Tuesday, November 08, 2005

DearMYRTLE's Family History Hour 8 Nov 2005

DearREADERS & LISTENERS,
This is the lineup for today's show, now available for you to listen to 24/7 on the web. Please also note the "Links We Mention" and "Listening to the Show" directions below. Some links may not be active in email, so be sure to visit
http://www.DearMYRTLE.com for details.

The Presentations given at FGS Sept 2005 that mention the future plans of the Family History Library to digitize the microfilm collection. Also note there are plans to have genealogy societies index records for their area of interest.

-- FGS 2005 Keynote (pdf file - 819kb) Jay L. Verkler, FamilySearch

-- Societies Going Virtual (pdf file - 1.9mb) David E. Rencher, Genealogical Society of Utah

-- A Sneak Peak at the Near Future (pdf file - 6mb), David E. Rencher, Genealogical Society of Utah

THANKS to Chris Dunham who wrote: "When it comes time to write a narrative of a Civil War soldier's service, two other websites may prove invaluable. Cornell University, as part of its Making of America project, has digitized and made searchable two mammoth compilations:

-- "The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies"
http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/moa/browse.monographs/waro.html

-- "Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion"
http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/moa/browse.monographs/ofre.html

Use these in conjunction with the Library of Congress' Civil War Maps Collection:
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/civil_war_maps/

I found the Official Records especially useful when trying to figure out the complex and ever-changing recruitment policies in force during the war. The correspondence between state and federal Adjutants General offers insight into the homefront concerns constantly plaguing the powers-that-be. And, if your ancestor was an officer, it is quite possible that his name will appear in these records."

MIGHTYMOUSE TOUR This week Myrt explains how to find the now elusive GLOSSARY at FamilySearch.org and the "fabulous FIND option" of your web browser, including Internet Explorer and Mozilla.
http://www.FamilySearch.org

LINKS WE MENTION
-- Adoption Triad Outreach -
http://www.adoptiontriad.org Adoption Triad Outreach - a resource for adoptees, birth families, adoptive families, and those touched by adoption

-- National Parks Service website to check out the database of Union & Confederate Soldiers & Sailors at:
http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm

-- When you have access to Ancestry.com, check out CIVIL WAR COMPILED MILITARY SERVICE RECORDS
http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4284

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Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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