REGISTER: DearMYRTLE Webinars – April 2018

DearFRIENDS,
Finally the weather in the northern hemisphere is turning warmer while our friends in the southern hemisphere are experiencing a break from the devastating heat of the past months. With this new month, exciting things are coming down the pike in DearMYRTLE’s webinar schedule.

Tony Proctor, our man in Ireland, has he developed a webinar dedicated to figuring out how to cite a document image on a website where static (always there) URLs are non-existent. Register now for his webinar titled BREADCRUMBS & SOURCES: How to cook better citations for problematic websites. Its coming up on Wednesday, 4 Apr 2018.

We’re also looking forward to Carol Kostakos Petranek’s two-part GreekGen Study GroupPerhaps you know her as the co-director of the Washington, DC Family History Center (in Kensington, Maryland). She also serves as a Citizen Archivist at the National Archives (US) and in the FamilySearch digitization project at the Maryland State Archives. Join us Wednesday, 11 & 18 Apr 2018 at Noon Eastern.


APRIL 2018 DearMYRTLE Webinars

MondaysWithMyrt

2 Apr 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)


BREADCRUMBSnSources50

4 Apr 2018 Breadcrumbs & Sources: How to cook better citations for problematic websites with Tony Proctor.
Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)


4 Apr 2018 One Soldier’s Story: SSG Christian Werthwein, Company L, 305 Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, US Army WWII TONIGHT we’re going to have a powerful discussion.

His granddaughter Alexa Corcoran inherited photos from his service in the Pacific, including the report of his injury at Leyte, Philippines. Our goal is to figure out what to do with this incredible collection.

REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0aBwuPvhT1imR3lv8e0OTA

Broadcasting goes LIVE as follows:

9pm Eastern US (New York)
9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)


9 Apr 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)


greekgen

11 Apr 2018 Study GreekGen Study Group with Carol Kostakos Petranek
Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Finding original surname & Village of origin
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Church and Civil Records in Greece

11 Apr 2018 WACKY Wednesday with DearMYRTLE’s *very* distant cousin Our topic is determined by our Mondays with Myrt discussion.
9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)


16 Apr 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)


18 Apr 2018 GreekGen Study Group with Carol Kostakos Petranek
Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Church and Civil Records in Greece

18 Apr 2018 WACKY Wednesday with DearMYRTLE’s *very* distant cousin Our topic is determined by our Mondays with Myrt discussion.
9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)


We are planning a 2-night GAME SHOW EXTRAVAGANZA with our guest host Michael Daniels

20 Apr 2018 Plusword (Live Game Show) hosted by Michael Daniels. No need to register in advance, just show up here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuZNAh-ONhg 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)

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)


23 Apr 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

25 Apr 2018 AmericaGen Study Group (Chapter 4 – Evidence) 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)


25 Apr 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


ARCHIVED: The Archive Lady – Digging Deeper Into Manuscript Collections

Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager, a professional genealogist who, writes and lectures about researching in archives and records preservation. She writes a popular blog entitled A Genealogist in the Archives. She is the Reviews Editor for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) magazine FORUM. The Archive Lady is a frequent contributor at Abundant Genealogy, the In-Depth Genealogist Magazine, The Stewart-Houston Times, Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems Podcast and DearMYRTLE online events. She is currently employed as the Houston County, Tennessee Archivist.

SELECTED COMMENTS

00:33:28 Cousin Russ: Archival Methods https://www.archivalmethods.com/
00:33:44 Cousin Russ: Melissa’ LeMaster Barker’s blog: http://agenealogistinthearchives.blogspot.com/
00:33:54 Cousin Russ: The Archive Lady Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/TheArchiveLady/
00:34:07 Cousin Russ: Family Tree Webinars – Melissa LeMaster Barker http://familytreewebinars.com/melissabarker
00:34:20 Cousin Russ: Melissa Barker Twitter: @TNArchivist
00:34:36 Cousin Russ: The Archive Lady on DearMYRTLE Playlist – http://bit.ly/TheArchiveLadyonDearMYRTLE
01:00:39 Cousin Russ: Sample Deeds of Gift https://www2.archivists.org/publications/brochures/deeds-of-gift

MelissaBarker2018

 

CONTACT

Melissa Barker
P.O. Box 215
Tennessee Ridge, TN. 37178
E-Mail: melissabarker20@hotmail.com

 


FEE
This DearMYRTLE Event is presented at no cost. If you find the information useful, consider the Pay What You Want business model Ol’ Myrt employs: http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2015/03/hangouts-pay-what-you-want.html


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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


 

 

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


 

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!


 

REGISTER: DearMYRTLE’s Nov 2017 Hangouts

GenDoc STUDY GROUP 8 (60 minutes) Wednesday, 1 Nov 2017 – Register hereChapter 8 “Authors, Creators & Informants” from Thomas W. Jones’ Mastering Genealogical DocumentationNoon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

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WACKY WEDNESDAY (60 minutes) “Syncing with Ancestry Member Trees” Using Family Tree Maker 2017 and RootsMagic 7Wednesday, 1 Nov 2017 – Register here. Based on Cousin Russ’ FTM User question: “Would you rather start your tree on FTM 2017 and sync to Ancestry or start in Ancestry and sync back to FTM 2017?”  See: http://ftmuser.blogspot.com/2017/10/ftm2017-user-question-where-to-start.html 
9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles), UTC-7 hours

MONDAYS WITH MYRT (90 minutes) 6 Nov 2017 – Register here.  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. Catch the rebroadcast here, along with all the links we mentionNoon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

GenDoc STUDY GROUP 9 (60 minutes) Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017 – Register hereChapter 9 “Citing Absent, Hidden, Obvious and Perplexing Dates for Sources, Information, and Events” from Thomas W. Jones’ Mastering Genealogical DocumentationNoon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

DNAGen STUDY GROUP (60 minutes) Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017 – Register hereOpen Q & A with Blaine T. Mettinger, co-author of Genetic Genealogy in Practice. Now also available in Kindle format. 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles).

MONDAYS WITH MYRT (90 minutes) 13 Nov 2017 – Register herePractical, 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. Catch the rebroadcast here, along with all the links we mentionNoon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

GenDoc STUDY GROUP 10 (60 minutes) Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 – Register hereChapter 10 “Citing Numbered, Grouped, and Subgrouped Offline Sources and Information Items” from Thomas W. Jones’ Mastering Genealogical DocumentationNoon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

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WACKY WEDNESDAY (60 minutes) Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 – Register here. Topic to be announced based on discussions during Mondays with Myrt. 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)

 

GENEALOGY GAME NIGHT(60 minutes) Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 – Register here. This is your chance to practice using your headset mic and web cam while we play Who’s In My Line?There will be prizes! 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)

MONDAYS WITH MYRT (90 minutes) 20 Nov 2017 – Register here. 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. Catch the rebroadcast here, along with all the links we mention. Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

GenDoc STUDY GROUP 11 (60 minutes) Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017 – Register here. Chapter 11 – “Answering the Wherein and Whereis Citation Questions for Online Sources” from Thomas W. Jones’ Mastering Genealogical Documentation. Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

 

MONDAYS WITH MYRT (90 minutes) 27 Nov 2017 – Register here. 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. Catch the rebroadcast here, along with all the links we mention. 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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GenDoc STUDY GROUP 12 (60 minutes) Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 – Register here. Read the chapter in advance. Panelists will provide samples in their homework. Chapter 12 – “Identifying Offline Publishers and Repositories” from Thomas W. Jones’ Mastering Genealogical Documentation. Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)
THE ARCHIVE LADY (60 minutes) Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 – Register here. We visit with Melissa LeMaster Barker, a professional county archivist. 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)