REGISTER NOW: DearMYRTLE October 2018 Events

DearFRIENDS,
Cousin Russ and I have scheduled a very busy schedule in October 2018 — chock full of virtual learning opportunities for online genealogists. We’ve partnered with Family History Expos‘ Holly Hansen to produce a week-long 2018 International Family History Expo virtual conference

2018 PIRATES of the Pedigree

DearMYRTLE sponsored sessions include:

  • 10am Monday  Mondays with Myrt—Women Homesteaders: If he could do it so could I with Jamie Mayhew
  • 7pm Tuesday Genealogy in Ukraine: Discover Online Resources with Michelle Tucker Chubenko
  • 10am Wednesday Scotland Research Strategies with Claire V. Brisson-Banks
  • 7pm Wednesday Digital Library on American Slavery & More with Diane L. Richard
  • 10am Thursday Lost in Australia with Helen V. Smith
  • 7pm Thursday España por favor: Spanish Records and Resources with Debbie Gurtler
  • 10am Friday English Land Records with Sue Adams
  • 7pm Friday It’s All Greek to Me! Genealogy Research in Greece with Carol Kostakos Petranek
  • 10am Saturday Norwegian Research with Liv Birgit Christensen
  • 7pm Saturday Slow Down—Planning Your Research with Fiona Brooker
  • For the full schedule, see https://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/viewevent/index/190/#eg

We’re also planning a Halloween Bash toward the end of the month. Start planning your costume and virtual backdrop now.PromoSHOAa Halloween Spooktacular

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


MondaysWithMyrt

1 October 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. 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)


DearMYRTLE's WACKY Wednesday Logo

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).


MondaysWithMyrt

8 October 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. 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)


DearMYRTLE's WACKY Wednesday Logo

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).


Women Homesteaders

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.


 

ukraine

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.

Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rS-zdIAgT-myTLCCKy0jAA


AmericaGen Study Group

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:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_m-BvT1rGQGWI6RMyC2YRKw


 

Scotland

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.

Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fDadAQVFTNmbgcDC6j_Gug


American Slavery

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.

Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_C5jy4I7cTOqtnWyEV2wF-g


Australia

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


Spain

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.

Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vSs6OYy1Sh67Ctho-B0RMw


England19 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.

Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gSOHOTSHQeWpySvcyNr0iQ


Greece
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.

Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lixNswdsSTWCYSGDeJwZLQ


Norwegian

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.

Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YsnDg1iQRTGB634oYnDMmg


slow down

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.

Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Jd8CWpS-Q06fyl6tewHM6A


MondaysWithMyrt

22 October 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. 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).


PromoSHOAa Halloween Spooktacular29 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).


AmericaGen Study Group31 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).


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For future reference, this is the link to DearMYRTLE’s Event Calendar –http://dearmyrtle.com/blog2/index.php/calendar

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

Archived webinars with selected comments and links we mentioned are found at  http://dearmyrtle.com/blog2/index.php/blog/


 

FindMyPast: British military, Scotland marriages & newspaper additions

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following arrived over the weekend from our friends at FindMyPast.

findmypast 2017

There are more than 849,000 new records and newspaper articles available to search this Findmypast Friday, including;

Britain, Royal Navy, Navy Lists 1827-1945

Search for your ancestor in official lists of Royal Navy Officers. The collection consists of 147 publications spanning the 1824 to 1945. The collection consists of digital images of original lists presented in PDF format.

The amount of information available will vary from volume to volume. Some details you may be able to discover include an individual’s name, rank, seniority, and place of service.

British Army Service Records

Over 34,000 new Scots Guards records have been added to our collection of British Army Service records. The new additions consist of Enlistment Registers spanning the years 1642 to 1939.

The records include bot transcripts and images of the original documents. The Register cover both officers and other ranks and will reveal the place, date, and age of the soldier at the time of attestation. You may also find the soldier’s birth place, spouse’s name, marriage date, and trade prior to joining the army. The books also recorded if the individual received medals or was wounded during service, as well as the individual’s rank at the time of discharge.

Scotland, Edinburgh Marriages 1595-1800

Did any of your relations marry in Edinburgh, Scotland? Discover their names, occupations, residences, spouses and dates of marriage, former marriages, and more in this collection of records from parish registers collated throughout the city.

The collection consists of over 2,400 PDF images of printed marriage registers.

Scotland, Testaments 1514-1800

Did your ancestors die in Scotland? Discover details of their property, relatives, and more in records of their last will and testaments. The collection contains over 2,800 PDF images of original documents

The detail in these records may vary but most will include a combination of the names of those who died, their marital status, their occupations, the names of close relatives, residences and the date of testament.

Scotland, Edinburgh Apprentices 1583-1700

Did any of your ancestors learn their trade in Edinburgh? Discover details of their apprenticeships and occupations in this collection of over 30,000 records from the capital of Scotland.

The information contained in these records varies. Records may include the names and occupations of relatives, locations of birth and residence, occupations and trades, details of close relations and notable life events.

Extra! Extra! The latest additions to our newspaper collection

This week we have added 114,026 new pages to The Archive. We have updated three of our Irish titles, and there are also updates to titles covering the city of Liverpool, the county of Gloucestershire and one of our Scottish titles.

This week’s new additions include;

Irish Independent 1989-1990, 1993-1994
Peeblesshire Advertiser 1880-1882, 1887-1892
Cirencester Times and Cotswold Advertiser 1869
Evening Herald (Dublin) 1986-1987, 1990
Music Hall and Theatre Review 1890
Belfast Telegraph 1913-1914, 1920
Liverpool Echo 1984, 1986

ISBGFH: Mini-Institute Aug 2018, Philadelphia

ISBGFHResearching Family in the British Isles

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) has partnered with the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History (ISBGFH) to conduct a four day program of researching family in the British Isles. ISBGFH conducts the British Institute held annually in Salt Lake City to provide week-long education by well-known genealogists on the British Isles. From 13-16 August 2018, the ISBGFH has arranged for several presenters to provide an overview of researching British Isles topics at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. These presentations will explore DNA, Scotland, Ireland and England research. London based genetic genealogist Dr. Maurice Gleeson, MB, will present on DNA and Irish research, Christine Woodcock, from Genealogy Tours of Scotland, will discuss Scottish research, and Frank Southcott, President, ISBGFH, will explore the English records.

The HSP program is designed to be attended either on a given day and topic or in its entirety. It is an in-depth overview of British Isles research and enhances attendance for those who may desire to attend the British Institute where morning instruction and afternoon independent research are conducted in the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City on a country topic. More information about the British Institute is available HERE

The HSP curriculum for each day involves 4 presentations of one hour and fifteen minutes each. Monday, 13 August 2018, Dr Gleeson, MB, will explore advances made in DNA and how it can be applied to your British Isles research. Christine Woodcock will discuss the uniqueness of Scottish research on Tuesday, 14 August 2018. Dr. Gleeson will return on Wednesday, 15 August 2018, to present on the ever increasing resources available on Irish research, and Thursday, 16 August 2018, Frank Southcott, will examine English genealogical resources.

The cost of the four day program will be $299. Individual program days are available for $99 per day. Limited consultation slots will be available on DNA, Scotland and Ireland during the program for $125 hour.
Registration:
http://hsp.org/calendar/researching-family-british-isles


DNA Instructor: Dr Maurice GleesonMaurice Gleeson

  • An introduction to DNA testing for Genealogy
    This introductory talk will explain the basics of DNA testing, the three main types of test, how each one can be applied in practice (with examples), and which one is best for you to specifically address your genealogical conundrums.
  • Using Y-DNA to research your surname of choice
    Anyone can research any particular surname (i.e. family name) that they want – you just need to find the right cousin to test. Y-DNA is eminently suited to surname research because it follows the same path as hereditary surnames i.e. back along the father father father line. This talk explores surname DNA studies and what they can reveal about your surname
  • Applying autosomal DNA to your family history research – the theory
    The most popular of the DNA tests is the autosomal test. This can be used to research all of your ancestral lines (as opposed to Y-DNA and mitochondrial DNA which only help you explore a single ancestral line each). This talk explores the basic science behind autosomal DNA testing, the secrets to successfully applying it, and how it can be combined with other tests and genealogy to help answer specific genealogical questions.
  • Applying autosomal DNA to your family history research – the practice
    This is a more in-depth look at the use of autosomal DNA, including a step-by-step approach to tackling your matches, the concept of triangulation, the use of third party tools, and how techniques used to help adoptees trace their birth family can also help us to break thru our genealogical Brick Walls.

Scottish Genealogy Instructor Christine WoodcockChristine Woodcock

  • In Search of Your Scottish Ancestors: Search Your Roots; Discover Your Heritage
    While many people want to know more about their Scottish heritage, they don’t know where to begin. Fortunately, researching our Scottish ancestors is a fairly easy task. Knowing where to look is usually where we get tied up. This presentation will get you started in researching your Scottish ancestry as well as how to make the most of your research. Topics Include: starting your search, reaching out to others, ScotlandsPeople website, Scottish naming patterns, marriages and family history societies.
  • Breaking Through Brick Walls in Scottish Research
    Scottish documents contain a wealth of information and can make researching so much easier when you really take a look at what the documents are telling you. It becomes important to really pay attention to the key words on the documents so that you know what records you need to look at next in order to break through brick walls and learn as much as you can about your Scottish ancestors. In this presentation we will look at the key words on the documents that may help break down the brick wall. Then we will look at where those records exist and how you can access them.
  • Online and Offline Databases for Scottish Genealogy Research
    There comes a time when you have done all of the online researching you can do using the standard databases. In this presentation you will learn of the databases that aren’t as well know but that can assist in breaking through your brick walls. These include: websites for researching Scottish occupations, websites specific to the genealogy of regions where your ancestors might have lived, emigration databases, military databases, witchcraft databases, medieval ancestry, and British newspapers.
  • Military Men, Covenanters and Jacobites: Historic Events That Led to Mass Migration
    This session will help you understand the importance of the events in Scottish history that led to a large number of Scots leaving their homeland for life in the Americas. In order to be successful researching in the Scottish records, we need to know where in Scotland our ancestors originated. Bridging the gap between finding them in the North American records (birth, marriage, death and census records) and being able to locate them in the Scottish records may seem like a daunting task. However, it is often less of a challenge and more of a reward if you understand what brought them here in the first place. Some clues can be taken from the major historic events in Scottish history that led to Scots leaving their homeland.

Irish Research Instructor Dr Maurice Gleeson

Maurice Gleeson

 

  • Tracing Your Ancestors Back to Ireland
    For many Irish-Americans, all they know is their ancestor “came from Ireland” but they have no further information than that. This talk gives an overview of the various techniques & records available in the US (and elsewhere) that can be used to help trace your ancestor back to where they came from in Ireland. These include shipping records, emigration records, but also surname dictionaries and distribution maps.
  • Irish Church and Civil Registration Records
    In the last year or so, many of the civil registration records are coming online. Most of these are now available for free via http://www.irishgenealogy.ie and digital images of the original record can be downloaded. Civil registration started in 1864 for most records. Prior to this, one has to rely on church records for tracing further back and these can be very helpful indeed or not at all – coverage is patchy and most records peter out around 1800-1830. However, all of Ireland is covered by two websites and most of this research can be done from the comfort of your own home.
  • Census, Census Substitutes, and Land Records
    Census records survive for only 1901 and 1911, with some scraps from other years. Griffith’s Valuation can be very helpful as a mid-1800 census substitute but it is the Cancelled or Revised Valuation Books that provide a wealth of information that allow tracing relatives forward and backward from the present day to the 1850s. We will also look at the Tithe Applotment books and the Registry of Deeds.
  • Less Common Irish Genealogical Records
    This talk explores the wealth of genealogical material to be found in newspapers, cemeteries, probate, petty session court records, & dog licenses. We will also explore some of the resources that everyone should be using as a routine part of their ongoing Irish research.

English Research Instructor Frank Southcott
Frank Southcott

  • Researching Your Family in England: Census and National Registration
    A useful England census has been conducted every 10 years since 1841 and is accessible through 1911. It is the primary resource to establish families in England during that period. England also conducted a national registration in 1939 as an ancillary of WWII. Both of these resources will be explored during this session.
  • Researching Your Family in England: Civil Registration
    Civil registration of birth, marriages and deaths commenced on 1 July 1837. Explore the records and idiosyncrasies of the registration process in England and how to obtain the information for your family.
  • Researching Your Family in England: Wills and Church Records
    Wills survive from early times. Baptisms, marriages and burials survive in a great number of parishes from the mid-1500’s. This session will explore the available probate and church records and the wealth of information that can be derived.
  • Researching English Family at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
    Many people are surprised at the vast collection of British Isles records available at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania library. Explore the records and resources available for British Isles family research at HSP with Daniel Rolph, PhD, Historian and Head of Reference Services.

Registration:
http://hsp.org/calendar/researching-family-british-isle

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt 8 Jan 2018

MondaysWithMyrt

“Super hangout! Wonderful clarity and big screen is awesome since I can actually see it now. Thanks!”

Thank-you for that feedback from Donna Burleaud. Cousin Russ and I certainly love the new Zoom webinar interface, even as Ol’ Myrt here is learning to use the host controls for spotlighting panelists and their screen shares. Of special note this week, we feature Daniel Horowitz, Chief Genealogist at MyHeritage who talked about DNA and the expanded MyHeritage webinar offerings for 2018. We also visited with Fiona Fitzsimons to learn more about the APG Britain, Ireland and the Isles Chapter[of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Its a virtual chapter with a Twitter, YouTube and Facebook presence. You’ll find the annotated typed chat with links we mentioned below this embedded video recording.

00:26:24 Kirsten Hart: Good evening from Hove, UK!
00:26:28 Marian Koalski: First timer on Zoom from snowy Mass.
00:26:54 Susan Ennis: Great visual quality and audio too!
00:27:18 Marian Koalski: It IS much better!
00:28:13 Susan Howard: Just playing with viewing options on Zoom! Seems easy!
00:29:21 Joanne Shackford Parkes: Was very easy to make this transition to Zoom – just click on the link. Thanks for all the background work to implement new tools!
00:30:01 Cousin Russ: Also can I talk about 52 ancestors Hilary Gadsby’s blog: https://gadsbyfamilyancestors.blogspot.co.uk/
00:30:20 Donna Burleaud: Zoom was easier than I expected to set up! Loving the big screen.
00:31:19 Hilary Gadsby: https://gadsbyfamilyancestors.blogspot.co.uk/
00:32:22 Marian Koalski: I’m admiring John Laws’ less-than-full storage bins/drawers.
00:32:51 Leah Smith: Great presentation on Polish immigrant mill workers. I will be listening to it again this week.
00:33:59 Hilary Gadsby: I am also going to be at RootsTech from the Sunday before the conference.
00:35:16 Sheryl Whisenhunt: Terrific John, keep improving.
00:36:07 Cousin Russ: Please put links to your Blogs into the Chat to ALL Panelists and Attendees — Thank you
00:36:13 Randy Seaver: We come into RootsTech on the Monday afternoon
00:36:39 Yvonne Demoskoff: Hoping to meet up with you at RT, Hilary 🙂
00:40:49 Dave Robison: Old Bones Genealogy of New England blog: http://www.oldbonessearch.com
00:40:57 Pat Kuhn: my blog is http://touchingfamilyhistory.blospot.com
00:41:30 Randy Seaver: my blog is http://www.geneamusings.com – I’m on week 208 of the 52 Ancestors series. My posts are biographies of my ancestors, working down my ahnentafel list of ancestors. I’m in the 6th great-grandparents now
00:41:32 Marian Koalski: I thought you were in front of a beautifully clean picture window, Russ
00:42:23 John Laws: My Blog is http://lawsandlawes.blogspot.co.uk or just LAWS FAMILY REGISTER in your browser find us on Facebook
00:42:32 Anna Matthews: https://trippingovermyroots.blogspot.com/
00:44:39 Dave Robison: I’m experimenting with a second screen. It’s almost too distracting!
00:45:52 Randy Seaver: my blog is www.geneamusings.com – I’m on week 208 of the 52 Ancestors series. My posts are biographies of my ancestors, working down my ahnentafel list of ancestors. I’m in the 6th great-grandparents now
00:49:46 Valerie Eichler Lair: Daniel – I can’t look at my orange hits coming up on my Legacy FT software fast enough! LOL
00:49:49 Daniel Horowitz: Hi Sharon, you can upload test from any other vendor and get the same results
00:50:22 Valerie Eichler Lair: Fiona!!! {{{hugs}}} so great to see you here!!!
00:50:54 Linda Stufflebean: Daniel, Thank you for the new Ellis Island immigrants database. It’s fabulous and a huge improvement over the actual Ellis Island website. [https://blog.myheritage.com/2017/11/new-online-ellis-island-and-other-new-york-passenger-lists/ ]
00:52:03 Daniel Horowitz: YOUR WELCOME 😉 Please send me by email (daniel@MyHeritage.com) your comments and success stories with that collection.
00:52:28 Randy Seaver: Daniel, I ‘ve been having fun with the School Yearbook collection – found me, my mother and brothers.

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00:53:19 Jenny Hawran: Zoom is cool! Great quality. Ya’ll look nice and clear
00:53:37 Doris Haskell: Can this hangout through Zoom also be used with smart phones and tablets? [YES, this works with smart phones and tablets!]
00:54:36 Daniel Horowitz: http://legacy.familytreewebinars.com/?aid=3288
00:54:37 Susan Howard: Any news on when a Mac version of Legacy will be available from My Heritage?
00:54:39 Jenny Hawran: How do I see what other attendees are here?
00:57:52 Robbin Smith: no it is not
00:58:01 Marian Koalski: Not full screen for me
00:58:07 Sheryl Whisenhunt: Now we see all panel members
00:58:10 Dave Robison: Upper right hand corner?? “Full Screen”???
00:59:09 Pat Kuhn: have different percentages from my Ancestry to My Heritage DNA results Daniel.
01:01:04 Cousin Russ: http://www.eneclann.ie and http://www.irishfamilyhistorycentre.com
01:01:28 Valerie Eichler Lair: Fiona – congratulations on all that you and the others have done for BII chapter!!! 🙂
01:02:19 Doris Haskell: He sure makes his mother smile. 🙂
01:02:58 Cousin Russ: APG Britain, Ireland and the Isles Chapter. – quite a large chapter, with almost 300 members scattered across England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the Isles. We hope that the new social media channels will bring the chapter together online, so that our members have better access. We also hope to use the channels to circulate webinars/ podcasts for CPD, localised to our region. The first podcast is already posted on YouTube and FB. It’s a moderated discussion between Chris Paton (The Genes Blog/ @BritishGenes) and Lorna Moloney (Clans & Surnames @merrimanresearch). Our next CPD event will take place shortly, details to be announced. The channels can found as follows:

01:04:33 Susan Howard: Trello card or board?
01:05:53 Cousin Russ: Susan – we have a Board, with each “show” is a Card
01:07:31 Susan Howard: Thanks, Russ. Now I see. Love Trello!
01:14:03 Hilary Gadsby: I think I might use Trello for planning my posts for the 52 ancestors https://www.amyjohnsoncrow.com/52-ancestors-in-52-weeks/
01:14:59 Barbara Gressel: Pat, last week, two people who I adore did DNA tests and found 1/2 siblings. One is excited to meet a new sibling. The other is crushed to learn about thier father’s extra curricular activities. Not all DNA tests are well-received. I’m not sure how I would have felt if faced with the same situation.
01:18:32 Daniel Horowitz: …. and you can upload for FREE your raw DNA from any of those companies to https://www.myheritage.com/dna/upload
01:18:49 Dave Robison: I’ve tested with LivingDNA.
01:19:11 Pat Kuhn: I have to run now, will see you all later!!!
01:19:57 Dawn Carlile: I tested with Living DNA last spring Interesting results.
01:19:58 Randy Seaver: Sorry about the hiccup. I wanted to see if the Share Screen would show all of the RootsMagic screens. It did!
01:21:01 Hilary Gadsby: I have only tested with Living DNA as I wanted the UK breakdown.
01:21:28 Randy Seaver: I have tested with Living DNA also.
01:23:06 Cousin Russ: MyHeritage Webinar Series https://familytreewebinars.com/category/447/myheritage
01:24:05 Cousin Russ: NEW! Genealogical.com discount: The following coupon code will entitle the user to a 30% discount on one order: COMP3
01:24:28 Jacqueline Wilson: I already have both books!
01:25:08 Randy Seaver: I don’t understand how with my Video off and the Share Screen on why it showed my screen. A bug or a feature of Zoom?
01:25:39 DearMYRTLE: The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy 4th Edition Val D. Greenwood http://www.genealogical.com/products/The%20Researchers%20Guide%20to%20American%20Genealogy/2364.html
01:29:24 Valerie Eichler Lair: <giggling> It’s hard for us opinionated to be quiet! LOL
01:30:00 Valerie Eichler Lair: <<<shaking my head up & down like a Bobblehead!!! LOL
01:32:25 Jacqueline Wilson: I can do it – but I will not be a panelist.
01:32:30 Yvonne Demoskoff: Chapter 2 will take place on the opening day of RootsTech?
01:32:32 DearMYRTLE: http://dearmyrtle.com/blog2/index.php/2018/01/01/americagen-study-group-call-for-panel-participants/
01:32:45 Valerie Eichler Lair: Jan. 30th at 7pm MT is fine with me just to join in the discussion…not necessarily teach chapter 1. But….you know if you need me, you can reach out to me!
01:33:25 Jacqueline Wilson: I am available on the 30th altho I will not be on the panel.
01:34:35 Cousin Russ: NEW! Genealogical.com discount: The following coupon code will entitle the user to a 30% discount on one order: COMP3
01:34:43 Lisa Gorrell: wished I had had a discount code when I bought mine. 😉
01:35:05 Cousin Russ: Julie Goucher’s Jan 2018 BOOK OF ME writing prompts https://anglersrestblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/book-of-me-prompts-january-2018/
01:35:40 Hilary Gadsby: I am restarting Book of Me need to review the first prompt
01:36:27 Lisa Gorrell: I did most of the prompts the last time we had this. I’m doing 52 Ancestors this year.
01:36:58 Hilary Gadsby: I have a folder in Google Drive with my answers from before
01:39:26 Sheryl Whisenhunt: Yes
01:40:48 Jacqueline Wilson: What do you enjoy? Reading and research. In a few words as possible! I think I will be journaling some if not all of the prompts. But they will probably be private.
01:41:33 Bill West: I’m sticking with the 52 Ancestors., which I usuallyam running behind on.
01:44:05 Randy Seaver: will the Zoom Webinar Chat be saved somewhere?
01:45:30 Hilary Gadsby: You can save chat by going to more
01:48:00 Doris Haskell: I enjoy helping people find and meet their biological family members, because of DNA.
01:50:53 Robbin Smith: I dont see the same options as you are showing
01:51:10 Dawn Carlile: I do no have a More button.
01:51:13 Jenny Hawran: hmm…I don’t see the More button
01:51:13 Denise Coughlin: Is that just for panelists? Or do we have to have another sign in for Zoom?
01:51:15 Sheryl Whisenhunt: Same here, I do not have the More button.
01:51:17 Doris Haskell: I see the More word that you are showing us, but I don’t see it on my chat screen.
01:51:32 Mary Lou Gravatt: Do not have the more button.
01:51:36 Valerie Lisk: I have magnified the chat and their is no More button. Is that only for the panelists?
01:51:38 Danine Cozzens: If you pop out the chat, you see more options.
01:51:49 Cyndy Bray: don’t see the more prompt
01:52:11 Robbin Smith: but as a non panelist i still do not see the same options as russ has
01:52:12 Jacqueline Wilson: My More button just disappeared. But before that it said something about merging not saving chat?
01:52:15 Fiona Fitzsimons: Oops, think I sent my response to Cousing Russ! Good to know you’re there. This is a fun format, I must listen in again. F
01:52:26 Danine Cozzens: The pop out is a diagonal arrow which disappears once you check it….
01:52:33 Randy Seaver: Click on the “Chat” icon at the bottom of the screen to get the chat log on the right and not in them iddle
01:52:59 Robbin Smith: my to: only shows 2 options – panelists; and all panelist and attendees
01:53:41 Robbin Smith: my more only shows merge to mtg window
01:53:41 Danine Cozzens: Same here, not possible to message individuals.
01:54:13 Cyndy Bray: same here
01:54:51 Dawn Carlile: Thank you Danine. Now I will resize my window so it doesn’t overlap the screen.
01:54:53 Cousin Russ: I’ll look at the Recording when it is ready to see what you are seeing. I can’t see that from here. Sorry
01:55:06 Danine Cozzens: “Pop Out” is at top left under small v
01:55:13 Monique Riley: No problem Russ. We are all learning.
01:55:31 Dawn Carlile: y only MORE option is to merge to the meeting window. 🙁
01:55:37 Monique Riley: Just giving feedback to learn from for next time
01:57:52 Dave Robison: I have an original of the Attestation Paper for my maternal grandfather. He had been living in the United States for quite a few years and lists his permantent address as 19 Bliss St, Springfield, Mass.
01:58:01 Cyndy Bray: don’t see a small v
01:58:11 Marcia Philbrick: The entire chat can be selected and then copy/paste can be used to save the chat. Not ideal — but does keep the info
01:59:24 Monique Riley: Good idea Marcia!
01:59:57 Valerie Lisk: I would like the entire chat because in trying to register,, I shut off the wifi and it took me an hour to figure it out. Then didn’t have audio.
02:03:36 Donna Burleaud: Super hangout! Wonderful clarity and big screen is awesome since I can actually see it now. Thanks!
02:03:52 Danine Cozzens: Cindy, the small v at top left appears in one mode and not another, depending on whether the chat is full size or not. Modern “minimalist” screen design…
02:04:49 Danine Cozzens: Have to be merged with screen to see the v…
02:05:08 Ronald Williams: http://www.memorialgenweb.org/memorial3/html/fr/complementter.php?id=5063896


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