Throwback Thursday features the rebroadcast of Jason Oler’s demonstration of digitzed Sweden Household Examination Books, 1880 – 1920 including 46,583,546 records. MyHeritage has produced an every-name index to the more than 5 million images provided by our Swedish partner ArkivDigital.
“Each book or series of books represents a 3-10 year period of time within a parish. Every year until 1894 the Parish Priest would visit each home and test each individual’s knowledge of the catechism. They would also collect information about birth dates, marriages, deaths, where people had moved to or from, etc. Each year the priest would come back and update the information of the previous year, noting changes within the population of the home. After 1894 the examinations were less focused on doctrinal knowledge and more focused on enumerating the Swedish population.”
Gosh, July has just flown by! Now it’s time to recoup, regroup, redirect and rejoin our Mondays with Myrt genealogy hangouts. Cousin Russ is on hand to bring in your comments and questions. Registerusing your favorite social media account. Then check your confirmation and reminder emails for your personal link to not only VIEW but COMMENT during the live hangout. The archived version shows up within the hour at the same location. For first time users: FAQ System requirements for: Computers, Android devices, iPhone / iPad .
Want to be a filmstrip panel participant? Wired internet works for best quality sound and video. You’ll need a USB headset mic and ear phones (or earbuds with an inline mic), and of course, a webcam. Register with your Google account and arrive at least 15 minutes early. Cousin Russ will send out the invitation in the “unified chat” and bring you “up” on the panel. Be prepared to make a few adjustments the first time you try this out. Mondays with Myrt is an easy, fun way to share what we’re learning about how best to find those elusive ancestors.
The live broadcast starts at Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles) Practical, down-to-earth advice for family historians. We talk about everything that’s come across our genea-desks in the past week – make that month. Powerful breakthroughs happen during our live hangouts. Catch the rebroadcast here, along with all the links we mention.
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. http://www.un.org/en/events/africandescentdecade
Let’s explore genealogy 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. Then there’s the MyHeritage-Legacy Family Tree scenario to discuss. Ol’ Myrt here will demo something about a RootsMagic Tree Share and a Family Tree Maker sync to Ancestry.com. It has to do with shared Ancestry Member Trees.
Yes, I’ve had a marvelous month-long vacation with the Orcas Island family reunion and other travel. At the International Germanic Genealogy Conference, Dirk Weissleder coined the phrase Think GeneaGlobally. I cannot wait to hear what’s happened to you this past month. If there’s time I’ll add my report about personal research breakthroughs. Yes, I actually did some onsite research. I can tell this week’s Mondays with Myrt is going to be action packed!
Happy family tree climbing!
Your friend in genealogy.