Monday, January 27, 2014

Mondays with Myrt 27 Jan 2014




DearREADERS,
How's the week going so far? Ours is great! We spent yesterday afternoon with our once distant nephew who is going to college nearby. Trying to explain "step" and "half" relationships is challenging. But it was easier and less-stressful to skip back a few generations and tell him about William Henry Phillips,  Co K 19th Indiana Volunteers, having fought on the third day in the battle of Gettysburg. While I don't have William's portrait, I did snap this image of his tombstone years ago:

IMAGE: Taken by the author at Graceland Cemetery, Knoxville, Iowa.



MONDAYS WITH MYRT
Yuppers! It's time for our weekly Hangout on Air. We start in about 45 minutes. Thanks to the programmers at Google we now have FIVE ways to participate.

1. It's a LOT easier for Google+ members to VIEW Mondays with Myrt by going to this URL:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cf24jtsl2gdkd04u4u9nhhauqm0

2. If you want to COMMENT, you'll note the details on the EVENT page listed above link here:
https://plus.google.com/b/102461242403735457058/+DearmyrtlePage/posts/QFmvC2VnbHa
WHY did we add this last layer? To keep our conversation away from the eyes of the spammers.

3. Go to DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community, and on the left navigation bar, toward the top, click  where it says "Myrt's next Hangout".


4. Go to DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community, and on the left navigation bar, toward the bottom, click to where it says "Events" and you'll find today's Hangout on Air listed.

NOTE: If you don't have a Google+ account,
you'll be prompted to create one
when you click on either link above.

5. If you've previously acknowledged that "YES" or "MAYBE" you'll go to this week's Mondays with Myrt (when you saw it in your Google+ stream), Looks on your personal Google Calendar. (It got there auto-magically when clicking "YES" or "MAYBE". Not complicated, just wonderful.


YES, you can WATCH LIVE or 
WATCH LATER on  
but you cannot comment there.


TOPICS WE PLAN TO DISCUSS

Cathy Crandall writes "Dear Myrt, Having looked at the reviews for Evernote on Amazon, I'm wondering if you have any concerns about the permissions?"

Susan Penn Groover writes "I have been following your progress with Evernote. I have recently been introduced to Springpad. Very similar. What I think it all boils down to is whatever works best for YOU and how much time it takes to convert it to YOU. Please do not misinterpret my comment. I use EVERNOTE. Thought it was the best thing since sliced bread when I first saw it. Just evaluating which will serve my needs best and which fits the best learning curve [how much time I am willing to spend to learn]. -  Happy Hunting!"

Mark Stickle writes "Access to records is a good thing. But one can't help but wonder whether the corporatization of genealogy might also have a downside, especially with so many resources under the control of one entity." on Ancestry.com Expands Collaboration With FamilySearch

 True Lewis writes "You gonna go CRAZZY! and NEVER want to go BACK! A fresh MAC, Oh MY!"

  
Mark Stickle  writes 
"I caught your comment on Monday about doing a screen shot on your new computer. If you need to do a screen capture on the Mac, there is an app installed in the operating system called Grab. Here is how to find it. Go to Launchpad, then the "other" folder, open it and you will see it.

Ell writes"Congrats for coming over from the dark side. As a long-time mac user, I'll be interested in hearing about your experience. Whenever my husband, who is a PC user, has an opportunity to use my Mac, he is always looking for a harder way to do things!

I, too have used Reunion software for my genealogy for many years, and love it. When PC users with other genealogy software saw some of the reports I had generated in Reunion, they were wowed. I'll also be interested in what you have to say about Evernote. I developed my own database in FileMakerPro to keep track of genealogical sources (including notes, quotes and extracts and related to-do lists)."


WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DISCUSS?
Mondays with Myrt wouldn't be the same without input from my DearREADERS. Come on over and enjoy the fun!

NEXT WEEK
We will once again be broadcasting Mondays with Myrt LIVE from the glass-enclosed nerve center at the world-famous Family History Center in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. All in preparation for next week's RootsTech Genealogy Conference.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
DearMYRTLE,
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1 comment:

  1. Hi I had hoped to be with you today but am still having broadband problems with my ISP, an engineer is coming Friday so if he fixes things I will try to hangout with you guys at the Library next Monday

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