It has been a busy month with Ol' Myrt here out of town to attend the NGS Conference in Kansas City, and to do a little cemetery hopping on the way back. Finally, DearMYRTLE’s Family History Hour 27 May 2008 genealogy podcast is available for listening via computer or transferred to any .mp3 player if you choose to download the file. An alternative would be to download the file automatically via iTunes. You don’t need an iPod to listen. For a complete list of current DearMYRTLE podcasts visit: http://podcasts.dearmyrtle.com .
TOPICS & GUESTS THIS WEEK
Lisa Alzo, M. F. A. to discuss the 2008 Federation of Eastern European Family History Societies. Lisa serves the Federation as 2nd Vice President. She is also a freelance writer, instructor, and lecturer and the author of six books and numerous magazine articles. She also teaches for Genclass.com. Lisa can be reached at www.lisaalzo.com.
FEEFHS International Conference
August 1-3, 2008Registration Form (PDF)(Word)PayPal (Form)Conference Information (PDF)(Word)Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Hotel (Web site)Speaker List (PDF)(Word)Preliminary Program (PDF)(Word)Vendor Information (PDF)(Word)
See also the FEEFHS Journal in addition to the eJournal produced by this organization.
BACKING UP! DO IT NOW OR REGRET IT LATER is the focus of the interview with Elizabeth Powel Crowe, author of Genealogy Online 8th edition, hot of the presses! You'll find blog Crowe's Nest at www.epcrowe.com. We cannot overlook the importance of backing up your important documents, and email address book in addition to your genealogy data and scanned images. See also Elizabeth's blog entry titled Back up a bit.
Myrt will also discuss a few impressions of the 2008 National Genealogical Society Conference held last week in Kansas City.
DearMYRTLE's BEST of the Internet for Genealogists Award 25 May 2008 list is the first to include the "plus 1" category for items that don't fit the norm. Mention here is an indication from Ol' Myrt here that the following websites are certainly worth your effort to explore.
- BLOG: Enumerate Me!...and him...and her...and her... posted 23 May 2008 at Genealogy Gems News. (see DearMYRTLE is REAL!)
- INSTRUCTION: The brand new Teach Genealogy Blog & related website with links for Family History Consultants and genealogy instructors.
- DATABASE SITE: The JewishGen Communities Database and JewishGen ShtetlSeeker
- SCANNED IMAGE SITE: Births & Baptisms 1553-1854 posted at ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk
- VIDEO: RootsTelevision interview with Elaine Hirtle UDC
- COMMENTARY: Growing an ancestor Garden posted 27 May 2008 at www.TheChartChick.com.
- INNOVATION: MyAncestorsFound.com's method of providing low-cost genealogy seminars thousands of attendees.
- MOST INTERESTING THREAD: Dick Eastman's blog entry I have a complaint concerning many genealogists posted 22 May 2008 at www.eogn.com. I agree with Dick 100%.
- ETHNIC STUDIES: RootsWeb's Palatine site
- PLUS ONE: Going Home posted at footnoteMaven's Shades of the Departed blog.
From the BookShelf
- A Guide to Mormon Family History Sources by Kip Sperry, (c) 2007 Ancestry Publishing.
- Family Chronicle's new sister magazine titled Discovering Family History .
- Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt by David McCullough, (c) 1981, 2001. Simon & Schuster Paperbacks.
LINKS WE MENTION
During the podcast you'll hear "I love my Grandpa-pa". Ol' Myrt here particularly likes "I know my number, my telephone number" from the Safety Kids CD.
LINKS TO SOME OF DearMYRTLE’s RECENT BLOGS