Monday, March 17, 2014

Mondays with Myrt - 17 March 2014

Top o' the mornin' to ya and a Happy St. Patrick's Day to boot. Thanks to Diane L Giannini who posts this familiar ditty:

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

From WikiPedia we read "Saint Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador and Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world; especially in Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand." Source:

We're warming up for Mondays with Myrt, a live Hangout on Air over on Google+. Here's the link to VIEW and COMMENT. Ol' Myrt here will be posting the special link to JOIN the panel in about 30 minutes. After our "Green Room" mic and webcam check, we'll be off and running!

 Mondays with Myrt
17 March 2014
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:

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.

Topics? Topics you say?
Well, let's see what's trending...

1. UK research sites list from +Hilary Gadsby in both Evernote and Google Drive format.

2. Follow up on a request for Pennsylvania research suggestions.

3. +Elizabeth Shown Mills shares a New York Times article by Claire Martin Preserving Family History, One Memory at a Time. It's about memory prompts from

4. Myrt's SD card is getting full. Have you transferred your photos to your computer yet? Attached those tombstone pics to the appropriate ancestors in your genealogy program? Yikes, this SD card has images captured two years ago!

5.  Cousin +Russ Worthington spotlights The Legal Genealogist +Judy G. Russell's post this morning An image citation how-to.

6. The Maryland Genealogical Society recommends via Facebook Irish Genealogy - Tracing Your Family Tree and History in Ireland by Kimberly Powell in her New York Times blog post.

Let's see where the conversation takes us today!

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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