Wednesday, August 24, 2016

ARCHIVED: ESM's QuickLesson #19: Layered Citations



DearREADERS,

Thank you to our panel for this valuable discussion of layered citations. It isn't as difficult as one would think. Just cite what's in your hand, who provided it to you, and where the original information came from. If it's a website, you'll include the "root" of the web address and the date of access.

My dear followers may catch the archived version of this study group session by registering here http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/esm-quicklesson-19.html


SYLLABUS
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 19: Layered Citations Work Like Layered Clothing,” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-19-layered-citations-work-layered-clothing : acessed 30 Sept 2015).

and

Elizabeth Shown Mills, “RE: QuickLesson 19 - Layered Citations / Penned Question," Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/re-quicklesson-19-layered-citations-penned-question : accessed 30 Sept 2015).

HOMEWORK


Sure, you could watch this ESM's QuickLessons StudyGroup hangout session here or on DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel, but you'll want to log in to view and comment at:

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.


Sunday, August 21, 2016

REGISTER NOW: 3 DearMYRTLE hangouts 22-24 Aug 2016




DearREADERS,

REGISTER for these upcoming DearMYRTLE hangouts using your favorite social media accounts - Facebook, Google, LinkedIn or Twitter. Then check your confirmation and reminder emails for your personal link to VIEW and COMMENT. These hangouts are presented free of charge. Ol' Myrt here employs the PWYW (Pay what you want) system.
  • For future DearMYRTLE hangouts, be sure check Myrt's Calender here.
You may have heard that Hangouts are moving from Google+ to YouTube Live effective 12 Sept 2016.The official word is found here. This will not affect DearMYRTLE's Hangouts since we moved from Google+ to Business-Hangouts on 1 Jan 2016. See Ol' Myrt's post here for advice on your society can make the slight adjustment to scheduling your "hangout" the new way - a YouTube Event.

Mondays with Myrt
at Noon Eastern (US New York)
Register here for the Monday, 22 Aug 2016 hangout.

ESM QuickLessons
Discussing the works of Elizabeth Shown Mills.
Wednesdays, Noon Eastern US (New York)

Register here for the 24 Aug 2016 study group session.
SYLLABUS
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 19: Layered Citations Work Like Layered Clothing,” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-19-layered-citations-work-layered-clothing : acessed 30 Sept 2015).

and

Elizabeth Shown Mills, “RE: QuickLesson 19 - Layered Citations / Penned Question," Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/re-quicklesson-19-layered-citations-penned-question : accessed 30 Sept 2015).

HOMEWORK
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.

WACKY Wednesday
9pm Eastern US (New York)
Wonder which of DearMYRTLE's *very* distant cousins will host this hangout? Our topic?  Well, just imagine spending an hour focusing on a single genealogical item!

Register here for the 24 Aug 2016 hangout.


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.


Thursday, August 18, 2016

ARCHIVED: ESM's Quick Lesson #18 Genealogy? In the Academic World? Seriously?


DearREADERS,
Our study group tacked Elizabeth Shown Mills' "QuickLesson 18: Genealogy? In the Academic World? Seriously? found at her website Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-18-genealogy-academic-world-seriously : accessed 30 Sept 2015).

SAVE PAPER AND INK
If there is a website that has too much in the way of side navigation bars, headers and footers, Ol' Myrt here recommends: www.printfriendly.com

VIEWER FEEDBACK
  • Michele Camilo says "I'm a retired nurse and boy did it change over the 40 years I worked. You had to do continuing education while you work or you couldn't get a renew license."
  • Melissa Barker reports "The archive field is always changing and incorporating new processes, records preservation, etc. This directly effects the genealogist and hopefully helps them better find the records, better access to records and more records available due to records preservation."
  • Melinda Culpon says "If in all studies - you have to keep learning because everything changes - eg. in technology field - if you don't keep up you will be out of a job - it changes every 6 months." 
  • Hilary Gadsby says "You need skills to create an accurate genealogy and not everyone has these." 
  • Jackie Wilson considers "I think that one of the issues with academic respect towards genealogist has to do with name collectors." 

ure, you could watch this ESM's QuickLessons StudyGroup hangout session here or on DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel, but you'll want to log in to view and comment at:
http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/esm-quicklesson-18.html




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.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

BOOKSHELF: Map Guide to Luxembourg Parish Registers



DearREADERS,
Compiler Kevan M. Hansen has been churning out these invaluable map guides for Germanic states over a number of years, chock full of advice about where to find records. In the forward for the 2016 publication Map Guide to Luxembourg Parish Registers:
"If only a general area is known, perhaps from a passenger list or naturalization record, this resource can also aid in identifying which church parishes can be found in that locality, or what civil records can exist [...]. Lastly, this resouce can empower the researcher when confronted with the necessity of a radius search."  
This book explains the three administrative districts, each with 12 cantons. Kevan then provides a canton map with a number corresponding to the approximate location of each village. Also provided is a brief history of Luxembourg, the type of known genealogical record sets such as census, church, emigration, and civil vital records and where they are available online if possible. As we know, it's not all found on the internet, and thankfully Kevan provides info about the state archives and library in addition to genealogical societies in the US and abroad that focus on Luxembourg ancestry. You'll also find suggestions for a gazetteer and language assistance.

Here we have the example of the Canton Luxembourg, District Luxembourg:

IMAGE: Kevan M. Hansen, Map Guide to Luxembourg Parish Registers (Orting, Washington: Family Roots  Publishing Company, 2016), p96.

In the image below we find Catholic Church Records for Canach are have survived from 1707-1792 and for Lenningen from 1687-1799. Notice alternate spelling villages in French, German and Luxembourgish are provided. The latter is particularly helpful where we only know of a phonetic spelling of an ancestor's village, passed down through generations.

IMAGE: Kevan M. Hansen, Map Guide to Luxembourg Parish Registers (Orting, Washington: Family Roots  Publishing Company, 2016), p100.

FROM THE PUBLISHER
Following is the list of places beginning with the letter "A" found within this volume, more are to be found at the publisher's website here:
  • Aassel
  • Aasselbur
  • Aasselscheierhaff
  • Abweiler
  • Ahn
  • Aischen
  • Äischen
  • Äischer
  • Allënster
  • Allerborn
  • Allerbur
  • Alrodeschhaff
  • Alscheid
  • Alschënt
  • Altlinster
  • Altrier
  • Altrodeschhof
  • Altwies
  • Altwis
  • Alzeng
  • Alzingen
  • Amber
  • an der Buerg
  • an der Zowaasch
  • Angelduerf
  • Angelsberg
  • Angelsbierg
  • Ansebuerg
  • Ansembourg
  • Ansemburg
  • Antoniushaff
  • Antoniushof
  • Arsdorf
  • Arsdorfermühle
  • Arsdorf‑Moulin
  • Aspelt
  • Assel
  • Asselborn
  • Asselscheuerhof
  • Atert
  • Attert
FOR MORE INFO 

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.


FHL: European Family History Conference 12-16th Sept 2016



DearREADERS,
Once again, the Family History Library offers a week-long conference. This time the focus is on European research, with classes on Switzerland, Germany, Poland and Polish partitions like Prussian, Silesia, Galicia, Austria, in addition to Czeck, Russia, Volga Germans, Bessarabia, and North Casucvasus research. There are several map, gazetteer and handwriting sessions.

In order to attend these classes you must register. To attend in person click here. If you are going to attend online click here. The Family History Library will use Eventbrite to process your registration. Your information will be processed in accordance with their privacy policy located at http://www.eventbrite.com/privacypolicy.


TIME Monday, 12 September 2016
9:00-10:00 AM MDT Finding German Ancestors Online-Resources and Records
LAB: Swiss Names and Places
10:15-11:15 AM MDT Internet Sources for Locating Your 19th Century German Emigrant
11:30 AM-12:30 PM MDT Introduction to Swiss Research
2:00-3:00 PM MDT German Research Strategies for Eastern Provinces
3:15-4:15 PM MDT Research in German Archive

For the rest of the schedule, see: http://bit.ly/2aXnvmU

Seating in the Church History Museum Theater which is directly north of the Family History Library, is limited to 190 participants. Please note that there are several LABS running concurrently with another class. LABS will be held in the Family History Library B1 Lab on the first lower level. Seating is limited to 26 attendees. Register early to secure a spot. registration opens August 1, 2016 (NOTE: When registering please register for ALL of the classes you wish to attend.). If you plan to attend in person please use the following link:http://bit.ly/29teGka*

All of the classes and LABS will also be broadcast as webinars. Webinar attendance for classes is limited to 500 while webinar attendance for LABS is limited to 100 spots. If you plan to attend via webinar please use the following link: http://bit.ly/29vC93P*
  • When writing about this conference please use the following hashtags: #FHLUSSeminar #FamilyHistoryLibrary #FHLWebinars 
  • For information on past and present classes and webinars see Family History Library Classes and Webinars.
  • The FHL will use Eventbrite to process your registration. Your information will be processed in accordance with their privacy policy located at http://www.eventbrite.com/privacypolicy.
IMAGE: Public Domain per Ricardo630 http://bit.ly/2blkkK1


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.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

FGS announces annual conference locations through 2020



DearREADERS,
While Mr. Myrt and I are looking forward to the annual Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference 2016 in Springfield, we are pleased to receive news of the dates and cities for FGS conferences through 2020!


August 16, 2016 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces the FGS 2019 National Conference will be held August 21-24 in Washington, D.C., and the FGS 2020 National Conference will be held September 2-5 in Kansas City, Missouri.

“We are extremely excited for all our upcoming conferences and look forward to visiting Washington, D.C., and Kansas City in future years,” says FGS President D. Joshua Taylor. “From 2016 to 2020, our conference venues are steeped in both history and research resources and make perfect settings for genealogists and family historians.”
The announcement extends the upcoming FGS conferences schedule to the year 2020 and includes:


August 31 - September 3, Springfield, Illinois
FGS 2016 National Conference — Celebrate our 40th Anniversary with us and local host Illinois State Genealogical Society as we return to the Land of Lincoln in 2016! Register now for FGS 2016!


August 30 - September 2, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
FGS 2017 National Conference — Pittsburgh will provide a wonderful historical backdrop with its rich genealogical resources for this four day genealogy event with local host Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society.


August 22 - 25, Fort Wayne, Indiana
FGS 2018 National Conference — FGS returns to the Hoosier State in 2018 providing attendees convenient access to Allen County Public Library which houses one of the largest genealogical research collections available with records from around the world.
 
Aug 21-24 2019, Washington DC and Sep 2-5 2020, Kansas City, Missouri

Each conference will be joined and hosted by a local genealogical organization. The Illinois State Genealogical Society will welcome FGS this year in Springfield and the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society in 2017. Local hosts for future conferences will be announced at a later date.

 

Currently, registration is still open for the FGS 2016 National Conference “Time Travel: Centuries of Memories” to be held August 31-September 3, 2016, in Springfield, Illinois. Register at https://www.fgsconference.org/ and help celebrate our 40th Anniversary in the Land of Lincoln.
 


About the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) was founded in 1976 and empowers the genealogical and family history community, especially its societies and organizations, by advocating for the preservation and access of records and providing resources that enable genealogical organizations to succeed in pursuing their missions. FGS helps genealogical societies and family history enthusiasts alike to strengthen and grow through online resources, FGS FORUM magazine, and through its annual national conference which provides four days of excellent learning opportunities for both societies and family history enthusiasts. To learn more about FGS visit fgs.org. To learn more about the next annual conference to be held in Springfield, Illinois, visit fgsconference.org. Also, find FGS on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FGSgenealogy, on Twitter @FGSgenealogy and on the FGS Voice blog at http://voice.fgs.org.

See you in Springfield on the 31st, OK?

FHL: US Research Seminar (in person and via webinar!)




DearREADERS,
Sending out a big THANK-YOU to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah for continuing to provide quality educational opportunities for beginning and experienced genealogists. Next week's offering covers the basics of US research. Mark your calendars for 22-26 Aug 2016. In-house seating is limited to 120 attendees and this year all classes will be held as webinars except for the hands-on activities. The FHL asks that all participants register for the seminar. To attend the seminar in person please register here. If you will be attending by webinar please register here.


TIME Monday, 22 August
8:30-9:30 AM MDT Using the Family History Catalog Effectively
9:45-11:15 AM MDT United States Research: New England Region
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM MDT Personal Research or Finding a Family in pre-1859 Census Records
1:15-2:15 PM MDT United States Census Techniques and Strategies for Finding Elusive Ancestors
2:30-4:00 PM MDT United States Research: Mid-Atlantic Region

For the rest of the schedule, see: https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/United_States_Research_Seminar
  • When writing about this conference please use the following hashtags: #FHLUSSeminar #FamilyHistoryLibrary #FHLWebinars 
  • For information on past and present classes and webinars see Family History Library Classes and Webinars.
  • The FHL will use Eventbrite to process your registration. Your information will be processed in accordance with their privacy policy located at http://www.eventbrite.com/privacypolicy.

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Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
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Monday, August 15, 2016

Hangouts Going Away? No worries for us



DearREADERS,
Folks have been pinging Ol' Myrt about today's announcement from Google that hangouts are moving from Google+ to YouTube Live starting September 12th. Cousin Russ and I foresee no problems. Before we moved to the "Business Hangouts" wrapper, we were scheduling all our hangouts via YouTube anyway. In fact we created the following video almost a year ago:

Schedule and Promote a Hangout (via YouTube) in 10 minutes or less:




You'll find Google's specific advice about doing this in list form here:


FOR THOSE SOCIETIES USING HANGOUTS
Just remember there are two types of YouTube Live streams:
  • Stream Now (spontaneously live)
  • Events (These can be scheduled in advance!)
With "YouTube Events" you may:
  • Create a web page or blog post with details of the topic, date and time of the YouTube Event.
  •  Add the URL for the YouTube Event to your web page or blog post so people know where to watch.
  • NOTE: If your YouTube Channel has over 1,000 subscribers, is monetized and has Google AdSense activated, you have the option of embedding the video in your web page or post. DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel complies on all requirements and has for about 3 years.
Cousin Russ and Ol' Myrt here will continue to use the same Business-Hangouts interface we've used since the beginning of the year since it doesn't require Google+ to operate.

We had previously used the YouTube Events for about 18 months prior to 1 Jan 2016. If there is a hiccup on day 1, we can quickly revert back to the "OLD TO US, new to everyone else" method. No worries, folks! We've got this! 


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.


ARCHIVED: Genealogy Game Night - 13 Aug 2016


DearREADERS,
Find out what Lisa Gorrell's great-grand aunt did for 73 years, sometimes including manual labor. Cousin Russ asks us to determine a unique place name associated with his 2nd great-grandfather Daniel James who lived from 1810 and 1888. Ol' Myrt's nephew's ancestor's occupation was guessed on the very first try! Aaack!

Thank-you to Cousin Russ for inventing the game we love -- Who's In My Line?

Sure, you could watch this Genealogy Game Night session here or on DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel, but you'll want to log in to view and comment at:





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.


Sunday, August 14, 2016

REGISTER NOW: 3 DearMYRTLE hangouts 15-17 Aug 2016




DearREADERS,
In case you ever want to know DearMYRTLE's hangout schedule, you'll find it here here. It's also on the calendar at www.GeneaWebinars.com. This is DearMYRTLE's favorite time zone converter:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html


Mondays with Myrt
at Noon Eastern (US New York)
Register here for the Monday, 15 Aug 2016 hangout.

ESM QuickLessons
Discussing the works of Elizabeth Shown Mills.
Wednesdays, Noon Eastern US (New York)

Register here for the 15 Aug 2016 study group session.
SYLLABUS
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 18: Genealogy? In the Academic World?” Seriously? Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-18-genealogy-academic-world-seriously : accessed 30 Sept 2015).

HOMEWORK
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.

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


WACKY Wednesdays
9pm Eastern US (New York)
Wonder which of DearMYRTLE's *very* distant cousins will host this hangout? Our topic?  Well, just imagine spending an hour focusing on a single genealogical item!

Register here for the 17 Aug 2016 hangout.


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.