Monday, October 28, 2013

Mondays with Myrt - 1 year and counting 28 Oct 2013

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DearREADERS,
We were so busy doing Hangouts we completely forgot that it's been 1 year since we began hosting Mondays with Myrt. Yup! The 8 October 2013 Mondays with Myrt is archived here. We started using GoToWebinar, but quickly outgrew the room. Fortunately, Cousin +Russ Worthington and I learned from +Tessa Keough that Google+ Hangouts have progressed from the early days, and now provide a stable platform where a lot of good GeneaConversations are happening.



Here's the lineup for today's Mondays with Myrt, which starts in about 45 minutes. Directions for JOINing and VIEWing follow this  list.

Why Crista Cowan, the Barefoot Genealogist should get a raise. (In which we solve the mystery of where to click to find the link to source info on this Ancestry.com image.)

 


The Africa Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. See your local PGS station listings for exact times.

Scanning Documents - a Google+ conversation with Olle Andersson from Sweden. This topics concerns genealogists throughout the world.

Sally Jacobs, The Practical Archivist is hosting a webinar "3 Secrets Every "accidental ARchivist" Needs to Know. Sunday 3 Nov 2913 3:30pm Central (Chicago). We've got to get this on the www.GeneaWebinars.com Calendar! 

GeniAUS (as Ol' Myrt likes to type it!) Jill Ball is hosting a regular Hangout for genealogists, with the accent on Australia. See her blog post It's time to bit the bullet about this venture. Join the next scheduled event by visiting this G+ site. We've got to get this on the www.GeneaWebinars.com Calendar!
 
Michelle Entrop has a question about creating a client report. We've got several suggestions for her as she writes "Thank you so much your weekly hangout!!!  I've been working on my first client report, modeling after the Sosa-Stradonitz System in the BCG Standards Manual.  Spending HOURS upon HOURS manually numbering every fact in the text, numbering the reference note at the bottom of that page, managing if it's the full or short reference note, renumbering when I add one more fact.  Does any genealogy software automate this in an way?  Thanks again!"


Book of Me Hangout hosted by Julie Goucher is scheduled for tomorrow, 29 October at 10am Mountain time, that's Noon Eastern.


John Laws has a question about his One Name Study work. See his post reproduced here:
 
Hi Pat after following your Mastering Genealogical Proof class I have an anomaly of my own

I have been continuing the extraction of LAWS from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 and have found an anomaly that I could do with a bit of help with.

We have a Thomas Francis Cresswell Laws he was a Ships Steward born 1837 who appears in shipping records in Sydney Australia as serving on the steamship "Wonga Wonga" between Melbourne & Sydney in 1863.

I found in the Probate Calendars I found Thomas Francis Cresswell Laws of 14 Cecilian Avenue, Worthing Sussex England died 27 January 1961 Administration London 13 March to Muriel Laws widow Effects £944 16s 4d certainly not the above man.

But when I looked at FMP & Ancestry.com for the death record I find the index refers to a Thomas F B Laws as dying in Worthing in 1961 even the original record gives it as Thomas F B Laws aged 31 so obviously I suspect that the entry in the GRO death index has been transcribed incorrectly

and the entry in the Probate Calendar is correct and that he is some relation to the ships steward, we have a number of the The Cresswell Laws family  who came from Middlesborogh including a Thomas Cresswell LAWS born 1870 died 1951 at 24 Warwick Gardens Worthing so not him either but oddly married to Muriel.
 
Let's talk about this on Mondays with Myrt who's coming week +Russ Worthington. This is precisely what inferential genealogy is all about. We have to resolve conflicts like this to get proof of an individual's identity. You've done 90% of the work here +John Laws, so this will be interesting.

I'd also like to have +Claire V Brisson-Banks, an expert of British research join us with suggestions. 
A Halloween Fright - What Mr. Myrt discovered when changing out the stove in our kitchen.






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,
Your friend in genealogy.

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Saturday, October 26, 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  
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Reconstructing the lives of 1,200 Mitchelville, SC families

DearREADERS,
My RL (real life) and FB (Facebook) friend Kim Harrison asks:

"This postcard represents the Mitchelville area on Hilton Head Island. If you know any one that has African American roots with a connection to SC, have them reach out to the Heritage Library Foundation on Hilton Head Island. They have started gathering records and documents on about 1,200 families who at one time lived in Mitchelville. They also have information on some of the Union Soldiers stationed on the island as well."


The Heritage Library Foundation's website is: http://www.heritagelib.org


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

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,
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