Friday, March 07, 2008

Challenge: 4 March 2008 podcast episode

Thank-you for your patience.
There is a glitch with the 4 Mar 2008 DearMYRTLE’s Family History Hour genealogy podcast episode on the server side. I’ve been patient in that three times we’ve waited overnight for the servers to properly update the cache. Now the tech support people have given my incident report an “escalated” status.

So, in the mean time, here is a stop-gap measure for listening to the podcast:

Click to download the 55.1MB file directly from my website:

When I tested this link just now, it immediately opened opened Windows Media Player and started playing the file. is one of the nation’s leading website and podcast servers. Let’s hope they resolve the issue of the failure of their software to integrate my uploaded .mp3 file with the text and links that I provided as usual. For your convenience, Ol' Myrt has reproduced the show notes below:


Mark Tucker,
the compiler of the
Genealogical Research Map. Mark is a software architect by day and a family historian on as many nights and weekends as possible. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. degree in Management Information Systems and has been developing software professionally for more than fourteen years. He is a member of NGS and the author of the ThinkGenealogy blog that discusses innovation in genealogy software. Mark will be presenting at the March 2008 Brigham Young University Computerized Genealogy Conference, and is anticipating an in-home visit from Dick Eastman and the team. (Gosh, how Ol’ Myrt here would like to sit in on that experience!)

MIGHTY MOUSE TOUR See DearMYRTLE’s BEST of the Internet for Genealogists – 2 March 2008 for specifics on the following award-winning websites:
  1. BLOG: Karen E. Livsey’s "Holland Land Company Records: Land Research in
    Western New York State
  3. DATABASE SITE:’s Memorial Websites
  4. SCANNED IMAGE SITE: British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920
  5. PODCAST: Biography Podcast 0018: Liliʻuokalani, Queen of Hawaii
  6. VIDEO: Family Survival Kit (hilarious, you MUST see this!)
  7. COMMENTARY: Chris Dunham’s "Top ten worst ways to begin a Family History" (Can you find the literary reference to Dick Eastman’s newsletter?)
  8. INNOVATION: Wikipedia the free online encyclopedia
  9. MOST INTERESTING THREAD: Editor ‘Jasia" pulls together 18 genealogy blog entries from all over the internet for the "Carnival of Genealogy, 23rd Edition " about "school days".
  10. ETHNIC STUDIES: Robert Ellis’ "Looking for an Ancestor in the Panama Canal Zone 1904-1914"


Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
Your friend in genealogy.

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