Monday, September 30, 2013

Ancestry.com acquires FindAGrave.com

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at Ancestry.com. Please address all inquiries to support@Ancestry.com.


PROVO, Utah, September 30, 2013 – Ancestry.com LLC announced today it has acquired Find A Grave, Inc., the leading online cemetery database.


With over 100 million memorials and 75 million photos, Find A Grave has amassed an unparalleled collection of burial information. Over the past 18 years, it has grown to become an invaluable resource for genealogists, history buffs and cemetery preservationists. Find A Grave will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Ancestry.com, and will continue to be managed by its founder, Jim Tipton.

“Find A Grave is an amazing phenomenon supported by a passionate and engaged community of volunteers around the world,” said Tim Sullivan, CEO of Ancestry.com. “We at Ancestry.com are so excited…honored really…to take on the responsibility of supporting this community. We will maintain Find A Grave as a free website, will retain its existing policies and mode of operation, and look forward to working with Jim Tipton and the entire Find A Grave team to accelerate the development of tools designed to make it even easier for the Find A Grave community to fulfill its original mission to capture every tombstone on Earth.”


Ancestry.com plans to bolster the resources dedicated to Find A Grave to launch a new mobile app, improve customer support, introduce an enhanced edit system for submitting updates to memorials, foreign-language support, and other site improvements.


“Ancestry.com has been a long-time supporter of Find A Grave. They have been linking and driving traffic to the site for several years,” said Jim Tipton, founder of Find A Grave. “Burial information is a wonderful source for people researching their family history and I look forward to working with Ancestry.com to help continue our growth and accelerate the pace of improvements.”

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


About Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com is the world's largest online family history resource with approximately 2.7 million paying subscribers across all its websites. More than 12 billion records have been added to the Ancestry.com sites and users have created more than 50 million family trees containing more than 5 billion profiles. In addition to its flagship site www.ancestry.com, the Company operates several Ancestry international websites along with a suite of online family history brands, including Archives.com, Fold3.com and Newspapers.com, all designed to empower people to discover, preserve and share their family history.


About Find A Grave


Find A Grave is a free resource for finding the final resting places of famous folks, friends and family members. With millions of names, it's an invaluable tool for genealogist and history buffs. Find A Grave memorials are rich with content, including dates, photos and biographies. Visitors can leave 'virtual flowers' on memorials to complete the online cemetery experience. Find A Grave also contains listings for thousands of celebrity graves, making it the premier, online destination for tombstone visitors.

Mondays with Myrt ARCHIVED: What's with those huge zucchini?

DearREADERS,
What's that I'm holding? During the live broadcast, Mr. Myrt brought in two of the four gigantic zucchinis we picked and lugged in from the garden this week. We did speak about genealogy, and touched on most of the topics as planned here. Continue the conversation here in DearMYRTLE's G+ Community.

Ya know, good Ol' Cousin +Russ Worthington pointed out that Ol' Myrt here should blog with the link to the archived version of each Mondays with Myrt Hangout on Air. So here we go with today's broadcast.



FOR FURTHER READING:

Zucchini Soup
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/zucchini-soup-i/

Zucchini Bread
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/zucchini-bread-recipe/index.html

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
DearMYRTLE,
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Michael John Neill: Ending webinaring, and closeout sales deadline TONIGHT

DearREADERS,
Just received this notice from Michael John Neill, but I spotted it too late to mention this during today's Mondays with Myrt Hangout on Air. We DID at least mention his "Genealogy Tip of the Day". He writes:


PHOTO: Michael John Neill
from his website at right.

"In an effort to refocus my efforts on genealogical research and writing, I will no longer be selling recorded copies of my webinars effective 29 September at 11:59 pm Pacific time. There will be continued support of previously downloaded presentations for some time after that, but sales will not be processed after that time.

All of my 40 plus webinars are being sold for $5 each during this time.

A list of topics and descriptions is available at:
http://www.genealogytipoftheday.com/webinar-final.htm

There are a wide variety of topics on genealogy methods, sources, and search techniques.

Please share with your readers, fans, social media venues, etc.
This has been a great run, but I need to direct my efforts elsewhere."

Michael is an integral part of the professional genealogical community. As a real-life math instructor, he knows about dividing up his time and multiplying his efforts. Each must take time to reevaluate where to put one's energy.

We have learned much from Michael John Neill's webinars. I look forward to telling my DearREADERS about the new things he decides to do with his genea-time.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
DearMYRTLE,
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Mondays with Myrt: TODAY's lineup...

DearREADERS,
Here's the lineup of some of the things we plan to discuss during today's Mondays with Myrt Hangout on Air:



SEQUESTRATION IN THE US (sigh)
Library of Congress and FTC will take their sites offline if gov’t shuts down
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/09/library-of-congress-says-it-will-take-its-site-offline-if-govt-shuts-down/

RESEARCHERS' FEEDBACK

Use of City Directories and ED Maps
… And We Have Yet Another Mystery …
Jenny Lanctot
http://aremyrootsshowing.jenny-ology.com/2013/09/29/and-we-have-yet-another-mystery/


Carolina Girl Genealogy
Researching My Southern Roots
http://carolinagirlgenealogy.blogspot.com/2013/09/sentimental-sundaydavid-and-ettas.html

GENEALOGY CRUISES
Randy Seaver is away...
http://feedly.com/k/19bJKmg
Genea-Musings: Day 9 on the Celebrity Millennium Cruise - Costa Rica!
feedly.com

CRUISE The British Isles
http://www.unlockthepastcruises.com/cruises/5th-unlock-the-past-cruise-british-isles-discovery/

MR. MYRT'S BUFFALO EXPERIENCE
https://www.facebook.com/DearMYRTLE

Independence Rock
Prairie  Homestead Sod House

Ann Morddel's
Did your Ancestor Build a Grand Home in Paris?
http://french-genealogy.typepad.com/genealogie/2013/09/a-grand-home-in-paris.html
Each entry gives the:
    Street address
    Architect
    Name of the property owner
    Address of the property owner
    Date of the permit request

CONFERENCE KEEPER
Jen Baldwin
Updates on Conference Keeper this week include...
CT, GA, IL, FL, CA, MA, UT, IA, AR, TX, OH, MA, MO, RI, ME, MI, AL, AZ, TN, England, Germany, Australia, the midwest, northeast, and southeast
http://www.conferencekeeper.net/index.html

CONTACT THE LOCALS
John Michael Neill's
http://genealogytipoftheday.blogspot.com/2013/09/contact-locals.html

Los Angeles FamilySearch Library
https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Los_Angeles_Family_History_Library

USGenWeb
www.USGenWeb.org

WorldGenWeb
WorldGenWeb.org

Cyndi's List
www.CyndisList.com

GOING ALL TECHIE
Lloyd's List is going Digital
Dick Eastman
http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2013/09/worlds-oldest-newspaper-going-digital-after-279-years.html

iGoogle: Seven Alternatives to iGoogle (via Free Technology for Teachers)
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/09/seven-alternatives-to-igoogle.html


JOIN us on the panel, or VIEW via the YouTube channel, but BE THERE for another jam-packed episode of Mondays with Myrt, A Hangout on Air on the Google+ platform.

A newsy, "across Myrt's desk" event, exploring all types of genealogy research techniques, challenges, technology and such. Mondays with Myrt is about working together to get around those brick walls, sharing what we’ve learned in a relaxed format.

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,
Your friend in genealogy.

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Hangouts, webinars and chats for the coming week

DearREADERS,
Thanks to the centralized calendar at GeneaWebinars.com, genealogists interested in learning more about our craft may register for these online seminars coming up this week. Be sure to verify the time in your neck of the woods. If you need a time zone converter see: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

This centralized calendar provides information about how to attend genealogy-related online meetings, classes, hangouts, seminars and webinars, where there is a visual slide share and/or website or software demo for attendees to view.

Hosts may use a variety of platforms including Adobe Connect, AnyMeeting, Captera, Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, Live Meeting, Skype, Web-Ex, and Wiggio, to name a few.

There are currently over 35 with posting access to this calendar and blog, and over 200 hours of scheduled instruction for genealogists wishing to hone their research skills during the coming year. 




Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.

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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DearMYRTLE
Twitter: @DearMYRTLE
G+: +Pat Richley-Erickson
Second Life: Clarise Beaumont  
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Monday, September 23, 2013

Mondays with Myrt 23 Sept 2013

DearREADERS,
YUP, it's Monday and you know what that means! JOIN us for Mondays with Myrt. All sorts of things to discuss today.





'Genealogy Roadshow' on PBS
http://tv.nytimes.com/2013/09/23/arts/television/genealogy-roadshow-on-pbs-traces-ancestry.html

Find local listings for the *Genealogy Roadshow* on PBS stations in the US TONIGHT.
Just type in your zip code! http://www.pbs.org/tv_schedules/

Carrie Keele
http://www.notyourmothersgenealogy.com/

Ole's Question about find a book that is in "snip it" view over on Google Books. We will be using: http://www.worldcat.org

James Tanner - Genealogy Star
http://genealogysstar.blogspot.com/2013/09/talking-to-genealogical-wall.html


Shauna Hicks
http://www.shaunahicks.com.au/nsw-act-family-history-fair-canberra-sep-2013/

Attendance Triples at NARA's Virtual Genealogy Fair - Dick Eastman
http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2013/09/attendance-triples-at-naras-virtual-genealogy-fair.html

Kinfolk News
http://kinfolknews.blogspot.com/2013/04/online-timelines-for-your-genealogy.html

Caroline Pointer
http://www.4yourfamilystory.com

Julie Goucher
http://www.anglers-rest.net/book-of-me-written-by-you.html

FindMyPast Ireland
http://thesearchforanneandmichael.blogspot.com/2013/09/find-my-past-ireland-launches-irish.html

Genealogy Roadshow
TONIGHT on PBS
http://newsok.com/genealogy-roadshow-premieres-sept.-23-on-pbs/article/3873870



JOIN us on the panel, or VIEW via the YouTube channel, but BE THERE for another jam-packed episode of Mondays with Myrt, a Hangout on Air on the Google+ platform.

A newsy, "across Myrt's desk" event, exploring all types of genealogy research techniques, challenges, technology and such. Mondays with Myrt is about working together to get around those brick walls, sharing what we’ve learned in a relaxed format.

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. All comments go in response to this blog post Ol' Myrt's community is located here:
https://plus.google.com/107941607363534146959/posts/3zRDK7uM49V

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,
Your friend in genealogy.

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Hangouts, webianrs and chats for the coming week

DearREADERS,
Thanks to the centralized calendar at GeneaWebinars.com, genealogists interested in learning more about our craft may register for these online seminars coming up this week. Be sure to verify the time in your neck of the woods. If you need a time zone converter see: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

This centralized calendar provides information about how to attend genealogy-related online meetings, classes, hangouts, seminars and webinars, where there is a visual slide share and/or website or software demo for attendees to view.

Hosts may use a variety of platforms including Adobe Connect, AnyMeeting, Captera, Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, Live Meeting, Skype, Web-Ex, and Wiggio, to name a few.

There are currently over 35 with posting access to this calendar and blog, and over 200 hours of scheduled instruction for genealogists wishing to hone their research skills during the coming year. 




Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.

Blog: http://blog.DearMYRTLE.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DearMYRTLE
Twitter: @DearMYRTLE
G+: +Pat Richley-Erickson
Second Life: Clarise Beaumont  
http://www.youtube.com/user/DearMYRTLE

Hangouts, webinars and chats for the coming week

DearREADERS,
Thanks to the centralized calendar at GeneaWebinars.com, genealogists interested in learning more about our craft may register for these online seminars coming up this week. Be sure to verify the time in your neck of the woods. If you need a time zone converter see: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

This centralized calendar provides information about how to attend genealogy-related online meetings, classes, hangouts, seminars and webinars, where there is a visual slide share and/or website or software demo for attendees to view.

Hosts may use a variety of platforms including Adobe Connect, AnyMeeting, Captera, Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, Live Meeting, Skype, Web-Ex, and Wiggio, to name a few.

There are currently over 35 with posting access to this calendar and blog, and over 200 hours of scheduled instruction for genealogists wishing to hone their research skills during the coming year. 




Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.

Blog: http://blog.DearMYRTLE.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DearMYRTLE
Twitter: @DearMYRTLE
G+: +Pat Richley-Erickson
Second Life: Clarise Beaumont  
http://www.youtube.com/user/DearMYRTLE

Hangouts, webinars and chats for the coming week

DearREADERS,
Thanks to the centralized calendar at GeneaWebinars.com, genealogists interested in learning more about our craft may register for these online seminars coming up this week. Be sure to verify the time in your neck of the woods. If you need a time zone converter see: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

This centralized calendar provides information about how to attend genealogy-related online meetings, classes, hangouts, seminars and webinars, where there is a visual slide share and/or website or software demo for attendees to view.

Hosts may use a variety of platforms including Adobe Connect, AnyMeeting, Captera, Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, Live Meeting, Skype, Web-Ex, and Wiggio, to name a few.

There are currently over 35 with posting access to this calendar and blog, and over 200 hours of scheduled instruction for genealogists wishing to hone their research skills during the coming year. 




Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.

Blog: http://blog.DearMYRTLE.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DearMYRTLE
Twitter: @DearMYRTLE
G+: +Pat Richley-Erickson
Second Life: Clarise Beaumont  
http://www.youtube.com/user/DearMYRTLE

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Not isolationism: There are other ways to share my genealogy

DearREADERS,
Earlier this week I posted on G+ and my FB page in response to James Tanner's Any New on FamilySearch Certification of Third-Party Products. "Extremely sad that +FamilySearch permits this continued dysfunction. THIS is why I waste no time with FamilySearch Family Tree and WHY Ol' Myrt here insists on maintaining my own genealogy database. There is NO WAY the concept "one big family tree" can work. It was a beautiful ideal, but owing to human frailties in research and in use of technology, FS Family Tree just w.i.l.l.n.o.t.w.o.r.k!!!"

Yesterday James wrote Genealogical Ownership and Isolationism where he states "In a recent pate of online discussion about FamilySearch.org's Family Tree, I was mildly amused to see so many comments from genealogists who were not going to use Family Tree because they didn't want some one to mess with "their data." It might be a revelation to some of these folks, but the fact is that you don't own your genealogical data." He then goes on to discuss copyright as some genealogists erroneously see it.

My beef isn't that I believe my genealogy is mine alone. (It isn't.)

It's that the concept of one great big, pie in the sky, family tree database just doesn't work.


+James Tanner, I am not sure you were speaking directly to Ol' Myrt here, but...

Remember you are talking to the queen of genealogy social networking here. I cut my genea-teeth on a 300 baud modem, using dial-up in the FIDOnet days. That's how important I think it is for genealogists to collaborate. I believe it is essential to share my research with others who may spot my mistakes. That's why I maintain my genealogy blog and have several Ancestry Member Trees, etc.  

Peer review is an essential component for Ol' Myrt here to keep climbing the right branches in the family tree of man.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.

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FamilySearch: One Millionth Photo Received

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: This was just received from our friends at FamilySearch.org. This photo sharing and preservation service has experienced amazing growth in a short period of time.

One Millionth Photo Received
 on New Free Family Photo Preservation Service Online


FamilySearch International, Salt Lake City, September 19, 2013-
Meet Ephraim Mecham. On September 10, 2013, this portrait of Ephraim Mecham became the one millionth photo uploaded to FamilySearch.org by contributors! And FamilySearch is pleased to announce with this major milestone that Ephraim's photo, along with the other million photos, will now be preserved forever for free online at FamilySearch.org.
 
The Photos and Stories features on FamilySearch.org were introduced to the public on April 16, 2013. Since that time, thousands of people have participated in the exciting process of uploading, tagging, and linking their ancestors' pictures to the Family Tree, along with their genealogies and stories. 

The accomplishment of one million photos highlights the powerful opportunity this website offers. It is unique as one of the largest collections of family history photos in the world. It is completely free, and, most importantly, it offers endless preservation of these photos. Some other features of the website's photo preservation and sharing services are:
  • The photos are public and can be seen without signing in. An invitation to see a photo can be shared socially through Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and email. By clicking on a shared link, the visitor is taken directly to the photo for viewing.
  • If you sign in, you have the option to upload pictures to FamilySearch.org by dragging and dropping them or by browsing your computer or device to locate the photos you'd like to put on the website. You can also upload photos from your smart phone or tablet-any device with an Internet connection.
  • You have the ability to tag all individuals in a photo (or indicate who they are). Once a photo is tagged, you are able to link individuals in the picture to their profiles in an online family tree. If a person in a family tree has more than one picture in his or her profile, you can also choose which picture is the default one on his or her personal page. This default photo is the one that visitors will see first. If a photograph has many people in it, you can tag each individual and use it for their own profile pages.
  • Each photo can be given a title of up to 255 characters and a description of up to 4,000 characters, which are entered under the details of the photo. Your username will be associated with the uploaded photo, and you never know what impact you'll have. Ninety-year-old Lois contacted a contributor of a family photo in her FamilySearch family tree and discovered a distant relative. In return, he has shared information with her that she never knew before.
  • As your photo collection grows, you can organize photos into albums according to families, individuals, or whatever works best for you. Maybe you have photos of people you're having trouble identifying. Why not put them in an album labeled "help me identify" or "unknown relatives"? Nanette recently scanned and uploaded the photos from her great aunts' collections. She was not able to identify everyone in the pictures. After a week or so, she was amazed to find that others online were able to correctly identify the unknown people in the photos right there on the website.
  • As you view photos of people in your collection, you can see who they are related to: parents, spouse, and children.
  • Currently, photos are limited to five megabytes (5 MB) in size, but photo size is planned to be expanded in the coming months.
  • Photo type is limited to JPEG and PNG, but it is anticipated other file formats will be accepted soon.
  • You can publish and preserve thousands of family photos for free.
Here's how to get started. First, you'll want to see what pictures are online of your ancestors. Go to the FamilySearch.org website, and click Photos at the top of the page. Click the blue banner that says Find photos of your ancestors. A page with photos will come up. Photos with a gold banner across the bottom right corner indicate photos added by others. These are your relatives!

Now it's your turn to upload photos. If you don't have a traditional scanner, you can use your cell phone. Just take a picture of your family photos, use the browser on your phone, and go to FamilySearch.org. Then click on Photos, and proceed from there.

If you know photos that exist of your ancestors but belong to other family members, contact these relatives and ask them to publish the photos to your family's tree, or set a date to scan or take pictures of their collection. You can also send out a request for family photos over social media to your relatives. If there are family heirlooms (photos, furniture, bric-a-brac, letters, mementos, medals), take pictures of them and upload the photos to the profiles of your ancestors in the family tree. Then stories can be added by anyone to support the photos and describe them. These photos and stories will become keepsakes for everyone to have and will be preserved freely for future generations. 

Once your pictures are uploaded, they will be preserved forever. Every photo is backed up with a redundant system and preserved in state-of-the-art archive facilities. Each ancestor's photo will now be available to every descendant that individual has or will ever have.

If you have a desire to preserve your ancestors' photos, it has never been easier. It is fun family history! Here is an opportunity and way to get started. You'll have it done sooner than you think. Visit FamilySearch.org today. Your family pictures can be part of the next million photos on FamilySearch.org!

MGP Study Group: The errata and change pages

DearREADERS,
Thank-you to MGP Study Group panelist +Kathryn Lake Hogan for spotting the newly added link to the Errata and change pages for Mastering Genealogical Proof. The publisher has posted this on the same page where one may view the table of contents, a sample exercise and order the book.

Mastering Genealogical Proof by Thomas W. Jones is the most exciting breakthrough publication since Elizabeth Shown Mill's Evidence Explained. Elizabeth devotes the first two EE chapters on analysis, and then focuses on citations. I recommend taking week-long, in-depth institute courses from both professionals, to hone your personal research skills.

FOR MORE INFO

After 30 years Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG retired in 2013 as a faculty member of Samford University's Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research. However, you may follow her work as follows:

Thomas W. Jones, CG, CGL, FASG teaches at the following institutes:


Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.

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MyHeritage: Save records to your tree feature added

DearREADERS,
Whilst traveling from the nephew's wedding in Ohio, I received an email from Daniel Horowitz, Chief Genealogy Officer at MyHeritage.com. The new "Save records to your tree" feature has been long awaited, and is a natural progression to providing a rich online tree experience for MyHeritage users. Here's their info graphic and link to details on how to use the new option.






LINK to info about this feature:
http://blog.myheritage.com/2013/09/new-feature-save-records-to-your-tree/



Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.

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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DearMYRTLE
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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Hangouts, webinars and chats for the coming week

DearREADERS,
Thanks to the centralized calendar at GeneaWebinars.com, genealogists interested in learning more about our craft may register for these online seminars coming up this week. Be sure to verify the time in your neck of the woods. If you need a time zone converter see: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

This centralized calendar provides information about how to attend genealogy-related online meetings, classes, hangouts, seminars and webinars, where there is a visual slide share and/or website or software demo for attendees to view.

Hosts may use a variety of platforms including Adobe Connect, AnyMeeting, Captera, Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, Live Meeting, Skype, Web-Ex, and Wiggio, to name a few.

There are currently over 35 with posting access to this calendar and blog, and over 200 hours of scheduled instruction for genealogists wishing to hone their research skills during the coming year. 




Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.

Blog: http://blog.DearMYRTLE.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DearMYRTLE
Twitter: @DearMYRTLE
G+: +Pat Richley-Erickson
Second Life: Clarise Beaumont  
http://www.youtube.com/user/DearMYRTLE

Hangouts, webinars and chats for the coming week

DearREADERS,
Thanks to the centralized calendar at GeneaWebinars.com, genealogists interested in learning more about our craft may register for these online seminars coming up this week. Be sure to verify the time in your neck of the woods. If you need a time zone converter see: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

This centralized calendar provides information about how to attend genealogy-related online meetings, classes, hangouts, seminars and webinars, where there is a visual slide share and/or website or software demo for attendees to view.

Hosts may use a variety of platforms including Adobe Connect, AnyMeeting, Captera, Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, Live Meeting, Skype, Web-Ex, and Wiggio, to name a few.

There are currently over 35 with posting access to this calendar and blog, and over 200 hours of scheduled instruction for genealogists wishing to hone their research skills during the coming year. 




Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.

Blog: http://blog.DearMYRTLE.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DearMYRTLE
Twitter: @DearMYRTLE
G+: +Pat Richley-Erickson
Second Life: Clarise Beaumont  
http://www.youtube.com/user/DearMYRTLE

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Hangouts, Webinars and Chats for the upcoming week

DearREADERS,
Thanks to the centralized calendar at GeneaWebinars.com, genealogists interested in learning more about our craft may register for these online seminars coming up this week. Be sure to verify the time in your neck of the woods. If you need a time zone converter see: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

This centralized calendar provides information about how to attend genealogy-related online meetings, classes, hangouts, seminars and webinars, where there is a visual slide share and/or website or software demo for attendees to view.

Hosts may use a variety of platforms including Adobe Connect, AnyMeeting, Captera, Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, Live Meeting, Skype, Web-Ex, and Wiggio, to name a few.

There are currently over 35 with posting access to this calendar and blog, and over 200 hours of scheduled instruction for genealogists wishing to hone their research skills during the coming year. 




Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.

Blog: http://blog.DearMYRTLE.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DearMYRTLE
Twitter: @DearMYRTLE
G+: +Pat Richley-Erickson
Second Life: Clarise Beaumont  
http://www.youtube.com/user/DearMYRTLE

Friday, September 06, 2013

1940 census page for Grandma Myrtle

DearREADERS,

    Been experimenting with the census records at FamilySearch.org today. This involves:
  • searching for an ancestor by name
  • locating the appropriate image
  • saving the image to my hard drive
  • capturing the indexed data at FamilySearch
  • attaching the image and data to the ancestors on the census page
IMAGE: Used by permission of FamilySearch.org
http://tinyurl.com/k48lmb2


Myrtle Player in household of Shirley Player, "United States Census, 1940"

Name: Myrtle Player
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Tract G-2, Seattle, Seattle Election Precinct, King, Washington, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 44
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original): White
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Wife
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Birthplace: Utah
Birth Year (Estimated): 1896
Last Place of Residence: Same Place
District: 40-115
Family Number: 141
Sheet Number and Letter: 5B
Line Number: 61
Affiliate Publication Number: T627
Affiliate Film Number: 4377
Digital Folder Number: 005460469
Image Number: 00499
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Shirley Player M 51 Utah
Wife Myrtle Player F 44 Utah
Son Glen Player M 21 Utah
Daughter Beverly Player F 20 Utah
Son John Player M 16 Utah



Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.

Blog: http://blog.DearMYRTLE.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DearMYRTLE
G+ DearMYRTLE Community
Twitter: @DearMYRTLE
Second Life: Clarise Beaumont
http://www.youtube.com/user/DearMYRTLE