DearMYRTLE and Cousin Russ recognize the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024. We reach out to _all_ regardless of race, color, creed, sexual orientation or national origin with support for researching family and documenting cultural inheritance.
Colleen (Robledo) Greene, MLIS, is a librarian, web developer, and educator. She is the Marketing Librarian for California State University, Fullerton, and teaches an online graduate-level genealogical methodology course for San Jose State University. Her teaching focuses on Mexican and Hispanic research; DNA; methodology; search strategies; emerging technologies; and society marketing and communications.
00:42:00 Cousin Russ: Colleen’s Hispanic ancestors hail from Mexico, California, New Mexico, and Texas. She recently conducted research trips in Mexico and Spain.
00:57:05 Kim Cotton: Hi. My Mexican ancestors are from Tepehuanes, Durango, Mexico, and a few towns in Chihuahua, Mexico.
01:11:42 Cousin Russ: Janice – please type your question
01:19:28 Cousin Russ: Wikipedia: Casta System – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casta
01:34:39 Cousin Russ: Wikipedia (English): State of San Luis Potosí – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Luis_Potos%C3%AD
01:35:38 Janine Edmée Hakim: does your incredibly rich research cover those of Iberian descent who helped found/develop New Amsterdam ?
IMAGE: Joe Robledo Household, 1930 US population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Enumeration District 19-1, Block 13, Page 14b, Lines 75-83, Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census , database & images Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002, citing United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626.
This is the first Mondays with Myrtwebinar since RootsTech 2018. Let’s hear from folks all over the world about their take on the conference, including those #notatrootstech .
00:49:40 Susan Howard: Yea, you are live!
00:50:02 Susan Howard: Hi Dave Robison! Was nice meeting you in person!
00:50:37 True Lewis: Susan I was so Happy to see YOU!
00:50:50 Betty-Lu Burton: Hello every one
00:50:58 Susan Howard: I can hear that!
00:51:08 True Lewis: I couldn’t get to him. Luckily I ran into him in the Hall.
00:51:15 Sheryl Whisenhunt: I was going to say, Poor Russ, you talked too much at Roots Tech this year. Take care of yourself.
00:51:29 Susan Howard: It’s Monday!
00:52:25 Susan Howard: The Cousin Russ Help Bar was perfect!
00:52:50 Betty-Lu Burton: That looks like it would of been a great place to work
00:53:20 Marian Koalski: But missing comfy chairs for the booth worker
00:54:13 Bill West: Good morninng from cloudy Massachusetts
00:54:33 Susan Howard: Shadow box is such a cool idea!
00:55:17 Bryher Scudamore: Good evening from London, UK
00:55:35 Robbin Smith: hello from sunny Miami
NOTE Mr. Myrt and I hosted a RootsTech After-Party for genealogy bloggers. This is the shadow box I gave cousin Russ with the shadow box about his ancestor Samuel Worthington, pictured below, including a US Civil War (Union) participation medal.
00:55:46 Sheryl Whisenhunt: Very nice gift indeed.
00:56:04 Robbin Smith: cool indeed
00:56:20 Pam Helm: Very beautiful gift. I am sure he will treasure it forever.
00:56:34 Sheryl Whisenhunt: Live streaming was great.
00:56:51 Betty-Lu Burton: Live streaming worked great
00:58:02 Marian Koalski: REPEATED THANKS to Randy for the link where we could get handouts from home computers
00:58:02 Robbin Smith: I hope everyone saw or attended the “DNA No Match No Problem” session
00:58:21 Robbin Smith: that was a great session
00:58:38 Susan Howard: I think it was easier to get into some live stream sessions #NotAtRootsTech than it was being there in person.
00:59:25 Sheryl Whisenhunt: Living DNA was great.
00:59:58 Susan Howard: I’m excited about LivingDNA’s new Family Network feature. I’m going to be helping beta test starting next month.
01:00:36 Betty-Lu Burton: I am looking forward to finding out if I have Scottish in me, with the work Living dNA is doing in the UK
01:01:15 True Lewis: LivingDNA was Awesome. They stood out the most besides My Heritage to me.
01:02:31 True Lewis: Ms. Peggy had 361 Relatives at Rootstech!
01:02:54 RandySeaver: the link to find your relatives on the Family Tree app is gone now
01:03:26 Karen Trearchis: I liked using the Rootstech18 app! It is great that we can download the handouts on the app. Does everyone online now know that they can?
01:03:27 Yvonne Demoskoff: My husband (who’s Russian) didn’t get any relatives, poor thing 🙂
01:03:54 Yvonne Demoskoff: Randy, I did screen grabs of the ones I wanted to follow up on
01:03:55 Robbin Smith: i didn’t find any
01:05:17 RandySeaver: I got only one screen grab on the Family Tree app -the one that had David Rencher at the top of my list, and Pat as #5 on my list
01:07:14 Yvonne Demoskoff: I hope everyone checked their syllabi thumb drive because 50% of them weren’t formatted
01:07:28 Yvonne Demoskoff: mine was empty
01:07:53 True Lewis: I saw a lady carrying the book around and it was HUGE! (she had a roller back pack).
01:08:30 Linda Stufflebean: My flash drive syllabus says the files are corrupted and I heard many others make the same comment at the conference.
01:09:48 Bill West: Russ, you sound like Dave. Feel better soon.
01:11:09 Karen Trearchis: I downloaded the handout, then you can choose to send by email or what I did on my Mac, I downloaded it and you can choose where you want it to go. I saved to notes and it went immediately into iCloud.
NOTE: MacKiev’s Family Tree Maker booth was amazing. Cousin Russ had his own part of the booth – the HELP BAR.
01:11:44 Marian Koalski: It sure was smart of MacKiev to have you host that Family Tree Maker booth, Russ.
01:12:56 Susan Howard: The Black Pro Gen group were having so much fun! NOTE: “BlackProGen is a group of professional genealogists who research and document African American families. We share research strategies, thoughts, ideas, experiences, and whatever comes to mind while working for clients and in our own research endeavors through conference and webinar presentations, blogs, podcasts, video, interviews, and more.” Source: www.whoisnickasmith.com/blackprogen
ABOVE: Bernice Alexander Bennett, Angela Walton-Raji, Janis Minor Forte, Shelley Murphy and Kathleen Brandt at RootsTech 2016 for a discussion on “Telling Your Story” for Black ProGen.
01:13:47 RandySeaver: I missed the Black Pro Gen exhibit…my bad I think.
01:15:59 Robbin Smith: I got out as the snow was starting at 11pm they had to de-ice the plane
01:18:36 Betty-Lu Burton: How special True, what an honor
01:18:36 RandySeaver: CeCe is very thoughtful – you were lucky, True, and good!
01:19:39 Doris Haskell: What a special moment in life! Good for you!
01:20:57 Betty-Lu Burton: The theme for Living DNA was we are all more a like then different
01:22:06 Robbin Smith: Russ, the link worked for me
01:22:45 Betty-Lu Burton: True your mom is going to be over the moon when she gets that picture
01:23:46 Bill West: True, I’m jealous!
01:25:17 Teri Chaffin: true you are beautiful inside and out!
01:25:35 Shelley Murphy: love my cousin True Roots…
01:25:37 Betty-Lu Burton: True your journey into the genealogy community is truely a story of inclusion and of people helping each other
01:26:19 Susan Howard: I got to meet Nicka Smith! Love her blog!
01:27:16 Shelley Murphy: oh she ran by, no walking for True
01:27:29 Shelley Murphy: I agree Betty-Lu
01:27:51 Doris Haskell: Sharing a booth is a smart idea.
01:27:53 Valerie Lisk: True, you are in the dog house because Black Pro Gen Live is not on the Genea Webinar Calendar. <g>
01:28:03 Shelley Murphy: http://www.maagiinstitute.org/
01:33:53 Shelley Murphy: I love it too!. Russ do you always close your eyes?
01:34:54 True Lewis: I’ll get it Valerie!!!!!! Thanks for the Links Susan and Shelley! Thank You Betty Lu and Valerie Lisk.
01:35:59 Shelley Murphy: oh where did you get it from, wonderful.
01:36:08 True Lewis: Already @Shelley!
01:37:01 Susan Howard: I saw that and thought it was pretty cool but I am pretty much all digital and don’t like to carry any more than I have to
01:37:27 Bryher Scudamore: They are called Dry Marker pens in the UK
01:37:27 True Lewis: LoooOoL
01:41:35 Cousin Russ: FamilySearch’s new “Communities” https://community.familysearch.org/
01:43:59 DaveRobison: Interesting! I have a speaker on Welsh and UK research coming to WMGS this week!
01:47:17 Shelley Murphy: I left 2 hours late, heading out from the airport
01:48:00 Shelley Murphy: oh yes, I am, one.
01:51:28 Shelley Murphy: I am going to Rensselaer Historical Society next week, if anyone needs a look up!
01:51:33 Susan Howard: Living DNA Family Networks coming later this year. Will be in beta starting next month. I will be beta testing it.
01:51:58 Valerie Lisk: DNA PAINTER won an award.
01:52:32 True Lewis: Love you Cousin Shells and Thank You for Everything. Thanks Renate! We missed you.
01:53:03 Susan Howard: Yes, DNA Painter! I had a chance to meet and help Jonny Perl out at his booth. Lots of interest!
01:53:08 Shelley Murphy: @True, right back at you.
01:53:33 Doris Haskell: Did Hilary Gadsby find her way in here today?
01:53:58 True Lewis: Myko was so helpful about Find My Past was glad to meet him again. Dapper Historian on Twitter.
01:55:29 RandySeaver: Doris, no Hilary is traveling today back home
01:56:25 True Lewis: Charge it to my MIND and not my HEART! if I forgot anyone, I didn’t mean to. Rootstech has me still tired.
01:57:47 RandySeaver: I got to meet Doris Haskell in person too!
01:57:50 Shelley Murphy: oh I agree True, I am exhausted…and I am at work now. The body will catch up…
01:58:44 True Lewis: I’m chilling the rest of the week. lol. I got scatterbrains.
01:58:48 Cousin Russ: https://dnaquest.org/
02:00:37 Shelley Murphy: folks were in there crying, they got emotional. Bernice is excellent
02:00:42 RandySeaver: I really enjoyed meeting Roberta Estes, Marian Pieree-Louis, Dave Robison, Marian Wood and others for the first time
02:02:17 RandySeaver: Roberta Estes blogpost with photos of MyHeritage screens during the MyHeritage lunch is athttps://dna-explained.com/2018/03/02/day-2-rootstech-vendors-visits-and-myheritage-is-smokin-hot/
02:02:22 True Lewis: People need to include the Emotional side and look at the perspectives. This is gonna be a big deal in DNA.
02:04:21 Susan Howard: Lucky you Dave!
02:04:50 Shelley Murphy: Thats really cool Dave!
02:05:25 True Lewis: Love it DAVE! that’s how I felt about meeting you Finally!
02:06:18 Shelley Murphy: With all the vendors linked to DNA, where do you all see this going in the future? Is it really just family connections or more?
02:06:53 AnnaMatthews: It’s off the RootsTech topic, but for anyone in the NY area, the New York branch of NARA is having a NY genealogy research series, the second Tuesday of March, April, May and June. More info here: https://www.archives.gov/nyc/public/workshops
02:07:53 Karen Trearchis: Do you have to be LDS? If we have a tree on familysearch, does that count? [MYRT: No.]
02:08:11 Valerie Lisk: you have to be an LDS member to synch Familysearch with MyHeritage?
02:08:13 True Lewis: THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!
02:08:25 Shelley Murphy: It is beautiful
02:08:27 True Lewis: all the way from Norway!
02:08:41 Karen Trearchis: thanks Val
02:09:12 Maria Tegtmeier: She is wonderful – had a great conversation with her
02:09:36 Valerie Lisk: Sorry Karen. That was a question.
02:09:47 RandySeaver: Shelley, I think the BIG collaborative FamilySearch Family Tree is the winner. Findmypast and MyHeritage will partner with them, as will RootsFinder. FSFT is the biggest tree (over 900 million profiles) and will last a long time. All people will need to do is enter themselves and parents and grandparents and should be able to hook into the tree and receive DNA matches from the DNA matches.
02:09:58 True Lewis: Melissa is so SWEET for that! What a Rootstech! xoxo’s for that.
02:13:03 RandySeaver: Valerie Lisk – at the present time, yes you have to be an LDS member to sync with MyHeritage. And it’s not a sync like RootsMafic or Legacy has – it’s download 8 generations of ancestors and 3 generations of descendants from FSFT to a NEW MyHeritage tree, which will generate MyHeritage Hints which can be added back into FSFT.
02:13:08 Shelley Murphy: I think you are right RandySeaver. RT was heavy with DNA vendors.
This is DearMYRTLE’s AmbushCAM video featuring Nathan Dylan Goodwin.
02:13:09 Karen Trearchis: Yes, he is a mystery book author
02:13:11 DaveRobison: Nathan Dylan Goodwin
02:14:10 RandySeaver: I spoke to Nathan Goodwin – a very pleasant fellow and I’m reading his latest book, “The Wicked Trade.”
02:15:39 True Lewis: Sharn sent Pudding some lovely gifts. Hilary gave me something from Wales! Love them.
02:16:57 Karen Trearchis: So much fun, I wish I could have been at the party and Rootstech18!
02:17:11 Shelley Murphy: Oh True, I forgot to sign Pudding books.
02:17:26 True Lewis: No Worries. I’ll bring them to MAAGI —! http://www.maagiinstitute.org/
02:17:47 Bill West: Feel better soon, both of you!
02:18:09 Karen Trearchis: I hope you feel better soon, Russ!
02:18:11 Betty-Lu Burton: I was talking to my son and mentioned the Aussie delegation to RootsTech and he said he knew several from his gaming community that were going to RootsTech. Interesting how the 2 worlds collided
02:18:38 Shelley Murphy: I hope you feel better Cousin Russ
02:18:41 Marian Koalski: Alka Seltzer Plus, Russ
02:18:41 Susan Howard: Thanks, Myrt and Russ!
02:18:46 Shelley Murphy: Thank you
02:18:48 Cousin Russ: CONTINUE THE DISCUSSION HERE: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/102461242403735457058/+DearmyrtlePage/posts/YX31LE4Cr7F
Chapter 2 “Language Terminology and important Issues” is our focus in this session. Attendees and panelists read the chapter in advance. Homework submitted by panelists concerns their personal take on concepts suggested by author Val Greenwood. Thank-you to moderators Melinda Culpon and Liberty Evanko for compiling homework submission and leading this discussion. Note this group meets monthly, usually on the 4th Wednesday of the month.
10:05:40 From Cousin Russ : Black’s Law Dictionary – 1st and 2nd Edition on CDhttp://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=30983 A Dictionary of Law Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern (First Edition, 1891 & Second Edition, 1910); by Henry Campbell Black, M.A.; 2485 pp; CD; Published: 1891 and 1910; Republished on CD: 2006; ISBN: 1933828080; Item # US0211
10:06:13 From Dawn Carlile : They took out a number of older terms to add new terminology for the 5th edition.
10:16:08 From Melinda Culpon to All panelists : Idem Sonans – Sounding the same or alike; having the same sound. A term applied to names which are spelled differently.
10:16:15 From Maria Tegtmeier to All panelists : Name pairs have happened with our German ancestors living in Poland. Sometimes they would use their German surname and sometimes the equivalent surname in Polish. They mean the same thing but, are two different words.
10:17:05 From Molly McKinley to All panelists : I have 2 Hames brothers which 1 changed his spelling to Haymes. It didn’t cross my mind to check out the other spelling until I saw that these were in the same family.
10:17:07 From Valerie Lisk : I have 2 brothers who went by Robinson and the other 2 went by Robertson. Two different soundex codes.
10:17:21 From Lisa Gorrell : That paired names also happened in French Canada, too.
10:17:33 From Jackie Wilson : That just shows how important genealogy education is!
10:19:00 From Melinda Culpon : we have peveto, pivot, pevito cousins
10:19:02 From Yvonne Demoskoff : Hey, Lisa: I’m French-Canadian. We might be related!
10:19:02 From Isabella Baltar to All panelists : The same happen to Portuguese families when they immigrated to US. Their names and surnames were adapted to English. Many of them are similar to the native language, but others totally different.
10:20:14 From Irene : It’s probably commmon but, with my McQueen’s from Scotland, all 4 brothers and 2 uncles changed the name to MacQueen once they reached NY in the 1890’s.
10:21:02 From Leah Smith to All panelists : I have French Canadian family who at different times used 3 different surnames – French surname, dit name, and Anglicized version of French surname. There were also variant spellings of the French surname.
10:27:35 From Deb Andrew to All panelists : Was the name on that sheet, just now Ousley?
10:28:36 From Deb Andrew to All panelists : Yea, part of the Owsley/Ousley lines.
10:29:19 From Kim Krautheim to All panelists : My maiden name is Daugherty, and they’re from eastern Tennessee. My Daugherty line has more folks that have married other Daugherty’s than any other line (marrying someone with the same surname.)
10:29:23 From Lisa Gorrell to Yvonne Demoskoff and all panelists : No. I have no French Canadian ancestors. I did some research for someone else.
10:33:05 From Cousin Russ : The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy – Szucs and Lubking [Note: integrated into Ancestry’s Wiki]https://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php/The_Source:_A_Guidebook_to_American_Genealogy
10:33:17 From Janet McNaughton to All panelists : When you transcribe do you use the letters as they appear or the modern spelling or both?
10:34:10 From Hilary Gadsby : Shows how closely connected the record keeping traditions are as I encounter the same problems with my English research.
10:35:06 From Lisa Gorrell : Some hyphens were = signs either on the first line or the second line before the rest of the word.
10:36:43 From Peggy Lauritzen to All panelists : Kip Sperry’s book “Reading Old Handwriting” is excellent.
10:37:36 From Cousin Russ : Reading Early American Handwriting 1st Edition by Kip Sperry https://www.amazon.com/Reading-Early-American-Handwriting-Sperry/dp/080630846X
10:40:04 From Cousin Russ : FamilySearch Indexing –https://www.familysearch.org/indexing/
10:40:45 From Peggy Lauritzen to All panelists : They have a backlog of 7.7 millions records. Needed!
10:41:04 From Maria Tegtmeier : Indexing is great Karma.
10:42:06 From Maria Tegtmeier : We watched a recent video that says only 30% of the records that Family Search has, has been indexed.
10:49:33 From Karen Jaszewski : Thank you everyone
10:50:04 From Pam Helm : Thank you Very informative
10:50:05 From Cary Bright : To me this chapter highlighted the tools needed in a genealogy tool box. Excellent way to highlight all the material. Great JOB to the panelists.
10:50:08 From Isabella Baltar : Thank you for this opportunity! Great.
10:50:58 From Teri Chaffin to All panelists : Love listening to all of you smart people — Thanks
10:51:07 From Jackie Wilson : I love the Source AND the authors!
10:52:43 From Cousin Russ : The conversation continues HERE – https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DearmyrtlePage/posts/BSLTdNsM3DT
AFTER PARTY COMMENTS It’s a party after Ol’ Myrt here stops the official recording. THANKS to Teri Chaffin for designing DearMYRTLE’s After Party graphic. Of course that’s sparkling apple cider in those flutes. 🙂
10:55:10 From Jackie Wilson : AmbushCAM = VLOG? LOL
10:55:15 From Hilary Gadsby : Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family Historythis book costs over $50 new but is an excellent book that I use so this American Genealogy book is cheaper.
10:57:18 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Thank each of you for a good session once again.
10:57:21 From Irene : Thank you. Interesting information to go with the chapter.
11:01:12 From Roxanne Basey to All panelists : Hello – I was wondering the same thing about the wheelchair. The reason I didn’t make it to #rootstech is because I can’t walk for long enough. Can you rent wheelchairs? [NOTE: ” SCOOTER AND WHEELCHAIR RENTALS The Salt Palace Business Center offers both electric mobility scooters and manual wheelchairs to assist you while you are visiting our convention center. Our fleet is located on-site, with hourly, daily and event rates.” See https://www.visitsaltlake.com/salt-palace-convention-center/exhibit-meetings/business-center for phone and additional details.]
NEW #ROOTSTECH EXPO HALL HOURS
Wednesday 6pm to 9pm
Thursday 9:30am to 6pm
Friday 9:30am to 7pm
Saturday 9:30am to 4pm
11:01:25 From Jackie Wilson : Don’t they have a map of the vendor hall so you can map where you want to go? [ NOTE: Yes, this is the link to the Expo Hall with the map. https://www.rootstech.org/expo-hall The map is also downloadable.]
11:02:10 From Hilary Gadsby : Don’t forget to put the app on your phone
11:03:15 From Kim Krautheim : Got it, so just read Chapter 3 for next month.
11:03:18 From Kim Krautheim : THANKS!
11:04:31 From Maria Tegtmeier : They also have an app called Relatives at Rootstech
11:07:12 From Hilary Gadsby : You can use the Relatives at RootsTech when you get there https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/relatives-rootstech/?cid=tp-rt-6564
11:07:42 From Liberty Evanko to All panelists : I can hear my kids fussing at eachother. Thanks for a great session. It was fun but I better go!
11:09:02 From Hilary Gadsby : Not yet available on Android
11:10:57 From Hilary Gadsby : I may be helping out on WikiTree not decided on a time yet
11:11:26 From Jackie Wilson : I guess I had better start blogging so I can get my own [GeneaBloggersTRIBE] beads!!!!
11:11:47 From Hilary Gadsby : I share my blog with family
11:12:30 From Hilary Gadsby : My cousins family were in Illinois
11:13:20 From Deb Andrew : I’m an Illinoisan.
11:14:10 From Roxanne Basey to All panelists : It is very cool.
11:15:07 From Jackie Wilson : I live in Illinois – Chicago so if you need legs on the ground . . .
11:17:52 From Jackie Wilson : Hillary, Skype might work.
11:20:28 From Roxanne Basey to All panelists : Love you guys! Wish I had talked to you about #Rootstech.
Tune in to the archived version of our latest webinar – Mondays with Myrt held 29 Jan 2018. You’ll find selected chat dialog and the links we mention below this embedded video.
We looked at Pat Kuhn’s ancestor’s “young men’s” WWII draft card indexed at Ancestry pointing to the image on Fold3, and caution all to watch what information gets shared during a Family Tree Maker sync or RootsMagic share option.Many explained they manually update their personal database with images from hints on various websites. That way transcriptions are most accurate, and citations can be custom crafted.
DearMYRTLE is concerned when people use the FamilySearch prompt with possible names for temple work. These are prompts for research to ensure the name and identifying info is truly an ancestor. We find out what Elizabeth Shown Mills has to say about the necessity of citing a repository – there is one instance where it is essential.
Moving on, we tackled the various RootsTech passes (different days/prices) and that it’s best to download the handouts via computer so you can save the file with a recognizable name. Dropbox would make these available to any of your devices. One may take the TRAX train from the airport if your hotel does not have a shuttle. See the embedded map below.
Find out about hashtags, #GenChat, and Tweet Deck for what Cheri Passey calls “The fastest hour in genealogy!”
Wednesday, 31 Jan 2018 – 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles) The South of England to Virginia: Distressed Cavaliers and Indentured Servants 1642-75
Registration link for all sessions: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uOEpyna0QZWA6QNEE0GWUQ
Plusword – A game show hosted by Sir Michael Daniels. Come support the home team as we meet two other teams in a match of wits. This is a “view and comment” only link. No need to register. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK-vumCmPV8 Starts at 10pm Eastern US (New York) Friday, 9 Feb 2018.
RootsTech (Genealogy & technology conference) where DearMYRTLE is serving as an official RT Ambassador. 28 Feb through 3 March 2018 – at the Salt Palace in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Registration link: http://www.RootsTech.org
Selected Chat Comments
00:36:32 Sheryl Whisenhunt: Good Morning from California.
00:36:57 Bill West: Good morning from a gloomy south of Boston
00:37:18 Pam Helm: Good Morning
00:39:47 Lisa Gorrell: Good morning, everyone!
00:41:20 JohnLaws: Hi from a cold but bright North Berwick
00:44:31 Deb Andrew: She only needs theFold3 subscription, doesn’t have to upgrade the Ancestry account.
00:51:41 Betty-Lu Burton: The age is wrong. The card says 19 Ancestry says 20
00:54:04 Bill West: This is why I’m leery of syncing my Ancestry & RootsMagic trees. I download all records to my HD the old fashioned way and enter all data from the image,itself, not the transcription.
00:56:01 Lisa Gorrell: Be careful. This collection is not complete. Keep checking back. I did not find my two grandfathers’ cards. But I do have them from NARA.
00:57:04 June Butka: I found that names were added to my family Search tree that I didn’t add. I also found I could not add a second wife if the other wife’s name is already there.
00:58:09 RandySeaver: This is why I don’t attach records from Ancestry to my RootsMagic tree, and create my own source citatyions.
00:58:45 HilaryGadsby: Look at what the dataset covers I am looking for someone born in Illinois but they are not online yet.
00:59:39 Marian Koalski: I’m opinionated too, Randy. And Ancestry’s citations don’t have the needed info to re-find the record, even if you overlook their whimsical formatting
01:00:24 June Butka: It was a record hint I was trying to add. I can add them independently.
01:00:25 Betty-Lu Burton: FamilySearch will split large databases into smaller groups so they can start to get the information out sooner. Los Angeles County Death records are in at least 4 groups and we are working on reviewing the 3 and 4 groups. Still have a long way to go
01:00:46 HilaryGadsby: I have added second wife at Family Search
01:06:47 RandySeaver: duplicate Facts occur in RootsMagic when you merge a person with another
01:11:04 Cousin Russ: GeneaWebinars Calendar of Hangouts, Webinars and Online Chats this coming week: http://www.GeneaWebinars.com
01:12:24 RandySeaver: My research/opinion/news/stuff blog is www.geneamusings.com
01:14:38 HilaryGadsby: Can you share a calendar with just a few people?
01:16:12 RandySeaver: Way back when, I entered only libraries and public repositories because that’s where I found books or records. The repositories I entered 15 years ago are still in my source records.
01:16:28 Betty-Lu Burton: If it is on line then it has a URL and not a repository. Is not a repository a brick and morter building?
01:18:26 HilaryGadsby: Putting something online publishes it but what is published may only be an image not the original. What you cite depends upon what you see.
01:21:04 RandySeaver: Launa – I would state that in the repository field, and/or in the source comment field in RootsMagic
01:24:06 June Butka: The box wasn’t checked off above the previous link that said not shareable.
01:26:34 Marian Koalski: I think entering the repository is useful to everyone in the case of a rare book, too.
01:28:13 Cousin Russ: Linda – The Blog has a search field
01:28:22 Cousin Russ:https://www.rootstech.org
01:28:50 Cheri Passey: Dave, can’t wait to meet you in person at RootsTech!
01:30:11 Lisa Gorrell: This will be my first time at RootsTech. Couldn’t believe how many classes there are!
01:31:14 RandySeaver: It took almost an hour last night to download the Wednesday handouts from http://app.core-apps.com/rootstech2018/events/view_by_day?tracks&type
01:31:21 Cheri Passey: So glad you will be there, Lisa!
01:31:55 RandySeaver: I’m going to download each day on different nights – it’s boring and requires attention to detail
01:32:47 Yvonne Demoskoff: Some of the labs are already filled up; darn.
01:33:38 Betty-Lu Burton: They still do not have the broadcast classes listed yet
01:34:38 RandySeaver: Betty-Lu – they usually announce them a week or so before it starts. You can sometimes suss it out by the Hall it uses. I think Hall C.
01:35:01 Betty-Lu Burton: Thanks Randy
01:37:26 Cousin Russ: 7 Ways the Mobile App Will Enhance Your RootsTech Experience https://www.rootstech.org/blog/7-ways-the-mobile-app-will-enhance-your-rootstech-experience [NOTE: The RootsTech mobile app, sponsored by WordPress, is now available for download from the App Store and the Google Play Store. ]
01:37:46 Yvonne Demoskoff: On the app, when I click to view Exhibit Hall in “Maps”, it closes the app; does anyone have this problem, too?
01:38:33 HilaryGadsby: Not tried it yet Yvonne
01:39:16 Yvonne Demoskoff: Oh ok, Hilary
01:39:34 RandySeaver: When I save the handout, I edit the file name for speaker name and title of the talk. Example: “Thomas Macentee – Using pinterest”
01:39:44 RandySeaver: It was the same thing as last year.
01:40:02 HilaryGadsby: Yvonne I will try after the webinar
01:41:40 Yvonne Demoskoff: Thanks, Hilary!
01:42:16 Dawn Carlile: That is what I did last year. I copy the title off the screen.
[NOTE:Here’s a Google Map of downtown Salt Lake City. Br sure to look for Harmon’s, our local grocery store with the great deli-department we mentioned during this show.]
01:43:53 HilaryGadsby: Going to Blue Lemon for Commonwealth Dinner this year
01:45:08 Yvonne Demoskoff: The Holiday Inn Express is across the street from the south entrance to the Salt Palace; very convenient
01:45:22 Dawn Carlile: Blue Iguana is excellent for Mexican food and the Siegried’s Deli is great.
01:46:29 Dawn Carlile: And they have a food court with lots of options at City Creek.
01:47:53 Dawn Carlile: If you need exercise you can walk to Harmon’s where they have a wonderful salad bar and you can eat upstairs or take it with you.
01:49:12 Yvonne Demoskoff: My husband and I bought a few food items from Harmon’s to bring back to our room at the hotel.
01:50:17 Linda Stufflebean: Hope the GeneaBloggers meet for lunch again at the Blue Lemon. [Yes, we will meet on Tuesday for lunch at 1pm.]
01:50:39 Cheri Passey: Me too. Linda!
01:51:05 HilaryGadsby: I need to check how to get from airport to The Radisson
01:51:34 Lisa Gorrell: Hilary, you can ride the TRAX. [ This is the link to the Trax website: https://www.rideuta.com/Services/TRAX ]
01:51:44 Lisa Gorrell: I’m at the Radisson, too.
01:52:38 RandySeaver: We use the Express Shuttle service to/from SLC airport – only $10 per person
01:53:14 HilaryGadsby: When do you arrive?
01:53:54 Cousin Russ: http://www.genealogygenchat.com/ #genchat
01:54:31 Cheri Passey: #genchat is so much fun! I call it the fastest hour in genealogy! I learn something new every time!
01:55:31 HilaryGadsby: I like Genchat but wrong time for me in the UK participate when I remember if I can
01:57:09 HilaryGadsby: I have used tweetdeck in the past
01:59:27 Cheri Passey: I use Tweetchat.com. One you enter the hashtag and join the group, it automatically puts it in for you.
02:00:23 RandySeaver: I’ve used Tweetchat and you get only the #genchat items in last first order. You can upload your message too.
02:00:41 Cheri Passey: Anna, that just means it will tweet into the chat with your account. It doesn’t produce tweets for you, it just shares what you tweet into the group.
02:03:15 AnnaMatthews: Thank you, Cheri. That’s good to know because I wanted to check it out.
02:03:42 Cousin Russ: The Legal Genealogist Judy Russell discusses obtaining DNA from a deceased relative. http://www.legalgenealogist.com/2018/01/28/another-look-at-dna-life-after-death/
02:08:19 HilaryGadsby: I might make it to Game Night in February
02:09:25 HilaryGadsby: I will miss MwM on Monday after RootsTech as will be travelling home from SLC.
NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friends at FamilySearch.
Salt Lake City, Utah (22 January 2018), FamilySearch is a global leader in fun, online family history services with over 9 million users in 2017. In 2018 FamilySearch will be expanding its free site and services by adding new family discoveries, more online connections, expanded global reach, and millions of new sources to search. (Find and share this announcement online from the FamilySearch Newsroom).
As new photos, stories, or documents are added by other members of the family, they will be shown on your personalized home page and prioritized based on relevance. You will also be able to see new additions as relatives add them.
Enjoy more adaptive, relevant FamilySearch Record Hints. As millions of new records are added to FamilySearch weekly, the search engine maps them with your family tree. FamilySearch will specifically begin looking for new ancestor record sources you don’t already have in your tree. It will be easier than ever to add them.
Relevant ancestor event notifications, if you want, will be able to prompt you throughout the year regarding relevant dates in the lives of your ancestors. These can be great nudges to learn more about your forbears.
2. Historical Records
FamilySearch will digitally preserve over 400 million images in 2018 and publish the majority of them online. It will also add hundreds of millions of indexed, searchable names in historical records, thus making it easier and faster to find your ancestors.
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Refinements to the FamilySearch Family Tree in 2018 will extend its reach globally to more devices through improved language support and making the service faster and easier to navigate in lower bandwidth regions of the world.
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An upcoming feature will help improve collaboration while encouraging more sound edits and discouraging poor edits to good data.
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FamilySearch will continue to update its FamilySearch Family Tree appand mobile experiences, which extend the website’s functionality. Currently, the robust app has 90 percent of the functionality of the web feature.
The app will provide fun, location-based experiences for making family discoveries wherever you happen to be. The popular 2017 “Relatives Around Me” feature allowed crowds or groups to discover who in the crowd was related to them and how.
New experiences in 2018 will build upon this, allowing interaction based on your proximity to people or locations with which you have a personal ancestral relationship.
The app will also continue to enhance the research capabilities of the mobile experience, including a new Research Mode that will allow multiple windows to be opened simultaneously to facilitate multitasking and research from within the app.
Individuals are now uploading millions of family photos and documents for free permanent storage at FamilySearch. In 2018, patrons will be able to add multiple photos to a family story, rather than just one.
The FamilySearch Tree Fan Chart will help patrons, at a glance, easily discover areas in their tree where memories and sources are attached to ancestors, and help them identify opportunities where they need to be added.
FamilySearch will end its desktop indexing software in 2018 as it continues to roll out more updates to its new web indexing platform. The new web tool is easy to use and works with any digital device (besides cell phones) with a web browser. It enables hundreds of thousands of volunteers worldwide to make millions of historical images easily and freely searchable by name so online family history researchers can quickly discover ancestors.
RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch International, will continue to expand its support of community growth, personal development, and exciting industry innovation. This popular global family history conference will attract over 100,000 attendees (in-person and live online viewers).
The RootsTech Innovation Showcase will highlight exciting innovations related to family history. It will replace the Innovator Summit and Innovator Showdown.
9. Oral Histories
Family history in oral (no written documentation) cultures are kept in the minds of village elders—walking, human libraries. When they pass away, the library is lost forever. FamilySearch will increase the number of oral histories it captures from these tribal historians significantly throughout Africa.
FamilySearch appreciates its growing customer base (over 134 million visits in 2017!). When you visit FamilySearch in 2018, be sure to sign in to your free account to enjoy the most of what FamilySearch has to offer. Come back regularly to add your own family memories. Enjoy the new content added daily and the new features coming soon. Collaborate with your family to upload your favorite photos, documents, personal histories, or journals from previous years, and update your ancestors’ stories.