ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt 25 Feb 2019 #RootsTech Bound

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What a crazy morning we had at the world-famous Family History Library in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. This webinar brought together professional genealogists and DNA experts from all over the world. We send out a big thank-you to Roger Moffatt, our camera person, as well as Graham Walter and Mr. Myrt who cycled guests in and out of our production booth. Cousin Russ held down the fort with the Zoom webinar technology, and Randy Seaver located every link we mentioned, so Ol’ Myrt here could concentrate on the interviews. As you can see, a good time was had by all.

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00:34:32               Robbin Smith:    greetings from Miami

00:34:59               Randy Seaver:   greetings from sunny Chula Vista

00:35:02               Hilary Gadsby:   Over 20c in Wales today

00:35:06               Pam Helm:          Good morning from chilly Canada

00:35:25               Doris Haskell:     Greeting from Rock Springs, Wyoming, where it’s above 30 degrees for the first time in a while.

00:35:36               Gary Gauthier:  Hello from COLDDDDD Calgary!

00:35:36               Mary Lou Gravatt:           Hello from Windy New Jersey.

00:35:43               Sheryl Whisenhunt:        Good Morning from Pollock Pines California.

00:36:28               Hilary Gadsby:   68°F is 20 Celsius

00:36:51               Hilary Gadsby:   and it is Winter

00:37:18               Yvonne Demoskoff:        Watching from Hope, British Columbia!

00:38:49               Cousin Russ:       #RootsTech check-in is in a completely different place this year!😳🤔🤣🤗😊https://youtu.be/Cyu2qmqIjHY

00:39:16               Louis Kessler:     Hi all. A healthy -15 F in Winnipeg (-26 C) without wind chill. #NotAtRootsTech 🙁

00:40:25               Dave Robison:   Winds gusting to 65 here in Western Massachusetts!!

00:41:00               Hilary Gadsby:   Louis also #NotAtRootsTech this year at least not until October when I go to London

00:41:11               Robbin Smith:    I like Heredis web searches

00:41:52               Louis Kessler:     Hi Myrt, Russ, Jill and everybody. Next time I come to RootsTech, I’ll make sure I’ll arrive on Sunday so I can pop in with you at the Library.

00:42:17               Hilary Gadsby:   https://www.heredis.com/en/

00:45:19               Hilary Gadsby:   Hi Laura and Cheryl

00:46:39               Randy Seaver:   I always thought it was a fashion statement…until Thomas wore his big ones

00:48:05               Louis Kessler:     I proudly have three sets of blogger beads from Myrt, plus one I got at an Ontario Genealogical Conference which was following Myrt’s example.

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00:50:55               Sheryl Whisenhunt:        Congratulations Pat.

00:52:15               Louis Kessler:     Congrats to Myrt, the first lifetime Geneablogger Premium Member.

00:53:15               Cousin Russ:       It was very easy to sign up

00:53:49               Hilary Gadsby:   Pat can bring mine with her in June when she comes to England

00:54:09               Deb Andrew:     What about those of us that are micro bloggers?

00:54:26               Randy Seaver:   Jasia on Creative Gene was the creator of the Carnival of Genealogy – we went for several years

00:55:15               Cousin Russ:       Hi ya Roger

00:55:22               Hilary Gadsby:   Lots of bloggers here today

00:56:03               Randy Seaver:   Yaw-sha is how Jasia pronounces it.  I’ve met her.  A real sweetheart.

00:56:53               Doris Haskell:     Say their names again please?

00:57:14               Louis Kessler:     Micro bloggers can pay $2 ten times.

00:57:37               Yvonne Demoskoff:        Funny, Louis 🙂

00:59:52               Dave Robison:   I’m shocked that you have managed to keep Kathy in one place for more than 12 seconds! I’ve never met anyone with more energy!!

01:01:32               Randy Seaver:   Carol Petranek’s blog is Spartan Roots – https://spartanroots.wordpress.com/

01:04:47               Randy Seaver:  You can see many examples of the probate records being digitized on James Tanner’s Genealogy’s Star blog

01:05:43               Randy Seaver:   Some of my wife’s ancestors are in those probate records at Maryland archives.

01:07:33               Doris Haskell:     I owe deep gratitude to all those digitizers.  Thank you!  You have changed my research life.

01:08:37               Doris Haskell:     Would she want to get a rubber stamp made to add to her website to her business card?

01:09:25               Yvonne Demoskoff:        Hi Sharn and Jill, Commonwealth Girls!

01:10:04               Randy Seaver:   They got from Oz to SLC the day before they left, right?

01:13:21               Hilary Gadsby:   https://vitabrevis.americanancestors.org/author/kkaldis/

01:13:25               Randy Seaver:   Sharn White’s genealogy blog is at https://sharnsgenealogyhints.blogspot.com/

01:13:58               Randy Seaver:   Jill Ball’s genealogy blog is http://geniaus.blogspot.com/

01:15:20               Randy Seaver:   I told Sharn the story of my wife’s great-grandmother, Jane Whittle born in Australia, and lived on Sussex Street in Sydney in 1850 time.  Sharn went and found the spot.

01:16:45               Marian Koalski: Yes, https://FamilyTreeWebinars.com are expanding in a very positive way. They’re also adding closed captioning— good for unfamiliar terms.

01:17:47               Hilary Gadsby:   It is wonderful when you find the place if it is still there

01:19:37               Dave Robison:   Russ…I’m going to bow out in a couple of minutes to get to the Archives for our docent meeting.

01:21:23               Hilary Gadsby:   I know Marwell. I grew up in Hampshire

01:22:53               Hilary Gadsby:   I am meeting up with more WikiTree friends in June. Met up with a cousin on Friday.

01:23:35               Randy Seaver:   Kirsty would be a good WACKY Wednesday guest …

01:24:06               Randy Seaver:   but it’s like 2 in the morning when live.

01:25:48               Hilary Gadsby:   Nathan Goodwin [our favorite genealogy mystery writer] says he is 348 miles from Salt Lake City

01:26:52               Randy Seaver:   I want to hear Ole jokes…

01:28:09               Hilary Gadsby:   My cousin posted photos from Marwell Zoo today

01:31:25               Randy Seaver:   FamilySearch Research Wiki main page is https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Main_Page

01:32:17               Randy Seaver:   Familysearch Catalog with digital microfilm is https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/search/

01:36:09               Hilary Gadsby:   https://livingdna.com

01:37:50               Doris Haskell:     Welcome, ladies.  I told my son I would be seeing several genealogy celebrities today.  He thinks that’s an interesting combination of words.  Genealogy celebrities.  You are!

01:41:41               Randy Seaver:   Deborah Abbott’s APG page is https://www.apgen.org/directory/search_detail.html?mbr_id=4840

01:43:57               Randy Seaver:   Judy Muhn’s blog/website is https://lineagejourneys.com/

01:45:15               Yvonne Demoskoff:        I was in your French-Canadian session at RT last year, Judy. Good stuff 🙂

01:49:19               Yvonne Demoskoff:        Not there this year…

01:51:18               Randy Seaver:   Ellen Thompson Jennings is the Hound on the Hunt – blog is https://blog.familyhistoryhound.com/

01:52:08               Randy Seaver:   Jenny  Hawran blog is at http://like-herding-cats.com/

01:52:43               Randy Seaver:   hurry-up Tierra!! [She was flying in to Salt Lake City, and managed to catch the live webinar while in the air. Isn’t technology AMAZING?]

01:52:52               Hilary Gadsby:   Hi Tierra

01:53:10               Hilary Gadsby:   have a great time

01:59:04               Randy Seaver:   Shop the Hound is at https://www.shopthehound.com/

01:59:55               Tierra Cotton-Kellow:     Hi Ms. Pat! Hello Ladies!

02:00:06               Tierra Cotton-Kellow:     I’m on the plane…

02:00:15               Cousin Russ:       on her plane

02:00:47               Hilary Gadsby:   Hi Michelle

02:01:22               Tierra Cotton-Kellow:     Marie!! Bonjour!

02:01:47               Hilary Gadsby:   Hi Marie and John

02:01:59               Randy Seaver:   Marie Cappart’s website is https://histoires-de-familles.org/

02:02:40               Randy Seaver:   John Boeren’s website is https://www.antecedentia.com/

02:07:31               Randy Seaver:   I agree – everybody should do genealogy.  You find out that we are all related to each other and our personal world expands/

02:09:09               Hilary Gadsby:   Are John and Marie coming to Birmingham in June

02:09:12               Marian Koalski: Learning about earlier generations’ troubles can help us cope with our own. “If she got through THAT, I can get through this little thing.”

02:09:28               Hilary Gadsby:   See you there

02:13:41               Hilary Gadsby:   I have started Welsh classes

02:17:34               Hilary Gadsby:   Hi Audrey

02:19:54               Randy Seaver:   hi Audrey and Maria.

02:20:53               Randy Seaver:   and after you put it on the hard drive, you add it to a cloud website like Google drive or Dropbox or iDrive.

02:23:00               Hilary Gadsby:   Must visit TNA when I come to London in October for RootsTech London

02:23:10               Randy Seaver:   The National Archives (UK) blog is https://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

02:26:33               Hilary Gadsby:   The catalogue is great

02:28:18               Hilary Gadsby:   http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

02:29:15               Hilary Gadsby:   Hi Kirsty

02:29:36               Randy Seaver:   Kirsty Gray’s Family wise Ltd. blog is https://family-wise.co.uk/blog/

02:33:48               Randy Seaver:   I have been amazed by some of the challenges that Kirsty’s firm has solved.

02:34:19               Hilary Gadsby:   Hope to visit you in May when we are in Wiltshire

02:36:56               Randy Seaver:   a lot of energy at the table there…

02:39:56               Hilary Gadsby:   Hi Else I found an interesting relationship this week

02:41:19               Randy Seaver:   Society of Genealogists in UK is http://www.sog.org.uk/

02:41:55               Hilary Gadsby:   My father’s 2nd cousin married the BIL of my uncle on my mother’s side

02:44:41               Hilary Gadsby:   Maybe I am her cousin as my family are from the South coast

02:45:51               Randy Seaver:   I have 19th century immigrants from Somerset (South Petherton) and Wiltshire (Hilperton), and 17th century ancestor immigrants from l amost every county in England.  But not Wales, Scotland or Ireland!

02:49:25               Randy Seaver:   Luana Darby’s APG page is at https://www.apgen.org/directory/search_detail.html?mbr_id=3068

02:50:24               Randy Seaver:   Roberta Estes blog is DNA eXplained – Genetic Genealogy at https://dna-explained.com/

02:50:37               Hilary Gadsby:   Hi Roberta and Luana

02:51:46               Randy Seaver:   Found Luana’s webpage at https://www.lineagesbyluana.com/

02:58:03               Louis Kessler:     Hi Daniel.

02:58:08               Hilary Gadsby:   Hi Thom and Daniel

02:58:31               Randy Seaver:   Hi Thom and Daniel!

02:59:01               Randy Seaver:   Ask Daniel about the Theory of Family Relativity status.

02:59:27               Doris Haskell:     Hello!  Thom and Daniel.  It’s so awesome to see you!  I’ll be finding you to share a little hug.

03:01:08               Robbin Smith:    MyHeritage DNA has broken down Irish family brick wall for me

03:02:13               Randy Seaver:   MyHeritageDNA has cracked my adopted 2nd great-grandfather’s line – I have a match with the right surname in the right place, but don’t have the parent’s names yet.

03:02:40               Robbin Smith:    I was lucky I got a response from the match

03:02:43               Randy Seaver:   I do know the grandparents’ names!

03:07:28               Hilary Gadsby:   I had relatives last year

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03:09:18               Randy Seaver:   RootsTech 2019 Handout blog post is https://www.geneamusings.com/2019/02/rootstech-2019-syllabus-articles-are.html

03:09:18               Hilary Gadsby:   I need to get food as well

03:11:42               Doris Haskell:     Thank you!  Thank you!  This was wonderful!

03:11:59               Louis Kessler:     Bye all. Great session!


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ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt 4 Feb 2019

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In which we discuss MetaProxy, the fiasco with FTDNA changing it’s terms of service, Lucient Chart and other tools for mapping family relationships.

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  • 09:44:49 From Hilary Gadsby to All panelists : Tony has updated MetaProxy so you can automatically get meta files created just been trying it.
    10:00:27 From Hilary Gadsby to All panelists : I have just accepted a new post on WikiTree as a regional coordinator for South East England. I will say more when I know what I am doing. [CONGRATS, Hilary!]
    10:01:13 From Graham Walter : Hello everyone from London
    10:01:46 From Robbin Smith : Good Day from Miami
    10:02:00 From Michelle Minner : Morning from Tucson, Arizona
    10:02:10 From Shelby Bender to All panelists : Good morning from cloudy Florida.
    10:02:49 From Linda Stufflebean : Hello from Tucson, AZ.
    10:03:47 From Graham Walter to All panelists : Has a ‘meeting’ with Darris Williams (Utah) on Saturday to discuss a meet up at RootsTech
    10:04:19 From Sheryl Zeringue to All panelists : Hello from South Louisiana.
    10:04:38 From Gary Gauthier to All panelists : Gary Gauthier here from “Oh so cold Calgary, Alberta -27C)
    10:05:05 From Randy Seaver to All panelists : I’m not seeing he people on the big screen
    10:05:29 From Cousin Russ to All panelists : Randy – you won’t
    10:05:35 From Tony Proctor to All panelists : I have an unusual tale of tracing living relatives that folks might find amusing 🙂
    10:05:48 From Cousin Russ to All panelists : Its a chicklet in the Webinar
    10:05:51 From Randy Seaver to All panelists : oh…why not?
    10:06:14 From Graham Walter : Hi Gary: 8 in London
    10:06:50 From Betty-Lu Burton : Good day everyone

    10:07:02 From Cousin Russ : https://westmagenealogy.com/
    10:07:20 From Hilary Gadsby to All panelists : Hi Tony
    10:08:18 From Yvonne Demoskoff : Here’s some Canadian news: the 1926 Prairie Provinces census can now be browsed at FamilySearch (Gail Dever of Genealogy a la Carte announced it on her blog this morning)

    10:09:18 From Janine Edmée Hakim : One word guys….Instant Pot
    One Pot Meals
    10:11:29 From Cousin Russ : One Pot Meals for Busy Genealogists Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/OnePotMeals4BusyGenealogists/
    10:11:57 From Tony Proctor to All panelists : My stomach is starting to rumble now …
    10:12:59 From Graham Walter : This is so cruel this close to meal time 🙂
    10:14:27 From Randy Seaver : when can we order these meals from MyrtDash or WendyDash?
    10:17:08 From Hilary Gadsby : I have the old style pressure cooker that I use.
    10:17:45 From Graham Walter to All panelists : Judy Russel link https://www.legalgenealogist.com/2019/02/01/opening-the-dna-floodgates/
    10:19:20 From Wendy Gunderson to All panelists : Portable Soup- you can find almost anything on Wikipedia! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_soup
    10:19:49 From Michelle Minner : I was angry, because they changed their terms of service with no notice!
    10:19:53 From Doris Haskell : Don’t they have to have a warrant? And isn’t it on a case-by-case basis?
    10:20:00 From Shelby Bender to All panelists : Big brothers is always there…in today’s world with the internet we are just better at keeping up with the changes.
    10:20:04 From cyndy Bray : Don’t know about anyone else, but I’m not happy
    10:20:46 From Gary Gauthier to All panelists : This is why I haven’t had my DNA tested. It was bound to happen sooner or later.
    10:20:47 From Shelley Murphy : I am angry about it. That is not what I signed up for.
    10:20:52 From John Laws to All panelists : like to join the panel
    10:21:20 From Shelby Bender to All panelists : If we OPT out now, does that take away the information that they already have?
    10:21:49 From John Laws : breach of contract?
    10:22:21 From Cousin Russ : John, you ARE on the Panel
    10:22:35 From Randy Seaver : all they have is the match data. FBI or LE isn’t getting anyone’s raw DNA. They are seeing matches like all of us see.
    10:22:44 From Michelle Minner : I totally agree, I don’t mind sharing my DNA (especially for law enforcement)…I don’t like not being asked…and not being told that they were going to open up the information.
    10:23:37 From John Laws : thank you sir
    10:23:55 From Randy Seaver : GEDmatch didn’t change their TOS until it was revealed that LE was using it after the Golden State Killer event.
    10:23:58 From Tony Proctor to All panelists : I agree about the T&C being changed without notice. I’d be happy to share results with law enforcement, but can you guarantee that’s where it stops? There are people who do not agree as a matter of principle, but suppose that insurance companies got access
    10:24:26 From Wendy Gunderson to All panelists : Hilary, I hope you’ll come to the Facebook group and share your expertise with pressure cooking. It’s intimidating for so many new users.
    10:24:27 From Hilary Gadsby : Even if they mentioned it previously they should have told everyone when this change was being made.
    10:25:23 From Michelle Minner : is user anyone at all? or is user a paid subscription? I need definitions to feel more comfortable
    10:25:30 From Hilary Gadsby to Wendy Gunderson and all panelists : I am in the facebook group so happy to share what I can.
    10:26:11 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : bushwhacked aka sidelined aka snookered aka backdoored
    10:26:25 From John Laws : makes you wonder who else gets to take a look perhaps russian security?
    10:27:51 From Marian Koalski : Maybe we should ask ourselves about all kinds of online services: “Are we letting someone else hold our wallet?” (Or other private or treasured asset?)
    10:29:42 From John Laws : I don’t see how the EU thing applies outside Europe we get out when we leave
    10:29:53 From Graham Walter : Clarity of communication is what is needed
    10:30:14 From Michelle Minner : I WAS surprised by an NPE, and I don’t want to share that DNA, by the request of the family member that doesn’t want anyone to know about the NPE involving her DNA test. However, I don’t like the company changing it without notice. I only opted out for that one DNA test.
    10:30:49 From Betty-Lu Burton : I think people do not understand that law enforcement must still do a lot of leg work. The DNA does not give them a definite match until after the detective work
    10:31:35 From Linda Stufflebean : I am not happy about ftDNA’s sneaky method, although I don’t mind them using my DNA to catch criminals either. On the other hand, given the adage that once something is online, we lose control of it fits here so it sadly isn’t all that surprising.
    10:32:12 From Randy Seaver : two sets of detective work – first to find descendants of a common ancestor, second to sort out the descendants to find the right person.
    10:33:48 From Graham Walter : Can you send some chicken over to London?
    10:34:47 From Cousin Russ : https://blog.findmypast.co.uk/findmypast-friday-february-1st-2627629109.html
    10:35:11 From Wendy Gunderson to All panelists : Graham, maybe we can invent a new “portable” chicken app!
    10:35:15 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : FIND MY PAST APP for smart phones https://blog.findmypast.com/findmypast-app-2623284760.html
    10:35:47 From Graham Walter : FMP blog link – https://blog.findmypast.co.uk/findmypast-friday-february-1st-2627629109.html
    10:36:08 From Cousin Russ : FIND MY PAST APP for smart phones https://blog.findmypast.com/findmypast-app-2623284760.html
    10:36:18 From Cousin Russ : FMP blog link – https://blog.findmypast.co.uk/findmypast-friday-february-1st-2627629109.html
    10:36:27 From John Laws : I have a beef with FMP my membership of Ancestry shows up regardless whether I go on dot co uk or dot com but doesn’t work with FMP
    10:36:29 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : Thank-you, Graham.
    10:36:43 From Hilary Gadsby : I am waiting for the records in Southampton, England to be online as my 2xgt grandparents married in the catholic church and their family were catholics.
    10:37:47 From Graham Walter to All panelists : Wendy: good idea!
    10:40:56 From John Laws : Not all registries or churches give permission to digitizing of their records and some churches haven’t released their records to the county record offices yet and still keep them in cold damp vestries
    10:42:22 From Robbin Smith : What irritates me is that *not* all the records from St. Peters on Staten Island have been added and of course that those are the records I need
    10:45:56 From Janine Edmée Hakim : the borough of Manhattan is New York County
    10:45:56 From Graham Walter : FindMyPast datasets for U.S. records https://search.findmypast.co.uk/historical-records?page=1&region=united%20states%20%26%20canada&searchedrecordsetname=
    10:46:35 From Cathy Naborowski : FMP has an agreement with these Archdiocese. Jen Baldwin did a great webinar – I think on FMP a whle back talking about the process they are going through.
    10:46:45 From Randy Seaver : My guess is that when Josh Taylor was with FMP he tried to contract digitizing the church records that FamilySearch doesn’t have.
    10:47:24 From Robbin Smith : I did send an email to FMP and they said they will be updated .. still waiting
    10:47:27 From John Laws : surprised just how many children are registered without the father’s name and the mother and child have the same surname since WWI. Of course we had always had illegitimacy
    10:47:30 From Dave Robison to All panelists : Fading away! Battery warning…. See you all next week…
    10:48:02 From Graham Walter : have a good day Dave
    10:48:28 From John Laws : they consider the records to be their personal records how dare you want to know anything
    10:48:40 From Hilary Gadsby : Not sure if catholics do transcripts in the UK
    10:49:36 From Yvonne Demoskoff : Pat, I’ve had some success walking into a church’s office and speaking with the secretary. I was able to view my grandfather’s baptism record (1889) in Quebec that way.
    10:50:56 From Randy Seaver : This is a great example of how “not everything is online.” There will never be “all records online.”
    10:50:57 From John Laws : maybe the mice had thanksgiving lunch on the records

    10:51:56 From Shelby Bender to All panelists : Find My Past is a subscription site??
    10:52:08 From Randy Seaver : yes Shelby
    10:52:19 From Cousin Russ : FindMyPast Blog https://blog.findmypast.com/
    10:52:31 From Shelby Bender to All panelists : Ok – have an account already registered, but it wants more $$
    10:52:40 From Graham Walter : Some of the pages launch your smartphone browser but if it’s you online tree it’s sync to phone
    10:53:03 From Randy Seaver : and FMP now accesses the FamilySearch Family Tree to help find common ancestors for DNA matches.
    10:55:13 From Graham Walter : You can also do Newspapers directly at British NEwspaper Archives https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/

    10:58:12 From Randy Seaver : Ancestry Search Engine Problems from my correspondent – link is https://www.geneamusings.com/2019/01/a-readers-take-on-ancestrycom-problems_30.html
    11:00:08 From Wendy Gunderson to All panelists : This is annoying to hear, but I’m glad I’m not going crazy.
    11:01:20 From Valerie Lisk : I liked the HeritageQuest search engine before Ancestry bought them. You could browse on the County level or you could browse by Institution.
    11:04:51 From Tony Proctor to All panelists : Moving from 32-bit to 64-bit software is not the only way of solving this. That’s a little like a sledgehammer to crack a nut.
    11:07:24 From Cousin Russ : RootsMagic https://rootsmagic.com/

    11:10:13 From Cousin Russ : discussion of Tony Proctor’s MetaProxy program https://www.facebook.com/groups/DearMYRTLE/permalink/10161407529775374
    11:13:10 From John Laws : Thats pretty good eh!
    11:13:59 From Randy Seaver : love Tony’s fractal screen
    11:17:25 From Gary Gauthier to All panelists : The Mac version of MetaProxy is progressing along the same lines.

    11:18:30 From Cousin Russ : https://www.lucidchart.com
    11:19:48 From Gary Gauthier to All panelists : Is this a web-based analog of Visio?
    11:20:01 From Graham Walter : Gary: yes
    11:20:33 From Cary Bright to All panelists : Try this – FREE with sign up https://online.visual-paradigm.com/features/flowchart-tool/
    11:20:42 From Gary Gauthier to All panelists : Thanks, Russ.
    11:20:54 From Graham Walter : It allows to import Visio files as well
    11:21:08 From Gary Gauthier to All panelists : Graham,. Thanks to you too.
    11:21:37 From Graham Walter : Pricing model = https://www.lucidchart.com/user/129854395#/subscriptionLevel
    11:21:45 From Tony Proctor to All panelists : Dia is another similar generic drawing package for data relationship diagrams. The SVG designer is far simpler, and free, but Windows specific
    11:22:20 From Hilary Gadsby : My favourite for the UK is http://www.genuki.org.uk/
    11:23:09 From Graham Walter : Genuki – Definitely a good one!
    11:23:21 From Cousin Russ : One of my favorites for Florida interest – Florida Memory Project – http://www.floridamemory.com
    11:23:23 From Randy Seaver : Favorite go-to site for help — FamilySearch Research Wiki – https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Main_Page
    11:23:42 From Shelby Bender to All panelists : Have to depart for one of those pesky business meetings…cheers and happy day everyone!
    11:25:47 From Randy Seaver : Another is Randy’s Genesalogy Links – https://www.geneamusings.com/p/randys-genealogy-links.html
    11:27:22 From Marcia Philbrick : Map of U.S. –  shows changing county boundary lines over time (United States resource) – very helpful for research in area prior to statehood – https://www.mapofus.org/
    11:27:32 From Doris Haskell : I just stepped away because I got a FaceTime call from my baby boy, who is serving in the Middle East.
    11:27:35 From Graham Walter : also the go-to-website Cyndi’s List https://www.Cyndislist.com 
    11:30:44 From Brenda J. Williams to All panelists : Can you put the New York Historical Society link for Will Abstracts in the chat.

  • 11:33:01: From Randy Seaver : Brenda – http://ebooks.library.cornell.edu/n/nys//browse/author/n.html and scroll down to “New York Surrogates Court”
  • 11:31:30 From Valerie Lisk : For Michigan Death Certificates etc. http://seekingmichigan.org/discover/death-records-1897-1920 For Missouri Death Certificates https://s1.sos.mo.gov/records/archives/archivesmvc/deathcertificates/ To connect Missouri families using court cases https://www.courts.mo.gov/casenet/cases/nameSearch.do
    11:33:12 From Maria Tegtmeier : Favorite Polish websites http://poznan-project.psnc.pl/ and http://geneteka.genealodzy.pl/ and BASIA _ Database of ARchival Indexing System basia.famula.pl
    11:33:35 From Doris Haskell : In PA, Richard has ancestors from Montgomery County.
    11:34:07 From Randy Seaver : Brenda – and scroll further to NY Historical society links

11:35:42 From Cousin Russ : DearMYRTLE’s Blog http://dearmyrtle.com/blog2/index.php/blog/

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11:36:38 From Tony Proctor  : When Google+ goes, so will many of the Blogger comments (if you have a blogspot)
11:37:34 From Randy Seaver : Can we get on the panel that day at FHL?
11:40:34 From Randy Seaver : I never had many commenters from Google+ to my blog posts.
11:41:01 From Randy Seaver : extraordinary webinars…

11:44:18 From Cousin Russ : Download your Google+ data https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1045788?hl=en
11:44:28 From Hilary Gadsby : If we posted using our Google account that should still be active.
11:44:42 From Marcia Philbrick : https://blogger.googleblog.com/2019/01/an-update-on-google-and-blogger.html – says comments will no longer appear on blog
11:45:11 From Shelley Murphy to All panelists : yay!
11:46:39 From Shelley Murphy to All panelists : that will be fun
11:47:35 From Cousin Russ : DearMYRTLE’s YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZlX5znu6d7CCz6xobwMXOA
11:48:11 From Graham Walter : Farewell everyone!
11:48:14 From Shelley Murphy to All panelists : thanks
11:49:05 From Brenda J. Williams to All panelists : How is your kitty cat doing?
11:49:42 From cyndy Bray : might be me not you
11:50:51 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : Daughters of the American Revolution https://www.dar.org/
11:51:01 From Cousin Russ : Daughters of the American Revolution https://www.dar.org/
11:55:28 From Mary Buchholz to All panelists : I definitely think there is interest in Tony’s software and it is something a person needs to heard more than once.


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ARCHIVED: WACKY Wednesday – FamilySearch Catalog

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We consider logical research patterns as one would transition from an Ancestry Member Tree to digital records on FamilySearch.org. Participate in an unscripted, open discussion hosted by DearMYRTLE’s very distant cousin Annie Oakmont.

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00:32:58 Deb Andrew: Good evening.

00:34:22 Marceline Beem: Hi everyone

00:34:58 Melissa Barker: Hello Everyone!

00:40:54 Betty-Lu Burton: It also shows the Cousin Russ is aware that FamilySearch and Ancestry have different records group

00:43:44 Betty-Lu Burton: You can also look in the 1871 and 1881 census. Both would show the family he was living with, place of birth and religion 00:51:50 Betty-Lu Burton: The Canadian Censuses has been indexed just like the USA Census Records.

Betty-Lu Burton: Unless he came with his parents, their name would not be listed on his border crossing record

01:02:25 Deb Andrew: Just don’t ask Siri if there are any airplanes over your location!

01:02:51 Betty-Lu Burton: Do you know when and where he was married? Marriage records might give you information on parents

01:06:40 Betty-Lu Burton: Have you considered that Herbert’s parents were not married and McAlister is his mother’s maiden name or McAlister is his father’s surname and Johnston his mother’s maiden name

01:11:03 Betty-Lu Burton: You might try looking for Herbert in the 1871 census to see if he is listed with his parents now or with another family. This might help decide if his parents may have been dead in 1861. It would also tell you if he is still with the same family

01:14:21 Betty-Lu Burton: Modern gun hunting starts Saturday here in Arkansas

01:19:16 Deb Andrew: You had the most interesting Fudge Pie Recipe.

01:21:21 Melissa Barker: Thanks Deb!

01:25:38 Betty-Lu Burton: Stamp number is the page in the book, the image number is where it is (the page) on the microfilm

01:27:53 Betty-Lu Burton: Could you have looked in the land records to find out when the land was sold for the probate and would not that give you a better idea of when the probate happened?

01:30:12 Deb Andrew: I put surname first followed by state, county and then date.

1:34:09 Deb Andrew: I had a grand uncle who had to register for World War I will he was at Wetumpka State Prison, in Alabama.

01:34:21 Betty-Lu Burton: The register of prisoners should also be in the catalogue listed as item 2 on the microfilm

01:36:09 Betty-Lu Burton: some of the microfilms can have several different items that are not related, but each one is listed in the catalogue with the item number. Or at least it was like this before everything was digitized.

01:38:02 Cousin Russ: FamilySearch Catalog Film/Fiche Number Search https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/…

01:38:11 Cousin Russ: FamilySearch Catalog Locality Subject Subdivisions https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/…

01:38:17 Cousin Russ: Deciphering FamilySearch Catalog Entries https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/…

01:38:28 Cousin Russ: Abbreviations in the FamilySearch Catalog – https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/…

01:38:42 Cousin Russ: I didn’t know you could search like that by Debbie Gurtler https://www.familysearch.org/ask/lear…

01:38:49 Cousin Russ: FamilySearch Catalog Call Number Search https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/…

01:38:55 Cousin Russ: FamilySearch Catalog Film/Fiche Number Search https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/…

01:39:54 Susan Bleimehl: Thanks for all these links–I’m working with a couple of newbees and this will be extremely helpful for them.


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ARCHIVED: AmericaGen Study Group “Chapter 6 Reference Works”

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11 July 2018 AmericaGen Study Group tackles “Chapter 6 – Reference Works” from 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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Note: All panelists were invited ro read the chapter and then write about how that chapter relates to their personal research habits. Combined AmericaGen Study Group Chapter 6 homework https://drive.google.com/file/d/12Ply1IPbDglkEOFigMi9bhaRvwaZRRlJ/view?usp=sharing

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10:04:17 From Cousin Russ : Combined AmericaGen Study Group Chapter 6 homework https://drive.google.com/file/d/12Ply1IPbDglkEOFigMi9bhaRvwaZRRlJ/view?usp=sharing

The Best Punctuation Book, Period10:05:05 From Cousin Russ : The Best Punctuation Book, Period: A Comprehensive Guide for Every Writer, Editor, Student, and Businessperson https://www.amazon.com/Best-Punctuation-Book-Period-Businessperson-ebook/dp/B00G1J1QFM
Mastering Genealogical Documentation
10:06:26 From Cousin Russ : Mastering Genealogical Proof https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Genealogical-Proof-Thomas-Jones-ebook/dp/B00H48MNXS

10:07:56 From Cousin Russ : QuickSheet: Citing Ancestry Databases & Images Evidence Style 2nd Edition https://www.amazon.com/QuickSheet-Citing-Ancestry-Databases-Evidence/dp/0806320389

10:08:27 From Melinda Culpon : I travel with that quicksheet

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10:08:38 From Cousin Russ : Evidence Explained: History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace 3rd Edition Revised https://www.amazon.com/Evidence-Explained-History-Artifacts-Cyberspace/dp/0806320400
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10:09:24 From Cousin Russ : Welcome to the Purdue OWL https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

10:11:37 From Cousin Russ : Genealogical Proof Standard: Building a Solid Case https://www.amazon.com/Genealogical-Proof-Standard-Christine-Rose/dp/0929626214

10:13:50 From Cousin Russ : SAMPLE from the Internet Archive – https://web.archive.org/web/20180415052612/https://www.evidenceexplained.com/
10:14:23 From Melinda Culpon : getting the books from library sites is what I did
10:15:03 From Melinda Culpon : Texas was a map from the glo – really fun
10:18:33 From Molly McKinley : I have Goldens from Madison County, Alabama
10:19:23 From Rebecca Williams : When going to a new area to research, you might be able to find a guide to the library’s genealogy collection online at LibGuides. https://community.libguides.com/
10:21:45 From Rebecca Williams : https://guides.hmcpl.org/c.php?g=790531&p=5656729 this link will take you to the Genealogy, History and Archives at Huntsville Madison County Public Library: Local and State History libGuide.

10:27:59 From Cousin Russ : FamilySearch Wiki http://www.FamilySearch.org then Search then Wiki
10:31:09 From Leah Smith : Locality guides- what a great idea!
10:32:14 From Cousin Russ : The SOURCE: https://www.amazon.com/Source-Guidebook-American-Genealogy-Third/dp/1593312776
10:34:31 From DearMYRTLE: Printed Sources: A Guide to Published Genealogical Records https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0916489701
10:35:39 From Cathy Naborowski to All panelists : I use Evernote for my locality guides. I have a template
10:35:56 From DearMYRTLE : WACKY WEDNESDAY
10:37:01 From Cousin Russ : Combined AmericaGen Study Group Chapter 6 homework https://drive.google.com/file/d/12Ply1IPbDglkEOFigMi9bhaRvwaZRRlJ/view?usp=sharing
10:39:22 From Melinda Culpon : Can you find “ghost town” names with this?
10:44:17 From Danine Cozzens : Just found Red Dog in Nevada County CA
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10:47:23 From Cousin Russ : U.S. Board on Geographic Names https://geonames.usgs.gov

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10:48:33 From Cousin Russ : Cyndi’s List https://www.cyndislist.com/
10:49:00 From Deb Andrew to All panelists : I use Evernote and have a section called Toolbox, that is divided into main website for those topics. I also have one for Genealogy Tips and Tricks, and then just Genealogy general.
10:51:57 From Deb Andrew to All panelists : In the tool box has one the localities.
10:52:27 From DearMYRTLE : Do you want to do this tonight on WACKY Wednesday?
10:52:49 From Roxanne Cummings Basey to All panelists : Could I ask why Evernote over Word?
10:52:52 From Cousin Russ : Sure
10:52:56 From Melinda Culpon : I use both – one note interface “thinks” like me
10:53:34 From Roxanne Cummings Basey to All panelists : Thank you
10:53:45 From Deb Andrew: Evernote can do the screen capture right into it and also syncs to the Ipad.
10:53:56 From Melinda Culpon : clipping feature both is my main
10:54:19 From Melinda Culpon : use for both programs
10:55:21 From Roxanne Cummings Basey to All panelists : Oh cool
10:55:25 From Deb Andrew to All panelists : I do the e-mail thing a lot.
10:55:49 From DearMYRTLE I’d use EXCEL but in Google Sheet form because of cloud technology. (Not dependent on this machine.)
10:57:47 From Cousin Russ : Combined AmericaGen Study Group Chapter 6 homework https://drive.google.com/file/d/12Ply1IPbDglkEOFigMi9bhaRvwaZRRlJ/view?usp=sharing
10:58:54 From Danine Cozzens : Thanks everyone!
10:59:04 From Jo Ann Lawrence : Thank you for all the information. I learn sooo much. Thanks.

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ARCHIVED: GreekGen Study Group 1- Original Surname and Village of Origin

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Carol Kostakos Petranek is a frequent traveler to Greece. Carol serves as co-director of the Washington, DC Family History Center (in Kensington, Maryland). She also serves as a Citizen Archivist at the National Archives (US) and in the FamilySearch digitization project at the Maryland State Archives

 

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01:26:58 Cousin Russ: Link to GreekGen Study Group Google Sheet – http://bit.ly/DM_GreekGen
Spartan Roots Blog.

01:30:41 Cousin Russ: Carol’s Spartan Roots blog https://spartanroots.wordpress.com
01:33:26 Cousin Russ: Handout: Introduction to Greek Research https://www.dropbox.com/s/tkmdav69jerqxu7/Handout%201%20-%20Getting%20Started.pdf?dl=0
01:40:25 Cousin Russ: Handout: Using US Records to Prepare for Research in Greece — https://www.dropbox.com/s/1dxtkjxxzh9mifp/Handout%202%20-%20Using%20US%20Records%20to%20Prepare%20for%20Research%20in%20Greece.pdf?dl=0

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01:41:39 Cousin Russ: FamilySearch Wiki: Greece – https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Greece_Genealogy
01:42:34 Randi Patrick: Will we have access to this chat after the lecture?
01:43:30 Cousin Russ: The Chat will be posted on Myrt’s Blog when this Webinar is posted
01:43:51 Randi Patrick: OK. Thank you.
01:43:57 DearMYRTLE: The account at FamilySearch is FREE.

01:57:18 Patty Markos: Carol, you happen to be a cousin somehow. Lol You recently sent a request to my brother. You’re amazing, btw! 🙂

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01:58:50 Cousin Russ: Hellenic Genealogy Geek Facebook Page — https://www.facebook.com/groups/118224528189671/
02:00:59 Cousin Russ: Don – Both websites have details on how to do download & upload raw DNA data and your GEDcom file of genealogy data. There are a number of FB DNA Groups.
02:08:04 Karen Trearchis: I have a baptismal record like this for my Dad.

02:35:13 Randi Patrick: Thank you, Carol for your presentation. It was very informative. It not only helped with Greek research but other ethnicities as well.
02:36:10 Panagiotis Papoulidis: Wonderful session Carol….thank you so much!
02:36:27 Suzanne Adams: This was wonderful Carol. Thank you! Excited to hear more about records in Greece next time! 🙂
02:36:31 athnamayporter: My village is now located in Albania since 1955 or so.
02:36:59 Patty Markos: Thank you so much Carol. I’ve already received family records for my father and mother using your GAK link from you blog. Amazing!
02:37:07 Karen Trearchis: Thanks Carol, this webinar was wonderful! Pat, we will adopt you!
02:37:09 athnamayporter: Any help would be so very helpful.
02:37:31 stacey Spanos: thank you, wonderful will be back
02:38:53 Karen Trearchis: someone just mentioned a village in albania, my Papou grew up in Hochiste, Albania
02:40:05 athnamayporter: In Albania, my village is in Sopiki
02:40:13 Cousin Russ: Our conversation will continue here — https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DearmyrtlePage/posts/QSdZqomNxRd
02:40:44 Karen Trearchis: I think the village was near Korce.
02:41:25 Jackie Wilson: Thank you for doing this!!!!!
02:41:43 athnamayporter: Sopike is in the mountains. near the boarder of Greece.


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