DearMYRTLE’s Hangouts 12-18 Nov 2017

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DearREADERS,
You’ve heard about our hangouts and have been wondering “Are these like webinars?” Yes, there are many webinar platforms, we use Business Hangouts.
  • Must I have a web cam to attend? You may view the live and archived hangouts without using your webcam.
  • What about a headset? Only panel participants need a high quality headset to ensure their voices come through loud and clear.
  • I cannot attend the live hangout. No worries, 99 44/100% of DearMYRTLE hangouts are archived and available in the same place as the live events. We’ve hosted only 8 requiring privacy due to copyright issues. If you miss the live events, catch the archived version at your convenience. It’s usually available within the hour after the *live* recording has concluded. http://hangouts.DearMYRTLE.com
  • How do I register? Log in with your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, email or G+ account. You’ll only need a G+ if you wish to JOIN the panel as an “official” participant.
  • Is there a fee to attend? DearMYRTLE Hangouts are presented at no cost. If you find the information useful, consider the Pay What You Want business model Ol’ Myrt employs.

MONDAYS WITH MYRT (90 minutes) – 13 Nov 2017 – Register herePractical, 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)

GenDoc STUDY GROUP 10 (60 minutes) – Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 – Register hereChapter 10 “Citing Numbered, Grouped, and Subgrouped Offline Sources and Information Items” from Thomas W. Jones’ Mastering Genealogical DocumentationNoon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

 

WACKY WEDNESDAY (60 minutes) – Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 – Register here. Topic to be announced based on discussions during Mondays with Myrt. 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)

 

GENEALOGY GAME NIGHT(60 minutes) – Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 – Register here. This is your chance to practice using your headset mic and web cam while we play Who’s In My Line?There will be prizes! 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)


 

REGISTER: DearMYRTLE’s Nov 2017 Hangouts

GenDoc STUDY GROUP 8 (60 minutes) Wednesday, 1 Nov 2017 – Register hereChapter 8 “Authors, Creators & Informants” from Thomas W. Jones’ Mastering Genealogical DocumentationNoon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

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WACKY WEDNESDAY (60 minutes) “Syncing with Ancestry Member Trees” Using Family Tree Maker 2017 and RootsMagic 7Wednesday, 1 Nov 2017 – Register here. Based on Cousin Russ’ FTM User question: “Would you rather start your tree on FTM 2017 and sync to Ancestry or start in Ancestry and sync back to FTM 2017?”  See: http://ftmuser.blogspot.com/2017/10/ftm2017-user-question-where-to-start.html 
9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles), UTC-7 hours

MONDAYS WITH MYRT (90 minutes) 6 Nov 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)

GenDoc STUDY GROUP 9 (60 minutes) Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017 – Register hereChapter 9 “Citing Absent, Hidden, Obvious and Perplexing Dates for Sources, Information, and Events” from Thomas W. Jones’ Mastering Genealogical DocumentationNoon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

DNAGen STUDY GROUP (60 minutes) Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017 – Register hereOpen Q & A with Blaine T. Mettinger, co-author of Genetic Genealogy in Practice. Now also available in Kindle format. 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles).

MONDAYS WITH MYRT (90 minutes) 13 Nov 2017 – Register herePractical, 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)

GenDoc STUDY GROUP 10 (60 minutes) Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 – Register hereChapter 10 “Citing Numbered, Grouped, and Subgrouped Offline Sources and Information Items” from Thomas W. Jones’ Mastering Genealogical DocumentationNoon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

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WACKY WEDNESDAY (60 minutes) Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 – Register here. Topic to be announced based on discussions during Mondays with Myrt. 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)

 

GENEALOGY GAME NIGHT(60 minutes) Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 – Register here. This is your chance to practice using your headset mic and web cam while we play Who’s In My Line?There will be prizes! 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)

MONDAYS WITH MYRT (90 minutes) 20 Nov 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 mention. Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

GenDoc STUDY GROUP 11 (60 minutes) Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017 – Register here. Chapter 11 – “Answering the Wherein and Whereis Citation Questions for Online Sources” from Thomas W. Jones’ Mastering Genealogical Documentation. Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

 

MONDAYS WITH MYRT (90 minutes) 27 Nov 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 mention. Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

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GenDoc STUDY GROUP 12 (60 minutes) Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 – Register here. Read the chapter in advance. Panelists will provide samples in their homework. Chapter 12 – “Identifying Offline Publishers and Repositories” from Thomas W. Jones’ Mastering Genealogical Documentation. Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)
THE ARCHIVE LADY (60 minutes) Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 – Register here. We visit with Melissa LeMaster Barker, a professional county archivist. 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)

 

Hangout: Mondays with Myrt – 16 Oct 2017

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DearMYRTLE's Profile PicLooks like it’s that time again – time for Mondays with Myrt. We’ve had several genealogical breakthroughs during our hangouts this past week – I cannot wait to see what happens today! It’s as easy as logging in with your favorite social media account – Facebook, Google, LinkedIn or Twitter.

Sure you could view the embedded video here or on DearMYRTLE’s YouTube Channel, but why not view AND comment at http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/16oct2017.html

WHEN
Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles).

FEE
This DearMYRTLE Hangout is presented at no cost. If you find the information useful, consider the Pay What You Want business model Ol’ Myrt employs:
http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2015/03/hangouts-pay-what-you-want.html

HOW
Now everyone can log in to VIEW and COMMENT on DearMYRTLE Hangouts. YUP! Log in with your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, email or G+ account. You’ll only need a G+ if you wish to JOIN the panel as an “official” participant.

VIEW and post COMMENTS before and during each hangout. The comments are right there with the video now that we’re hosting them at:
http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/16oct2017.html

AFTER the hangout, comments continue at http://bit.ly/DearMYRTLEonGoogle

We open the “green room” 15 minutes early if you’d like to test out your microphone and webcam. Consider JOINing the panel as an official “participant”. We may even “scramble” to mix up the conversation a bit with new panelists.

ARCHIVED VERSION
If you miss the live events, catch the archived version at your convenience. It’s usually available within the hour after the *live* recording has concluded.  http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/16oct2017.html


 

DearMYRTLE hangouts & webinar this coming week

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MONDAYS WITH MYRT (90 minutes) 9 Oct 2017 – Register here.  Practical, down-to-earth advice for family historians. We talk about what’s come across our genea-desks in the past week. Let’s explore methodology and websites, figure out how DNA test results may or may not match our paper-trail research, explore new family history software and apps, hash out our commitment to the Genealogical Proof Standard, and maybe get organized. 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). See also:


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GenDoc 5 STUDY GROUP (60 minutes) Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017 – Register here. Chapter 5 – “Capitalization, Italics, Punctuation and Other Citation Subtleties” from Thomas W. Jones’ Mastering Genealogical DocumentationNoon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles). You can catch the previous sessions here:


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WACKY WEDNESDAY (60 minutes) Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017 – Register here. Topic to be announced based on our conversation during this week’s Mondays with Myrt9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles). Check out last week’s session Watermarks & Source Labels.


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Is Your Society Growing? Social media may be your saving grace Friday, 13 Oct 2017 Register here. It’s all about selling the sizzle! Ask genealogists about the perceived value of joining a genealogy society, the will invariably say

  • networking with friends and colleagues
  • great presenters access to “boots on the ground” experts

This webinar discusses 10 ideas to pump new life into genealogy & historical societies and family associations. Based on DearMYRTLE’s blog post Do Conferences Need Bloggers? . At FamilyTreeWebinars featuring DearMYRTLE & Cousin Russ.  2pm Eastern (New York), 1pm Central (Chicago), 12pm Mountain (Denver, Salt Lake City), 11am Pacific (Los Angeles).


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GENEALOGY GAME NIGHT(60 minutes) Saturday, 14 Oct 2017 – Register here. This is your chance to practice using your headset mic and web cam while we play Who’s In My Line? There will be prizes! 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles).


FOR FURTHER READING

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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 or national origin with support for researching family and documenting cultural inheritancehttp://www.un.org/en/events/africandescentdecade/ 

AFTER the hangout we continue the conversation over on http://bit.ly/DearMYRTLEonGoogle

ARCHIVED VERSION If you miss the live events, catch the archived version at your convenience. It’s usually available within the hour after the *live* recording has concluded. http://hangouts.DearMYRTLE.com

Joining a DearMYRTLE Study Group

DearMYRTLE,
I learned from a friend about the GenDoc Study Group, which hangs out on Wednesdays. I would love to join it when it starts up again, but have a few questions.

  • This one is held on Wednesdays. Any chance the next study group may be offered on another day other than Wednesdays? I volunteer every Wednesday and would love to join but can’t on that day.
  • What is the cost? 
  • How long does the GenDoc Study Group run? 

That’s about it. I will look forward to your responses.
Thanks!
Mary

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DearMARY,
Got some good news for you! The GenDoc Study Group is archived, so you may tune in anytime and view the hangouts, along with the links we mention. Here’s the link to the archive:
http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/gendocstudygroup.html

We are using Thomas W. Jones’ brand new book Mastering Genealogical Documentation, (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2017.) Softbound available from the publisher’s website www.ngsgenealogy.org. Kindle format at Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Genealogical-Documentation-Thomas-Jones/dp/B0743HCD4T

To answer your questions (and then some!)

  • The 2017 GenDoc Study Group live broadcasts are scheduled on Wednesdays Noon-1pm Eastern US time. They are recorded so others may view as schedules permit.
  • We have not planned to study this again in 2018. I think we will opt for a Mastering Genealogical Proof Study Group, as it has been a few years since we held one.
  • There is no fee to participate in this or most other DearMYRTLE study groups. If you find a session or study group helpful consider our “Pay What You Want” option. http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/pwyw.html
    In this way we are able to minimally compensate our panelists, provide game night give-aways and permit continuing education for Cousin Russ and Ol’ Myrt here.
  • As with most DearMYRTLE study groups, we plan to cover one chapter each week for a total of 17 weeks, with a little break in mid-December for the holidays.
  • The GeneaWebinars Calendar (including DearMYRTLE hangouts) is found here: http://blog.geneawebinars.com/p/calendar.html
  • DearMYRTLE’s Hangout Calendar is found here: http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/calendar.html
  • On rare occasions, Ol’ Myrt may elect to add an additional session if a study group panel has difficulty with a chapter. This is our first time through this new book, so we will see how it goes.

There are two ways to participate: As a filmstrip panel participant and as a viewer.

Participants submit homework in advance, as do one or two of our viewers. Homework = a writeup about a portion of the chapter that particularly “speaks to the participant.” To avoid copyright infringement, we don’t use Dr. Jones’ workbook questions, but ask the participants to use examples from their own research. Ol’ Myrt prints out and comments on all homework submissions, then creates a .pdf file to share with all participants and viewers. Questions and comments from the viewers of the live hangout are curated by Cousin Russ who may elect to bring them to the panel participants’ attention.

Folks like you who wish to watch later, may locate the homework file in the typed comments accompanying each recorded study group session at http://hangouts.DearMYRTLE.com

Thanks for writing, Mary, and good luck with your research.

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