Monday, December 30, 2013

Mondays with Myrt - 30 December 2013

DearREADERS,
This year's last Mondays with Myrt will begin in less than an hour! We've got genea-topics galore, so come on over to JOIN the panel (filmstrip) or VIEW in the new-fangled Google Event screen. Here's the link for the event, where all may COMMENT, and where Ol' Myrt here will post the link to JOIN the panel. You may WATCH the archived version later on DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel (where you'll find all the previous recordings.)



Mondays with Myrt 30 Dec 2013:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/102461242403735457058/events/ckib8v0e5b811dq8dn7mu521310


DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/DearMYRTLE

DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community (to keep up with the things Ol' Myrt finds noteworthy throughout the week.) https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104382659430904043232

I'll send out another post with links to our topics when the Hangout on Air is archived.

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

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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DearMYRTLE
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Second Life: Clarise Beaumont
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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Thoughts on Discussions - about "PROOF" and such

DearREADERS,
Following much discussion (with a few approaching arguments) about the use of the term "proof" in genealogy circlesMr. Myrt and I spent a good 45 minutes talking about it ourselves before getting up this morning. (Yup, that's early morning pillow talk for two avid genealogists!)  TMI?

Discussion accomplishes several worthy goals:

1. Internalizing principles taught by Dr. Jones in Mastering Genealogical Proof and other industry leaders such as Elizabeth Shown Mills in the first two chapters of Evidence Explained.

2. Comparing and contrasting said principles with one's current research practices.

3. Comparing one's practices with innovative patterns developed by local genealogy friends.

4. Extending the discussion beyond the confines of one's immediate circle of fellow researchers, diligently seeking alternative thought.

5. Acknowledging changes brought forth by new found record groups and emerging technologies.

6. Careful to eschew 21st century definitions of legal terms, understanding colloquialisms from each ancestor's residence and time period.

7. Resolving to espouse best research practices.

Wouldn't you say this becomes a cycle of learning until we get old and set in our ways?

FOR FURTHER READING
Additional worthwhile items on the web:

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
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Genealogy Bloggers at RootsTech 2014








DearREADERS,
Genealogy Bloggers going to RootsTech 2014: Be sure to let Ol' Myrt here know you are coming, so I can share a strand of blogger beads with you. You'll recognize me in the media center of the exhibit hall, as I'll be wearing my purple feather boa. Join this Facebook Group for more info: Genealogy Bloggers at RootsTech 2014.


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

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Archived: Mondays with Myrt 23 December 2013

DearREADERS,
Amidst all the hustle and bustle of this past week, we managed to broadcast Mondays with Myrt, a newsy collaboration among panelists as we figure out how to climb our family trees. Here's the archived version.



Genealogy Bloggers going to RootsTech 2014: Be sure to let Ol' Myrt here know you are coming, so I can share a strand of blogger beads with you. You'll recognize me in the media center of the exhibit hall, as I'll be wearing my purple feather boa. Join this Facebook Group for more info: Genealogy Bloggers at RootsTech 2014.


Getting from CD to Amazon Cloud: We originally looked at Digital Decisions: Taking Your Media Beyond the Home Stereo, but Ol’ Myrt has figured they forgot to describe the process fully. It includes the following free software:


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What happened to Ol’ Myrt’s iPhone5? - Here's the link to the 120% battery extension called a Mophie Juice Pack

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Is Blogging REALLY Dead? I blog less, and FB or G+ more, Ol' Myrt here does VLOGs (video blogs). See: http://www.niemanlab.org/2013/12/the-blog-is-dead The panelists seem to agree that in the world of genealogy, there is more than enough room


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From Elizabeth Shown Mills, noted by Russ Worthington reading from the Facebook page for Evidence Explained: Elizabeth writes MONDAY'S METHODS: Is This Published or Unpublished? 

"Two mantras are common among those who use historical material: 
  • Cite what you've used.
  • Ask yourself: What am I holding in my hand?"

Source: https://www.facebook.com/evidenceexplained post for 17 December 2013.

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"Genealogical Inference Standards" -- I like that phrase. Be sure to read the comments to this post. Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections: Thoughts on browsing "Mastering Genealogical Proof" anglo-celtic-connections.blogspot.com The discussion included 46 comments via Facebook here.

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From All Science All the Time, this Facebook share:

If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.

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 "I am volunteer at a local Adult Care Community, where I "teach" them family research. I use FTM2014 and now the whole class (5 to 8) use Family Tree Maker, or at least those with a computer. Each active member of the class has given me a Family Group Sheet..."
It's great when the students start helping each other, reinforcing principles you've taught.


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LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES




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Shades of the Departed Magazinethe TOYS issue


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THINGS WE DIDN'T GET TO


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

G+ Hangouts, webinars and online events this 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

G+ Hangouts, webinars and online events this 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

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Noel

IMAGE: From the author's vintage postcard collection.


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt 23 Dec 2013 including topics

DearREADERS,


Here's the link to the archived version of today's Mondays with Myrt (Hangout On Air) broadcast from DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel: 

 
If you need to click on the link, here it is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnVsQbQ7BfI&feature=share

OUR TOPICS?

RootsTech.org - Ol' Myrt has the BLOGGER BEADS to share with all genealogy bloggers and a fabulous purple feather boa, and I'm getting excited about the 2014 RootsTech conference February 6-8 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Getting from CD to Amazon Cloud: we originally looked at Digital Decisions: Taking Your Media Beyond the Home Stereo, but Ol’ Myrt has figured they forgot to describe the process fully. It includes the following free software:

  •  iTunes
  • Amazon Music Importer (for your computer, smart phone or tablet)
  • Amazon Cloud Player  (for your computer, smart phone or tablet)be sure to sync!    

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What happened to Ol’ Myrt’s iPhone5?

I got mine in white. It hold 120% of the usual iPhone 5 battery life. It is cheaper by about $20 from what I purchased at the Apple Store.





IsBlogging REALLY Dead? I blog less, and FB or G+ more. Ol' Myrt here spends more time VLOGging (video blogging).  



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From Elizabeth Shown Mills: Cousin Russ shares this posting from Elizabeth Shown Mills via her Evidence Explained page on Facebook.
"MONDAY'S METHODS
Is This Published or Unpublished?

Two mantras are common among those who use historical material:
• Cite what you've used.
• Ask yourself: What am I holding in my hand?"



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46 comments via Facebook: "Genealogical Inference Standards" -- I likes that phrase. Be sure to read the comments to this post. Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections: Thoughts on browsing "Mastering Genealogical Proof"


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Russ Worthington originally shared: Look at the on the whole record ....
I am volunteer at a local Adult Care Community, where I "teach" them family research. I use FTM2014 and now the whole class (5 to 8) use Family Tree Maker, or at least those with a computer. Each active member of the class has given me a Family Group Sheet,..



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Excel | The Shy Genealogist – by “Lisa” a High School math teacher.

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FROM THE BOOKSHELF



 

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LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES








Inside History Magazine originally shared: Our Annual 2013 digital edition is now available on @zinio::http://ow.ly/rZrsJ  | http://ow.ly/rZvsz  #bestof2013  #ozhst   #familyhistory   #history   #genealogy  



FOR FUN



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