DearMYRTLE’s Family History Hour 30 Sept 2008
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GUEST THIS WEEK
Elizabeth Powell Crowe, author of Genealogy Online 8th edition, joins Myrt to discuss http://www.familysearchindexing.org/. Millions of names are being indexed by volunteers who participate in this double blind data entry indexing system. Join and do your part, even if it is only 30 minutes a week, if enough volunteers do this, the work will progress faster. Be sure to check out Libbi's blog at http://www.epcrowe.com/.
Be sure to pause, rewind or play your .mp3 player if you'd like to follow along while Myrt is speaking.
Myrt takes her listeners on a personal step-by step tour of http://pilot.familysearch.org/. We used to think of Labs.FamilySearch is the "test area" for indexes and databases. Well, now Pilot.FamilySearch.org is an "advanced" test area, meaning the contents are nearly ready to be released.
Myrt also spotlights this last week's Best of the Internet for Genealogists award winning sites & content:
- War Orphans from Poland (via Siberia and Africa) in Canada
- The National Archives (UK) website quick reference chart
- Earlham College's American Friend (Quaker) Obituary Index (1894-1960) compiled by Thomas D. Hamm.
- Kilbirnie-Lyall Bay Community Centre Oral History Project
- Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 51 hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke
- Denise Olson's "Create Your Own YouTube Channel"
- "Send documents as PDF rather than fax" by Adam Pash
- APG Mailing List - series on keeping societies healthy
- Japanese Americans Relocated During World War II, created, 1988 - 1989,
documenting the period 1942 - 1946 - Record Group 210 NARA.
- "National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Recognizes
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh For Outstanding Service"
Brite Music has great kids' music, songs & activity books. The music is also available in .mp3 format for your iPod. During the podcast you'll hear "I know my number". Ol' Myrt taught her young children to memorize the family telephone number using this song, and now her daughters are teaching Myrt's grandchildren using the same song. It's from the Safety Kids CD.
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