DearLISTENERS & READERS,
DearMYRTLE’s Family History Hour 10 June 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.
This segment begins 57 seconds into the podcast and includes entries from DearMYRTLE's Best of the Internet for Genealogists 29 June 2008 as follows:
BLOG: Schelly Talalay Dardashti's "The Future is now: encouraging younger genealogists"
INSTRUCTION: footnoteMAVEN's"Labeling and Labeling Systems"
- DATABASE SITE: Online Ortsfamilienbücher database, or Online town heritage books
- SCANNED IMAGE SITE: OriginsNetwork.com's Boyd’s Marriage Index - London and Middlesex Supplement on British Origins
- PODCAST: Episode #6: Family History Minute - "Countries and Cultures (Where am I
- VIDEO: S&N Genealogy's Neigel Baily interview
- COMMENTARY: Mark Tucker's FamilyLink.com Gives Employees 10% of Work Time to Do Their Family History
- INNOVATION: Midwest Genealogy Center
- MOST INTERESTING THREAD: Randy Seaver's Does Any Genealogy Software Do This?
- ETHNIC STUDIES: Craig Manson's "Your Albanian Aunt, er. uh Uncle?"
- PLUS ONE: Family Tree Magazine's "Search Tips for Online Genealogy Databases"
GUESTS THIS WEEK
Kendall Hulet from Ancestry.com to discuss the New Ancestry.com Search options. During the interview, we used WebEx, so Myrt could view Kendall's computer screen as he described some of his favorite features.
Notice in the screen shot below, Ol' Myrt has only typed in the name William, but Ancestry's computers are already working hard by comparing this with other known men by the name of William on my family tree. In this example, I was planning to research William Gist Froman (A) but if I wished to work on a client's family, I could change the tree Ancestry will search by clicking the down arrow button at (B) below. The "Advanced" button Kendall explains during this interview is shown at (C) below. If I wish to save data entry time, I can merely click the William Gist From on the list, and his birth and death info will be inserted in the new Ancestry.com search screen automatically. This certainly speeds up research time. For more info about Ancestry's new search capabilities, take the
tour. (This segment begins 12 minutes into the podcast.)
Elizabeth Powel Crowe, author of Genealogy Online 8th edition.
Her Crowe's Nest blog is at www.epcrowe.com. Libbi discusses placing your genealogy on a web page, using the National Genealogical Society "Guidelines For Publishing Web Pages On The Internet". Be sure to subscribe to Elizabeth's blog, the Crowe's Nest. Following these guidelines, you are sure to create a space on the web to honor your ancestors and attract here-to-fore unknown distant cousins who are working on the same ancestral lines. (This segment begins 47 minutes into the podcast.)