Monday, November 25, 2013

Mondays with Myrt - 25 November 2013

DearREADERS,
Mondays with Myrt is a live event - all about what's trending in the world of genealogy -- things that you are thinking about, things that come across Ol' Myrt's desk. Directions for JOINing and VIEWing follow my signature below. We start in about 45 minutes! Today's discussion topics include:



147 documents - Luana Darby is working on her AG, and estimates her 49 ancestors of interest will need about that number of birth, marriage and death records to prove her case. Of course, that doesn't include those "inferential genealogy" cases, where no single document proves the point. I just bet Cousin +Russ Worthington has something to say about this.

What did Russ, Randy and Ol' Myrt here do last week? We talked about collaboration, and came up with this video Ancestry Member Trees: Practical collaboration tips.



In related videos, see:



Context - Let's look at this post from the Evidence Explained page on Facebook by Elizabeth Shown Mills, Analyzing Census Data—Part 3: Context Matters!

Typical Tasks - The (almost) lost art of hand quilting. One woman's project nearing completion. What do you do that your grand and great-grandparents did? I'll bet chopping wood for the fire isn't on most of our lists.
Diane Giannini, CG is almost finished with her hand stitched quilt.
Thinking back on what our ancestors did might make for a good entry in the Share a Memory Contest. All you have to do is upload a picture and share a paragraph or two about that ancestor. The deadline is 20 November 2013. Find out more in my post titled 2nd Annual Share a Memory Contest Prizes have been updated to now include a 1 year subscription to MyHeritage.com. Ol' Myrt here may  need to enter, I need that prize, it's time to renew my subscription.
 
How often does Facebook update to show comments on a post? This morning Ol' Myrt was reading the comments to a post by Randy Whitted on her iPad. When looking to share that same post from my computer, I discover the same post doesn't yet have all the comments that show up on my iPad. Refreshing the screen doesn't help.


Popplet Mind Maping. Coming on the heels of a cool webinar Mind Mapping Your Research Plans and Results by THomas MacEntee for FamilyTreeWebinars.com, Ol' Myrt here has been playing around with Popplet.com.

2 Things - Facebook friends have been assigning numbers, and asking friends to post X number of things we don't yet know about them. Kinda grade school-ish, kinda fun. Let's ask the Mondays with Myrt panel to mention 2 things we don't yet know about them.

Call for Panelists - the MGP Study Group 2 will start in February, and we need panelists from all corners of the genea-world to consider JOINing as a panelist. More info is found here. Ol' Myrt also recorded a  video :

EVEN MORE INFO

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
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·        HERE'S HOW TO PARTICIPATE
We are using Google+ Hangouts On Air for this event.

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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:
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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:
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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
 


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