Sunday, November 30, 2014

SHARE A MEMORY: Janice's Civil War Ancestor Cornelius Gottschalk Sellers

DearREADERS,
Earlier this month, Janice Sellers wrote "For Veterans Day, I "shared a memory" about my great-great-grandfather Cornelius Gottschalk Sellers."  Looking forward to additional research, she mentions "I have just barely scratched the surface of researching Cornelius during the Civil War.  I want to get copies of the morning reports for the unit, which will list his name on the roll and might have more information about the injury at Fort Morton.  I have not yet had the opportunity to check for more hospital records."



Check out Cornelius Gottschalk Sellers, My Civil War Ancestor at Janice's Ancestral Discoveries blog.




HOW TO ENTER THE SHARE A MEMORY CONTEST
The deadline is midnight, Mountain US time, Sunday, 30 Nov 2014, and the winners names will be drawn from Mr. Myrt's hat on Monday, 1 Dec 2014 during Mondays with Myrt.  

FOR MORE INFORMATION about this year's contest, check the original announcement posted here.



Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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SHARE A MEMORY: Mary's Polish Immigrant Great-Grandparents

DearREADERS,
Looks like Mary Foxworthy is well on her way to being a genealogy vlogger (video blogger.) A genealogy vlogger? One who creates short subject videos as fun way to share ancestral stories. Archiving them on YouTube provides for easy access and no-cost storage. Mary writes "I'm sharing my first attempt at creating a genealogy video.  It was an intense learning experience.  I don't expect to win anything but I hope to get some constructive feedback so that I can  improve this project and continue to create a small video library. The topic is one set of my great grandparents before they emigrated from Poland."

I think many of my DearREADERS will be inspired by your work, Mary. Such a short, but sweet video "whets the whistle" for more stores like this one. Keep up the good work, Mary. How about 1 video each month in 2015? You'd then have 13 stories to readily share with family members.






HOW TO ENTER THE SHARE A MEMORY CONTEST
The deadline is midnight, Mountain US time, Sunday, 30 Nov 2014, and the winners names will be drawn from Mr. Myrt's hat on Monday, 1 Dec 2014 during Mondays with Myrt.  

FOR MORE INFORMATION about this year's contest, check the original announcement posted here.



Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
DearMYRTLE,
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SHARE A MEMORY: VoVillia's immigrant ancestor

DearREADERS,
+Jeff VoVillia writes "I created a scrapbook style website to show off my genealogy. Let me know what you think!" Well, Ol' Myrt thinks the layout with mostly pictures is intriguing, and will pull in non-genealogist family members. AND... I particularly like the video of Jeff's original immigrant ancestor, John B. VoVillia.

Jeff used scanned images of original documents including death records, newspaper clippings, maps, tombstones and other things that he has artfully zoomed in and out of during his short 3 minute 40 second, self-narrated video, complete with background music. I couldn't help myself, it's just plain FUN to go exploring on this site.

Oh gosh, I just discovered Jeff's Civil War ancestor video on this site. "Higbie left for the war just 3-days after his last daughter was born." You must tell us what software you used to create the video, the migration maps, etc. Mighty interesting.

Looks like Jeff has also used this cool website to encourage social media responses on each page. Perhaps this is how he will settle the "Mystery: Who is Betty Jean's Father?"

My DearREADERS will surely want to visit: http://jvovillia.webfactional.com

IMAGE: Screen shot from Jeff's website featuring the gravestone of his
Union Civil War ancestor, Myron Higbee, Company B, 12th Michigan Infantry.



HOW TO ENTER THE SHARE A MEMORY CONTEST
The deadline is midnight, Mountain US time, Sunday, 30 Nov 2014, and the winners names will be drawn from Mr. Myrt's hat on Monday, 1 Dec 2014 during Mondays with Myrt.  

FOR MORE INFORMATION about this year's contest, check the original announcement posted here.



Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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SHARE A MEMORY: The "almost lost" tale of Nammie's Rocking Chair

DearREADERS,
+Linda Stufflebean writes "I didn't get the creative gene in my family and, for the most part, most of my family is only mildly interested in their ancestry. However, I am the first and only member to have started a blog and they are actually interested in reading some of the stories. Here is my memory about my 2x great grandmother, Nammie, and her rocking chair, which I proudly own."

BRAVA, DearLINDA. You are doing a marvelous job sharing memories of the ancestors. Ol' Myrt here loves the cover graphic for your blog Empty Branches on the Family Tree,  where the tree has some "leafed out" branches, and other branches that are decidedly bare. That's a great metaphor for the genealogy research yet to be accomplished. I just know your family appreciates hearing these ancestral tales. You are a great writer.



Now, on to sharing the your blog post titled Nammie's Rocking Chair and How I Almost Lost It at Empty Branches on the Family Tree. You've got quite an image collection of this precious rocker, as it has been passed down through the ages. I'm sure my DearREADERS will be glad to hear the "moving" story about the kindly neighbor. [Pun intended.]



HOW TO ENTER THE SHARE A MEMORY CONTEST
The deadline is midnight, Mountain US time, Sunday, 30 Nov 2014, and the winners names will be drawn from Mr. Myrt's hat on Monday, 1 Dec 2014 during Mondays with Myrt.  

FOR MORE INFORMATION about this year's contest, check the original announcement posted here.



Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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SHARE A MEMORY: Myrtle is honored on her 90th


DearREADERS,
Krystal Mills writes "For the "Share a memory" contest, my family created a digital book for my grandma's 90th birthday. I also did a simplified post on my blog, on how to create your own digital family history book."

So Ol' Myrt here went over to Craft Yourself, where I found Krystal'spost Digital Books Great Gift Idea and a Fun Unique Family History Project. Wow, this family is C.R.E.A.T.I.V.E ! Hop on over, to see a few more of the pages from what became a 53 page book to honor Grandma Myrtle J. Nelson. [Emphasis added. Gosh, I love that name!]

 


HOW TO ENTER THE SHARE A MEMORY CONTEST
The deadline is midnight, Mountain US time, Sunday, 30 Nov 2014, and the winners names will be drawn from Mr. Myrt's hat on Monday, 1 Dec 2014 during Mondays with Myrt.  

FOR MORE INFORMATION about this year's contest, check the original announcement posted here.



Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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SHARE A MEMORY: Her father's voice


DearREADERS,
Initially, +Sherry Wilmes's entry looked like a Craig's List advertisement for an old SD card and Olympus digital recorder. But when I clicked through to her blog post, I discovered a miracle had occurred, a tender mercy if ever there was one. 
Sherry hadn't blogged about anything else all year until she posted Look What I found! My Father's Voice. What happened as she was de-cluttering will just melt your heart. Please visit her blog, and read more about her Dad.



HOW TO ENTER THE SHARE A MEMORY CONTEST
The deadline is midnight, Mountain US time, Sunday, 30 Nov 2014, and the winners names will be drawn from Mr. Myrt's hat on Monday, 1 Dec 2014 during Mondays with Myrt.  

FOR MORE INFORMATION about this year's contest, check the original announcement posted here.



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

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5-Minute Tour of GenDetective and 20% discount thru 1 Dec

DearREADERS,
+Sandra Rumble wrote yesterday of DAR computer challenges*, but on a positive note her recent email explains "GenDetective 2011 was all about the reports.  GenDetective 2 is all about visualizing your family and research along with your reports.  GenDetective 2 contains many new graphical features including:


  • My Research Progress -- see your research progress; click any bar to see a list of people with or without a specific item like birth date or birth location
  • My Maps -- visualize your family in a geographical context from World view, country and state views.  See where they lived in relation to each other
  • My Family -- plan your research by using timelines combined with a chart identifying suggested research areas
  • My Video Library -- a video library containing over 15 videos showing how to get the most from GenDetective
Upgrade to GenDetective 2 between November 28 - Dec 1st for a 20% discount.  Use offer code SHOPSM14 at checkout for savings on either the upgrade version or the full version of GenDetective 2!

Link to purchase





*Her DAR computer troubles? Sandra and a friend took the train from Philly specifically to access the scanned documents submitted with approved lineages they are also tracing. Once in the DAR's Seimes Technology Center, the computer system was down and "unfixable" that day, according to DAR staff. OK, DAR: and our dear Eric: that's what websites and blogs are for - to alert the public of unscheduled closings and unresolved computer access issues.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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Heredis 50% off through 4 January 2014

DearREADERS,
Many of my DearREADERS will be pleased to hear this news just in from Audrey at Heredis. She writes "To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Heredis and Christmas, we launch promotions on Heredis software. All the softwares are at 50% OFF !!! I think some of the offers may interest your readers.

  • These offers are valid until January 4, 2015 inclusive.




It was a little over a year ago, when I took Heredis for a spin. See Why I'm taking a serious look at Heredis 2014. Reliable software for keeping track of your ancestors.




Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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FindMyPast: Scottish, Irish and US records updates

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friends at FindMyPast.com. Please address all inquiries to the folks at that website.


Findmypast releases over 13 million Scottish births, baptisms and marriages, 1.3 million Irish newspaper articles, an 1895 Gazetteer covering the whole of England and Wales, US records from the states of Iowa, Oregon and Arizona, and announce their first ever ‘Christmas Countdown’
 
 
Findmypast is thrilled to be releasing over 13 million Scottish births, baptisms and marriages for the first time as part of this week’s Findmypast Friday.
 
Every Friday, thousands of new records are released on our dedicated Findmypast Friday page to explore over the weekend. Alongside the new Scottish records, this week’s additions include 25 new Irish newspaper titles and 1.3 million articles, an 1895 Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, Arizona marriages, Iowa Deaths and Oregon births.
 
We are also pleased to announce the launch of our first ever ‘Findmypast Christmas Countdown’, a host of daily festive treats that will be released throughout December. To get you in the mood for Christmas, we’ve lined up an array of goodies, from history quizzes and prize draws to guest columns, historical recipes, and expert family history tips. Between December 1st and 25th, be sure to check our dedicated Christmas Countdown  page every day to discover your daily historical highlight and make sure you don’t miss out! Visit our blog on Monday to learn more.
  • Our new Scotland Births and Baptisms 1564-1950, contain over 9.3 million records, each consisting of a transcript of the original document. Spanning over 380 years of Scottish history, they will prove invaluable to those with Scottish ancestors as along with listing the date and place of a child’s baptism, they also list the full names of both parents including the mother’s maiden name -  information that is essential for uncovering the details of a previous generation.
  • The new collection of Scotland Marriages 1561-1910, spans almost 350 years and contains over 4.1 million records. Like the Scottish Births and Baptisms, these records can contain the names of the bride and groom’s parents.
  • The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales provides a unique snapshot of England and Wales in 1895. Containing over 19,000 images, more than 25,000 individual entries and beautiful colour maps of every English and Welsh County, the Gazetteer offers unique insights into where your ancestors lived their lives.
  • This month’s Irish newspaper update adds over 1.3 million new articles to the collection. 25 fascinating new titles have been added from all 4 provinces of the country, meaning the collection now holds over 40 titles containing over 3 million articles. Additional articles have also been added to a further existing 12 titles.
  • Arizona marriages 1865-1949 contains over 149,000 records that begin 47 years before Arizona became the 48th state in 1912. Each record includes a transcript identifying a marriage performed in the state and will usually include a couple’s first and last names, place and date of marriage, residence, age and the names of their parents.
  • Iowa deaths and burials 1850-1990 contains over 397,000 records that cover 140 years of the state’s history and date back to the first years after Iowa became the 29th state in 1846. Each record consists of a transcript of the original document that usually includes the deceased’s full name, age at death, date and place of birth, bate and place of death, burial details, occupation, ethnicity, marital status and the names and birth place of their parents.
  • Oregon births & baptisms 1868-1929 contains over 61,000 records and covers a wide range of births dating from just nine years after Oregon became the 33rd state in 1859. A number of records also list the details of individuals born outside of the state, who were registered with Oregon authorities at a later date.

About FindMyPast

Leading family history website Findmypast was the first company to make the complete birth, marriage and death indexes for England and Wales available online in April 2003, winning the Queen’s Award for Innovation. Findmypast has subsequently digitized many more family history records and now offers access to over 1.8 billion records dating as far back as 875 AD. This allows family historians to search for their ancestors among comprehensive collections of military, census, migration, parish, work and education records, newspapers as well as the original comprehensive birth, marriage and death records. The company runs the official 1911 census website for England and Wales in association with The National Archives and has digitized several other record sets from the national collection. Findmypast has also partnered with the British Library in a 10 year project to safeguard the future of the world's greatest local newspaper archive

Online genealogy webinars, hangouts and chats this coming week

DearREADERS,
Thanks to the centralized calendar at GeneaWebinars.com, genealogists interested in learning more about our craft may register 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!




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Myrt     :)
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Saturday, November 29, 2014

SHARE A MEMORY: Jackie's handyman father

DearREADERS,
+Jackie Baker wrote My Father, the handyman in Jackie's Genealogical Journey blog where she shared a variety of pictures from her personal collection, showing how truly talented her Dad was. How Ol' Myrt would have loved playing with Jackie in the play house her Dad built for her. Mr. Myrt certainly appreciates the built-in bookshelves. Here's Jackie's Mom and Dad at the breakfast bar he built. I think we had that same hanging lamp circa early 1960s!

IMAGE: Courtesy of Jackie Baker
http://jackiesgenealogy.blogspot.com/2014/11/my-father-handyman.html

Though Jackie's father has passed away, you can bet this blog post goes a long way toward SHARING THE MEMORY of how he was able to make a house a home. Thank-you, Jackie for sharing this.

IMAGE: Screen shot of Jackie's Genealogical Journey
http://jackiesgenealogy.blogspot.com



HOW TO ENTER THE SHARE A MEMORY CONTEST
The deadline is midnight Sunday, 30 Nov 2014, and the winners names will be drawn from Mr. Myrt's hat on Monday, 1 Dec 2014 during Mondays with Myrt.  

FOR MORE INFORMATION about this year's contest, check the original announcement posted here.



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

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SHARE A MEMORY: There's still time to enter

DearREADERS,
The deadline is midnight Mountain US time zone, Sunday 30 November 2014. So there is still time to create a SHARE A MEMORY post, recording, email, booklet, website, ebook, chart, printout, etc. The idea is to figure out a creative method for sharing info about an ancestor with the non-genealogists in the family.


 


HOW TO ENTER THE SHARE A MEMORY CONTEST
The deadline is midnight Sunday, 30 Nov 2014, and the winners names will be drawn from Mr. Myrt's hat on Monday, 1 Dec 2014 during Mondays with Myrt.  
FOR MORE INFORMATION about this year's contest, check the original announcement posted here.
 


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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Thursday, November 27, 2014

A day to give thanks


Wishing you and yours a day filled with joy and love.

Tell the ancestor stories.


Mr. Myrt and I have been blessed with loved ones far and near.

Be safe and happy.
Myrt     :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

New RootsMagic 7 Software Released

DearREADERS,
Just ordered my upgrade version of RootsMagic for my PC, have you? Developer +Bruce Buzbee also announced there will be a What's New in RootsMagic? webinar on Tuesday, 2 Decemner 2014. Here's the registration info:

  • https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7214307369926855938
     
  • 3PM Pacific Time
  • 4PM Mountain Time
  • 5PM Central Time
  • 6PM Eastern Time
  • 11PM GMT
If you can't attend the webinar, it will be recorded and available to watch for free with the rest of the RootsMagic webinars at: http://www.rootsmagic.com/webinars

Here's the official press release:


SPRINGVILLE, Utah. — November 25, 2014 — RootsMagic, Inc. today announced the official release of RootsMagic 7, the latest version of the award-winning genealogy software which makes researching, organizing, and sharing your family history easy and enjoyable.  With this release comes an update to the popular “RootsMagic Essentials” free genealogy software.

Family History Made Easy

Family Tree Magazine said RootsMagic is “probably the best all-around genealogy program" and "offers a winning combination of features for both casual and serious genealogists.”

Throughout it’s 13-year history, RootsMagic has helped people research and share their family trees with innovative features such as moving people from one file to another with your mouse, a SourceWizard to help you document your work, creating a Shareable CD to give to family and friends, and running RootsMagic off of a USB flash drive when you are away from home.  RootsMagic has also received numerous awards, including the award for “Easiest to Sync” from FamilySearch for their work in interfacing with that system.

New Features

RootsMagic 7 adds many new features while making existing features even easier to use.  “This release includes something for everybody,” said Bruce Buzbee, president.  “Whether you want help finding records, or an easier way to share your family history with family, RootsMagic 7 has something new for you.”  New features include:
  • WebHints - The industry's only multi-platform record hints, providing automatic hinting from both FamilySearch and MyHeritage.
  • MyRootsMagic - Our all new accounts which let you easily publish and maintain multiple online trees.  Your trees can be public or private (password protected).
  • DataClean - Quickly find and fix possible problems with names and places.
  • File Compare - Compare any two RootsMagic databases for a side by side comparison.  Easily transfer people, names, events, notes, sources, or media between the two files.
  • QuickGroups - Instantly add or remove an individual from multiple groups at once.
  • Plus dozens of other enhancements and features

Free “RootsMagic Essentials”

RootsMagic 7 is also available in an updated, free edition named, “RootsMagic 7 Essentials”.  RootsMagic Essentials contains many core features from the RootsMagic software and the two products are fully-compatible with one another.  “Many people are curious about their family history and don’t know where to begin,” said Michael Booth, vice president.  “RootsMagic Essentials is the perfect way for someone to get started, risk-free.”  RootsMagic Essentials is available for download at http://www.rootsmagic.com.

Available Now

RootsMagic 7 is now available online at http://www.rootsmagic.com or by calling 1-800-766-8762.  New users may purchase RootsMagic 7 for only $29.95.  Users of previous versions of RootsMagic and it’s predecessor, Family Origins may purchase RootsMagic 7 for the upgrade price of only $19.95.

About RootsMagic, Inc.

For over 20 years, RootsMagic, Inc. has been creating computer software with a special purpose- to unite families. One of our earliest products- the popular “Family Origins” software, introduced thousands of people to the joy and excitement of family history.

That tradition continues today with “RootsMagic”, our award-winning genealogy software which makes researching, organizing, and sharing your family history fun and easy. “Personal Historian” will help you easily write and preserve your life stories. “Family Reunion Organizer” takes the headaches out of planning those important get-togethers. And “Family Atlas” creates beautiful and educational geographic maps of your family history.

For more information, visit www.rootsmagic.com.
Source: RootsMagic, Inc.




Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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Best Things: Smart phone tripod adapter and Eye-Fi SD Card

DearREADERS,
Louis Kessler's strategy for copying old documents and photos? "I've long ago stopped using a digital camera in favor of my Windows smart phone, that can take 8.7 MP photos, has apps to correct and edit the photo and even OCR the contents, and is connected to my OneDrive cloud. Also, it fits better in my pocket." See: Comments to Best Thing: Which digital cameras works best.

 You know, Louis, I was thinking of that for on-the-go situations, and there is an adapter that can be purchased attach a smart phone to a tripod or copy stand. I use one like this for my DearMYRTLE AmbushCAM interviews.
IMAGE: Courtesy of Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Arkon-Universal-Smartphone-Adapter-Samsung/dp/B00I58NYQQ


But for all practical purposes, with the home or office set-up described in Best Thing: Photo Copy Stand, for easier scanning it makes sense to have a camera with a tiltable screen. My camera has an Eye-Fi Mobi SD card so I can send my files wirelessly to my computer's Dropbox folder, where images are automatically synced to the Dropbox cloud storage space.

IMAGE: Courtesy of Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/90-day-Service-Frustration-Packaging-Mobi-32-FF/dp/B00FG8PPXI/


OTHER POSTS IN THIS SERIES
Best Thing: Wind up extension cord
Best Thing: Photo Copy Stand, for easier scanning
Best Thing: Which digital cameras works best

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
DearMYRTLE,
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SHARE A Memory: Hilary's video

DearREADERS,
+Hilary Gadsby created a SHARE A MEMORY CONTEST video including photos, and a tour of several blog posts about a tray, a missing wooden box, a Christmas letter, and connections to both the Titanic and travel to Argentina. Thank-you for sharing, Hilary. This is an awesomely cool way to let your non-genealogy family members learn more about your common ancestors, one of whom lead an uncommon seafaring life.





It looks like Hilary used the free video recording tool provided on Google+ called a Hangout On Air. This is the same tool we use for Mondays with Myrt. The difference here, is that Hilary presented this Hangout on Air without panelists and took on the narrator role. Thank-you for this fabulous SHARE A MEMORY.

HOW TO ENTER THE SHARE A MEMORY CONTEST
The deadline is midnight Sunday, 30 Nov 2014, and the winners names will be drawn from Mr. Myrt's hat on Monday, 1 Dec 2014 during Mondays with Myrt.  

FOR MORE INFORMATION about this year's contest, check the original announcement posted here.



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

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