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Sunday, March 27, 2016

REGISTER: DearMYRTLE's Hangouts this coming week

DearMYRTLE Hangouts are updated here each Sunday. For future DearMYRTLE hangouts, be sure check Myrt's Calender here. This is DearMYRTLE's favorite time zone converter:

NOTE: We're using the new Business Hangouts interface for Mondays with Myrt, ESM'S QuickLessons Study Group and Wacky Wednesday. The four classes at the Fairfax Genealogical Society will be held in the traditional Google+ Hangouts format.

Mondays with Myrt - 28 Mar 2016 at Noon Eastern (US New York)
Powerful #genealogy breakthroughs happen during our video hangouts. Let's talk about what's trending in the world of genealogy. Be sure to arrive early to get a seat,
and do post comments and queries.

ESM's QuickLesson 3 Flawed Records, Wednesday, 30 Mar 2016
at Noon Eastern (US New York)

A DearMYRTLE Genealogy Study Group
Discussing the Works of Elizabeth Shown Mills

Due by Noon on Monday before this session. Study the following QuickLesson, then post a blog by or public Google Doc with specific example(s) about how this concept applies in your personal genealogical research. Include your name and the QuickLesson citation (shown below) at the top of your homework. Then share your homework link in the "unified chat" for this specific study group session. This way Ol' Myrt and other participants can review your homework in the two days before this session.

Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 3: Flawed Records,” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation & Source Usage ( : accessed 1 Aug 2015).

Consider copyright issues as detailed in this short-subject video with The Legal Genealogist, Judy G. Russell, CG. found here:

WACKY Wednesday 30 Mar 2016 at 9pm Eastern (US New York)
Find out which of DearMYRTLE's *very* distant cousins hosts this hangout.
This is our chance to find out more about a topic discussed
during Mondays with Myrt.

Fairfax Genealogical Society's Annual Spring Conference
Track 4 - Researching in the 21st Century
with DearMYRTLE and Cousin Russ
Friday, 1 April 2016
NOTE: In true 21st century style, Cousin Russ will appear in person while DearMYRTLE will  appear virtually as we present a track of four classes at the Fairfax Genealogical Society's annual spring conference. We will be using Google+ Hangouts On Air for these presentations. Times listed below are in the US Eastern - New York time zone.

Sure, it's April Fools Day, but we've got some great ideas to blast through your genealogical brick walls and update your "current thinking."

Virtual attendees may click on the above referenced class titles, to view the video on YouTube. Alternately, Members of DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community may view AND comment here:

In-person attendees may find out more by reading DearMYRTLE's Fairfax Genealogical Society: Annual Spring Conference. It's a matter of getting to the Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia.

Discover info about the other 13 tracks and possibilities for overnight accommodations here.

Hangouts: Pay what you want. So it's simple. If you value the work Ol' Myrt, +Cousin Russ and our beloved panelists do week in and week out on your behalf, please:

Check the DearMYRTLE Hangouts Calendar for upcoming study groups and hangouts. There you'll find links to the GeneaConference (in-person) and the GeneaWebinars Calendar with over over 200 hours of online genealogy classes, webinars, live streams and tweetchats from other hosts and presenters over the next 12 months.