Saturday, August 30, 2014

Genealogy hangouts, webinars and online chats this coming 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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WHY Host Virtual Meetings?

DearREADERS,
DearMYRTLE and Cousin Russ introduce their new short-subject video series all about VIRTUAL MEETINGS.  VIEW and COMMENT in DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community  of Google+: 
https://plus.google.com/u/0/107941607363534146959/posts/3t5xcjyQkE2

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




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



Monday, August 25, 2014

Activating my FamilySearch/LDS access to top 3 sites

DearREADERS,
As you may have heard, negotiations between FamilySearch.org and several major genealogy websites is being offered for free to LDS Church members. Today I decided to activate the links to expedite work on my FamilySearch tree. Ol' Myrt here made changes to her membership in the dollowing genealogy websites:
  • FindMyPast.com - seamless, though it recognized I already had a paid account.
  • MyHeritage.com - seamless, though it recognized I already had a paid account.
  • Ancestry.com - seamless, though it recognized I already had a paid Word Explorer Membership. I was advised that I don't qualify for a refund.
WHY DON'T I QUALIFY FOR A REFUND?
I pay annually for my World Explorer Membership level at Ancestry.com. It expires in about 25 days or so. [Ancestry shows 27 days.] The popup explaining why I don't qualify for a 27 day refund is as follows:

SO I'M CANCELLING ANCESTRY.COM (sans refund) and activating the FamilySearch access

I'm still concerned about whether or not I'll be able to 
view ALL of the Ancestry.com collections. 

The interim  screens imply there will be full access. The following is the one just prior to my clicking the option "Sign in to connect your account."

IMAGE: Ancestry.com screen shot taken 4:10pm 25 August 2014 by this author.
The next screen, not shown, requests my Ancestry.com user name and password. The following screen explains my "World Explorer Membership will end today" (point A) and that my new subscription "Free LDS-Ancestry Membership starts today" (point B) with further clarification that "LDS-Ancestry Memberships are provided through a collaboration between Ancestry and FamilySearch. The membership gives you free access to Ancestry services and worldwide record collections."

This implies, but stops short of specifying that my old paid "World Explorer Membership" and my new free "Ancestry services and worldwide record collections" are the same.

IMAGE: Screen shot, Ancestry.com 4:20pm 25 August 2014, with red letter
and arrow enhancements added by this author.


GREAT BIG HINT: I wish Ancestry.com would assure me I've not downgraded by Ancestry.com access in favor of linkable access to my FamilySearch tree.

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, August 23, 2014

Genealogy hangouts, webinars and online chats this coming 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


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Genealogy hangouts, webinars and online chats this coming 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

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Genealogy hangouts, webinars and online chats this coming 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

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

Saturday, August 02, 2014

British Institute 2014: my personal approach to Welsh research track

DearREADERS,
Ol' Myrt here has signed up for the forthcoming British Institute: Welsh Family History Made Simple coordinated by Darris G.Williams, AG. This is my response to his query about my research goals and the locations/time period of my ancestral quest.

Mine are those early Welsh Quakers ("Merioneth Adventurers" from Merionethshire in North Wales) who bought property directly from William Penn in 20,000 acre tracts and arrived in August 1682 to the Pennsylvania colony. My LDS Utah pioneer Mary Anne Hoopes married David Dutton Yearsley. The latter died on the plains just west of Winter Quarters. Old names include Kite, Tunis, Sellers, Paschall, Robert Lloyd, and Worrell to name a few. 

Merion on the Welsh Tract tells their story:

Lower Merion History

I have no experience with record groups in Wales or record keeping practices there. This will be my first exposure to the subject. I live in South Jordan, Utah so access to the Family History Library is a non-issue for me.

Where once I was happy not to have Scandinavian roots for the patronymics, what do I get?
John ap Williams.
 (My DearREADERS may not know that "ap" means "son of.") 



If you'd like to find out more about the British Institute, visit the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History website located here: http://www.isbgfh.org/

Information about the Welsh course of study includes:

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Time Period: 1500 – 1911

Prerequisites:  Submit a pedigree chart and family group sheet showing a family you want to learn more about.  The instructor will contact you before classes begin to request them.

Course Description:
Welsh family history is different from that other localities in some significant ways. Those differences are not impossible roadblocks. Understanding the peculiarities is a good first step to success. Record knowledge is important but not the key. Understanding how to search, evaluate evidence and collate information will resolve many difficult research situations. This course will provide examples of problems as well as strategies and skills for learning more about your ancestors.

Course Topics:
  • Introduction to Welsh Family History
  • Historical Context and Genealogical Roadblocks
  • Research Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Computing Tools: Evernote, Spreadsheets, and Mapping
  • What’s in Your Name: Patronymics for Welsh Family History
  • Online and Manuscript Family Trees for the Welsh Genealogist
  • Newspapers and the Welsh Periodical Press
  • Court Records: Quarter Sessions, Petty Sessions, Great Sessions and More
  • Church of England Records
  • Nonconformist Chapel Records
  • Monumental Inscriptions: Glue for Your Census
  • Getting the Most from Welsh Parish Registers on Findmypast.com
  • Archives and Libraries at Home and Abroad
  • Case Studies: Examples for Research Success
  • Probate Records
  • Land and Property Records
I think I've got my work cut out for me, and I wouldn't have it any other way. 

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



Genealogy hangouts, webinars and online chats this coming 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