Monday, October 21, 2013

Mondays with Myrt 21 Oct 2013

DearREADERS,
Did Ol' Myrt here actually get a tat this past weekend? Find out during today's Mondays with Myrt! Hangout out with us, or watch on YouTube LIVE in about 60 minutes. Here's our anticipated lineup of topics:





WHATCHA BEEN DOIN’ ?

Baltimore Family History Workshop Redux -



DearMYRTLE’s Facebook pics of the family history tour includes:

IMAGE: St. Thomas Garrison Forrest, photo by author.


ONE PROLIFIC BLOGGER
Cousin Russ has been genea-experimenting and blogging a LOT of good stuff lately!  http://ftmuser.blogspot.com/2013/10/ancestry-member-tree-of-ftm2014-media.html

Add Russ Worthington’s two blogs to  your Feedly:


TANGIBLE MEMORIES
It's not every day Ol' Myrt here runs across such a delightful website as familyhistoryinart.com. Larry D. Macfarlane has taken his family history interest and combined it with his artistic talent to create one-of-a-kind paintings. I have an appointment to meet Larry in person on Friday. I am thinking of having him do a painting of Glen and Blanche's home in Medina, Washington.


SPEAKING OF IMAGES
Why Ol’ Myrt here may have to rethink FamilySearch Family Trees.  Someone on FamilySearch Family Trees shared this picture of my second great grandfather, William Brockerman Wright, and his mother, Mary Ann (Brockerman) Wright. The other people in this picture are not familiar to me. Mary Ann died in 1913, and William died in 1916, so this image had to be taken before Mary Ann's 6 Nov death.

IMAGE: Myrt’s 2nd Great-grandfather, William Brockerman Wright (1813) and his mother Mary Ann Brockerman 1816-1913. https://familysearch.org/photos/people

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES




50th Anniversary - ICapGen: 50 Years of Excellence, Conference Nov 2013




RootsTech 2014, Salt Lake City, Salt Palace Convention Center, February 6 - 8, 2014, Google+ Hangouts on Air Workshops $10 extra presented by Cousin Russ, Barry Kline, Ol’ Myrt (in person) and appearing remotely, Jenny Lanctot. https://rootstech.org And now there’s an app for that!

TECHNOLOGY
Use EventBrite to register your seminar participants, take credit cards, print class lists, send email reminders including links to the digital version of your seminar syllabus. You can even print out name tag inserts! www.eventbrite.com

What is a Livescribe? http://www.livescribe.com/en-us +Tessa Keough, perhaps you can tell us more. Pic Scanner

Reviews for Pic Scanner - the app for iPhone and iPad that makes photo scanning less tedious. Demo video (2 min): Scan Photos with iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgrTZPggkEs  website: www.appinitio.com/picscanner
APG Association of Professional Genealogists adds second “virtual” chapter and Ol’ Myrt here is thrilled. APG: Why virtual chapters work well

How to set up the Ultimate Personal Google Maps from LifeHacker. We did this right after the 1940 census was released. My daughter Carrie Keele wrote: Not Your Mother's Genealogy: Using a custom Google map to share your genealogy . But until now, Ol’ Myrt didn’t think of using my smart phone to access this or other maps.


BLOGS
This Stuff Never Happens to Me” by Jenny Lanctot in her blog Are My Roots Showing? 

This from Carol Kostakos Petranek who is spearheading the scanning at the Maryland State Archives and she is talking about Shifting Gears. But... I am sitting on the fence, doing a bit of both. Her points are well taken!   

Elizabeth Shown Mills responds to Silvereagle5946 who asks about citing marriage records including Affidavit, bonds, licenses and certificates. “Cite what you use.” -- Be sure to follow the link Elizabeth includes for detailed response on her website.



HERE'S HOW TO PARTICIPATE
We are using Google+ Hangouts On Air for this event.

Noon Eastern US (New York)
11 am Central US (Chicago)
10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

If you need a time zone converter see:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

HERE'S HOW TO JOIN
The first ten people who JOIN will appear on the panel and must have voice and video capabilities. The exact link cannot be shown until the Hangout is created. Standby at DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community on Google+ located here:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104382659430904043232

If you attempt to join, and receive the notice that the Hangout is full, then go to the VIEW option listed below.

HERE'S HOW TO VIEW THE EVENT LIVE
You may VIEW the Hangout live on DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel located here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/DearMYRTLE/feed

The Hangout will not start appearing here until I press the record button at the top of the hour. It may take a minute for the video stream to kick in.

HERE'S WHERE ALL MAY POST COMMENTS
If during the live broadcast of this Hangout On Air you'd like to post comments do so back at DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community on Google+, perhaps on a different tab on your web browser. Ol' Myrt's community is located here:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104382659430904043232

IF YOU MISS THE LIVE HANGOUT OR WANT TO WATCH LATER
The archived version of a Google Hangout On Air appears usually within 30 minutes of the close of the recorded session. You will find it on DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/DearMYRTLE/videos


Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
DearMYRTLE,
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