DearMYRTLE’s Family History Hour 31 July 2007 genealogy podcast is available for listening via computer or transferred to your .mp3 player if you choose to download the file. An alternative would be to download the file automatically via iTunes. For a complete list of current DearMYRTLE podcasts visit: http://podcasts.dearmyrtle.com/.
TOPICS & GUESTS THIS WEEK:
- Sally Jacobs, Accessioning Archivist for the Wisconsin Historical Society to discuss acid-free and lignin-free archival bond paper and other preservation concerns. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Personal Blog: The Practical Archivist.
- http://www.dictionary.com/ explains that lignin (as in the wood fiber in cheap paper such as newsprint) is distinctly different from lingon (as in lingonberry, the mountain cranberry.)
- Gordon Clarke, FamilySearch Developer Services Manager, to discuss http://www.familysearchindexing.org/ with over 100,000 volunteers and the new FamilySearch Affiliate Prgrams, Developer Services and Web Services. Contact: email@example.com Website: http://www.familysearch.org/ .
- Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace by Elizabeth Shown Mills. The publisher’s website explains: “It begins with a simple question: Why do we invest so much of our energy into the citation of sources? Followed immediately by the intriguing answer: Because all sources are not created equal.
- The Autobiography Box: A step-by-step kit for examining the Life Worth Living by Brian Bouldrey that includes a small black book (with memory joggers) and flash cards to assist in modifying the structure, style, point of view and drama of your personal history anecdote. It is kind of like English Composition 101/102 in a box.
- “Why microfilm is the first choice” where Ol' Myrt “agrees wholeheartedly about the need to view microfilm of original documents rather than bother a courthouse clerk.[…] I consider it frivolous to write to a courthouse when the cited source is already available on microfilm.”
MYRT'S MightyMouse TOUR visits two websites this week:
- http://www.timeanddate.com/ for calculating time zone differences in preparation for that family history interview with Great Aunt Matilda.
- Archaic Medical Terms including links to definitions of obsolete and old medical terminology you may encounter in your ancestral quest, and a timeline of diseases and epidemics in the UK.
LINKS WE MENTION
- The FamilySearchIndexing.org project and how volunteers can assist with the work.
Volunteers: Have you indexed your 50 names this month?
READER'S FEEDBACK: FamilySearchIndexing
Are you indexing your share?
How to sign up for FamilySearch Indexing
FamilySearch RECORDS ACCESS program featuring affiliates which are named in More Web Site Service Providers Team With FamilySearch 25 May 2007
- The Genealogy Guys Podcast – congrats on your 100th episode. Producing a weekly podcast is a big job, and you guys do it with flair.
THIS WEEK'S DearMYRTLE’s Blog posts include: