Thursday, January 29, 2015

GenLaw Study Group - 30 Jan 2015

DearREADERS,
By now, you've read Chapter 2, Genealogy and the Law[1] and have completed your homework in advance of our Hangout on Air on the topic. We will be reviewing some legal terminology and add to the chapter by taking a look at A Dictionary of Law by Henry Campbell Black, commonly referred to as "Black's Law Dictionary" available from our friends at http://www.archivecdbooksusa.com.


From the CD Publisher:

"Black's Law Dictionary is absolutely indispensable for genealogy, given the wide range of legal documents we work with and the specialized and archaic language we must interpret."
   Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG
   Samford University Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research

"I consider Black's Law Dictionary as one of the "must have" references in my personal library. Genealogists should never be without a copy."
   Myra Vanderpool Gormley, CG

"Editions of Black's Law Dictionary more recent than the Fourth are much less useful to genealogists than earlier ones. To make room for new material, more modern editions have dropped the very words the genealogist may need to interpret old documents--the archaic and obsolete terms that haven't been used for a century or more."
   Donn Devine, CG, CGI



SURE, you can VIEW this study group session here, but... 



INSTEAD you'll want to VIEW and COMMENT over in DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community on Google+ located here: http://bit.ly/MyrtsNext

WHEN ARE STUDY GROUP SESSIONS TO BE HELD?
All chapter reading and homework is to be done before the session, so we can discuss which portions are most intriguing or challenging as follows:
  • 23 Jan 2015 - Chapter 1 Understanding the Law
  • 30 Jan2015 - Chapter 2 Understanding the Terminology
  • 6 Feb 2015 - Chapter 3 Types of Law
  • Break for FGS/RootsTech 2015
  • 20 19 Feb 2015 (Thursday) - Chapter 4 Finding the Pertinent Law
  • 27 Feb 2015 - Chapter 5 Sources to Use
  • 6 Mar 2015 - Chapter 6 Where to Research
  • 13 Mar 2015 - Chapter 7 Citing Legal Sources
  • 20 Mar 2015 - Chapter 8 Applying the Law to Ancestral Events
WHERE
Live sessions appear weekly at: http://bit.ly/MyrtsNext
Archived sessions, with all comments are archived at: http://bit.ly/MyrtsPrevious

SYLLABUS
Kay Haviland Freilich and William B. Freilich, Genealogy and the Law: A Guide to Legal Sources for the Family Historian (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2014). [Book available from the publisher at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/genealogy_and_the_law and via Amazon.com]




WHEN ARE OTHER STUDY GROUP SESSIONS TO BE HELD?

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.

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[1] Kay Haviland Freilich and William B. Freilich, Genealogy and the Law: A Guide to Legal Sources for the Family Historian (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2014). [Book available from the publisher at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/genealogy_and_the_law and via Amazon.com ]

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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CALL TO ACTION: Fake Facebook Group rips off Cousin Russ' Blog

UPDATE: THANK YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE. THE MATTER HAS BEEN RESOLVED

DearREADERS,
There is a new Facebook Group set up by Billy Huffman here https://www.facebook.com/groups/612548515558308/ that is a rip off of Cousin Russ Worthington's work. Administrator Billy Huffman has gone so far as to use for his banner (Facebook calls it a Group Photo) Russ' screen shot directly from his FTMUser blog post located here: http://ftmuser.blogspot.com/…/ftm2014-plan-workspace-overvi…

This isn't about competition, it's about unauthorized use of another person's work. Competent genealogists just don't do this sort of thing.

IMAGE: Screen shot of rip off Facebook Group located here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/612548515558308



COMPARE THIS WITH THE  ORIGINAL WORK by +Cousin Russ' original work on his Family Tree Maker Blog post titled FTM2014 - Plan Workspace - Overview


IMAGE: +Russ Worthington's screen capture image with arrows and markups
published in his blog located here: http://ftmuser.blogspot.com/2013/09/ftm2014-plan-workspace-overview.html

CALL FOR ACTION
Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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ARCHIVED: Wacky Wednesday - demos LIVE listing and analysis of conflicting evidence

DearREADERS,
Gosh, my Very Distant Cousin Fräulein Schmidt hit it out of the ballpark last night when taking the following records to consider "How old WAS she?"
IMAGE: Frances Irene Goering, about the time of her
high school graduation. Original in possession of the author.


  • Frances Irene (Goering) Froman McDonnell's funeral cards states date of birth 22 August 1908
  • The author's mother, Barbara Jeane (Froman) Player Tatham, daughter of Frances, was the informant for the funeral card info. Barbara confides to author circa 1974 that Frances never told her second husband Mike A. McDonnell her true age because he was younger than Frances. The author's grandmother Frances made Barbara promise to always list Frances' birth date as 22 August 1908, so she would appear three years younger.
  • Goering Family Bible states Frances Irene Goering was born 22 August 1905.
  • 1910 US Federal Census where Frances, age 4, is in the household of her known father Charles Henry Goering and his wife Stella Mae, her known mother, implies birth year is 1905/06.
  • 1920 US Federal Census where Frances, age 14, is in the household of her known father Charles Henry Goering and his wife Estella, her known mother, implies birth year of 1905/06.
  • 1925 Iowa Marriage License Application  where Frances Goering states she is 19 years of age, implies birth year of 1906.
  • 1930 US Federal Census where Frances, age 24, is in the household of her known husband Lowell Froman, implies birth year of 1905/06.
  • Social Security Death Index entry for Frances McDonnell 531-03-4240, states date of birth is 22 August 1905.
Fräulein Schmid views each item LIVE, and adds to her research outline LIVE, demonstrating how she lists all info items without prejudice, and with all documents in hand, she THEN works through analysis.

  • +Susan Howard comments during the live broadcast "It appears that the month and day of her birth was 22 Aug so I would take into account the actual date each of the censuses took place and the date of the marriage license to figure the year of birth."
  • +Betty-Lu .Burton comments "Many people went back and got a delayed birth certificate for the SS [Social Security card] application."
  • +Randy Seaver  comments "IMHO, the only record that is clearly wrong is the Funeral card.  All of the census records had "as of" dates of 1 April (1910, 1930, 1940) or 1 January (1920).  I don't consider the "date taken" as reliable - it assumes that the enumerator didn't follow directions."
SURE you can watch it here, but head on over to http://bit.ly/DearMYRTLEonGooglePlus That's DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community on Google+. We need your comments to continue this conversation and get it right. You'll find this archived Hangout on Air with all comments under "Hangouts - Previous" on the left nav bar. http://bit.ly/MyrtsPrevious








WHEN ARE FUTURE SESSIONS TO BE HELD?
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.

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Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WACKY Wednesday: How Old WAS She?

DearREADERS,
This week's Beginning Genealogy Study Group brought up two challenges, namely:

1. How to deal with conflicting info about Ol' Myrt's maternal grandmother's birth.
2. How to add a citation on the face of a document image without defacing the surface.

So tonight's WACKY Wednesday, hosted by DearMYRTLE's Very Distant Cousin Fräulein Schmidt take on how to tackle these perplexing challenges. After all, it IS DearMYRTLE's birthday, and you wouldn't honestly expect her to be here tonight, right?  :::giggle:::


WHERE
Although the video is embedded below, all the typed comments and links will be posted before, during and after the live-streamed Hangout on Air over in DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community:

WHEN
9pm Eastern (New York)
8pm Central (Chicago)
7pm Mountain (Denver, Salt Lake City)
6pm Pacific (Los Angeles)
UTC-7 hours

If you need a time zone converter, this is the one Ol' Myrt uses:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html
HOW
Participants may only VIEW here but may VIEW and COMMENT over in DearMYRTLE's Google+ Community. http://bit.ly/MyrtsNext It isn't necessary to JOIN the "filmstrip" panel, but it you do, please arrive about 15 minutes early to get your web cam and headset adjusted perfectly. 





WHEN ARE FUTURE SESSIONS TO BE HELD?

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.

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Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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GRIP: Bravo for utilizing technology to facilitate registration

DearREADERS,
Our friend Elissa Scalise Powell has some interesting news for those anxious to register for the 2015 Genealogy Research Institute of Pittsburg sessions. She has added a peculiar countdown timer on the registration page. Elissa writes:


GRIP is Utilizing a New Technological Registration Procedure
 "Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) is a very popular “summer camp for genealogists” that is held on the campus of La Roche College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Last year 205 students from 40 states and 3 countries attended seven classes in Pittsburgh. Having fun while learning about genealogy in the company of friends and like-minded classmates is why students return year after year. Not to mention the course coordinators and instructors who are tops in the field! GRIP is happy to provide two separate weeks for learning opportunities this summer, each with its own opening registration date. Registration for the first week of GRIP is coming quickly on Wednesday, February 4, at Noon Eastern. A countdown timer has been installed on the registration page which will go automatically at the “zero hour” to the registration page. There is no need to watch the clock, hit refresh, or otherwise fear that you will miss the “opening bell.” In fact doing any such action will interfere with the automatic transition and slow your computer down. All you have to do is pick out your course from the list below and read the Registration page completely to prepare your registration answers. Descriptions of the 18 lecture sessions for each course are detailed on the GRIP website. http://www.gripitt.org/?page_id=7  
See you this summer in Pittsburgh!"

These six courses to be held June 28 to July 3, 2015 in Pittsburgh have registration beginning February 4:§  Writing Your Immigrant Families’ Stories: From Research to Publishing with John P. Colletta, Ph.D. and Michael Hait, CG
§  Determining Kinship Reliably with the Genealogical Proof Standard with Thomas W. Jones, PhD., CG, CGL and Karen Mauer Jones, CG, FGBS
§  Researching New York State with Karen Mauer Jones, CG , FGBS
§  Problem Solving with Church Records with Rev. Dr. David McDonald, CG
§  Advanced Research Tools: Land Records with Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL and Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, Angela McGhie, and Judy G. Russell, CG, CGL
§  Practical Genetic Genealogy with Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL, CeCe Moore and Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

These six courses to be held July 19-24, 2015 in Pittsburgh have registration beginning February 18:§  Intermediate Genealogy: Tools for Digging Deeper with Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA, Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, and Debra Mieszala, CG
§  Advanced Research Methods with Thomas W. Jones, PhD., CG, CGL, Judy G. Russell, CG, CGL, Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, and Pam Sayre, CG, CGL
§  Refresh, Rebuild and Recharge Your Genealogy Career with D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA, Judy G. Russell, CG, CGL, and Debra Mieszala, CG
§  Pennsylvania: Research in the Keystone State with Sharon Cook MacInnes, Ph.D. and Michael D. Lacopo, D.V.M.
§  Practical Genetic Genealogy with Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL, Patti Hobbs, CG, and Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
§ 
Law School for Genealogists with Judy G. Russell, J.D., CG, CGL and Richard G. “Rick” Sayre, CG, CGL, Marian L. Smith
 Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Beginning Genealogy Study Group - 28 Jan 2015

DearREADERS,
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:  http://bit.ly/MyrtsPrevious

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 http://bit.ly/MyrtsNext . (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. 

GOAL
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.

SYLLABUS


WHEN
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


WHERE
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.

HOW
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: http://bit.ly/MyrtsNext

ARCHIVED SESSIONS
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." http://bit.ly/MyrtsPrevious

WHEN ARE FUTURE SESSION TO BE HELD?
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.

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Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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Webinar: Organizing Genealogical Information with Michael John Neill

DearREADERS,
From our friend Michael John Neill comes news of a new genealogy course: Organizing Genealogical Information: A Short Course-February Sessions. He's had many requests for different discussion times, so he scheduled another section of this class with Sunday afternoon sessions. What Ol' Myrt here particularly likes is the concept of completing the reading assignment and homework before class. We are doing that same flip-flop in our GenLaw Study Group. It's a good way to mix it up, and make room for a real breakthrough discussion with students. Bravo, Michael. He writes:
"Organizing information is an important part of genealogical research-perhaps more important than the actual research. This short course (only 3 sessions) is intended to provide the students with exposure to a variety of ways to organize information with an emphasis on problem-solving. The course will consist of four lectures (topics and schedule below), problem assignments, virtual follow-up discussions, group discussion board interaction, and student submission of work (optional). There is no assigned grade-you get from this what you put into it. Students will also be able to share their work and ideas with other students."

Citation of sources is important, but presentations will not focus on citation theory.

This time the course will be presented a little bit differently. Students will be able to download the lecture and view it at their convenience--ideally all on the same day that the download link is sent to registered students.

Students will have a week to view the presentation, discuss or ask questions on the bulletin board and submit optional homework before the class discussion via GotoWebinar. 

Course registration is only $30 for this run of the course. Class size is limited to 30 to encourage group interaction.
  • Assignment/Study 1-Charts, Charts, and More Charts (we will discuss a variety of charts and table to organize your information and your searches-all students work on same problem
  • Assignment/Study 2-4 Step Research Process (we will discuss a four-step process to research organization)-pick your own problem
  • Assignment/Study 3Constructing Families from pre-1850 Census (discuss of how to ascertain family structure from pre-1850 US census records)---all work on same problem

Lecture downloads:
  • 30 January (or until day before class starts)
  • 6 February
  • 13 February
Discussions are at:
  • 1 February 4:00-4:30 pm.Central Time
  • 8 February 4:00-4:30 pm. Central Time
  • 15 February  4:00-4:30 pm.Central Time

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 

Michael John Neill
Genealogy Tip of the Day
http://genealogytipoftheday.blogspot.com
Casefile Clues
http://www.casefileclues.com




Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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Monday, January 26, 2015

Mondays with Myrt - 26 January 2015

DearREADERS,
What's a Hangout on Air? It's like a webinar, only busier. Why not check out *Mondays with Myrt - 26 Jan 2015* a #genealogy Hangout on Air. Our friend Mac texted me last night to ask about our topics. I've got several "fall back" subjects up my sleeve, but it's really a matter of what's trending for our genea-panelists. +Jill Ball that term could be a new one for your collection.

WHERE: http://bit.ly/MyrtsNext

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



SURE, you can VIEW it here, but... 

You'll want to VIEW and COMMENT over in DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community on Google+ located here: http://bit.ly/MyrtsNext





 


WHEN ARE FUTURE SESSION TO BE HELD?

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.

IMAGE: www.GeneaWebinars.com


Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Online genealogy hangouts, webinars 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!




Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Be an angel, write to Maven

DearREADERS,
Our dearest footnoteMaven is currently indisposed. She's OK. More of the usual. It's just that Facebook, in it's infinite wisdom, has taken down fM's profile. WE know her as footnoteMaven. WE know she is a real person, but Facebook wants to know more about the woman who deftly wears the fM crown. 'Til our dearest is able to login to Facebook and reactive her profile with her "real" name, FB has hidden all her posts.

We, the faithful Friends of Maven have created a group for fM right here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/footnoteMaven

 
Could you, my esteemed DearREADERS, take a moment out of your busy weekend to post a pretty picture and comment for our dearest footnoteMaven?  Let's fill this page with all good wishes to let her know we love and miss her.

When fM returns, she can claim the group, and keep us up to date on the latest antics of one who cannot be ignored, namely: Monkey Kitty and his unlikely companions Bullet and Hunter.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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Friday, January 23, 2015

IDG Chit-Chat: Genealogy Roadshow, Season 2 St.Louis - Central Library

DearREADERS,
+Shannon Bennett , +Jennifer Alford and +Terri O'Connell invited +Sharon Atkins and Ol' Myrt here to a panel discussion during this week's In-Depth Genealogists Chit-Chat. They hold these chit-chats in Google+ Hangout on Air format and currently release the recording after the hangout has concluded.

Our topic this week is "The Genealogy Roadshow Season 2 - St. Louis - Central Library." You may view this broadcast here.

Our panel discussion revolved around the value of short-segment interviews in the show, the Taylor family research and DNA connection to Africa, how panelists felt about the several quests  to find relationships to famous people such as Princess Diana, Blackbeard and Laura Ingles Wilder.



Panelists agreed that as avid genealogists we always want to know more. The use of the term "likely" was also discussed.


Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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Thursday, January 22, 2015

GenLaw - make that 23 Jan NOT 23 Feb 2015

DearREADERS,
Thanks to our friend +Dave McDonald who spotted the "mis-type" in my previous post's title. Though the listing of dates within the post are accurate, the title of the blog had the following incorrect info:

GenLaw Study Group starts tomorrow! 23 Feb 2015
and it should read:
GenLaw Study Group starts tomorrow! 23 Jan 2015



WHEN ARE FUTURE SESSIONS TO BE HELD?

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.

IMAGE: www.GeneaWebinars.com


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

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GenLaw Study Group starts tomorrow! 23 Jan 2015

DearREADERS,
Following my request that all participants of the GenLaw Study Group read each week's chapter and do the homework before coming to the Hangout on Air, Ol' Myrt here has been burning the midnight oil the last few evenings. It isn't that Chapter 1 is difficult, it's that I want to portray an accurate picture of the "law" as it applies to my state, per Chapter 1 homework assignment.


I chose Utah, since many of my paternal ancestors ended up settling circa 24 July 1847- 10 May 1869, in what's considered the "pioneer" stage of development. The lines then blurred between "church and state" even as Utah became a US Territory 9 Sept 1850. Arguably because of the overriding influence of Brigham Young, Utah didn't become a state until 4 Jan 1896. That's when the LDS Church agreed to stop practicing polygamy. Prior to statehood, the office of Territorial Governor was largely ignored by the populace, in favor of seeing what the LDS Church President Brigham Young had to say. His word was considered law, and Bishop's courts at the local level effectively enforced that law.

SURE, you can VIEW it here, but... 



You'll want to VIEW and COMMENT over in DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community on Google+ located here: http://bit.ly/MyrtsNext

WHEN ARE STUDY GROUP SESSIONS TO BE HELD?
All chapter reading and homework is to be done before the session, so we can discuss which portions are most intriguing or challenging as follows:
  • 23 Jan 2015 - Chapter 1 Understanding the Law
  • 30 Jan2015 - Chapter 2 Understanding the Terminology
  • 6 Feb 2015 - Chapter 3 Types of Law
  • Break for FGS/RootsTech 2015
  • 20 Feb 2015 - Chapter 4 Finding the Pertinent Law
  • 27 Feb 2015 - Chapter 5 Sources to Use
  • 6 Mar 2015 - Chapter 6 Where to Research
  • 13 Mar 2015 - Chapter 7 Citing Legal Sources
  • 20 Mar 2015 - Chapter 8 Applying the Law to Ancestral Events
WHERE
Live sessions appear weekly at: http://bit.ly/MyrtsNext
Archived sessions, with all comments are archived at: http://bit.ly/MyrtsPrevious

SYLLABUS
Kay Haviland Freilich and William B. Freilich, Genealogy and the Law: A Guide to Legal Sources for the Family Historian (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2014). [Book available from the publisher at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/genealogy_and_the_law and via Amazon.com ]





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Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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G+, Now that you're here, TWEAK your profile

 
 DearREADERS,
Folks are asking about Google+ best practices for community leaders and end users alike. Our best suggestion is to tweak your personal profile, so folks know what's your story. This short-subject video shows where to:
  • Add a profile pic
  • Add a cover graphic
  • Edit your tag line
  • Edit your information




In this example +Cousin Russ and I mention how we decide to permit a profile access to our genealogy communities when tag lines include words like:
  • genealogy
  • ancestors
  • family historian
  • librarian
  • archivist


Update your Google+ profiles, folks. People want to see you, know who you are. There's something about face-to-face contact that builds trust and community. (Stepping down from my soap box now.)

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

VIDEO: AncestryDNA Matches with Angie Bush

DearREADERS,
Once again, Ol' Myrt here met with her DNA Consultant, Angie Bush, MS. who just completed co-coordinating the Advanced DNA Analysis track with CeCe Moore at the five-day Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. During this video, Angie explains my AncestryDNA Matches. One I was very excited about, because the link to a common ancestor is immediately evident. Then Angie pushed me just a little bit more, and what I learned was astonishing.








As you can see, Ol' Myrt here went for the easy fix, where the cousin match had an extensive family tree, and it was easy to see where we have ancestors in common.

Angie showed me to take what my AncestryDNA test indicates is a "DNA" match, and look elsewhere for an online tree to find the possible "genealogy" match. I've got some new cousins to talk with!

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

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