ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 22 Jan 2018


Mondays with Myrt, where we talk about anything and everything that has come across our genea-desks during the past week. Our topics include upcoming events,  how this Zoom Webinar interface is readily viewable on a variety of devices in addition to the following. Links we mention are found in the selected chat comments below.

  1. Is shooting itself in the fool by not indexing it’s online trees since Oct 2017?
  2. Ancestry Member Trees don’t receive hints in certain situations
  3. Ancestry Trees consider the attached documents and citations you upload through Family Tree Maker or RootsMagic as “other sources” and so they won’t be indexed.
  4. Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks content prompts.
  5. David Allen Lambert
  6. Extreme Genes
  7. Western Massachusetts Genealogical Society is switching from Google Hangouts to Zoom webinars.
  8. Genealogy Girl Talks
  9. Instagram
  10. Guild of One-Name Studies
  11. Problems at MyHeritageDNA with communication between matches
  12. NextGen Live tonight features our friend Blaine Bettinger, The Genetic Genealogist
  13. GeneaWebinars Calendar and Blog.

Selected Chat Comments

Upcoming events

10:02:20 From Cousin Russ : GenDoc Study Group – Wednesday 24 Jan 2018,noon Eastern US (New York) SYLLABUS Mastering Genealogical Documentation by Thomas W. Jones, 2017 (Arlington, VA: National Genealogical Society). [Available from the publisher at and in Amazon’s Kindle bookstore.] REGISTRATION URL
10:02:41 From Valerie Eichler Lair : Yayyy last one!!! Then again, will miss the weekly GenDoc get together!

10:05:14 From Cousin Russ : THE ARCHIVE LADY – 24 Jan 2018 – 9pm Eastern US (New York). We are delighted to feature our resident archivist Melissa Barker, who serves as the Certified Archives Manager at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives. A popular genealogical speaker, author and blogger, Melissa is also the FGS Forum Reviews Editor. REGISTRATION URL
10:05:31 From Shelley Murphy to All panelists : This will be exciting!

10:06:03 From Cousin Russ : NGSQ Study Group in Second Life – Thursday, January 25 at 7:00pm – 8:00pm (SL time is the same as Pacific US time) Description:The Second Life NGSQ Study Group focuses on a specific article from the National Genealogical Society Quarterly 11 months each year. Hosted by Ellington Sweeney. We meet on the 4th Thursdays as follows: WHEN 6pm SL time (Same as Pacific US) WHERE

Second Life Avatars and Genealogy

NOTE: This is the link to the Archived: WW Second Life Avatars and Genealogy where Ol’ Myrt here demonstrates how to set up as free account in Second Life, create an avatar, and get to the Just Genealogy FirePit where this meeting is held.


10:06:54 From Cousin Russ : AmericaGen STUDY GROUP – Chapter 1 – 31 Jan 2018, Noon Eastern US (New York). SYLLABUS: Researchers Guide to American Genealogy 4th Edition by Val D. Greenwood, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.) Available in paperback, REGISTRATION PAGE

10:03:17 From Cousin Russ : ALBION’S SEED STUDY GROUP – 31 Jan 2018 – 9pm Eastern US (New York) The South of England to Virginia: Distressed Cavaliers and Indentured Servants 1642-75. SYLLABUS Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America by David Hackett Fischer s, 1989 (New York: Oxford University Press). REGISTRATION URL

10:09:03 From Shelley Murphy : Plusword was hilarious!
10:09:19 From Valerie Eichler Lair : It was my first time seeing Plusword. And, yes, it was SO much fun to watch!
10:09:38 From Betty-Lu Burton : It was a blast, I just have to learn how to get into the chat now
10:11:17 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Whatever you are doing now shows the whole panel.
10:11:52 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : And I thank you for that Russ.
10:12:56 From DearMYRTLE to All panelists : Randy – anything you want to talk about this morning – send the link here.
10:13:38 From Doris Haskell : I am enjoying the handsome bow tie that John Laws is sporting today.
10:14:38 From Shelley Murphy : The quality is way better!
10:17:49 From Doris Haskell : When the time is right, I just realized I have something to share about family birthday calendars/spreadsheets.
10:18:04 From Danine Cozzens : The ics calendar on zoom works well for me — just click and go.
10:18:19 From Valerie Eichler Lair : Windows 10 PC
10:18:20 From Jacqueline Wilson : Mac HiSierra
10:18:22 From Denise Coughlin to All panelists : Work computer via Chrome 🙂
10:18:23 From Debi Polen : windows 10 laptop
10:18:25 From Pam Helm : I am on a desktop mac
10:18:26 From Dawn Carlile : Windows 10 pc laptop
10:18:26 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : It does not hangup, stall, or stop at the most inopportune times where you have to restart.
10:18:29 From Milissa Boyer Kafes to All panelists : windows 10 pc
10:18:34 From Molly McKinley to All panelists : Windows 10 desktop
10:18:36 From Betty-Lu Burton : Windows 7 PC laptop
10:18:38 From Valerie Lisk : Windows 7 laptop on Chrome
10:18:39 From Kim Knepper to All panelists : Samsung tablet
10:18:40 From Deb Andrew : Ipad Pro
10:18:41 From Mary Lou Gravatt : Windows 10 PC tower
10:18:43 From Denise Olson to All panelists : my iPad – great quality
10:18:43 From Danine Cozzens : MacBook Pro 2012 Laptop
10:18:44 From Cheri Passey : Windows 10, running on chrome. Great quality!
10:18:52 From Shelley Murphy : I am at work and on Windows 10, laptop, PC.
10:18:54 From Sheryl Zeringue to All panelists : Windows 10 laptop on Chrome
10:18:57 From Joanne Shackford Parkes : On Mac PowerBook – transition to Zoom was very easy but that’s because of the hard work behind the scenes by you guys
10:18:58 From Elizabeth McMurrey to All panelists : Windows10 PC, very good quality.
10:19:05 From Cyndy Bray to All panelists : windows 7 laptop quality good
10:19:17 From Yvonne Demoskoff : Windows 7, Chrome; the best thing so far is that the connection doesn’t drop like it regularly did when using Bus. Hangouts
10:19:19 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : I have Windows 10 laptop and/or desktop.
10:19:20 From Marcia Philbrick to All panelists : Windows 10 PC (normally on a Windows 10 laptop – but it is running updates)
10:19:21 From Susan Bleimehl : Windows 10 laptop Chrome browser DLS internet connection.
10:19:30 From Shelley Murphy : I agree Joanne…it was an ease, at home I am on my Macbook Pro 2012
10:19:38 From Marie V Melchiori to All panelists : I’;m using Win7 Pro and it’s really fuzzy
10:19:51 From Debi Polen : downloaded the client – not via browser
10:20:00 From Dawn Carlile : I prefer that unless you are screen sharing that you show all of the panelists.
10:20:17 From RandySeaver to All panelists : my Windows 7 PC doesn’t start Zoom very fast, but it did eventually. Probably because of CPU and memory issues
10:20:52 From Denise Coughlin to All panelists : the only thing I don’t like about Zoom is the inability to pause the talking. Google Hangouts I was able to do that. But still Zoom not bad! [It is possible to pause the talking, pause the recording, mute people if you are the host, spotlight people if you are the host, etc.]
10:22:21 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Dawn, I agree, I like seeing all the panelists.
10:22:31 From Doris Haskell : Windows10 PC here
10:23:16 From Jacqueline Wilson : Week 2 = your favorite photo
10:23:20 From AnnaMatthews : Week 2 was Favorite Photo
10:24:10 From RandySeaver : I’m up to 210 posts for 52 Ancestors going down my Ahnentafel list – in the 6th great-grands now.
10:24:33 From RandySeaver : that was 3.5 years ago on FS
10:24:59 From HilaryGadsby :

10:27:25 From Cousin Russ :
10:27:25 From Shelley Murphy : I am enjoying it.

10:28:48 From Cousin Russ : @DLGenealogist Jan 21 Share a story about your Ancestors who fought in the Civil War.

10:28:52 From DaveRobison : Amy Johnson Crow will be our “virtual” speaker at the April meeting of Western  Massachusetts Genealogical Society.

10:29:22 From Shelley Murphy : Oh Dave I would like to tune in on that one, I love Amy!

10:29:25 From Cousin Russ :

10:29:26 From Marcia Philbrick : There is also a #genealogyphotoaday activity on Instagram and Twitter. I think Genealogy Girls on Facebook is the sponsor.

10:30:43 From Cousin Russ : @GenealogyGirlTalks and #genealogyphotoaday
10:32:04 From Doris Haskell : Polyester [Myrt says Thanks for reminding me Doris!]
10:32:05 From Deb Andrew : Bow ties are cool!
10:33:07 From HilaryGadsby : We had snow on the hills in Wales but now warmer
10:33:17 From Betty-Lu Burton : No you sent the snow to the southeastern part of the USA
10:33:26 From Valerie Eichler Lair : GOOD for you John!!! {{{hugs}}}
10:35:06 From Cousin Russ :

10:35:52 From Cousin Russ :

10:40:01 From Marcia Philbrick : My most recent blog about the indexing issue:

10:42:45 From Marcia Philbrick : Randy’s post dated Oct 31, 2017 contains links to all of the posts I wrote in October –

10:45:01 From Marcia Philbrick : May have a 3rd issue — My DNA results are missing a lot of the shared matches that were there when my DNA was connected to my old tree (Pre RootsMagic TreeShare).
10:47:57 From Rachel Evans to All panelists : I’m rebuilding my tree and the hints I get only appear once I sync my tree.
10:48:17 From Betty-Lu Burton : So do you have to have an Ancestry source on everyone in your tree or do you just need to have an Ancestry source for one person in the tree for the whole tree to be indexed?
10:49:07 From Marcia Philbrick : It is my understanding that I have to have at least one Ancestry source in order for a person to be found. Thus, one Ancestry source for each person. Marcia Philbrick
10:51:52 From Linda Stufflebean to All panelists : The most annoying thing about Ancestry’s idea of a source is that an Ancestry Tree is considered a source.
10:52:27 From Linda Stufflebean : The most annoying thing about Ancestry’s idea of a source is that an Ancestry Tree is considered a source.
10:53:33 From Joanne Shackford Parkes : I’m currently going through all of my shared DNA matches and researching the same person. I’m am finding a few folks who have a shared ancestor on Ancestry but are not showing up as shared matches — am not sure why.
10:55:20 From Rachel Evans : I use the library for ancestry so I download the images and make my own source when I get home. It almost feels like I’m being forced to have a subscription for people to find my tree.
10:55:28 From Shelley Murphy : Ancestry is not a source.
10:55:46 From RandySeaver : Ancestry has been removing record collections on a regular basis – 21 last week, 20 the week before. We don’t know what they were.
10:56:20 From Marie V Melchiori to All panelists : But most people don’t realize that an Ancestry Tree is “another source.”
10:56:32 From Marcia Philbrick : I’ve been waiting for the indexing issue to be resolved before trying to resolve the DNA issue. The shared matches are still there (thus not privatized) but they aren’t showing up as a ‘hint’ match when we have common ancestors.
10:57:00 From Tony Proctor : I can’t imagine that Ancestry is deliberately excluding sources other than their own — that would be a MAJOR issue of genealogical naivety — so it must be a coding bug or a misunderstanding in one of their implementation teams
10:58:16 From RandySeaver : I fear that Dilbert’s pointy-haired boss has joined Ancestry in a management position over Trees
10:59:31 From Marcia Philbrick : According to RootsMagic — it is an Ancestry API issue. Ancestry only recognizes their citations. If I have a free form citation with within the citation, it is not picked up as an Ancestry source.

11:01:49 From Cousin Russ : Jennifer de Fiebre – January 20 at 9:49pm – “I heard back from MyHeritage regarding my support ticket about whether an active subscription was required to message my DNA matches. Support has confirmed this is the case. This makes MyHeritage the first testing company that requires a subscription to contact your matches. That’s deeply disappointing, especially since I actually purchased a kit from MyHeritage instead of transferring my results from another testing company for free.”
11:01:59 From Shelley Murphy : I have a kit from them for the last 6 months and have not used it yet. To me, they are too new to the game.
11:02:01 From Dawn Carlile : I transferred my results but I also had a subscription to MyHeritage.
11:03:51 From HilaryGadsby : Is this because they are trying to encourage us to add trees
11:04:51 From Rachel Evans : I transferred my results and my husband’s to myheritage with no subscription but have not contacted anybody yet. I may have to try it later though.
11:04:55 From Deb Andrew : Before I had a dna test with them, and on a free account, I could communicate with others
11:04:58 From Doris Haskell : I have only tested with Ancestry. Same with our neighbor, whose mother we found in October. I plan to take advantage of specials at RootsTech to test with other companies to take Baline’s suggestion.

11:05:16 From Marilyn Poole to All panelists : My understanding is that you need a (Free) subscription with My Heritage but the paid portion is for their database. Unless I’m mistaken.
11:05:44 From Valerie Eichler Lair : I have not tested with MH, but I was going to upload my raw data to them. However, with what our dear genie-bud Jennifer says, I probably won’t since I do not have a subscription with MH. This is frustrating! 🙁
11:06:04 From Jacqueline Wilson : I was told that I did not need to ‘test’ at MyHeritage as I transferred my FtDNA test results to MyH.
11:06:57 From Molly McKinley to All panelists : I had the free account and did my DNA with them and could contact the people. I have since then got the data subscription.
11:07:04 From HilaryGadsby : Is it more about being able to initiate communication rather than not being able to communicate.
11:07:30 From Deb Andrew : If it reverts back, the tree will go back to 250 people.
11:08:15 From HilaryGadsby : Ancestry will not let you initiate contact unless you have a paid account but you can reply
11:08:39 From Betty-Lu Burton : I wonder if you once had a paid subscription and then go to a free subscription if it would be treated as still a paid subcription for contacting people
11:08:39 From Shelley Murphy : I am not sure I want to even transfer to them. [Myrt says I would recommend testing with MyHeritage. This is another testing pool in which to fish for possible DNA matches.]
11:09:34 From Doris Haskell : I would be happy if more DNA matches would use GEDmatch.
11:09:38 From June Butka : I did transfer. Until the 17th I had a subscription. I just tried to use my DNA matches today. I can’t contact my matches.
11:10:06 From Shelley Murphy : let’s invite Mr. David (or what ever his name is to join us. He is on other things.)
11:10:30 From Mary Foxworthy to All panelists : My Heritage — When my subscription expired I lost the ability to contact DNA matches

11:11:42 From Cousin Russ : 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 inheritance.
11:12:39 From Cousin Russ : NextGen LIVE! with Blaine Bettinger 22 Jan 2018 8pm Eastern

11:14:30 From Doris Haskell : I already see an application for me with Trello. RootsTech, vendors to visit, classes to attend, DNA tests to purchase, books to look for, tools/toys to buy.
11:14:34 From Danine Cozzens : Which level of paying for Trello lets you do all this? (I have the free version and it
11:15:31 From Valerie Eichler Lair : Danine -I can do all of the things that Myrt is showing on Trello…in mine for free. 🙂
11:16:42 From DaveRobison to All panelists : How do you get the checklist? I can add events, but I can’t “check them off.”
11:16:55 From Danine Cozzens : Good to hear! Originally I could not add pix so I haven’t even tried.
11:17:02 From Cheri Passey : I use trello for everthing!
11:17:40 From Mary Lou Gravatt : I was thinking about using Trello for my 52 Ancestors each month.
11:18:25 From Rachel Evans : I’ve started using Trello for a research toolbox. It enables me to make cards for specific topic so works well.
11:18:33 From HilaryGadsby : I have Trello on my phone and tablet
11:19:08 From Shelley Murphy : Mary Lou that is a great idea!
11:19:19 From Doris Haskell : Becky has a lot of genealogy photos and documents on her Trello cards. I want to learn how to do that.
11:19:40 From Marcia Philbrick : How does one access tonights NextGenLive?
11:21:29 From Mary Lou Gravatt : Hilary that what I was thinking about doing with the 52 ancestors.
11:21:51 From June Butka : I may just attempt to learn Trello. it should help me with my 52 Ancestors and the Book of me Prompts.
11:22:17 From Marcia Philbrick : Hilary – Can you pull the photos directly from Trello in your blog? (Or do you need to go to the folder on your computer to insert the photo?) [Trello is for planning, not to link to your blog.]
11:22:23 From AnnaMatthews to All panelists : Marcia, NextGenLive broadcasts on their channel on YouTube.
11:22:48 From RandySeaver : Is Trello searchable by search engines? If not, why add blog content to Trello? I can see using it for blog prompts and research ideas
11:23:03 From AnnaMatthews : Marcia, NextGenLive broadcasts on their channel on YouTube.
11:23:09 From Cheri Passey : Hilary, I use Trello for #52Ancestors too. I have lists for each type of post I write. Helps so much to keep them all organized!
11:23:21 From Cousin Russ : CONTINUE the conversation after the webinar in DearMYRTLE’s Google+ Community with comments to this post:
11:24:07 From Doris Haskell : MYRT, you seem to be feeling much better than you did two weeks ago. Makes me happy.

11:24:39 From Cousin Russ : GeneaWebinars Calendar of Hangouts, Webinars and Online Chats this coming week:
11:24:57 From Cousin Russ :
11:26:11 From jason Holt : Sorry I was super late! Not programmed to tune in on Mondays as I usually have to work!
11:26:14 From Valerie Eichler Lair : I know I’ll need some tissues to dry the tears at Wednesday’s GenDoc. Bittersweet.
11:26:34 From Shelley Murphy : Enjoy the rest of your day!
11:26:52 From Debi Polen : Thank you.
11:26:58 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Thank you once again.
11:27:00 From Doris Haskell : Thank you, everyone. Especially Cousin Russ and dearMYRTLE
11:28:24 From Jacqueline Wilson : Hilary – I used to read the 1st one mentioned.
11:29:14 From DearMYRTLE :
11:30:32 From Valerie Lisk : St. Louis County Library has magazines online.
11:32:39 From Linda Jordan to All panelists : Many libraries have magazines online.

We learn by comparing and contrasting the history and culture of a community with others. Though you may not have early British immigrants to America, this study group offers ideas about what folkways to look for. The ones marked with a red asterisk below are those I’ll tend to focus on during our discussions in this series.


  • 17 Jan 2018
    East Anglia to Massachusetts: The Exodus of the English Puritans 1629-41
  • 31 Jan 2018
    The South of England to Virginia: Distressed Cavaliers and Indentured Servants 1642-75
  • 7 Feb 2018
    North Midlands to the Delaware: The Friends’ Migration 1675-1725
  • 7 Mar 2018
    Borderlands to the Back Country: The Flight from North Britain 1717-1775

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ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 15 Jan 2018


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Selected Comments

01:25:15 Ann Royal: Cousin Russ, could this happen because in some census, you only got the one person and not the other members of the tree? And the only way to fix it was to keep the other hints???
01:25:50 RandySeaver: Maqrcia Philbrick – any subscriber can find your Public Member Trees from the member connect.
01:27:30 Renate Sanders: That feature never works for me, though, Myrt.
01:27:30 Marian Koalski: Member Connect is specifically blocked for non-paying users.
01:27:47 Yvonne Demoskoff: Member Connect can be accessed from a profile under “Facts”
01:28:20 Joanne Shackford Parkes: Member Connect is very helpful to find others researching the same person so we can collaborate! Also great for finding those with DNA matches! Great Ancestry feature.
01:28:59 Marian Koalski: Member Connect is blocked for users of the Library Edition.
01:31:38 Marcia Philbrick: I’m not sure the path to member connect thru the hints will help someone else find my tree since my tree isn’t indexed. I doubt it will show up with member connect.
01:31:41 Joanne Shackford Parkes: Find FamilySearch very family based – i.e. easy to link a census source to all members of the family but have always found Ancestry very individual based, not family based. Am also finding many many duplicate sources lately but think this is because they had sources and then add the same source from FamilySearch so you get the same “source” multiple times.
01:34:07 Marian Koalski: But non-paying members can’t add an Ancestry source.
01:36:20 Renate Sanders: I also get a lot of hints for records I’ve already attached to the person
01:36:43 Cousin Russ: Hilary Gadsby
01:37:03 Cousin Russ: Hilary Gadsby Book of Me Returs –
01:37:22 Joanne Shackford Parkes: Find the duplicate source info especially in Massachusetts records – the original record, the alphabetized index, and the typed version of the same (or very similar) material.
01:39:33 june butka: I’ve did the earlier Book of Me. I already did three post for this year. I’m hoping to do better this time.
01:41:50 RandySeaver: I’ have a 20 page biography about my life experiences in a Word file on my computer. I wrote my own obituary (it was pretty long!) for an Saturday Night Genealogy Fun post.
01:42:27 Jacqueline Wilson: I have heard of the Morning pages (write 3 pages each morning) from Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way:
01:43:16 Lisa Gorrell: I did some posts from an earlier Book of Me. This year I’m working on 52 Ancestors across both of my blogs.
01:44:13 Marian Koalski: At Christmas, my sister and I found my mother’s 12 years of report cards
01:44:56 Cheri Passey: Precious photos! Thanks for sharing, Hilary!
01:45:15 Danine Cozzens: Julia Cameron also has a memoir tool and book:
01:46:45 Mary Lou Gravatt: My favorite picture of parents is from 1954 when we went on a picnic in a farmers field along the Delaware River, in PA. We had a pickup truck and would sit in the back to eat our lunch. Many great memories and I took the picture when I was 9 years old.
01:46:45 june butka: Here is mine from 2015 Do Over
01:47:19 Bill West: Good lord, I’m not doing my obituary.First, because it would probably only be 2 paragraphs, and second, i’m not rushing it.
01:47:24 HilaryGadsby:
01:47:34 Valerie Eichler Lair: Write your own obituary! A way to make sure those left behind will “get it right!” I have my Beginner students write their obituary as an assignment. In all the years doing this, I’ve only had 1 that was not comfortable doing one.
01:48:53 RandySeaver: I’ve used Wordless Wednesday meme to highlight and discuss family pictures – #499 this week.
01:48:54 Ann Royal: I am gearing back up to blogging every day. Now, I will have more posts to add. My Nana, my mother’s mother wrote her own obituary. It was the one we used for the newspaper
01:50:01 RandySeaver: My obituary is going to cost the estate a bundle, I fear.
01:50:29 Marian Koalski: But Randy, think of what it will do for history!
01:51:19 june butka: The Mrs. Butka paragraph was written with assistance of a friend. From her point of view.
01:51:35 Cousin Russ: Game Night 10 pm Eastern PLUSWORD with Michael Daniels and this is the specific link for Friday night
01:53:36 Renate Sanders: Sorry, I got a call. Is that tonight?
01:53:49 Renate Sanders: Oh, Friday. Thanks.
01:54:09 Renate Sanders: I was just talking to True. Do you need her?
01:54:13 Cousin Russ: Join Cousin Russ and DearMYRTLE as we play “Pluswords” on GAME NIGHT with Sir Michael Daniels on Friday, 19 Jan 2018 starting at 10pm Eastern.
01:55:08 Cousin Russ: Nicka Smiths Full Circle: Tracing the Descendants of a Slaveholding Ancestor at Family Tree Webinars
01:56:24 Valerie Eichler Lair: Yep we did! {{{hugs}}} reaching out to Dee.
01:59:27 Cousin Russ: Angela Walton-Raji – The USCT Chronicle Telling African American Civil War Stories, of Soldiers, Civilians, Contrabands, First Days of Freedom, and the Events that led to Freedom
01:59:41 Cousin Russ: US Colored Troops
02:00:08 Marian Koalski: Wasn’t Nicka’s webinar excellent — logical, clear, instructive, and interesting? It’s free to watch for a few more days.
02:00:25 Melissa Barker: Nicka’s webinar was fantastic!
02:01:58 DearMYRTLE:
02:02:42 Renate Sanders: I’d like to offer that I give a talk on how descendants of slave owners can contribute to the research of descendants of former slaves. It’s called “Researching Formerly-Enslaved Ancestors: It Takes a Village”. And thanks for the shout out for BlackProGen Live! and so many of our panelists!
02:03:12 Renate Sanders: My blog is Into the LIGHT at
02:06:57 june butka: Wow. What a treasure. A special memorial to be truely cherished.
02:07:05 Cheri Passey: Poweful!
02:07:57 Mary Sharon Wilmes: Perhaps this change is related to Ancestry ownership of DNA data and person matching in Ancestry now they are joined. Step by step database cleanup for the next sale or sale of a product.
02:08:35 Dawn Carlile: Top right by your round picture
02:08:39 DearMYRTLE: Regiter for Jan 2018 DearMYRTE Events
02:10:24 DearMYRTLE: The Archive Lady Melissa LeMaster Barker will be holding an Arhcives Skill Building Boot Camp this coming Saturday. Find out more here:
02:11:06 RandySeaver: I am doing my “Discovering Jane’s Roots” talk as part of the eConference on telling stories – see
02:15:20 RandySeaver: I got a kick out of the NEHGS newsletter question of the week. “How many blogs do you read?” The last option was “more than 10.” I read about 1,000 now.
02:15:25 Cousin Russ:
02:15:38 Renate Sanders: I will be cohosting genchat on Twitter 2/2/18 – African American Genealogy Research. Please join us!

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