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


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)


DearMYRTLE's Profile Pic
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


 

 

 

REGISTER NOW: December 2017 DearMYRTLE Hangouts

800DearMYRTLE hangouts

It’s hard to believe we are celebrating 800 DearMYRTLE hangouts during Mondays with Myrt on 4 Dec 2017. I couldn’t possibly have done this without great panel participants and of course, my real-life Cousin Russ. Thank-you to all who have made these hangouts so fun – even though we are learning sticky wicket things like citation samples and advanced genealogical research methodologies. Here’s the December lineup:

Dec 2017 DearMYRTLE hangouts

If you need a time zone converter:  https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

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Myrt’s Musings

With the end-of-year holidays fast approaching, take time to relax and hangout out with Cousin Russ and Ol’ Myrt here. Cannot wait to see you!

Remember 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/

Ethnicity graphic created by DearMYRTLE


 

 

DearMYRTLE hangouts & webinar this coming week

MondaysWithMyrt

MONDAYS WITH MYRT (90 minutes) 9 Oct 2017 – Register here.  Practical, down-to-earth advice for family historians. We talk about what’s come across our genea-desks in the past week. Let’s explore methodology and websites, figure out how DNA test results may or may not match our paper-trail research, explore new family history software and apps, hash out our commitment to the Genealogical Proof Standard, and maybe get organized. 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). See also:


GenDocStudyGroup_Logo

GenDoc 5 STUDY GROUP (60 minutes) Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017 – Register here. Chapter 5 – “Capitalization, Italics, Punctuation and Other Citation Subtleties” 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). You can catch the previous sessions here:


WACKYWednesdayPromo

WACKY WEDNESDAY (60 minutes) Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017 – Register here. Topic to be announced based on our conversation during this week’s Mondays with Myrt9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles). Check out last week’s session Watermarks & Source Labels.


Image: Is your society growing

Is Your Society Growing? Social media may be your saving grace Friday, 13 Oct 2017 Register here. It’s all about selling the sizzle! Ask genealogists about the perceived value of joining a genealogy society, the will invariably say

  • networking with friends and colleagues
  • great presenters access to “boots on the ground” experts

This webinar discusses 10 ideas to pump new life into genealogy & historical societies and family associations. Based on DearMYRTLE’s blog post Do Conferences Need Bloggers? . At FamilyTreeWebinars featuring DearMYRTLE & Cousin Russ.  2pm Eastern (New York), 1pm Central (Chicago), 12pm Mountain (Denver, Salt Lake City), 11am Pacific (Los Angeles).


Genealogy Game Night Logo

GENEALOGY GAME NIGHT(60 minutes) Saturday, 14 Oct 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).


FOR FURTHER READING

Ethnicity graphic created by DearMYRTLE

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 inheritancehttp://www.un.org/en/events/africandescentdecade/ 

AFTER the hangout we continue the conversation over on http://bit.ly/DearMYRTLEonGoogle

ARCHIVED VERSION If you miss the live events, catch the archived version at your convenience. It’s usually available within the hour after the *live* recording has concluded. http://hangouts.DearMYRTLE.com

Missing Mondays with Myrt? View TIME LINES

Gosh, how can it be Monday without hanging out together? If you are like Ol’ Myrt here, suffering withdrawal, why not tune in to this WACKY Wednesday session featuring Dr. Shelley Murphy. It’s all about how time lines can organize our research findings and assist in arriving at conclusions about events in an ancestor’s life.

 

Happy family tree climbing@
Myrt     🙂
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.