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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Beginning Genealogy Study Group - 28 Jan 2015

How about starting your genea-day out right by attending Wednesday's study group? NO, it's not too late to join the study group. Just review previous sessions here:

Now, as for catching the 28 Jan session, you could watch it on this blog, but it would be better to go to DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community on Google+, where members may VIEW and COMMENT before, during and after the study group broadcast by going to . (Head over soon, so +Cousin Russ or Ol' Myrt here have time to accept your request to join the community.

BEGINNING GENEALOGY STUDY GROUP with DearMYRTLE and Cousin Russ. An empowering 20-week genealogy class, using online syllabus materials, with sample documents from each record group discussed. 

Participants will review beginning research strategies including identifying what is known, deciding what to learn, selecting records to search, obtaining and searching the records, evaluating and using the information. Considerable effort will be made to provide screen shares of each record type. Although the focus is general United States research, these research principles and use of the FamilySearch Wiki can be applied to over ancestral studies in over 120 additional countries throughout the world, with additional regional (state, county, town, parish) wiki entries.


Noon Eastern US (New York)
11am Central US (Chicago)
10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

If you need a time zone converter, here's one DearMYRTLE recommends:

  • 07 Jan 2015
  • 14 Jan 2015
  • 21 Jan 2015
  • 28 Jan 2015
  • 4 Feb 2015
  • (Break for 2015 FGS/RootsTech combined conferences)
  • 18 Feb 2016
  • 25 Feb 2015
  • 04 Mar 2015
  • 11Mar 2015
  • 18 Mar 2015
  • 25 Mar 2015
  • 1 Apr 2015 (April Fools' Day, really!) :)
  • 08 Apr 2015
  • (Break for 2015 NERGC)
  • 22 Apr 2015
  • 29 Apr 2015
  • 06 May 2015
  • (Break for 2015 NGS Conference)
  • 20 May 2015
  • 27 May 2015
  • 03 June 2015
  • 10 June 2015

Post COMMENTS before, during and after each Study Group Hangout on Air here:

We are using Google+ Hangouts on Air for this study group, just as we use for Mondays with Myrt. We open the "green room" 15 minutes early if you'd like to test out your microphone and webcam. Consider JOINing the panel when we "scramble" to mix up the conversation a bit.

For this Beginning Genealogy Study Group, it isn't necessary to JOIN "the filmstrip panel" to participate. Some people are shy about appearing there, especially when just starting out. However, do post your comments or questions as mentioned above.

So turn up those computer speakers, and head on over to VIEW the live sessions, post COMMENTS before, during and after each session here:

If you miss a session, no worries! All Beginning Genealogy Study Group sessions will be archived in DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel, as well as in DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community on Google+ in the left, under "Hangouts - previous."

Check the GeneaWebinars Calendar for exact dates for this and other DearMYRTLE study groups and Hangouts on Air, in addition to over 200 hours of online genealogy classes, webinars and tweetchats from other hosts and presenters in the next 12 months.


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

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