Saturday, July 26, 2014

IAJGS LIVE! and AmbushCAM

DearREADERS,
We've been invited to attend this week's International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies annual conference, this year held in Salt Lake City, Utah. IAJGS President Marlis Humphrey explained the Sunday, 27 July 2014 Share Fair will be live streamed to 200+ people worldwide. The FamilySearch team will live stream Ol' Myrt here interviewing at IAJGS LIVE! while simultaneously +Cousin Russ manage the AmbushCAM. How could I turn down this opportunity?  


Roger Lustig will host IAJGS LIVE! from 1:30pm to 3pm, then Ol' Myrt here will step in front of the cameras from 3-5pm Mountain daylight time. 




If you can not attend the conference … Watch it LIVE! from your home.

Find out more at http://www.iajgs.org

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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Genealogy hangouts, webinars and online chats this week

DearREADERS,
Thanks to the centralized calendar at GeneaWebinars.com, genealogists interested in learning more about our craft may reagister 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 on Air, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, Live Meeting, Skype, Web-Ex, and Wiggio, to name a few.

There are currently over 40 hosts 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. 


AMAZING!




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

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Twitter: @DearMYRTLE
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Gaenovium 2014: How about a video component?

DearREADERS,
Perhaps you've read reports earlier today about a true technology conference for genealogy technologists, not typical "end users" like Ol' Myrt and her DearREADERS. While there is frequently no substitute for attending a conference in person, I've got to question the technology side of this conference. My question is this - how about live streaming several sessions? I'd be willing to pay to attend virtually. (Psssst - I happen to know Google Hangouts on Air can be configured private and require payment to view.)

From Gaenovium.com's press release we read:
Gaenovium 2014 Logo

Introducing Gaenovium, the Genealogy Technology Conference
New genealogy-technology conference is different in every important way.
Quick SummaryNew conference is not big and overwhelming, but small an intimate. Independent organisation. Not national, but international. Not in the USA, but in Europe. Not for genealogy technology users, but the technology creators. Conference fee includes all-attendee dinner.
BackgroundGenealogy without technology has become unthinkable. Nowadays, every genealogy conference has presentations that use or mention technology used by genealogists, but until now, even the most technology-oriented genealogy conferences were squarely aimed at the users of that technology.
GaenoviumGaenovium is a new kind of genealogy-related conference conceived and created by genealogy technologists Bob Coret & Tamura Jones, and it's different in every important way.
Gaenovium isn't a big overwhelming conference, but a small and intimate one. Gaenovium does not take place in the USA, but in Europe, the continent where modern genealogy has its roots.
TechnologistsGaenovium is not another conference for genealogy technology users, but a new conference for the technology creators. The Gaenovium conference is an event organised exclusively for academics, developers and visionaries at the forefront of genealogy technology.
InternationalGaenovium is an international event, where genealogy technologists from around the world get together. Gaenovium 2014, the inaugural Gaenovium conference, features in-depth geneatechnology presentations by domain experts from Canada, Germany, Ireland, and the Netherlands. Gaenovium 2014 takes place in Europe, and is sponsored by two leading genealogy technology companies from two other continents.
LocationGaenovium does not take place just anywhere in Europe. Gaenovium takes place in Leiden, an ancient Dutch city that is not only rich in history, historical buildings and fascinating museums of international renown, but also known to genealogist world-wide as the city of the Pilgrim Fathers.
Date and PricingGaenovium 2014 takes place on Tuesday 7 October 2014. The modest registration fee of € 45 includes coffee, lunch and a closing dinner with all speakers and attendees.
Sign upThe venue for Gaenovium 2014 is a historic building, and attendance is limited to the capacity of the main room. Registering for Gaenovium 2014 is similar to registering for a Beta programme; you sign up to receive an invitation.
SponsorsGaenovium 2014 is sponsored by MyHeritage Ltd and RootsMagic Inc.RootsMagic CEO Bruce Buzbee is enthusiastic: “This brand new conference is an exciting initiative that we're proud to support as a sponsor.”
More InformationDetailed information is available on the Gaenovium website: http://www.gaenovium.comFollow @gaenovium on twitter.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Final Numbers: FamilySearch Worldwide Indexing Event

DearREADERS,
The FINAL, final figures are in! Thanks to all participants in the FamilySearch Worldwide Indexing Event. We made history! +Cousin Russ and Ol' Myrt were cheering from the sidelines throughout the GeneaSleepOver! And it was pretty cool to have a rep from FamilySearch actually stop by several times to give us interim updates.


THE OFFICIAL WORD
"FamilySearch volunteers are amazing! On July 20th and 21st, FamilySearch indexers and arbitrators from around the world joined together to set an international record for the greatest number of indexing participants in a single day! We hoped to have an unprecedented 50,000 contributors in a 24 hour period. FamilySearch volunteers excelled, surpassing that goal by 16,511! That’s right—66,511 participants in one day! Incredible! We are grateful for the patience and persistence of many volunteers who faced technical difficulties due to an overwhelming response.

These generous indexers and arbitrators made a true difference. Each record and each name indexed and arbitrated matters. It only takes one to open the door to linking generations of families together. Without question, thousands of lives will be changed as a result of this day’s effort.

While the focus for this challenge was on the total number of participants, a tremendous amount of indexing and arbitration work was accomplished as well. Here are the results for the number of records indexed and arbitrated. 

Indexed: 4,682,746Arbitrated: 941,932Total Records Processed: 5.7 million

Our ancestors deserve to be remembered. You can be proud to be the one who made the difference for someone else who is looking for their ancestors. Because of you, they will know the joy of adding a new branch to their family tree. Thank you!Did you participate in this historic event? Celebrate with us! Print and/or share this badge online to let your friends know you helped make history! Visit the badge page to download the badge. 

We want to hear from you! Share your event day experience in a comment below or email us at fsindexing@familysearch.orgAnd keep indexing! More names and stories-especially from obituaries-are ready to be indexed by you and discovered by researchers worldwide. One volunteer, one document, one name can make all the difference to someone looking for his or her family." 

THANKS to everyone who stopped by DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community on Google+ to VIEW and COMMENT during the 24 hour GeneaSleepOver. And a very special thanks to those who JOINed the filmstrip panel to share screens *live* as they indexed. It was a blast to talk about our favorite topic.


And yes, Ol' Myrt here is still catching up on her sleep.

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

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

GeneaSleepOver: begins in about 3 hours hours

DearREADERS,
Ol' Myrt here has been resting up all day in preparation for the 24 hour GeneaSleepOver in support of the FamilySearch Worldwide Indexing Event. I've heard from indexers in Germany, England and Spain that from time to time FamilySearch Indexing "times out" meaning it's very busy. Folks are downloading their batches for submission during the hours of the event which begin at 6pm Mountain US daylight time (for Salt Lake City, Utah.)

Now it's time for Ol' Myrt here to get in one last nap before opening up the GeneaSleepOver Hangout on Air. You'll be able to join in the current segment starting in 3 hours. Simply remember: http://www.tinyurl.com/MyrtsNext

When we hit the 500 comment limit or get close to the 8 hour Hangout limit, refresh this page: http://www.tinyurl.com/MyrtsNext and the next segment of the GeneaSleepOver will automatically load. Listen for the official announcement during each GeneaSleepOver segment to make the easy-peasy switch.  :)

NEED ADVICE ABOUT NAPPING?
Ol' Myrt here has turned to New York Times bestselling author Daniel Coyle's The 7 Rules of Napping. I'm particular about which "blankie" best supports Rule #3. Go here to find out more.

IMAGE: Screen shot from
http://thetalentcode.com/2013/03/15/the-7-rules-of-napping

FOR FURTHER READING





FamilySearch's 24 hour Worldwide Indexing Event

Previous GeneaSleepOver posts:

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

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

What to expect during the GeneaSleepOver

DearREADERS,
It's a DearMYRTLE Hangout on Air with 24 hours of non-stop genealogy news, information, interviews and demos along with 15 minutes per hour indexing via FamilySearch Indexing. 


              
Topics and scheduled guests include:
  • 15 minutes of indexing each hour
  • BlogTalkRadio - a look around
  • Amazon.com – Prime, Kindle ebooks aren’t just for Kindles anymore
  • Ancestry Member Trees – privacy, collaboration
  • Archive and library research - guidelines and protocols
  • Australia's "Royalty" - Jill Ball from Australia
  • Citing a US Census Source in 4 different genealogy programs – (FTM Russ Worthington, RootsMagic Randy Seaver, Legacy Family Tree Tessa, Ancestral Quest - Claire Brisson-Banks)
  • Cyndi’s List
  • Direct, indirect, and now the "new" term indeterminable  per Chapter 2 of Thomas W. Jones' Mastering Genealogical Proof,   see also addendum and errata to his book: http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/mastering_genealogical_proof
  • DNA & Genealogy Research: Where to go to learn more about it
  • Drafting Quality Society Programs
  • Ethnicity, what if there is no more paper trail
  • Essential genealogy books          
  • Evidentia – it’s FamilySearch Certified now
  • FamilySearch Catalog – getting used to new things
  • FamilySearch Indexing - Review downloading
  • FamilySearch Records Search – a slightly better, new look
  • FindAGrave - old versus new     
  • FindMyPast - Exploring
  • Genealogy education options   
  • Genealogy Game Night - why host not host something like this for your family?
  • German genealogy resources – Timo Kracke from Germany
  • Google Alerts
  • Google Books
  • Google Calendars
  • Google Drive
  • Google+ Communities for your society or family
  • Internet security Issues - Thomas MacEntee
  • Interviewing relatives
  • Images - are microfilm and digital as good as originals?
  • Journaling - telling your own story, Julie Goucher's Book of Me
  • Law dictionaries: Beyond Black's Law - per The Legal Genealogist
  • Lineage Society applications (even if you don't plan to join) - Sheri Finley
  • Linkpendium
  • Maps - 14,000+, HistoryGeo
  • Mobile devices - favorite apps and a few comparisons
  • MyHeritage – online trees, global reach?
  • New to a place? Look to genealogy wikis for advice        
  • Newspapers - GenealogyBank.com
  • NextGen Genealogy Network
  • One-Step Webpages by Stephen P. Morse       
  • Pinterest anyone?
  • Podcasting: What is it, how can I listen? - Marian Pierre-Louis
  • Professional: What does it take?
  • Recommended equipment for hosting an AmbushCAM
  • Recommended equipment for hosting HOAs
  • Recommended HOA Lighting and background
  • Scanning tips and tricks – why you want to tiff sometimes
  • Scrapbooks - Is there a place for these with 21 century genealogy
  • Setting up a Google Page to correlate with the Page's YouTube Channel               
  • Spanish language Hangouts and info - Sonia Meza from Spain
  • The Legal Genealogist - copyright issues for genealogists
  • Tombstones – filming tips and proper care
  • Top genealogy blogs to follow
  • Top genealogy Facebook pages
  • Traditions - keeping great-grandma's stories alive
  • Twitter: What’s it all about? - hashtags, #GenChat, #Tweetchat
  • What is CURATING genealogy news? - Thomas MacEntee
  • What role does Evidence Explained play in your genealogy research?     
  • Why Goodreads?
  • WikiPedia
  • WikiTrees
  • Younger generation – Caitland Gow from Australia
  • Younger generation - Janet Hovorka, author of Zap the Grandma Gap


FOR FURTHER READING

FamilySearch's 24 hour Worldwide Indexing Event

Previous GeneaSleepOver posts:

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

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Getting into DearMYRTLE's GeneaSleepOver

DearREADERS,
Genealogists and family historians the world over may participate in the 24 hour Worldwide Indexing event sponsored by FamilySearch Indexing. You may also hangout with Ol' Myrt here and +Cousin Russ. Previous GeneaSleepOver posts:

Here is where to sign up for indexing even if you've never done it before:  https://familysearch.org/indexing/ 

Here's where to VIEW and COMMENT during the GeneaSleepOver. (If you go there now, you'll see the Genealogy Fame Night Hangout on Air post.) http://www.tinyurl.com/MyrtsNext

If you wish to become part of the panel, note that I'll post the JOIN link throughout the 24 hours. Just go to the VIEW and COMMENT area during the GeneaSleepOver and start commenting. http://www.tinyurl.com/MyrtsNext

Although Ol' Myrt here has her pink flamingo slippers at the ready, Mr. Myrt thought I might need to turn to these toward the end of this 24 hour GeneaSleepOver.


See you at the GeneaSleepOver! And keep on indexing!



Happy family tree climbing!

Myrt :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.

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Second Life: Clarise Beaumont
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Genealogy hangouts, webinars and online chats this week

DearREADERS,
Thanks to the centralized calendar at GeneaWebinars.com, genealogists interested in learning more about our craft may reagister 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 on Air, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, Live Meeting, Skype, Web-Ex, and Wiggio, to name a few.

There are currently over 40 hosts 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. 


AMAZING!




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

Friday, July 18, 2014

GeneaSleepOver supports massive FamilySearch indexing effort

DearREADERS,
24 hours of indexing? Oh my! This weekend FamilySearch asks genealogists the world over to participate in the FamilySearch Worldwide Indexing Event. Ol' Myrt here supported the 1940 US Federal Census Indexing project which was so popular the job was done a few weeks ahead of schedule. Last summer even my two oldest grandchildren participated in the 24 hour indexing event with some 49,000 additional indexers and arbitrators. This year FamilySearch is going for:

IMAGE: Courtesy of Microsoft.
  • quantity of indexers
    not
  • quantity of completed batches.
From FamilySearch: "The goal? For 50,000 indexers and arbitrators to submit at least one batch in a 24-hour period! Do more if you would like, but one batch is all that is required to be counted in the record!"

WHY INDEX?
Ask any newbie genealogist and they'll tell you they look in the index to find listings for possible ancestors.

WHY FAMILYSEARCH INDEXING?
With double, blind data entry we have increased accuracy when interpreting old handwritten ledgers. Top that off with an arbitrator who reviews keystroke differences tagged by the computer. This means at least two, if not three, sets of eyes are working through the very pages mentioning your ancestors, creating the best possible index.

Are there faults? Sure. Human error occurs even with an original document.

Sign up for FamilySearch Indexing today at:
https://familysearch.org/indexing/

WHAT'S THE GeneaSleepOver ALL ABOUT?
It's a DearMYRTLE Hangout on Air with 24 hours of non-stop genealogy news, information, interviews and demos along with 15 minutes per hour indexing via FamilySearch Indexing.




WHEN
Sunday, 20 July - Monday, 21 July 2014
beginning at 6pm Mountain Time (Denver)


If you need a time zone converter this is the one Ol' Myrt here likes:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

WHERE
http://www.tinyurl.com/MyrtsNext


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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Thursday, July 17, 2014

WWI Centennial Commission invites all faiths to Washington National Cathedral

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: From our friends at the National Archives:




World War One Centennial Commission, Washington National Cathedral release commemorative worship resources

To mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the World War One on July 28, 1914, the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission has collaborated with the Washington National Cathedral to release liturgical resources, for use on Sunday, July 27, 2014, to commemorate that tragic global conflict.

“The Cathedral's development of a common liturgy for the centennial of World War I reminds us that the war, in the end, was a profound human failure,” said Commissioner and Acting Chairman Colonel Robert J. Dalessandro, USA (Ret.). “The words prepared by the Cathedral remind us that the centennial is a time for sorrow, not for celebration, and an occasion for peoples of all faiths and all nations to join together in remembrance and in prayer to the divine that such a tragedy will never befall the world again.” 

Rev. Canon Gina Gilland Campbell, canon precentor, who oversees worship at the Cathedral, agreed. “As the country begins a four-year examination on the lasting legacy of World War I, Washington National Cathedral is privileged to partner with the World War I Commission by creating resources for faith communities to guide their prayer and reflection in worship, I hope these resources capture the particularity of World War I and the inhumanity of war. And at the same time, I hope they reflect the deep longing of God that those whom God has made might live together in peace.”

The US World War One Centennial Commission invites all faith communities to reflect on the suffering of that time and resolve to avoid such suffering in the future.  These resources may be used wholly or in part with freedom to modify them for use by your congregation.


About the liturgical resources:

Collects, prayers suitable for a litany or shared reading which may be interspersed with singing, and homiletic reflections on Scripture suggested by the Revised Common Lectionary and adapted for the day were developed by Rev. Canon Gina Gilland Campbell, canon precenter at the Washington National Cathedral.

The Sunday, July 27, 2014, resources may be found at http://tinyurl.com/WW1Centennial-July27worship

Additional commemorative worship resources may be found at http://tinyurl.com/WW1Centennial-worship.


About the World War One Centennial Commission:

The Commission was created by the U.S. Congress to educate the public on the Great War, and to commemorate and honor the sacrifices made during World War One. For more information, visit our website at www.worldwar-1centennial.org/


For more about the Washington National Cathedral, visit www.nationalcathedral.org.




Ancestry.com Releases 130 Years of Prison Records

DearREADERS,
I hope they get to my ancestors' neck of the woods before too long. from Mathew Deighton we read:



Ancestry.com just released more than 130 years of New York prison records ranging from 1797 to 1931. The records are now live, so on the heels of celebrating freedom we can now celebrate prison…records.

New York, Governor's Registers of Commitments to Prisons, 1842-1908
Contains prisoner records for 15 prisons in the state of New York.
Records:  294,322

New York, Discharges of Convicts, 1882-1915
Governors were required by law to keep registers of all applications for and grants of clemency. This collection includes images of the registers for recording discharges of convicts serving in state prisons who had their sentences commuted and were discharged.
Records:  44,166

New York, Executive Orders for Commutations, Pardons, Restorations and Respites, 1845-1931
Throughout much of the nineteenth century in New York, the right to vote was denied to anyone convicted of an “infamous crime,” but citizenship rights could be restored at the governor’s discretion. This collection includes eight volumes of restorations to citizenship that New York governors issued to convicted felons.
Records:  26,125

New York, Prisoners Received at Newgate State Prison, 1797-1810
Newgate Prison was New York’s first state penitentiary, opening in 1797 on the Hudson River. It was envisioned as a model prison for reforming those charged with serious crimes other than murder and arson (which were capital offenses). The prison closed in 1828, and the remaining prisoners were removed to Sing Sing Prison.
Records:  5,198

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

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FamilySearch Indexing - GeneaSleepOver start times

DearREADERS,
DearMYRTLE's GeneaSleepOver Hangout on Air will feature 24 hours of non-stop genealogy news, information, interviews and demos along with 15 minutes per hour indexing  using FamilySearch Indexing. All this to support the 2014 FamilySearch Worldwide Indexing Event.




WHEN
Sunday, 20 July - Monday, 21 July 2014
beginning at 6pm Mountain Time (Denver)


FamilySearch Indexing Facebook page lists the following start times:

  • Sydney, Australia: July 21 @ 10:00 AM
  • Osaka, Japan: July 21 @ 9:00 AM
  • Moscow, Russia: July 21 @ 4:00 AM
  • Kyiv, Ukraine: July 21 @ 3:00 AM
  • Johannesburg, South Africa: July 21 @ 2:00 AM
  • Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Rome, Stockholm, Warsaw: July 21 @ 2:00 AM
  • London, England: July 21 @ 1:00 AM
  • São Paulo, Brazil: July 20 @ 9:00 PM
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina: July 20 @ 9:00 PM
  • Ottawa, Canada: July 20 @ 8:00 PM
  • Santiago, Chile: July 20 @ 8:00 PM
  • New York City, New York: July 20 @ 8:00 PM
  • Chicago, Illinois: July 20 @ 7:00 PM
  • Salt Lake City, Utah: July 20 @ 6:00 PM
  • Phoenix, Arizona: July 20 @ 5:00 PM
  • Los Angeles, California: July 20 @ 5:00 PM
  • Anchorage, Alaska: July 20 @ 4:00 PM
  • Honolulu, Hawaii: July 20 @ 2:00 PM

If you need a time zone converter this is the one Ol' Myrt here likes:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

The record-setting begins at 00:00 coordinated universal time (UTC) on July 21, which is 6:00 p.m. mountain daylight time (MDT or Utah time) on Sunday, July 20. It ends 24 hours later, at 23:59 UTC (or 5:59 p.m. MDT) on Monday, July 21. Check the FamilySearch Facebook event page for status updates.

WHERE
Thr broadcast will originate from DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community on Google+. It's free to join, but do so in advance, so we can process your request on a timely basis.

http://www.tinyurl.com/MyrtsNext

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

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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DearMYRTLE
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Twitter: @DearMYRTLE
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Feedly.com: Finding and reading genealogy blogs

DearREADERS,
Once again my very distant cousin, Fräulein Schmidt, shared her expertise, this time regarding Feedly.com. Principles discussed during this Hangout On Air include:

Genealogy blogs are a viable method for distribution of news, helpful hints and how-to discussions. Individuals may "blog" to spotlight specific ancestors and discuss current research processes and challenges. Societies may consider moving from paper newsletter publication to a blog site where each article is an individual post. Reading such blogs is how DearMYRTLE keeps up with what's happening in the world of genealogy.

Feedly.com is blog reading service available in the following formats:


Subscriptions you set for blogs on one device are automatically synced to your other device(s) thanks to "cloud" technology.

The term "subscription" as you "subscribe" to a genealogy blog does not imply the blog subscription is fee based. The only known exception is the "Plus Edition" of Dick Eastman's genealogy blog.





Advantages of Feedly.com over email subscriptions to blogs include:

  • Access is not based on a specific computer, and can be accessed from any computer with an internet connection. (If accessing your Feedly.com account on a public computer such as at the library, be sure to log out before leaving the computer workstation.)
  • Access does not rely on email delivery, frequently problematic.
  • Access is by web and  mobile devices.
  • Feedly suggests additional blogs based on your current blog listings.
You may view blog posts via Feedly.com in the following formats:
  • magazine (large pics and a few lines of text)
  • card (mixed arrangement with smaller pics and a few lines of text)
  • full articles (full text)
  • title only (actually with a full line of text)
Unlike services like Zite, feedly does not pick and choose which paragraphs will be visable. Once you click to read a post, Feedly presents the full text and graphics as if from the original post. (Zite has been recently acquired by Flipboard, so it will be interesting to see how the Zite service improves.)


Commenting on a blog post is merely a matter of clicking on the title after reading, as this takes you directly to the blog's website.

We added the following blogs to a new Feedly.com account merely by typing in the blog title in the search box on Feedly. It's also possible just to copy/paste the URL of an interesting blog post in that same search box on feedly.com, to have Feedly import access to the entire blog and it's upcoming posts.
Fräulein Schmidt also explained how to delete a blog from one's feedly list.

Not mentioned during this introductory Feedly HOA:
  • web version customization (colors, etc.)
  • web version organization (dragging and dropping into categories)
  • multiple categories (say quilting and genealogy)
  • marking a post as read

Mr. Myrt disclosed late last night that during the HOA he set up his own Feedly account, inserting his favorite blogs in the categories of genealogy (of course), US Civil War and woodworking. Yup! He's moving into the cloud!

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

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Prepping for the GeneaSleepOver

DearREADERS,
Just as long distance runners prepare, +Cousin Russ and Ol' Myrt here are looking for ways to prepare for our 24-hour GeneaSleepOver in support of the FamilySearch Worldwide Indexing Event. Thankfully, the US National Archives has a suggestion:
IMAGE: "Avoid fatigue - Eat a lunch that packs a punch"
NARA - 513896
Public Domain

So a high protein diet in on the docket. We will also have healthy snacks and plenty of water to keep us going.



What can YOU do to prepare for the GeneaSleepOver? Well here are a few suggestions:

WHAT
GeneaSleepover
24 hour Hangout on Air

WHEN
Sunday, 20 July - Monday, 21 July 2014
beginning at 6pm Mountain Time (Denver)

WHERE
http://www.tinyurl.com/MyrtsNext

INDEXING

  1. Register with FamilySearch Indexing at: https://familysearch.org/indexing/ 
  2. Commit to submitting at least one batch during the 24-hour period of the event.
  3. JOIN the panel, VIEW and COMMENT during DearMYRTLE's GeneaSleepover.


HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GeneaSleepover

  1. JOIN the panel, VIEW and COMMENT over on Google+ here: http://www.tinyurl.com/MyrtsNext
    or
  2. You could simply VIEW the first 8 hours of the GeneaSleepover right here in DearMYRTLE's Blog:



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

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

GeneaSleepOver: Get your pink fluffies on!

DearREADERS,
Time to prepare for this weekend's GeneaSleepOver. The Florida contingent will be easily identified, wearing this lovely slipper model offered by Amazon.

Available at
http://www.amazon.com/Flamingo-Animal-Slippers-for-Women/dp/B009TH1OF0/ref=pd_sbs_shoe_14?ie=UTF8&refRID=00KV0864CSJPA90TVYDE


For more info see DearMYRTLE's GeneaSleepOver: Worldwide Indexing Project


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

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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DearMYRTLE
G+ DearMYRTLE Community
Twitter: @DearMYRTLE
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Timestamped: 14 July 2014 Mondays with Myrt

DearREADERS,
+Cousin Russ has been busy this week getting timestamps working for Mondays with Myrt - 14 July 2014. Remember that you can move the slider bar at the bottom of the embedded video to get directly to the topic that interests you. If you view this in DearMYRTLE's Google+ community, the time stamps are clickable. (It's a Google thing, I guess!) Thankfully Russ has included links to  websites discussed during the show.r that you can click on the TimeStamp and you will be taken to that portion of the Show. We will include links to any websites discussed during the show. 





00:00 » Welcome by +DearMYRTLE
00:20 » Russ talked about vacation with grandkids
02:05 » Randy and his grandchildren plans
02:45 » Welcome to John Laws
04:21 » Welcome to Hilary, new computer and will be at RootsTech 2015
06:55 » Education with Dave Robison
11:48 » Shout out to June
12:14 » Comments from the community
13:54 » Upcoming Events (GeneaSleepover)
15:50 » 3, 2, 1, Cite July Challenge
20:02 » FamilySearch announced apps coming out Tuesday 15th
21:40 » Comment from the community
24:28 » Wacky Wednesday - Feedly
25:45 » Genealogy Game Night
26:45 » Comments from the community
27:39 » Randy and his Ice Cream Social and Libraries
55:53 » John talks about FHC in Scotland

www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

1:00:40 » Hilary and FHC in Wales
1:08:49 » Library Comments from the Community
1:10:27 » Dave talks about NERGC

http://www.nergc.org/Conference-Home-Page.html

1:12:27 » WWI Challenge

http://westinnewengland.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/reminder-for-geneablogger-world-war-one_13.html

1:13:50 » John talks about Tessa' short subject

Research Outlines & More
http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20012/libraries/183/trace_your_family_tree

1:16:18 » Randy talked about another researcher did some work for him
1:19:31 » How to find a researcher for a location you might need some help with

www.apgen.org
www.bcgcertification.rog
www.icapgen.org
www.GenLighten.com

1:28:40 » Checking in with Jim
1:29:24 » Technical issues with Tony
1:30:10 » Wrap Up for next week


Practical, down-to-earth advice for family historians. It's all about sharing the latest info for finding documents providing evidence of those elusive ancestors.We are using Google+ Hangouts On Air for this event.

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

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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DearMYRTLE
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