Monday, January 06, 2014

Mondays with Myrt - 6 January 2014

DearREADERS,
Yesterday, my US readers got their Downton Abbey fix, and its time once again to focus on the twists and turns in our own pedigree charts. I particularly like Paula Hinkel's comment "The next time I cry, I want Carson's shoulder."  

They'll be no need for crying during today's Mondays with Myrt, nor will Bates be required to forge another document, as we analyze Ol' Myrt's Docu-Challenge: A page from my step-mother's genealogy book. Sometimes genealogy tidbits come in the form of a family legend, but in this case, it is an actual document.



Harold Henderson's Probing free public domain books for genealogy titles lists the top three titles on the hit lists from a variety of web resources. Worth a second look. Did he mention WorldCat?


Most know RootsTech 2014 earlybird registration expires today at midnight, but did you know there is n innovator's summit held in conjunction with the big conference? OK, RootsTech itself is 6-8 February, and the Innovator Summit is on the 5th.


Over the years RootsTech has grappled with figuring out how to for getting developers, entrepreneurs and technology business leaders interested in exploring the family history/genealogy industry. The keynote speaker is Chris Dancy - Director in the Chief Technology Officer’s office at BMC and Data Exhaust Cartographer that has been dubbed “The Most Quantified Human.” He utilizes analytics to measure almost everything about himself. Chris has been engaging information systems for over 20 years, with experiences ranging from Help Desk Level 1, to Service Desk Manager, ITSM Process Consultant, Software Product Manager, Executive Corporate Marketer, an entrepreneur, and currently as a Director in the Office of the CTO for BMC software.

Speaking of innovators, the new kid on the block is Famberry just six months old. Let's go exploring and see why or gal in Wales, +Hilary Gadsby ,brought this to our attention. 


Migrating from GoToWebinar to Google+ Hangouts on Air is the challenge for members of the Virtual Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. For this, Cousin +Russ Worthington and I created Hangouts and Hangouts on Air: What's the Difference?



·       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. I'll be posting the JOIN link as a COMMENT to this post.

If you attempt to JOIN, and receive the notice that the Hangout is full, then just sit back to VIEW the Hangout on Air live.

HERE'S HOW TO VIEW THE EVENT LIVE
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. But stay tuned here for all the action: https://plus.google.com/102461242403735457058/posts/br4o9pBRsfe

You may also VIEW the Hangout live on DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel located here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/DearMYRTLE/feed

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. See: https://plus.google.com/102461242403735457058/posts/br4o9pBRsfe

Ol' Myrt's community is located here, and you'll surely want to see my other posts during the week:
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,
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