, I checked and this setting was still there but had been reverted. All my comments were still there too. Later on Tuesday, I disconnected my blog from my Google+ profile. All Google+ options were then turned off on the blog. And ALL my comments disappeared. This is why I’m confused.
19:58:26 From True Lewis : The Original “Green Room”.
19:58:34 From Shelley Murphy : Okay, it shows up on my page
19:59:33 From Shelley Murphy : not the main page

20:01:02 From Don Varner to All panelists : How come it [The Google+ Exporter listing page] shows 0 posts in all of the communities? [NOTE: Because the full scan had not been invoked. The screen you saw in the video was the preliminary identification of DearMYRTLE’s Google+ activities.]

20:01:26 From Randy Seaver to All panelists :Where would I find Google+ Album photos? I may have something there.
20:03:42 From Cousin Russ : https://support.google.com/plus/answer/9217723
20:03:51 From True Lewis : I just remembered my Template isn’t from Blogger. Will it be affected much? I had a designer do it. [NOTE: It may not be necessary for your to import your blog posts, if that was your principal activity over on Google+. DearMYRTLE recommends placing your Google+Exporter file into a new, empty blog for testing.] 
0:05:19 From True Lewis : Thank YOU!!!!!!! Cousin Russ
20:05:33 From Andy Hatchett to All panelists : True – does it presently work with Blogger? If so it should not be affected.
20:06:02 From True Lewis : Yes so far. It depends on what device I’m using. So far so good.

20:06:20 From Tony Proctor to All panelists : Are blog backup files still usable in case of emergency if they contain Google+ comments from before? 20:07:23 From Andy Hatchett to All panelists : Don- no posts have been read yet so it says 0 posts until the export is finished.
20:08:36 From Andy Hatchett to All panelists : Tony- once in a file you can re-use as needed because comments are included and are no longer linked to G+
20:08:51 From Susan Bleimehl : You folks did an excellent job tonight. Thank You!
20:10:05 From Tony Proctor to All panelists : I mean if you try to restore it ….
20:12:19 From Andy Hatchett to All panelists : Tony- restoring should work with comments if backup file is valid
20:12:47 From Shelley Murphy : Wow, this wacky Wednesday was packed! Thanks
20:13:02 From True Lewis : Thanks so much, Moving forward with confidence.
20:13:42 From Shelley Murphy : good evening!


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