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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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


 

 

 

DearMYRTLE Webinars & AmbushCAMS: 19-28 Feb 2018

If you need a time zone converter, this is the one DearMYRTLE recommends https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

MondaysWithMyrtMONDAYS WITH MYRT – 19 Feb 2018
Powerful #genealogy breakthroughs happen during our video hangouts. Practical, down-to-earth advice for family historians. We talk about everything that’s come across our genea-desks in the past week. Powerful breakthroughs happen during our live hangouts. This is our flagship webinar, held most Mondays in 2018. Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OwQco_0dRuKmRYfIL-eOdQ

Noon Eastern US (New York)
11am Central (Chicago)
10 am Mountain (Salt Lake City and Denver)
9am Pacific (Los Angeles)


AmericaGen STUDY GROUP – Chapter 2
Syllabus – Researchers Guide to American Genealogy 4th Edition by Val D. Greenwood, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.) Available in paperback https://www.amazon.com/Researchers-Guide-American-Genealogy-4th/dp/0806320664

REGISTRATION PAGE https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_m-BvT1rGQGWI6RMyC2YRKw
21 Feb 2018
Noon Eastern US (New York)
11am Central (Chicago)
10 am Mountain (Salt Lake City and Denver)
9am Pacific (Los Angeles)


The Archive Lady

THE ARCHIVE LADY – 21 Feb 2018
We are delighted to feature our resident archivist Melissa Barker, who serves as the Certified Archives Manager at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives. A popular genealogical speaker, author and blogger, Melissa is also the FGS Forum Reviews Editor.
REGISTRATION URL https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HXxAt_zdSQu4kpbtBKP_9A
9pm Eastern US (New York)
8pm Central US (Chicago)
7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)



MONDAYS WITH MYRT – 26 Feb 2018
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sXJEYyyKRL2jjRSnV0Xoeg
LIVE! from the 3rd floor glass-enclosed nerve center
 at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. If you come early for #RootsTech2018, stop by in person!
Noon Eastern US (New York)
11am Central US (Chicago)
10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)


During #RootsTech 2018 you’ll find DearMYRTLE interviewing folks from around the world who’ve gathered at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah for this annual event. I’ll upload the AmbushCAM videos to DearMYRTLE’s YouTube Channel  https://www.youtube.com/user/DearMYRTLE

Ol’ Myrt here is serving as an official 2018 RootsTech Ambassador, so you will most likely find me at the Media Hub in the Exhibit Hall.


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Myrt’s Musings

Here’s 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: AmericaGen Study Group & Moustache Duct Tape

Moustache

What does moustache duct tape have to do with anything? During this study group, Ol’ Myrt will be wearing this sticky reminder that panel participants are taking turns moderating our discussions. Kudos to Sheri Fenley and Cheri Hudson Passey for reviewing panelist homework and conducting this Chapter 1 “Understanding Genealogical Research” webinar. Wasn’t this session fun and informative? We can all agree these two did a marvelous job.

Val Greenwoods bookSYLLABUS
The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy 4th Edition by Val D. Greenwood, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.) Available in paperback
https://www.amazon.com/Researchers-Guide-American-Genealogy-4th/dp/0806320664

Register for future sessions here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_m-BvT1rGQGWI6RMyC2YRKw

COMBINED HOMEWORK
Chapter 1 “Understanding Genealogical Research” combined homework –
https://drive.google.com/file/d/165xy2-u1oiuK1A6PTq1sSiZopzmgpR_P/view?usp=sharing

 

SELECTED COMMENTS

00:38:29 Janine Edmée Hakim: Good noon to one and all
00:38:49 Jackie Wilson: Good morning all!
00:44:38 Valerie Eichler Lair: I am SO excited for the 1st session of this study group and to see my genie-buds Sheri and Cheri as co-moderators. Great to see my fellow panelists from the GenDoc Study Group. Y’all are going to rock! 🙂
00:47:10 Cousin Russ: Chapter 1 “Understanding Genealogical Research” Homework by Shelley Viola Murphy https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GuVMHfeEtMl2Z-nxWX3cwrxgPXGhamp41c0tS7zY2bk/edit
00:56:08 Cousin Russ: Liberty Evanko’s Chapter 1  “Understanding Genealogical Research” Homework – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xnFWAz5R_tr7BqFVuge0EqRAxtli8EIRPlveJxoVQ0g/edit
00:56:16 Cary Bright: Great Job Liberty! Welcome to the DearMYRTLE Panelists Club. You will love how you stretch your comfort zone, but learn lots!
01:00:07 Cousin Russ: Sue Tolbert’s Chapter 1 “Understanding Genealogical Research” Homework https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BBkVBvFP1YNSDgycFvCfMyinCdJQGHGdeTE3LOSm4VY/edit?usp=sharing

01:00:53 Valerie Eichler Lair: I have the Litchfield-Lair method…read 6+ times! LOL And review and re-read things you obtained several years ago…new outlook on things you may not have known back then. You learn as the years progress.

NGSQ Study Group
01:03:18 Cousin Russ: NGSQ Study Groups https://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/ngsq
103:22 Cousin Russ: NGSQ Study Group https://ngsqstudygroup.weebly.com/

 

01:03:32 Cary Bright: Death of my father in 1997, he was an only child and had all his mother’s photos and records. Did not know who they all were. So that started my “research”. I also took the stand that I wanted to honor some of the items and took them out of the boxes but they needed context and some of the stories. I am glad I stuck with it as I have gained so much in the process!

NGSQ in SL Promo graphic

01:03:36 Danine Cozzens: Must you be an NGS member to join the group on Second Life? [Note from Ol’ Myrt – You will not be able to view the article in advance as study group participants are required to do.]

You’ll need to create an avatar. Here’s the webinar we hosted earlier this month demonstrating how to create and maneuver your avatar. Once in Second Life, search for the Just Genealogy Fire Pit to teleport where NGSQ Study Group sessions are held.

01:05:33 Cousin Russ: Chapter 1 “Understanding Genealogical Research” Homework Cheri Hudson Passey https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xdZlXZ_tBbVIU44rIWZwyhJWCx5E_uggqzw4TIfYWO0/edit#

01:05:47 Maria Tegtmeier: The perfect storm of people and examples got me hooked to genealogy. The right people and questions about my husband’s grandmother that was smuggled into Germany from Poland was the what completely submerged me into genealogy.

Evernote

01:07:27 DearMYRTLE: Evernote https://evernote.com

01:08:55 DearMYRTLE: So the REPOSITORY Is needed because it is an unpublished manuscript available ONLY at that building.

1:10:40 Cary Bright: I love that Ancestry.com was not mentioned once!
01:13:52 Jackie Wilson: I started my search so I could find my birth family plus trying to find my adopted father’s father’s family.
01:14:11 Robbin Smith: I got into genealogy because there was a family legend that we were related to Amy Vanderbilt
01:17:29 Danine Cozzens: I got into research when my parents brought home piles of genealogical research from a relative. They had no idea how we were related to all these Patricks. And I loved a good puzzle!

01:17:37 Cousin Russ: Sheri Fenley’s Chapter 1: “Understanding Genealogical Research,” Homework https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MmvZtJPvQfTDjTeVZEN1iAo4h1N2uelmgf-jEPJSgec/edit

01:19:08 Jackie Wilson: The February NGSQ study group just led me to an article I really need to read as I will be researching that county!

01:19:59 Cary Bright: The Entire Family Group is even more important with DNA matches to the point I think we need different pedigree charts that list the siblings at a quick glance.

Evidence

01:20:10 Cousin Russ: Elizabeth Shown Mills’ QuickLesson 11: Identity Problems & the FAN Principle https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-11-identity-problems-fan-principle
01:20:52 Liberty Evanko: YES I feel like current pedigree charts are limiting, especially when doing DNA.
01:23:16 Robbin Smith: just came back from SLIG
01:23:34 Melinda Culpon: That is why this book is so important – covering basics
01:24:30 Cary Bright: The big take away for me is you should be always ready to learn in genealogy. The more you know the better you will do.
01:27:45 Jackie Wilson: Was that Lisa on an airplane?
01:28:13 Anna Matthews: And brave to be the first ones, too. Great job!
01:28:20 Melinda Culpon: Lisa was on a train
01:28:21 Linda Stufflebean: Thank you for taking on this challenge. I enjoyed this first session.
01:28:21 Valerie Eichler Lair: ROFLOL with the cute duct tape DearMYRTLE!!! 🙂 And yes, a GREAT job by Sheri, Cheri, and everyone’s homework.
01:28:23 Jackie Wilson: Great job!
01:28:38 Robbin Smith: great class
01:28:41 Betty-Lu Burton: A real good job
01:29:06 Leah Smith: This session was so much fun! Almost like meeting a group of friends for lunch.
01:29:06 Donna Hill: Great job, Sheri and Cheri!!
01:31:20 Cousin Russ: The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy 4th Edition by Val D. Greenwood, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.) Available in paperback
https://www.amazon.com/Researchers-Guide-American-Genealogy-4th/dp/0806320664
01:31:30 Cousin Russ: Chapter 1 combined homeworkhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/165xy2-u1oiuK1A6PTq1sSiZopzmgpR_P/view?usp=sharing
01:32:58 Robbin Smith: extended family chart
01:34:34 Joanne Shackford Parkes: Working shared DNA matches has really helped work the family lines – learn so much more as I research those various other dependencies!



Cumulative list of Study Group Sessions


 

REGISTER: Feb 2018 DearMYRTLE Webinars

DearMYRTLE's Profile PicThis is the lineup for February 2018 DearMYRTLE study groups and online events. Please note we are using a brand new interface called ZOOM. It’s way cool, and very easy to pick up. Most registration links I’ve created permit you to sign up for all meetings in the series.

If you need a time zone converter, this is the one DearMYRTLE recommends https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

MondaysWithMyrtMONDAYS WITH MYRT
Powerful #genealogy breakthroughs happen during our video hangouts. Practical, down-to-earth advice for family historians. We talk about everything that’s come across our genea-desks in the past week. Powerful breakthroughs happen during our live hangouts. This is our flagship webinar, held most Mondays in 2018. Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OwQco_0dRuKmRYfIL-eOdQ
5 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018
19 Feb 2018
26 Feb 2018 LIVE! from the 3rd floor glass-enclosed nerve center at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. If you come early for #RootsTech2018, stop by in person!
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sXJEYyyKRL2jjRSnV0Xoeg

Noon Eastern US (New York)
11am Central US (Chicago)
10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

Heirloom Family Recipes

Myrt’s 2nd Annual Heirloom Recipe Exchange & Pampered Chef Party

WEBINARS
Wendy Gunderson will demo food prep during these webinars scheduled for 9pm Eastern US (New York) time.

  • 3 FEB 2018 – WENDY’S BIG REVEAL as she pours through her great-grandmother’s old recipe cards. It’s all about updating old ingredients to what we have today.
  • 12 FEB 2018 – VALENTINES DAY IDEAS – special treats for that special someone.

Other fun things we will be doing during the multi-day event:

ASK TO JOIN the 2nd Annual Heirloom Recipe Exchange & PC Party Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/693164577738065

JewishGen Study Group
Featuring our mentor Emily Garber who has been conducting family history research since 2007. She specializes in Jewish genealogical research and has worked with records from both German-Jewish and Eastern European Jewish immigrants. Her client work has included research into narrowly-defined genealogical problems as well as development and writing of broadly-based family history narratives. In June 2013, she toured family shtetlach in Ukraine and explored archives in Lviv, Khmelnitsky and Zhitomyr. An archaeologist by training (B.A., and M.A.), she recently retired after a 30+ year career in natural resources management.
Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NrGX4lRmTPKpsnHS4rG2ug
Wednesday, 7 Feb 2018
Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018
Noon Eastern US (New York)
11am Central US (Chicago)
10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

Albion’s Seed Study Group
Syllabus – Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America by David Hackett Fischer, 1989 (New York: Oxford University Press). Paperback available from
https://www.amazon.com/Albions-Seed-British-Folkways-cultural/dp/0195069056

Registration link for all sessions: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uOEpyna0QZWA6QNEE0GWUQ
9pm Eastern US (New York)
8pm Central US (Chicago)
7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)

Plusword – A game show hosted by Sir Michael Daniels
Come support the home team as we meet two other teams in a match of wits.
This is a “view and comment” only link. No need to register. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK-vumCmPV8
Friday, 9 Feb 2018
10pm Eastern US (New York)
9pmam Central US (Chicago)
8pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
7pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)

Genealogy Game Night – Who’s In My Line?
A great way 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 ??? There will be prizes! THIS is the time to test out your mic and headset and learn to share your screen.
Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GpoTOgehQWq-iYp2UxwkxQ
Saturday 17 Feb 2018
9pm Eastern US (New York)
8pm Central US (Chicago)
7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)

AmericaGen STUDY GROUP – Chapter 2
Syllabus – Researchers Guide to American Genealogy 4th Edition by Val D. Greenwood, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.) Available in paperback https://www.amazon.com/Researchers-Guide-American-Genealogy-4th/dp/0806320664
REGISTRATION PAGE https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_m-BvT1rGQGWI6RMyC2YRKw
21 Feb 2018
Noon Eastern US (New York)
11am Central (Chicago)
10 am Mountain (Salt Lake City and Denver)
9am Pacific (Los Angeles)

The Archive Lady THE ARCHIVE LADY
21 Feb 2018
We are delighted to feature our resident archivist Melissa Barker, who serves as the Certified Archives Manager at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives. A popular genealogical speaker, author and blogger, Melissa is also the FGS Forum Reviews Editor.
REGISTRATION URL https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HXxAt_zdSQu4kpbtBKP_9A

During #RootsTech2018 You’ll find DearMYRTLE will interview folks from around the world. Ol’ Myrt here is serving as an official 2018 RootsTech Ambassador.

DearMYRTLE's Profile Pic
Myrt’s Musings

Here’s 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

Here is a helpful video explaining how to join a Zoom webinar using your computer, tablet or smart phone. We’re going to have fun with this new toy!


 

ARCHIVED: GenDoc Study Group Chapter 14

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This week our panelists provided an example from their own research that relate to Chapter 14 – “Citing Images of Previously Published Material” from Mastering Genealogical Documentation by Thomas W. Jones, 2017 (Arlington, VA: National Genealogical Society). [Available from the publisher at www.ngsgenealogy.org and in Amazon’s Kindle bookstore.]

LINKS WE MENTION

  • Combined GenDoc Chapter14 Homework with DearMYRTLE’s Comments 
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZqFgTcBBd7CjgYzEBP_CXn3t9tj7j-fp/view?usp=sharing
  • Newspaper Archives (for Hilary’s homework) https://www.bl.uk/collection-guides/newspapers

DearMYRTLE's Profile PicMYRT’S MUSINGS
It is particularly important when discussing documentation guidelines that we observe copyright. You will note our panelists typically compare and contrast the author’s idea with those of Elizabeth Shown Mills. We realize both authors provide guidelines, but it is up to individual researchers to adequately describe the type of record or artifact they are viewing and it’s context historically.