REGISTER NOW: DearMYRTLE November 2018 Events

DearFRIENDS,

It’s time to plan your November genea-education schedule. As such you’ll wish to consult DearMYRTLE’s offerings and those on the GeneaWebinars Calendar. The DearMYRTLE webinars are presented at no cost. If you find the information useful, consider the Pay What You Want business model Ol’ Myrt employs.


November 2018 Events


MondaysWithMyrt

5 November 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. Powerful genealogy breakthroughs happen during our webinars. 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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7 November 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

12 Nov 2018 Mondays with Myrt where we plan to honor Veterans Day. MwM is 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 Group

14 Nov 2018 (Wednesday) AmericaGen Study Group tackles Chapter 12 “Vital Records” 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).


DearMYRTLE's WACKY Wednesday Logo

14 November 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

19 Nov 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).


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We will not hold webinars on Wednesday, 20 November 2018 as US residents will be gathering with family for Thanksgiving.
Note: Image AdobeStock_123376297, used with permission.


MondaysWithMyrt

26 November 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).


AmericaGen Study Group

28 November 2018 (Wednesday) AmericaGen Study Group tackles Chapter 13 “Census Returns” 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).


Archives Lady with WW

28 November 2018 (Wednesday) The Archive Lady  joins us for WACKY Wednesday. Thankful to have a genealogist in the archives. 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. 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).


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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/


 

REGISTER: July 2018 DearMYRTLE Events

DearFRIENDS,
Cannot wait to see everyone as we plunge into July and talk about our favorite subject – FAMILY HISTORY research. Cousin Russ and I invite you to start your genea-week off right by joining us for our flagship webinar Mondays with Myrt most Mondays without the year. 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 interactive live webinars.

July 2018 DearMYRTLE Webinars

MondaysWithMyrt

9 July 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. We will have a special guest Tami Mize with a live demo of JoyFlips. 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 Group

11 July 2018 AmericaGen Study Group tackles “Chapter 6 – Reference Works” 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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 11 July 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

16 July 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)


AmericaGen Study Group

18 July 2018 AmericaGen Study Group tackles “Chapter 7 – Organizing and Evaluating Your Research Findings” 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).


DearMYRTLE's WACKY Wednesday Logo

 18 July 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

23 July 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)


25 July 2018 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).


MondaysWithMyrt

30 July 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)


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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 June 2018

DearFRIENDS,
It’s time to play catch up and see what everyone’s been doing these last few weeks.

 

June 2018 DearMYRTLE Webinars

MondaysWithMyrt

18 June 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)


DearMYRTLE's WACKY Wednesday Logo

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


MondaysWithMyrt

25 June 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)


AmericaGen Study Group

27 June 2018 AmericaGen Study Group will discuss their take on Chapter 5 “Libraries and the National Archives” from 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


 

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

Here’s a picture when Mr. Myrt and I visited with Melissa at the library in Erin, Tennessee where her volunteers were scanning items in preparation for a WWI commemorative event coming up in the fall. And YES, that IS a smile from Mr. Myrt.

A Visit with The Archive Lady


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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

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COMMENT AFTER the webinar at http://bit.ly/DearMYRTLEonGoogle


REGISTER for May 2018 DearMYRTLE Events

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

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

Required textbooks, prerequisites, or other student information

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

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

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

*Books that will be needed during the course.

Recommended textbooks

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


MAY 2018 DearMYRTLE Webinars

MondaysWithMyrt

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


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


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


MondaysWithMyrt

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


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


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Myrt’s Musings

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

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


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)


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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)


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