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Friday, August 07, 2015

What Does SHE Say? Study Group Panelists thus far...

We've got one week before the debut of the four session What Does SHE Say? Study Group and we have some panelists to announce. We still need a few more. Don't be shy.

A returning panelist, +Lisa Gorrell describes her genealogy education background as self-taught by reading many genealogy handbooks, manuals, and blogs, and attending seminars, webinars, and week-long institutes. Graduate of ProGen21. Her research focus is on 19th and 20th Century Southern and Western US (with some Mid-western); German and Swedish. You'll find Lisa's comments practical and forward thinking. Glad to have you on the panel Lisa.

Our gal in Wales, +Hilary Gadsby says she is a self taught genealogist who regularly views online webinar. Regular attendees will remember Hilary from previous DearMYRTLE study groups. Hilary was a guest in our home as she traveled from Wales to Salt Lake City to attend Rootstech 2015. Her research focus is English record research, with 15 years of personal research experience. I think she could start taking clients. 

 +Cousin Russ Worthington, our technical adviser, says he learns  something new every day and that he hopefully shares some of that on a weekly basis. Me thinks he does share! We couldn’t do our DearMYRTLE hangouts without Ol’ Myrt’s real-life cousin. He’s a prolific blogger and video blogger, with a specialty in the use of Family Tree Maker software.

Good friend, and another cousin +Julia Coldren-Walker has known Ol’ Myrt here since the AOL's Golden Gates Genealogy Forum days. Her personal research began in 1967 with sporadic activity until 1987 when it became a passion. Began internet genealogy in 1990 with Compuserve Genealogy Forum. Attended NGS Conferences in 1990, 1993-1997, 1999-2000, 2003, 2007, 2009, & 2014; FGS Conferences in 2001, 2007, 2008, 2010 & 2012. Registrar, Toaping Castle Chapter NSDAR 1993- 2000, 2002-2206 & 2008-2010. Began lecturing on genealogical topics in 1999. Graduate of National Institute for Genealogical Research, 1995, NARA Washington DC; Volunteer Genealogists Course, 1995 Headquarters, N.S D.A.R; ProGen16 Graduate 2012-2013. (Yikes, she should be moderating this study group!) Her research focus is U.S. particularly New England and Maryland and she assists women completing DAR Applications.

Elizabeth Shown Mills, Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, 3rd edition (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2015). [Book available from the publisher at and in digital format from the author's website]

Fridays as follows:
14 Aug 2015 - EE - Chapter 1 Fundamentals of Evidence Analysis
21 Aug 2015 - EE - Chapter 1 Fundamentals of Evidence Analysis (continued)
28 Aug 2015 - EE - Chapter 2 Fundamentals of Citation
4 Sept 2015 - EE - Chapter 2 Fundamentals of Citation (continued)

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Myrt :)
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