WACKY Wednesday: GGRG – Great Google Resources for Genealogists

Great Google Resources for Genealogists

Tonight my very distant cousin, Madam Patrice, is hosting to discuss how Google resources can save you money and help you get your research done.



19:01:25 From Melissa Barker : Hello Everyone!
19:01:37 From Rose Mazza to All panelists : hello
19:01:45 From Richard Scott to All panelists : hi
19:02:03 From Betty-Lu Burton : Hello Melissa
19:02:44 From Melissa Barker : Hello Betty-Lu
19:14:49 From Cousin Russ to All panelists : Google Chrome https://www.google.com/chrome
19:15:03 From Cousin Russ to All panelists : .
19:15:04 From Cousin Russ to All panelists : Google Photos is a photo sharing and storage service developed by Google. It was announced in May 2015 and spun out from Google+, the company’s social network. Google Photos gives users free, unlimited storage for photos up to 16 megapixels and videos up to 1080p resolution.
19:15:15 From Cousin Russ to All panelists : If you choose to switch to Google Photos, you can continue to upload photos and videos using the desktop uploader at photos.google.com/apps.
19:15:25 From Cousin Russ to All panelists : Google Earth https://www.google.com/earth/ Explore worldwide satellite imagery and 3D buildings and terrain for hundreds of cities. Zoom to your house or anywhere else, then dive in for a 360° view. The Web version is here: https://earth.google.com/web/
19:15:26 From Cousin Russ : What happened to Picasa? See Moving on from Picasa https://picasa.google.com/
19:23:15 From Betty-Lu Burton : No but kids still need to know how to look things up in books also.
19:24:52 From Betty-Lu Burton : I love it on Relative Race when they give the younger contestants paper maps and the contestants are like what is this, how do use it
19:27:05 From Cousin Russ: Gail Dever writes regarding Google Translate “The list of synonyms can also help a genealogist determine if translations are not quite accurate.” http://genealogyalacarte.ca/?p=26207
19:31:56 From Cousin Russ: Google Calendar – Here’s Dear MYRTLE’s *free* calendar embedded in her blog. You can do this for your society as long as you have a Gmail account for your society. http://dearmyrtle.com/blog2/index.php/calendar/
19:32:11 From Susan Bleimehl : I use Google Translate all the time when I communicate with a cousin in Germany. I type my message in English, put it into the translator and convert it into German so both languages are represented. He learned English in school, but still needs to use a dictionary now and then. He says the translator does a good job of converting the English to German, but still reads my email in English to understand what I’m writing on occasion.
19:34:08 From Launa Droescher to All panelists : My DearMYRTLE calendar gets messed up when trying to add to my calendar?
19:37:04 From Launa Droescher to All panelists : adding from emails
19:39:30 From Betty-Lu Burton : I do but it has been a long time since I did a blog
19:40:31 From Cousin Russ to All panelists : Blogging for Beginners with DearMYRTLE https://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=75

19:40:41 From Cousin Russ: More Blogging for Beginners with DearMYRTLE https://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=76

19:40:59 From Cousin Russ : DearMYRTLE’s Blogs: Easy-to-Make Web Pages https://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=74
19:53:28 From Kathleen Daetsch : There is also open office
19:58:01 From Cousin Russ : Google Patents (full text from around the world. https://patents.google.com/
19:58:26 From Cousin Russ : Google Keep is a note-taking service developed by Google. Launched on March 20, 2013, Google Keep is available on the web, and has mobile apps for the Android and iOS mobile operating systems. Keep offers a variety of tools for taking notes, including text, lists, images, and audio. Wikipedia. Initial release date: March 20, 2013. Operating system: Android, iOS, web.
19:58:36 From Cousin Russ  : Google Keep is found here: https://keep.google.com/
19:58:46 From Cousin Russ: DearMYRTLE’s WACKY Wednesday – Google Keep https://youtu.be/wXiHU7R1q9c
19:58:57 From Cousin Russ : DearMYRTLE’s WACKY Wednesday – YouTube Quick Study https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC64Dqmng3A
20:04:17 From Kathleen Daetsch : I have used google book over the years

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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

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


WHAT’S NEW? The Virtual Genealogy Society


The Virtual Genealogical Society is a global organization serving family history enthusiasts of all levels, geared towards those:

● whose circumstances make it difficult to attend local genealogical society meetings

● who prefer online presentations, special interest groups (SIGs), conferences, and socializing

● with an interest in connecting, networking, and mentoring with global genealogists

The Virtual Genealogical Society began with the recognition that many family history enthusiasts are merging technology and globalization in their genealogical pursuits. We aim to provide a forum for genealogists to connect, network, and mentor with genealogists around the world through monthly meetings online, webinars, social networking, annual conferences, and in-person meet-ups at conferences, institutes and events around the world.

Membership is just $20 per year and provides:

● 24/7 access to Members-Only section of website

● Recorded monthly webinars by nationally-known speakers

● Webinar handouts

● Live chat with featured speakers in members-only Facebook group

● Fillable PDF forms for family history research

● Digitized monthly newsletter

● Eligibility for prizes offered during monthly webinars

● Access to Special Interest Group (SIG) discussions and handout

● Discount on annual virtual conference registration cost

● Eligibility for prizes during annual virtual conference

● Discounts on genealogy software, databases, publications and products

● Members-only Facebook group for networking, mentoring, and socializing

The Virtual Genealogical Society encourages all members to continue joining the genealogical societies in their local area and/or in the area where their ancestors lived. These societies can provide additional benefits that include:

● Access to their local database of records and indexes

● Mentorship from society members with expertise in local records and repositories

● Field trips to area repositories

The Virtual Genealogical Society will be hosting a three-day virtual conference from November 1-3, 2019. Confirmed presenters are listed on our website:  http://virtualgensoc.com/

For more information, contact us at info@virtualgensoc.com or visit http://virtualgensoc.com/.

Mondays with Myrt – 9 Oct 2017


Time for our flagship genealogy hangout Mondays with Myrt 9 Oct 2017 – Register here.  Practical, down-to-earth advice for family historians. We talk about everything that’s come across our genea-desks in the past week. Powerful breakthroughs happen during our live hangouts. Catch the rebroadcast here, along with all the links we mentionNoon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles).

Sure, you could watch the embedded video here, but why not view AND comment during the live hangout by visiting http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/9oct2017mwm.html

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Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     🙂
Your friend in genealogy.