You refer to Russ Worthington as “Cousin Russ” in your hangouts. You two work so well together. Is he really your cousin?
Cousin Russ is indeed my real cousin. Most folks know him to be a Family Tree Maker expert from waaaay back. He’s a serious “original documents” family history researcher, a student of genealogical methodology, a Find-A-Grave volunteer, a public speaker and a technology expert. He served in the US Coast Guard in Viet Nam. He used to listen to my old podcasts while he commuted to work, but we didn’t meet until years later. I was demonstrating a genealogy software program. Cousin Russ piped up that he had the same early Welsh Quakers in Philadelphia and Chester County, Pennsylvania. It is my honor to have him work with me producing the DearMYRTLE hangouts.
Heres’ where you can find Cousin Russ:
- Cousin Russ’ Family Tree Maker User Blog – http://ftmuser.blogspot.com
Cousin Russ’ A Worthington Weblog: https://worthy2be.wordpress.com
Cousin Russ’ YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/CousinRussYouTube
- Cousin Russ’ Genealogy Community on Google+ http://bit.ly/CousinRussOnGoogle
- Cousin Russ on Twitter: @hrworth
When you visit Cousin Russ’ Family Tree Maker User Blog, you’ll see he has tabs sorting his FTM advice into the two most recent versions of the program, though I should say he’s been teaching folks how to use the program for several decades. The last few years he has been demonstrating features in short subject videos posted on his YouTube Channel and linked to this blog. Cousin Russ explains vlogging (video blogging) is easier than blogging with screen shots and dealing with typos. I think it’s easier to learn FTM watching his videos. His calm voice makes it easy to listen and learn. Most recently the owner of FTM hired Cousin Russ to teach in the FTM booth at RootsTech 2017 and the Federation of Genealogical Society’s annual conference.
The Family Tree Maker User Blog is where I found his most recent video FTM2017 – Media Workspace embedded below. Watch how and why Russ protects certain images from being uploaded to his synced Ancestry Member Tree.
Thank-you for giving me the opportunity to share a bit about my good friend and colleague Cousin Russ. I couldn’t ask for a better partner in
crime, ummmm, conversation.
Happy family tree climbing!
Your friend in genealogy