REGISTER for May 2018 DearMYRTLE Events

DearFRIENDS,
Ol’ Myrt will be attending the National Genealogical Society’s annual family history conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We will arrive Tuesday, 1 May 2018 for the conference runs the 2nd-5th May. We will then travel to visit Mr. Myrt’s family in Ohio. So though it will be a “short” month of webinars, there will be much genea-stuff happening for the two of us. I wouldn’t miss Mondays with Myrt right after NGS, so Ol’ Myrt here can tell you about Kirsty Gray’s secret and all the latest news tfrom NGS Conference. If you cannot attend in person, be sure to catch the NGS 2018 LIVE STREAM –  Registration is now open.

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Toward the end of the month, we will travel to Athens, Georgia to attend the IGHR (Institute of History and Genealogy Research.) Ol’ Myrt is *finally* taking Course Four — Writing & Publishing for Genealogists with Course Coordinator: Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA. I have been anxious to take this course before Dr. Jones decides to retire from teaching as he has recently retired from co-editing the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. Classes start Saturday, 2 June 2018, bright and early and conclude 7 June 2018. Thought you might like to know the following materials are required for the class: YIKES! From this you can see Ol’ Myrt is in for a workout. I’ve been having a challenge cutting my writing sample down to 500 words. (You know how I like to ramble!

Required textbooks, prerequisites, or other student information

Students taking this course should be experienced genealogical researchers interested in writing genealogical articles and books. They should bring with them to the course a 500-word writing sample (excluding documentation) on any genealogical or historical topic.

Required textbooks – 
any electronic or print version of the following:

  • *Board for Certification of Genealogists. Genealogy Standards. Nashville, Tenn.: Ancestry.com, 2014.
  • *Curran, Joan Ferris, Madilyn Coen Crane, and John H. Wray, Numbering Your Genealogy: Basic Systems, Complex Families, and International Kin. Arlington, Va.: National Genealogical Society.
  • Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed. Worcester, Mass.: Merriam Webster, 2004.
  • Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence Explained. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company.
  • Strunk, William, Jr., and E. B. White. Elements of Style.

*Books that will be needed during the course.

Recommended textbooks

any electronic, online, or print version of the following: The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2010; Ross-Larson, Bruce. Edit Yourself: A Manual for Everyone Who Works with Words; Any usage dictionary.


MAY 2018 DearMYRTLE Webinars

MondaysWithMyrt

14 May 2018 Mondays with Myrt Our flagship webinar, where we talk about anything and everything that’s come across our genea-desks in the last week.
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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16 May 2018 WACKY Wednesday with DearMYRTLE’s *very* distant cousin Our topic is determined by our Mondays with Myrt discussions.
9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)


18 May 2018 Plusword (Live Game Show) hosted by Michael Daniels. No need to register in advance, just show up here UPDATED LINK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vO-B6ZCQMo The live broadcast begins at 10pm Eastern US (New York), 9pm Central US (Chicago),8 pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 7pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)


MondaysWithMyrt

21 May 2018 Mondays with Myrt Our flagship webinar, where we talk about anything and everything that’s come across our genea-desks in the last week.
Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)


23 May 2018 The Archive Lady 
9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)


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Myrt’s Musings

For future reference, this is the link to DearMYRTLE’s Event Calendar – http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/calendar.html

Here’s the link to the GeneaWebinars Blog & Calendar of other genealogy webinars, chats and hangouts – http://blog.geneawebinars.com/p/calendar.html


WACKY Wednesday – Favorite Google Things (including Chrome Extensions like Translate)

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Mr. Myrt whisked me away for a dinner date with the Little Red-Headed Girl and her mom, so my very distant cousin, Sweet Sadie hosted this webinar. Topics included:

  • Seeing what Google Chrome Browser Extensions we have installed and turned on or off.
    • Click 3 dots on right side of the Chrome address bar.
    • Select “more tools”
    • Select “Extensions” to see what’s installed.
    • See also the Chrome Web Store

Our favorite Google Chrome Browser Extensions include:

We also discussed free Google Drive with free cloud-based programs:

  • Google Docs (wordprocessing)
  • Google Sheets (spreadsheet like MSExcel)
  • Google Slides ( like MSPowerPoint)
  • And Sweet Sadie demoed Google Forms

Google Cloud Resources

SELECTED COMMENTS

19:11:11 From Dave Robison: I used that to translate an email I got from Cyrillic to English. He was a DNA match! His English was…not that good! But the translation was ideal.

19:22:35 From Cousin Russ : Google Translate https://translate.google.com (Where you can copy from say email and paste without using the Google Chrome Extension.)

Google Translate

19:22:56 From Cousin Russ : CHROME WEB STORE https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions?hl=en

Google Translate sample

19:26:24 From Carol Petranek : There are translate options for other web browsers.

19:26:46 From Dave Robison : I just found APOGEE the other day but haven’t’ used it yet. Anybody familiar with it?
19:27:36 From Nadine Guilbault to All panelists : No, I have been trying Zoetero. Seems ok.

19:30:23 From True Lewis : I was being a Good Girl — I have Cite This for Me extension. 2.6.8 and I don’t think I have used it yet. lol.

Cite This For Me

19:33:34 From Betty-Lu Burton : I love Print Friendly 
19:36:41 From Dave Robison : It also will create a PDF
19:40:17 From Deb Andrew : What were you using for print friendly?
19:41:14 From Cousin Russ : Also available at http://www.printfriendly.com

Print Friendly Chrome Extension

19:41:23 From Carol Petranek : I use the Send from Gmail extension where I can click on the Gmail envelope and the webpage I am on can be sent instantly without having to open Gmail itself.

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19:42:48 From Dave Robison : bitly Google Chrome Extension.

Bitly Chrome Extension

20:08:27 From Carol Petranek : Google URL shortener is being discontinued

20:09:25 From Janine Edmée Hakim : Good evening all…great discussion…may I make a request….a DearMYRTLE webinar about Google maps (of course as they apply to genealogy research) .

DearMYRTLE recommends the Google Map videos by Lisa Louise Cooke!


UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, 20 Apr 2018 – 10pm Eastern US – PLUSWORD. Cousin Russ and DearMYRTLE will be guest participants. Sir Michael Daniels is our illustrious host. No need to register – just click the link to watch and comment via YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuZNAh-ONhg

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21 Apr 2018 Genealogy Game Night We’re playing “Who’s In My Line?” designed to spotlight our ancestors. He or she doesn’t have to be famous. Try to get the panel to guess his/her occupation, location, place in history or ??? and YES, Michael Daniels will be our host for this very special event. 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)


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REGISTER: DearMYRTLE Webinars – March 2018

DearMYRTLE's Profile PicRemember this week DearMYRTLE will be serving as an Ambassador for #RootsTech 2018. See Ol’ Myrt’s RootsTech schedule here. We will resume webinars Monday, 5 Mar 2018. I’m sure we will have much to talk about then! If you need a time zone converter, this is the one DearMYRTLE recommends https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Featured this month is a two-part Hispanic Genealogy Research Study Group with Colleen (Robledo) Greene, MLIS.

Colleen is a librarian, web developer, and educator. She is the Marketing Librarian for California State University,Fullerton, and teaches an online graduate-level genealogical methodology course for San Jose State University. Her teaching focuses on Mexican and Hispanic research; DNA; methodology; search strategies; emerging technologies; and society marketing and communications. Colleen’s Hispanic ancestors hail from Mexico, California, New Mexico, and Texas. She recently conducted research trips in Mexico and Spain. Colleen publishes her professional blog at www.colleengreene.com and shares her family history at www.cjroots.com. Sign up to receive her FREE monthly Hispanic research email newsletter at: http://www.colleengreene.com/email-newsletters/hispanic-research-heritage/.


MARCH 2018

MondaysWithMyrt5 Mar 2018 Mondays with Myrt 
Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)


10 Mar 2018 Genealogy Game Night We’re playing “Who’s In My Line?” designed to spotlight our ancestors. He or she doesn’t have to be famous. Try to get the panel to guess his/her occupation, location, place in history or ???
9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)


12 Mar 2018 Mondays with Myrt 
Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)


HISPANIC Genealogy

NEW DATE 14 March 2018 Hispanic Genealogy Research 1 
Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)


NEW DATE 14 Mar 2018 Albion’s Seed Study Group – Borderlands to the Back Country: The Flight from North Britain 1717-1775
9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)


19 Mar 2018 Mondays with Myrt 
Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)


NEW DATE 21 Mar 2018 Hispanic Genealogy Research 2 
Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)


Making Family History Videos

21 Mar 2018 WACKY Wednesday – Making Family History Videos with DearMYRTLE’s *very* distant cousin
9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)


23 Mar 2018 Plusword (Live Game Show) hosted by Michael Daniels. No need to register in advance, just click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiAL7dLXha0 to view and comment. 10pm Eastern US (New York), 9pm Central US (Chicago),8 pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 7pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)


26 Mar 2018 Mondays with Myrt
Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)


AmericaGen Study Group
28 Mar 2018 AmericaGen Study Group (Chapter 3) The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy 4th Edition by Val D. Greenwood, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.) Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)


28 Mar 2018 The Archive Lady 
9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)


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For future reference, this is the link to DearMYRTLE’s Event Calendar – http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/calendar.html

Here’s the link to the GeneaWebinars Blog & Calendar of other genealogy webinars, chats and hangouts – http://blog.geneawebinars.com/p/calendar.html


 

 

 

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 15 Jan 2018

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Selected Links We Mention

 

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 https://gadsbyfamilyancestors.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/week-2-52-ancestors-in-52-weeks.html
01:37:03 Cousin Russ: Hilary Gadsby Book of Me Returs – http://worldwidegenealogy.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/book-of-me-returns.html
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: http://juliacameronlive.com/basic-tools/morning-pages/
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: http://juliacameronlive.com/2017/10/07/the-memoir-tool/
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 https://damegussie.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/wk2genealogydooverblog-self-obituary-interview/
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: http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/news/over-79600-pdf-certificates-ordered-gro-extends-pilot
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CXqYA5kn5Y
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 https://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=706
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 http://usctchronicle.blogspot.com
01:59:41 Cousin Russ: US Colored Troops https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1107
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: http://www.whoisnickasmith.com/blackprogen/
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 http://www.justthinking130.blogspot.com
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 http://dearmyrtle.com/blog2/index.php/2017/12/28/register-for-jan-2018-dearmyrtle-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: https://www.genealogybargains.com/archives-skill-building-boot-camp-saturday-january-20-2018/
02:11:06 RandySeaver: I am doing my “Discovering Jane’s Roots” talk as part of the FamilyHistoryFanatics.com eConference on telling stories – see http://www.geneamusings.com/2017/12/family-history-fanatics-econference-19.html
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: http://geneabloggerstribe.com/search-blogs/
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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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/

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