We explain that one may not install software on Chromebooks, as they require cloud-based productivity software (like Google Docs & Google Sheets) and all data is stored in the cloud as well. Liv Christensen takes us on a retreat to the Norwegian cabin her grandmother visited every summer for 70 years.
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09:41:10 From Betty-Lu Burton : I have been seeing some new features of Family Tree Maker. Maybe Cousin Russ can talk about that today. Also I am thinking of getting a Chromebook when I replace my laptop. What are the options for a program.
09:42:46 From Betty-Lu Burton : I was wondering if the tree vault would be usable for a Chromebook
09:43:04 From Betty-Lu Burton : ok thank you
09:44:36 From Pat Kuhn : A great new genealogical mystery book: https://www.amazon.com/Digging-History-Museum-Mystery-Book-ebook/dp/B07T85Q684/ref=sr_1_3
09:54:28 From Danine Cozzens : My husband says we will have what the boys in the back room are having!
09:56:26 From June Butka : Happy Canada Day.
09:56:37 From Melissa Barker to All panelists : I am at work, just going to listen in.
09:57:28 From Sheila Benedict : Hi from Santa Barbara County CA
09:57:49 From Hilary Gadsby : The Connect-a-thon is not until July 12 so highlight it next week
09:58:20 From Hilary Gadsby to All panelists : https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Connect-a-Thon
09:59:38 From john laws : Hi from Bonnie scotland we have returned from San Francisco & Reno NV good to be back walking Captain on the beach.
10:01:09 From Hilary Gadsby : Nick Barratt is a great speaker I heard him in April
10:01:43 From Melissa Barker : Hello Everyone! The Archive Lady is listening in, working in the archives today!
10:02:37 From June Butka : Healing energy, Pat.
10:02:37 From Janet Iles : Greetings from Canada on Canada Day.
10:04:05 From William West to All panelists : Goooooooood morning from sunny Plymouth County, Massachusetts
10:05:19 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : It just proves you cannot hide from us.
10:05:19 From June Butka : Thank you all for the prayers you sent my friends son who went through Emergency Jaw surgery. He is home and doing well.
10:06:43 From Cousin Russ : The shortest possible URL when sharing a link from certain email “campaigns” such as:
NOTE: Everything from the ? to the end can be deleted.
10:09:20 From Laurie Desmarais to All panelists : hello!!! from my cube
10:09:49 From June Butka : Great tip for smaller URL’s
10:09:51 From Sheila Benedict : It works
10:10:38 From Graham Walter to All panelists : By Pat
10:17:57 From Linda Theaker to All panelists : What are the ladders by the windows for ?
10:18:12 From Sheila Benedict : I live in a Danish community and all their last names end in “sen.” Is that true in Norway?
10:19:30 From Linda Jordan to All panelists : Not an Airedale
10:19:42 From Shelby Bender to All panelists : The dog is not an Airedale, maybe a Brittany Spaniel.
10:19:50 From Betty-Lu Burton : Where does Haugen come from? Is that a farm name? My 2-great grandmother had Haugen in her name
10:20:14 From Linda Jordan to All panelists : England has hanging baskets all over too.
10:20:44 From Randy Seaver : we have only the baskets, someone neglected to water the flowers this spring.
10:21:23 From Betty-Lu Burton : Sheila Norwegian names will have son at the end or will be what is called a farm name which does not have the son at the end
10:23:52 From Sheila Benedict : Thank you. Liv’s surname ends in sen which is why I am curious.
10:25:06 From Danine Cozzens : Sofa looks like our Regency-Federal of early 1800s — love the costumes!
10:27:00 From Randy Seaver : My experience is that Norway records use both -sen and -son. Norway became independent from Denmark in about 1814 (?) and was also influenced by Sweden -son.
10:27:32 From Betty-Lu Burton : Thank you Randy my family used the son
10:28:22 From Linda Theaker to All panelists : Thank you for sharing !!
10:30:24 From Randy Seaver : I really enjoyed going to the living history farm at Molster above Voss in Norway. It was set as in 1855 when Linda’s Liland family left Molster for america.
10:32:49 From Graham Walter to All panelists : . The Genealogy Squad https://www.facebook.com/groups/genealogysquad/
10:33:36 From Danine Cozzens : The Huntington Library in San Marino CA has an entire building for American history, including some amazing new colonial (US) artifacts, from ironwork tools to painted boxes and itinerant paintings. Highly recommended.
10:34:24 From Graham Walter to All panelists : Farm Name discussion https://www.facebook.com/groups/genealogysquad/permalink/2368835993360286/
10:34:42 From Randy Seaver : Linda’s “Leland” name came from “Liland” farm in Voss in Hordaland. But her ancestors never lived on Liland farm. An uncle married a Liland farm girl, came to America, and they all adopted Leland in the 1870s. They were Sjursen in the 1860s and early 1870s with the patronymics.
10:35:29 From June Butka : A lot of AKA’s in that line.
10:36:03 From Randy Seaver : For pre-1870s, I use the patronymic name and add the farm names as Alternate Names
10:37:00 From Sheila Benedict : Your explanation is why I give clients a specialized researcher in Scandinavian names. As I was the archivist at a Spanish mission, I had to learn the two surnames system in the files there.
10:37:07 From Betty-Lu Burton : It took me a while to understand that idea of farm names and how they change
10:37:47 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Liv, did every farm have a name, or just some of the farms?
10:38:26 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Thank you, Liv.
10:39:32 From Randy Seaver : Liv, how do you pronounce “Sjur” ? It’s a common first name in my wife’s ancestry.
10:39:39 From Betty-Lu Burton : My understanding the farms in Norway are like villages in that there are several families that work the farm at different times
10:40:43 From Deb Andrew : I love the mystery and detective novels from Norway.
10:40:49 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : So the r is pronounced as a T?
10:42:07 From Randy Seaver : Sheryl, it sounds like a New England r sound to me
10:43:13 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Randy, I go through this with my Danish relatives. I annihilate/Americanize the language and I get laughed at.
10:43:17 From Betty-Lu Burton : In the South that are just small communities that are just a geographical location. Maybe at some point it was a small town but not any more
10:44:51 From Danine Cozzens : Reno is underestimated— this is on the charming waterfront walk. Lively arts scene.
10:46:12 From Randy Seaver : Hey, it hailed in Guadalajara over the weekend – a couple of feet in the photo I saw.
10:46:55 From Linda Jordan to All panelists : Saw the hail aftermath on TV — it was amazing!
10:47:12 From Graham Walter to All panelists : Hail in mexico 1.5metres…. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-48821306
10:49:30 From Sheila Benedict : Roots Tech London – I would love to go. Maybe next year. Renting a house in Dublin for a month pretty much decimated my travel budget for 2019.
10:50:00 From Cousin Russ : https://conferencekeeper.org/
10:50:02 From Cousin Russ : .
10:51:02 From Linda Theaker to All panelists : Will people at home be able to watch some of the speakers like we did for Rootstech U.S. [NOTE: RootsTech has not announced a live streaming schedule for RT London.]
10:51:36 From Graham Walter to All panelists : Drew Smith will be speaking as well
10:53:24 From Sheila Benedict : Will it be in London in 2020 or back to SLC? [NOTE: There will be SLC in 2020.]
10:53:30 From Linda Theaker to All panelists : Thank you.
10:55:41 From LivChristensen : In Norway one will find the name “Haugen” often. ” “Haug” can be translated to mound or hill. The first owner of the family running the farm I am on now is Kristoffer Ellingsen Haugen. The ending “en” is the same as the.
10:56:31 From Betty-Lu Burton : Thank you Liv that will help with keeping confusion down as I work on that line
10:56:50 From William West to All panelists : I still feel guilty about not having gotten to that second one.
10:57:09 From Betty-Lu Burton : I will treat Haugen more like a farm name than a surname
11:00:12 From William West : It sometimes takes me more than hour for a page, depending on how messy the writing is.
11:02:50 From William West : I LOVE probate records!!
11:05:00 From Cousin Russ : https://www.americanancestors.org
11:06:10 From Deborah Glover : thx SO much
11:06:21 From DearMYRTLE : Cloud-based genealogy software ROOTSFINDER https://www.rootsfinder.com/
11:08:38 From Betty-Lu Burton : Many times Ancestry has sent me to FamilySearch to look at the image
11:09:08 From Linda Theaker to All panelists : I have an appointment and have to leave… Thanks for sharing everything.. I will look for the recording….
IMAGE: This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons.
11:09:18 From Randy Seaver : Just like information on the Internet, Abraham Lincoln said that “all genealogy records are on Ancestry.com”
11:09:38 From Deborah Glover : Ancestry trees … so so many mistakes in trees. Ancestry always crashing, major errors.
11:09:44 From Graham Walter to All panelists : also depends on what you are researching at a particular time as to which subs site is the better at this point
11:10:15 From Betty-Lu Burton : I have seen that quote also Randy. It makes you realize how not everything is true and you need to find it out yourself
11:10:16 From Randy Seaver : So if RootsFinder is now owned by Findmypast, does FMP have plans for RootsFinder as their “big” tree? Or personal trees?
11:10:25 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : I have always had a software program on my computer with my data base on it I use two now I have Brothers Keeper and Rootsmagic
11:11:03 From Dave Robison : Randy, Lincoln also stated “If it’s on the internet, it’s true!”
11:11:09 From Shelby Bender to All panelists : Enjoyed the live visit to the museum – what a great treat today.
11:12:02 From Cousin Russ : https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/
11:12:14 From Betty-Lu Burton : I have heard people that will make a list of what they want to look at on the various websites and then when the list gets long enough they will get a months subscription and find all the records on their list
11:13:29 From Randy Seaver : I use Ancestry, FamilySearch, MyHeritage, Findmypast and American Ancestors every day. I’d be lost without them since I can’t travel much any more.
11:14:17 From Randy Seaver : I have a yearly US subscription to Ancestry – $189, less than 55 cents a day! I use it almost every day, often for hours.
11:14:41 From Graham Walter to All panelists : .Site contents Scots People – https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/what-records-are-in-the-site
also for Scotlands People – Records Guides A-Z https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/guides/record-guides-alphabetical
11:15:12 From Linda Jordan to All panelists : Scotlands People is the best site for Scottish ancestors. Almost anything I have looked for I’ve found there. The only thing that I don’t like is that it helps the more you know so you don’t pay for a lot of records that aren’t yours.
11:15:54 From Sheila Benedict : Is Scotlands People free or paid? [NOTE: Pay to view. You can see the results list, but to see the actual document, you purchase credits and then spend them as needed.]
11:16:02 From Linda Jordan to All panelists : Libraries are the best for accessing databases — and most can be accessed from home with a library card.
11:16:09 From Marcia Philbrick to All panelists : State of Kansas provides access to Newspapers.com and Ancestry. A Kansas driver’s license is required.
11:16:13 From Graham Walter to All panelists : Scotland People is a paid site but you pay by view
11:16:19 From Betty-Lu Burton : Anyone heard of Notion https://www.notion.so/product it came up in my facebook newsfeed and it looks interesting. It says it is a possible replacement for Evernote
11:16:36 From Dave Robison : Nearly all libraries here in Western Mass carry Ancestry Library. In our clinics, I show people how they can email found documents directly to themselves without printing.
11:17:04 From Marcia Philbrick to All panelists : Our local library digitized the local papers as did a neighboring library (Seneca, Kansas and Sabetha, KS) Links to the digitized copies are on their websites.
11:17:40 From Dave Robison : I’ll be explaining all that at
11:17:47 From Dave Robison : OSG next year!
11:17:53 From Sheila Benedict : Yes Dave, here in my area, the genie societies, if you are a member, can access a lot of them. However, I have to pay for many of them.
11:17:59 From Dave Robison : OGS…..
11:18:17 From Betty-Lu Burton : Many libraries will also have subscriptions to Find My Past and My Heritage
11:19:05 From Deborah Glover : fabulous webinar I found this LAST night on FB via Twitter which I am a newbie @. Wow so grateful to all the folks here. Again fabulous. I do have a question. The SAR and DAR applications on record are a LOT of the time blank and unproven. These are not confirmed that I can tell … so is there a Dominion Genealogist that reviewed/reviews these? How does this work now and historically?
11:20:30 From Deb Andrew : Ancestry is doing it now. It was there yesterday and today.
11:20:48 From Dave Robison : Deborah, If the record is at DAR.org, then it has been proven at some point. However, record copies approved prior to 1985 are no longer acceptable and must be re-researched and resubmitted.
11:21:14 From Betty-Lu Burton : I tried it out the hints yesterday
11:21:25 From Dave Robison : Also, the local chapter’s Registrar should be able to help….
11:22:22 From William West : I’ve had that for about a week. I’ve already used the Other box to umm…point out that one hint was for a person who lived 200 years after my ancestor.
11:22:36 From Betty-Lu Burton : I knew about the ignore hints feature but I did not realize it was also for those you accept
11:23:22 From Sheila Benedict : Interesting dialogue but tonight is our APG Virtual Chapter presentation and as president of the chapter, I need to get busy on that. I had hoped there would be more on Scotland today as I am in the middle of Lanarkshire work so thank you for the URL for Scotlandspeople. I will sign up.
11:23:35 From Marcia Philbrick to All panelists : I’m putting in info on hints in hopes that the computers will get more accurate and so that others will avoid adding those inaccurate hints to their trees.
11:23:41 From Deborah Glover : I am also in this database. Have claimed 2. One from Scotland and the other England via Bailey’s Court records to Van Dieman’s Land. http://www.hawkesbury.net.au/claimaconvict/
11:23:45 From Betty-Lu Burton : I get frustrated when the hint is for some one that lived in a different country
11:23:59 From Deborah Glover : FREE
11:24:40 From William West : Sometimes I think Ancestry sort of throws the Hints at the wall and sese what sticks
11:26:37 From Deborah Glover : When I search ALL records on USA I get all ENGLAND records. So frustrating. Ancestry says they are “working on it”.
11:27:02 From Deborah Glover : So this link will help
11:27:04 From Randy Seaver : Another problem is that Ancestry Hints are offered from their Top 10% of collections by record number.
11:27:28 From DearMYRTLE . : Sheila, I’m sorry you were unhappy with the variety of information provided during this morning’s Mondays with Myrt. Check out https://www.familysearch.org/ask/landing?search=scotland&show=lessons&message=true
11:27:54 From Randy Seaver : And you don’t get ALL ancestry Hints for a person immediately – sometimes you have to stimulate Hints by editing a person or clicking on the Family View for a person profile.
11:28:41 From Sheila Benedict : Actually not unhappy, it was interesting to hear about areas I do not do any work in.
11:30:07 From Randy Seaver : You can get all records for your AMT person by searching from the person profile. But you also get lots of other records not for your person. The records for your person will be near the top of the list – in the first 100 matches.
11:30:28 From Danine Cozzens : Great job persisting when foiled by technology today!
11:30:56 From William West : have a great reunion!
11:31:46 From Shelby Bender to All panelists : yes!
11:31:47 From Danine Cozzens : I hear it!
11:31:50 From Cyndy Bray : we hear it too
11:31:51 From Molly McKinley to All panelists : yes
11:31:52 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Yes, we hear it.
11:31:58 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : yes
11:32:00 From Deb Andrew to All panelists : Yes, even when late.
11:32:01 From William West : I heard it
11:32:05 From Deborah Glover : yes and wonderful info.
11:33:09 From Deborah Glover : thx panel I am a newbie living Ontario, Canada
11:33:36 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : That is great! gives you some independence.
11:33:42 From Randy Seaver : Deborah, where in Ontario? I have ancestry in Norfolk County and Prince Edward County. Loyalists.
11:34:02 From Deborah Glover : researching Hunterdon N.J.
11:34:06 From Danine Cozzens : Facebook post did it for me.
11:34:59 From Deborah Glover : I have TONS of Norfork Co. info if interested
11:35:07 From Danine Cozzens : Thanks again
Both Melissa and Myrt report on trips they’ve taken – each to a different archive. Find out why Mr. Myrt had to pay up on an ancestor’s 1892 bankruptcy debt. Special thanks to Liv Christensen and Finn Carlsen for assisting with the research trip to Norway. Myrt reports on THE Genealogy show.
09:59:07 From Hilary Gadsby to All panelists : https://conferencekeeper.org/
09:59:31 From Melissa Barker to All panelists : Here is the link to the National Archives at Forth Worth website: https://www.archives.gov/fort-worth
10:00:55 From Liv Christensen : Here is the link to Dora the Archive in Trondheim: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156035273016150&set=pcb.10156035282871150&type=3&theater
10:00:58 From Hilary Gadsby to All panelists : https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/846442/have-you-registered-for-the-2019-connect-a-thon-yet
10:01:14 From Laurie Desmarais to All panelists : good morning from my cube! thanks for sharing the DNA for the relative that passed.
10:01:24 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Good Morning from Northern California.
10:01:28 From Hilary Gadsby to All panelists : https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Connect-a-Thon
10:01:36 From Michelle Minner to All panelists : Good morning from southern Arizona
10:01:38 From Melissa Barker : Hello Everyone! The Archive Lady is in the house!
10:01:53 From Melinda Culpon to All panelists : Howdy from Texas!
10:02:02 From ERIC COOK to All panelists : Helloooooo folks!
10:02:09 From Deb Andrew : Good day.
10:02:18 From garygauthier : Hello from Calgary and welcome back Myrt!
10:02:25 From Sally Smith to All panelists : Good morning from Northwest Washington.
10:03:13 From Bill West to All panelists : Happy Bunker Hill Day from Massachusetts!
10:03:13 From Gloria Oren : Good morning
10:03:21 From Sheila Benedict : Sheila Benedict here but I need to leave and put Charlie out so he doesn’t bark.
10:03:23 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Good Afternoon
10:03:34 From Jenny Hawran : Hello from Connecticut 🙂
10:03:54 From Janet Iles : Hello from Ontario, Canada. I can only stay for 15 minutes or so as I have a meeting to go to.
10:04:01 From Pamela Wells : Hello from Blowing Rock, North Carolina 🙂
IMAGE: The local church where Mr. Myrt’s grandfather was christened in Surnadahl, Norway. Photo courtesy of our friend and guide, Liv Birgit Christensen.
10:10:36 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Amazing thank you Melissa
10:11:01 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Sorry thank you
10:11:28 From John Laws to All panelists : hi everyone from Reno NV back to SFO tomorrow and back in Scotland on 24th watching on my droid.
10:11:46 From Hilary Gadsby : Hi John
10:12:03 From Sheila Benedict to All panelists : Santa Ynez Valley California
10:12:04 From ERIC COOK to All panelists : Iowa here.
10:12:17 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Levittown, Pennsylvania Maria C
10:12:24 From Pat Kuhn : Hi John!!!
10:12:46 From Danine Cozzens : Hello from San Francisco Bay Area, happy to see you all again.
10:12:47 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Very Nice picture
10:12:47 From Melinda Culpon : Great picture!
10:13:06 From Sheila Benedict : Sheila Benedict in central California
10:13:09 From Dave Robison : Just as a point of interest, my 4th cousin, 5 times removed was Pelatiah Chapin. He was the first minister of this congregation in 1774 when “First Church in Ludlow” was formed.
10:13:33 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Great picture for sure.
10:14:39 From Randy Seaver : I went to the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree on 5/30-/2 in Burbank and had genealogy fun.
10:14:56 From Randy Seaver : 5/30 to 6/2, sorry
10:15:01 From Michelle Minner : this week, on facebook, I saw a posting about checking for patents with your ancestors…and I hit a goldmine! who knew my family were such inventors: example website: https://patents.google.com/patent/US4291465A/en?inventor=Hemeyer&oq=Hemeyer
10:15:50 From Molly McKinley : I am scanning for duplicates files in my genealogy files and deleting the extras. Then I will be able to organize my files. I finally decided how I want to do it fully.
10:16:01 From Melinda Culpon : Just finished the Texas Institute of Genealogical Research #TIGR2019, Found the Civil War Muster Roll of my 3rd great grandfathers
10:16:03 From Dave Robison : One of these years, I’ll make it to that get-together!
10:16:10 From Sheryl Whisenhunt: Tearing down our boat shed destroyed this winter. Young neighbors helping the old folks is a plus in this neighborhood.
10:16:33 From Maria Capaldi : Searching for information on my 3x Grandfather. My 1st Grandchild Graduated and is leaving for Marines in October.
10:16:35 From Sheila Benedict : I spoke at Jamboree and was in Ireland the month of May before that.
10:16:59 From Doris Haskell : I am taking a summer class at our community college, Intermediate Algebra. And, I have been learning how to use the Tags on Ancestry, how to use the Dots on Ancestry, how to share more details between FamilySearch and Ancestry, and still struggling with sharing information between Legacy Family. Tree and MyHeritage.
10:17:00 From Holly Hansen to All panelists : I have been participating on Big Blend Radio. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2019/06/21/big-blend-radio-cemeteries-and-tombstone-art-in-family-history-research And writing for National Parks and Travel Online Magazine. https://nationalparktraveling.com/listing/cemeteries-and-tombstone-art-in-family-history-research/
10:17:06 From Alice Allen to All panelists : Last Thursday, when volunteering at the CCGS library, discovered that my co-librarian was a jr high and high school friend of one of my daughters, and had even spent the night in my house. Small world!
10:17:29 From Marian Koalski : Good for you, Doris! Math counts!
10:17:45 From Sheila Benedict: I’m on the Jamboree committee
10:18:46 From Hilary Gadsby to All panelists : Saw this at THE Genealogy Show for passing on your digital memories https://www.legoflife.com/
10:19:04 From Marian Koalski : Conferences might be going “more local.” People might want to concentrate on a particular region or stay in a particular region.
10:19:12 From garygauthier : Conferences are great, but airfares to/from Canada are ridiculous!
10:19:17 From Linda Stufflebean : I know Jamboree is in Burbank because SCGS is based there. However, it is way more expensive to fly into Burbank than LAX. I wish they would move to an LAX area hotel.
10:19:19 From June Butka : listening on phone
10:20:14 From Cathy Naborowski : It felt like the NGS conference was very well attended this year. I don’t know what numbers were.
10:20:18 From Randy Seaver : My 2nd great-grandfather Devier J. Smith received a patent in about 1885 for a buggy whip holder
10:20:23 From Deb Andrew to All panelists : I had SI joint fusion surgery and I’m recovering. In the meantime, I’ve been going over the different mind mapping apps. I
10:20:25 From Linda Stufflebean to All panelists : This past week, I took advantage of the free access on Newspapers.com and found that the Passaic herald News, after years of waiting, has finally been digitized. 🙂 I mined over 100 items.
10:20:34 From Bill West to All panelists : I’m messing around with MyTree Tags on Ancestry
10:20:54 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Thank you
10:25:06 From Dave Robison : Randy, was he from Western MAss? Westfield, MA is referred to as “Whip City”
10:25:22 From Deb Andrew to All panelists : sacroiliac
10:25:35 From Cousin Russ : Federation of Genealogical Society’s annual conference will be in DC this year. https://fgs.org/
10:26:15 From Marian Koalski : I noticed that the FGS conference is also offering guided research at several DC repositories for $10. Great deal!
10:29:25 From Randy Seaver : Dave, the patent was actually for a harness rack, and I can’t find it on the USPTO site now, it was No 331,565 He was born near Watertown NY. A link to it is https://patents.google.com/patent/US331565A/en
10:32:54 From Dave Robison : Thanks, Randy… Watertown is a long ride! If the patent shows up it might give more details on his location.
10:35:05 From sherry vachio to All panelists : My grandfather had a patent for a hosiery display rack ~ 1926.
10:36:19 From Michelle Minner : I was fascinated by searching history in a historical place!
10:39:59 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : amazing experience
10:41:38 From Michelle Minner : WOWWWWWWWWWW….Pope Clemens? I am so impressed!
10:44:19 From Mary Buchholz to All panelists : This is exciting We are taking a genealogy trip to Norway in August — to visit the Romundstad Valley and Rindal — hoping to see the farm book
10:49:59 From Sheila Benedict : Some call it a vestry, others a sacristy.
10:51:52 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : wow! I wish I could transport right now!
10:52:36 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : lol
10:53:35 From Sheila Benedict : I live in Solvang which was created in 1911 by Danish immigrants. Where I worked was the Spanish mission – I was the archivist there for almost 18 years. It was the first structure here and the Danish village grew around it.
10:53:42 From Randy Seaver : Linda and I have been to Norway two times – I wrote quite a bit about the 1999 trip to Oslo, Voss and Bergen in https://www.geneamusings.com/search?q=norway+1999+ with some photos too. Linda is 25% Norwegian. In 2012, Torill Johnsen took us to the Archives in Oslo and sightseeing.
10:55:36 From bobbi to All panelists : what an amazing trip!
10:56:21 From Michelle Minner : Nice phrase…I like it. from now on, I will use “heritage travel” for my trips to look into documents and cemeteries.
10:59:42 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : This session has brought back the memories of my own trip to Denmark to meet unknown family and travels. The Scandinavian folks are so very welcoming and generous.
10:59:44 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : congratulations Melissa
11:00:08 From DearMYRTLE . : Yes, Sheryl, the people were very open and friendly.
11:00:30 From Linda Jordan : I live in the Ft. Worth area. The Archives here is great!
11:01:03 From DearMYRTLE . : https://www.archives.gov/frc/fort-worth
11:01:06 From marian koalski : With plenty of parking, no doubt!
11:01:09 From Sheila Benedict : I was given a tour of the working area of the NARA archive in southern California. It was awesome
11:01:24 From Cousin Russ : https://www.archives.gov/frc/fort-worth
11:02:03 From Randy Seaver : In 1999 we were lucky to hook up with a member of the Liland farm (near Voss) family that was our guide and arranged a lunch at the farm with the current owners -cousins of Linda’s. We also visited the farm (now a living history museum) in Molster that Linda’s family left from in 1855. Bjorg Liland was a treasure! Great memories.
11:02:21 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : WOW! Randy. 🙂
11:02:33 From DearMYRTLE . : WOW! Randy. 🙂
11:02:58 From Liv Christensen : I have read some of your blogposts on this Randy. Thank you for posting it.
11:03:07 From Randy Seaver : I arranged quite a bit of this using the NORWAY-L email list and message board. Met several genealogists in Oslo too.
11:04:49 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Really!
11:04:50 From marian koalski : That’s recycling!
11:05:44 From Sheila Benedict : There are two branch NARA arcchives in Califronia – northern and southern
11:07:42 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : I bet!!! Holy Cow!!
11:09:05 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : May I ask What Headsets everyone uses…I am wondering if I should get a Pair?
11:09:49 From Cousin Russ : Micdrosoft LiveChat LX3000
11:10:10 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : Stockyards Museum in the Historic Stockyards, Fort Worth, Texas http://www.stockyardsmuseum.org/
11:10:18 From Cousin Russ : Stockyards Museum in the Historic Stockyards, Fort Worth, Texas http://www.stockyardsmuseum.org/
11:10:35 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : .
11:10:48 From Dave Robison to All panelists : Headsets are recommended. I have a “VTIN” which you can find at Amazon or just Google it. I think Dear Myrt has also bought one. Very cusshy earphones…very comfortalbe!
11:11:34 From Dave Robison : MAria, Headsets are recommended. I have a “VTIN” which you can find at Amazon or just Google it. I think Dear Myrt has also bought one. Very cushy earphones…very comfortalbe!
11:12:39 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Thank You Cousin Russ and Dave Robinson : )
11:13:00 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : Historical Markers 4+ Astrodantastic Software https://apps.apple.com/us/app/historical-markers/id355474646
11:13:01 From Cathy Naborowski : There’s another app called Field Trip that tells you about stuff in the area.
11:13:17 From Cousin Russ : Historical Markers 4+ Astrodantastic Software https://apps.apple.com/us/app/historical-markers/id355474646
11:13:33 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Yes, I had that at one time
11:13:41 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : https://www.fieldtripper.com/
11:13:51 From Cathy Naborowski : I think that’s it.
11:14:17 From Doris Haskell : How cool! Hubby likes those kinds of things when we travel, and I like to see family members (both living and dead).
11:14:28 From Cousin Russ : https://www.fieldtripper.com/
11:15:54 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : The Family Nexus https://thefamilynexus.com/
11:16:01 From Bill West to All panelists : I have Amesbury ancestors as well, Russ!
11:16:11 From Cousin Russ : The Family Nexus https://thefamilynexus.com/
11:17:37 From Randy Seaver : I have lots of Amesbury and Salisbury ancestors too. It was originally called Almsbury I think. I also have ancestry in Salem and Beverly and Marblehead relatively near Manchester-by-the-sea.
11:17:44 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : I have an Android, Google Play has it. I just checked.
11:19:19 From Sheila Benedict : regional archive
11:20:17 From Sheila Benedict : I came across some things in the archive where someone glued pictures to a cardboard – ugh
11:20:59 From Sheila Benedict : No, it was in the early years when I first started there
11:21:18 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Please!!!!!!!
11:22:03 From Randy Seaver : THE Genealogy Show has great branding!
11:22:30 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Dave Robinson, would you get handset or earbuds?
11:22:57 From marian koalski : Why is the THE PEOPLE’S SHOW?
11:22:59 From Sheila Benedict : Can you recommend someone that could go to Ford Cemetery in Merseyside and take pics of some of my son in laws relatives buried there?
11:23:18 From Cousin Russ : head set — mic is better, hearing helps with backround
11:24:41 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Thank you again
11:24:41 From Dave Robison : Maria, Headset….earbuds pop out of my ears!! A headset usually has a mic that can be adjusted close to your mouth so others can hear better as it usually blocks ambient noise. And the headphones blocks your hearing of ambient noise as well.
11:25:25 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Great, thank you
11:26:00 From marian koalski : Sounds like a good way of arranging a show, with no single-party line
11:27:38 From marian koalski : Were they able to keep it affordable without large corporate sponsorships:
11:28:42 From Maria Tegtmeier to All panelists : Looks way fun!
11:29:03 From marian koalski : Very affordable!
11:29:35 From Dave Robison : $18.83 per Google
11:30:35 From Randy Seaver : $1,25 to 1 pound – so about $20 per day. Affordable. SCGS 3 days was $130 registration
11:34:34 From Randy Seaver : is that a Thomas lookalike?
11:35:10 From Randy Seaver : .
11:35:21 From Randy Seaver : what was the attendance at THEGenShow?
11:35:31 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : If you mean thomas MacEntee—that isn’t him
11:36:15 From Hilary Gadsby : https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:England
11:36:23 From Cousin Russ : https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:England
11:36:40 From Danine Cozzens : Alas, Field Trip no longer appears in the Apple App Store. Their FB page and website date from 2015. Their parent company, Niantic, lists only several games. So cherish the software as long as it works!
11:37:04 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : Family Tree Magazine – https://www.familytreemagazine.com
11:37:05 From Laurie Desmarais to All panelists : Where was that article by Blaine?
11:37:15 From Cousin Russ : Family Tree Magazine – https://www.familytreemagazine.com
11:39:06 From Linda Jordan : Field Triip no longer is available on Google Play either.
11:40:24 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : https://www.rootstech.org/london
11:40:31 From Cousin Russ : https://www.rootstech.org/london
11:40:41 From Cousin Russ : .
11:44:12 From DearMYRTLE . to All panelists : let’s wrap this up!!!! THANKS team! 🙂
11:45:49 From Holly Hansen : Thank you everyone! This has been an informative and interesting broadcast.
11:46:43 From Randy Seaver : my brother-in-law and wife just bought a small house on Whidbey Island in Washington.
11:47:02 From Cousin Russ : If you like the work we do here at DearMYRTLE consider donating to the cause. https://www.paypal.me/DearMYRTLE
11:47:08 From Sheila Benedict : Very interesting for my first time. I am unsure I can be at all of them.
11:47:46 From Randy Seaver : Sheila, you can usually see and hear them on YouTube once Pat has the time to post them.
11:47:55 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : thank you and have a good day!!!
00:23:09 Melissa Barker: Good Morning from the Houston County, TN. Archives. Have some genealogists here doing research! Introducing them to Mondays with Myrt!
00:23:27 Robbin Smith: NIice!
00:23:39 Robbin Smith: hello from Miami
00:23:56 JoAnn: Cousin Russ thank you for the idea of adding the word “Undocumented” to the file name of a family tree. This warns anyone looking at this tree that there are items without documentation. I feel better about putting a tree I’m currently working on line, and know there may (are) errors and missing facts. Fair warning that the tree does not have backup facts. Thanks.
00:23:57 Michelle Minner: Hello from sunny Tucson, Arizona
00:24:06 Sheryl Whisenhunt: Good Morning from California.
00:24:10 Jill Zucker: hello from uk
00:25:43 Jenny Hawran: Hi from Connecticut. The rain has finally stopped after a zillion days in a row. 🙂
00:25:56 Pat Kuhn: Hello all!!!
00:27:09 Cousin Russ: Family History Expos https://www.familyhistoryexpos.com
00:27:10 Danine Cozzens: Hello from overcast San Francisco Bay — Melissa, Mondays with Myrt is my hot tip for anyone learning genealogy.
00:27:41 Cousin Russ: DearMYRTLE’s Norwegian Study Group with Liv Christensen https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR41jOFxoDYy_K5Qxv04uDpaseVLGn15u
00:29:16 Doris Haskell: Richard says hello to his buddy, Dear MYRT
00:29:17 Robbin Smith: good job Cousin Russ Randy Seaver writes “How do I plan to save my genealogical research for posterity?” in 2014 and it really hasn’t changed – https://www.geneamusings.com/2014/09/how-do-i-plan-to-save-my-genealogical.html
00:38:58 Pat Kuhn: have it
00:40:13 DearMYRTLE .: ok Pat you will be next
00:42:55 Jill Zucker: which programme does he use again please? its not roots maci?
00:43:11 Deb Andrew: Roots Magic
00:43:31 Robbin Smith: and legacy
00:43:53 Jill Zucker: thanks
00:44:16 DearMYRTLE .: www.RootsMagic.com
00:44:48 Jill Zucker: hi – mac i am on
00:44:58 Randy Seaver: Legacy Family Tree because RootsMagic doesn’t do everything I want in reports.
00:45:10 Jill Zucker: thank you
00:46:22 Jill Zucker: ftm!!!
00:46:25 Cousin Russ: http://www.LegacyFamilyTree.com
00:47:11 Randy Seaver: I love RootsMagic for almost everything, but reports and books could be better.
00:47:49 Cousin Russ: www.RootsMagic.com
00:48:17 Cousin Russ: https://www.mackiev.com/ftm/
00:48:45 Cousin Russ: http://www.ancquest.com
00:49:12 Cousin Russ: http://www.LegacyFamilyTree.com
00:50:07 Robbin Smith: russ, what was the plug-in for FTM you mentioned?
00:50:43 Cousin Russ: Family Book Creator
00:51:04 Cousin Russ: It’s in the FamilyTreeMaker.com store
00:51:19 Cousin Russ: I have some blog posts on it
00:51:37 Robbin Smith: thx
00:51:57 DearMYRTLE .: “jen of eve designs” has inspired some of my recent paper crafting work/fun. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM4G9gRBSLlD9ShiJXbvClA
01:02:37 Bill West: Good morning from sunny Massachusetts
01:03:41 Cousin Russ: https://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/shop/index/18/143
01:07:01 Bill West: I can’t go more than a few miles here in Massachusetts without seeing something that has something to do with my family history.
01:08:18 Gary Gauthier: My wife Joan would love to hear more about her Norwegian ancestors. Unfortunately; my plate is so full that it may take a while.
01:17:03 Randy Seaver: I loved Roberta Estes’ post going to the family farm in Indiana
01:17:08 Cousin Russ: Roberta Estes writes ”The Fervida (Ferwerda, Ferverda) Farm – 52 Ancestors #237” https://dna-explained.com/2019/05/05/the-fervida-ferwerda-ferverda-farm-52-ancestors-237/ an incredible journey. There are no coincidences.
01:17:51 Doris Haskell: I read this lengthy blog post! It was well worth the time. Reminds me of our trip last spring, in some ways.
01:17:51 Sue Tolbert: This is a wonderful piece!
01:17:59 Gary Gauthier: My brother and I do such trips. Fascinating!
01:18:04 Frances Stein: Read Ms. Estes’ post…amazing!
01:19:08 Doris Haskell: Does Jen of Eve have these envelopes and books with masculine themes?
01:21:53 Cousin Russ: Pat Kuhn – please see Doris’ post / question
01:24:23 Doris Haskell: OOOOhhhhh!
01:25:42 Doris Haskell: Thanks! We have cowboys, skateboarders, truck drivers, football players, etc.
01:25:46 Cousin Russ: Vectoria Designs on Etsy has some. very nice papers with the grunge and rugged look.
01:26:30 Gary Gauthier: Pat; will just be video muted for a moment.
01:26:58 Doris Haskell: It’s a good thing this is finals week for me. Then, I’ll have a little more time.
01:27:30 Launa: Should I be seeing a map?
01:32:50 Cousin Russ: Genealogical.com email 20% off on Virginia books until midnight Eastern Daylight Time. http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp
01:34:28 Randy Seaver: I have found several more generations of my grandsons Danish ancestry using the census records and church records. The family lived in the southernmost province of Denmark that changed hands over the centuries between Denmark and Germany.
01:35:13 Deb Andrew: My birthday present was the book on North Carolina Research by Helen Lutts. The one you recommended.
01:43:52 Cousin Russ: North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History 2nd Edition by Helen F. Leary https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0936370106/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00
01:44:50 Randy Seaver: I also have the NC book b y Leary – there are excellent record descriptions that anyone can use, not just NC researchers. Kind of another Val Greenwood type of book.
01:45:15 Deb Andrew: So far I don’t have NC relatives either, but I also saw a few others was this book. So, I made this my b’day wish.
01:50:24 Gary Gauthier: In Scotland, burial plots pass from eldest some to eldest son. What a trail to follow.
01:50:47 Gary Gauthier: Son, not some :>)
01:51:31 John Laws: Found a LAWS who was Governor of Sing Sing Prison
01:53:03 Randy Seaver: I just invested in 100 gB of Google Drive storage – my free account was full. Now I need to set up the Sync to get the files into it. $2 a month for 100 gB.
01:54:33 Robbin Smith: you could install FTM on an external drive and run it from there
01:55:19 Gary Gauthier: I have a surface pro and I have many other apps on it
01:56:31 Cousin Russ: Install FTM on your Hard Drive
01:56:35 John Laws: Shall be in San Francisco & Reno Mid June my daughter is getting married.
MyHeritage LIVE is happening in Oslo, Norway 2-4 Nov 2018. It’s their first ever users conference. Just look at the lineup of speakers – internationally renowned in the fields of genealogy and DNA. MyHeritage LIVE will feature lectures and hands-on workshops. The conference will be held at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia hotel in Oslo, Norway. The hotel is located in the center of Oslo, near the Royal Palace. For the official conference schedule click here.
Keynote talks from Founder and CEO Gilad Japhet, there will be genealogy and DNA lecture tracks and hands-on workshops to take you through MyHeritage tools and features step-by-step. If you have a specific question, our support staff will be on hand throughout to assist you.
Special evening events and lunches, included in your registration fee, will give you the chance to meet other MyHeritage users from around the world and mingle with MyHeritage staff and experts.
Ol’ Myrt here just received the following from Daniel Horowitz, the Chief Genealogist at MyHeritage:
We are just 8 days away from an exciting weekend in Oslo and I have good news to share with you. We are making the final arrangements to live stream the genealogy and DNA tracks online on the MyHeritage LIVE conference website, so please tune in from 9:00 a.m. Oslo time on 3 November. If you need help calculating the time difference to your local time zone, you can use https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/. Make sure to visit the conference website to see the full schedule and tune in at the time of the lecture to watch the live stream.
We’re also planning a Halloween Bash toward the end of the month. Start planning your costume and virtual backdrop now.
Cousin Russ and I present these webinars at no cost to the viewer. If you find the information useful, consider the Pay What You Want business model Ol’ Myrt employs. Post COMMENTS AFTER the hangout, comments continue at http://bit.ly/DearMYRTLEonGoogle
OCTOBER 2018 DearMYRTLE EVENTS
1 October 2018 Mondays with MyrtOur flagship webinar, where we talk about anything and everything that’s come across our genea-desks in the last week. 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)
3 October 2018 WACKY Wednesday with DearMYRTLE’s *very* distant cousin Our topic is determined by our Mondays with Myrt discussions. The live broadcast starts at 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles).
8 October 2018 Mondays with MyrtOur flagship webinar, where we talk about anything and everything that’s come across our genea-desks in the last week. 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)
10 October 2018 WACKY Wednesday with DearMYRTLE’s *very* distant cousin Our topic is determined by our Mondays with Myrt discussions. The live broadcast starts at 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles).
15 October 2018 (Monday) A special presentation for Family History Expo’s Pirates of the Pedigree 2018 International Family History Expos Virtual Event combining:
An abbreviated Mondays with Myrt followed by
Women Homesteaders: If he could do it so could I with Jamie Lee McManus Mayhew
The Homestead Act of 1862 opened the West to settlement by families, recently freed slaves, single men and single women. These women were uniquely qualified, bringing their special skills to help shape the future of the western US. This presentation will teach you about the laws and processes governing homesteading through the eyes of some of the women who braved the loneliness and hardships of open land. Learn where to find the records and how to use them to expand your research.
Jamie Lee McManus Mayhew is a family history researcher and speaker. She has a Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She specializes in U.S. research and speaks on all areas of land research.
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)
16 Oct 2018 (Tuesday) Genealogy in Ukraine: Discover Online Resources with Michelle Tucker Chubenko. The live broadcast starts at 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles).
Whether your roots are in Galicia, Volhynia, Inter-War Poland or today’s Ukraine, Michelle will share her “top-ten” websites for research. From online indexes to digitized images of records, you’ll learn about who is bringing greater access to the records from the Central State Historical Archives (TsDIAK & TsDIAL), Oblast (Regional) Archives, Archiwum Główne Akt Dawnych (AGAD) and other historical organizations in the diaspora. Discover how to use message boards and other databases to find fellow researchers and historical information on Ukraine’s rich, yet turbulent history.
Michelle Tucker Chubenko is a professional genealogist and researcher with Legacy Tree Genealogists. She specializes in New Jersey and Eastern European research and is a founding member with the Nashi Predky Family History Group at the Ukrainian History and Education Center.
NEW time just this session. 17 October 2018 (Wednesday) AmericaGen Study Group tackles Chapter 11 “Family History – Going Beyond Genealogy” from Val Greenwood’s The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company.) The live broadcast starts at 2pm Eastern US (New York), 1pm Central US (Chicago), noon Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 11am Pacific US (Los Angeles). If you are new, register here:
17 Oct 2018 (Wednesday) Scotland Research Strategies with Claire V. Brisson-Banks. 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). 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).
Case Study: Using a set of records, in a step by step process, to unravel a family legend and extend a family pedigree. Using ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk, FamilySearch.org, Scan and other Scottish websites.An accredited genealogist who owns Timeless Genealogies, a research firm. A BYU-Idaho Family History Professor, an international presenter who mentors future genealogists. Provides technical support for Ancestral Quest. An independent associate for Legal Shield and ID Shield to aid those who need Identity Theft protection and Access to Lawyers.
17 Oct 2018 (Wednesday) Digital Library on American Slavery & More with Diane L. Richard. The live broadcast starts at 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles).
The Digital Library on American Slavery (DLAS) is several projects complemented by other online resources focusing on slave petitions & narratives, bills of sale, runaway advertisements, etc. Some collections and techniques which will be focused on include … • DLAS [slave petitions, runaway slave advertisements, bills of sale, transatlantic slave trade database] & related projects with complementary content [including local efforts such as Duplin County (NC) Register of Deeds, Unknown No Longer [VA], other runaway slave advertisement sites, etc] • Slave Narratives [not all are part of the Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936 to 1938 [Library of Congress] • Using Archivegrid to search for private manuscript collections containing slave records.
Genealogy researcher since 1987; professional since 2004. Focus on the South, African-American, and lineage research using unique online and on-the-ground research resources. Researched for and appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? Regular contributor to “Internet Genealogy” and “Your Genealogy Today.” Presents at national conferences and edits two journals.
18 Oct 2018 (Thursday) Lost in Australia with Helen V. Smith. The pre-recorded broadcast starts at Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles). 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).
While initially a destination for the convicts of the UK, it was also a destination for the riches within from whaling, land and then the gold rushes of the 1850s, which attracted people from all over the world. Researching in Australia is a matter of knowing the time and place. From the time of white settlement in 1788 to Federation in 1901, Australia was comprised of a number of colonies. They were self-governed and responsible for their own immigration, defence, civil registration etc. There are many resources (online and off, free and Pay sites) that will find that ancestor lost in Australia.Researching since 1986, Helen is the author of Death Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms and Google, the Genealogist’s Friend, plus articles for family history and scientific publications. Helen has presented in the U.S., Canada, England, and New Zealand, and on 12 “Unlock the Past” cruises. Member of APG and GSG.
Watch via WebinarJam at: https://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/viewevent/index/190
18 Oct 2018 (Thursday) España por favor: Spanish Records and Resources with Debbie Gurtler. The live broadcast starts at 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles).
Are you trying to trace ancestors in Spain? This class will teach you how to find records, both online and in the archives of Spain. You’ll come away with an understanding of the various record types and what clues they might hold. Sound research methodology will be discussed as will aids to help you read the Spanish handwritten records once you’ve found them.
Debbie works at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. In addition to helping guests with ancestors from Spain, Latin America, Italy and Portugal, she is the manager of the Simplified Learning team. She graduated with a BA in Family History from Brigham Young University. She is fluent in Spanish, having lived in South America for over five years. She regularly presents classes in English and Spanish and is an Accredited Genealogist® for Spain and the US, Mid-South region.
19 Oct 2018 (Friday) English Land Records with Sue Adams. 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). 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).
This advanced class explores English land records, an under-used source type. A minority of people owned real property in England, but for those who did, property records are potentially a very rich source of information. This class explains types of tenure (ownership), the processes for transfer or inheritance of property, and the documents produced. Unfamiliar legal terms like freehold and copyhold will be de-mystified. Focus will be on documents in English after 1733. Students will learn strategies for finding, interpreting and incorporating property records in their research.Sue Adams is a professional genealogist based in Norfolk, England. Having earned an undergraduate degree in Family and Community History in 2001, and a Masters degree in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde in 2012, Sue’s research interests include English land records, migration, digital technologies, and genealogical data standards.
19 Oct 2018 (Friday)It’s All Greek to Me! Genealogy Research in Greece with Carol Kostakos Petranek. The live broadcast starts at 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles).
In the early 1900’s, thousands of men left Greece to find work and provide a better life for their families. Today, many thousands of their descendants are seeking their roots. Family history research in Greece is challenging yet achievable. This presentation will describe the records available in civil archives, municipal town halls, libraries and churches. It will also provide an introduction to documents available online through the website of the General Archives of Greece. A detailed handout for this session will be provided, and supplementary materials will include: how to read various record sets, word lists, and links to online sources. At the conclusion of this presentation, a beginning researcher will have a comprehensive overview of the resources and record sets to begin research in Greece.
Assistant Director of the Washington, D.C., Family History Center, Carol is an active member of the Greek genealogy community, writes a blog (SpartanRoots.wordpress.com), contributes to Greek online associations and research websites, and volunteers at the National Archives in Washington where she serves as a Genealogy Aid in the Research Room.
20 October 2018 (Saturday) Norwegian Research with Liv Birgit Christensen. 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). 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).
Having a starting point in the USA with a few facts about the Norwegian ancestor(s) makes it possible to find them in Norway by using FamilySearch, the Digital Archives and the Norwegian Historical Data Centre (censuses) separately and in combination. The Church books at the Digital Archives are the main sources of information about Norwegians and can be read both transcribed and in scanned versions. Many more sources can be found there, than the usual vital records, vaccination to mention one. These sources are all accessible for free. We will show you how to use technology in translating different kinds of text and how to write all the letters in the Norwegian alphabet, which has 29 letters. We will talk about Norwegian naming patterns and we will show how to optimize searching to find what you need more easily.
Liv is a lecturer in both her home country of Norway and the U.S. and a member of APG, she is a popular webinar speaker for international audiences. Liv specializes in her grandparents’ home counties, establishing provenance of family heirlooms, identifying persons and places in photographs, and discovering DNA proof of lineage.
20 October 2018 (Saturday) Slow Down – Planning Your Research with Fiona Brooker. The live broadcast starts at 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles).
It’s so exciting! You’ve just received a new certificate and have new family names. There’s so much new research to do and before you know it, it’s 2am and somehow you missed dinner. Finding new family can be exciting, but sometimes it pays to slow down and plan your research.
As an addicted family historian for over 30 years, Fiona is now breaking through brick walls with DNA and making connections with new family members. As a professional genealogist (Memories in Time) She’s helping others get started; get through road blocks; find family; get organised and find heirs to estates.
22 October 2018 Mondays with MyrtOur flagship webinar, where we talk about anything and everything that’s come across our genea-desks in the last week. 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)
24 Oct 2018 (Wednesday) The Archive Lady The live broadcast starts at 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles).
29 October 2018 Mondays with Myrt Halloween Spooktacular. Prizes for the best costumes. MwM is our flagship webinar, where we talk about anything and everything that’s come across our genea-desks in the last week. 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).
31 October 2018 AmericaGen Study Group tackles Chapter 12 “Compiled Sources and Newspapers” from Val Greenwood’s The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company.) 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).