Tuesday, May 16, 2017

REGISTER NOW: DearMYRTLE's May 2017 hangouts


DearREADERS,
Thank-you for your patience as we've transitioned back into "normal" life, whatever that is. Coming up Wednesday will be our much anticipated DNAGen Study Group with Blaine Bettinger. We're playing catch up by featuring Ursula C. Krause in the GermanGen 2 Study Group session. And we will be visiting with our "archivist in residence" Melissa LeMaster Barker in The Archive Lady hangout.

Kudos to all our attendees and guest instructors for being adaptable to the change in our schedule.

REGISTER using your favorite social media account - Facebook, Google, LinkedIn or Twitter. Participants who wish to appear on the filmstrip panel must log in with their Google account, have their headset mic & earphones, and log in about 15 minutes prior to the start of the hangout.

Then check your confirmation and reminder emails for your personal link to VIEW and COMMENT.

For first time users: FAQ System requirements for: Computers, Android devices, iPhone / iPad


DNAGen STUDY GROUP (60 minutes)
Read in advance and complete the homework at the end of Chapter 5 "Genealogical Applications for atDNA" in Genetic Genealogy in Practice by Blaine T. Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne. Now also available in Kindle format. You must attend this hangout live as it will not be available for access later, due to copyright restrictions.

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

GENEALOGY GAME NIGHT(60 minutes)
A chance to practice using your headset mic and web cam.
9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago)
7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)
UTC-7 hours

MONDAYS WITH MYRT (90 minutes)
Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago)
10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)
UTC-7 hours

GermanGen STUDY GROUP 2 (60 minutes)
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 - with Ursulc C. Krause, host of The German Genealogy Girl's PodcastNoon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago) 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles), UTC-7 hours
View
session 1 here.

MONDAYS WITH MYRT
29 May 2017 will not be held, in observance of Memorial Day in the US.

THE ARCHIVE LADY (60 minutes)
Wednesday, 31 May 2017
9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago)
7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)
UTC-7 hours

COMING IN JUNE 2017


FHConsultants - TURNING HEARTS 1 (60 minutes)
3 Sessions, Sunday evening as follows:
9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago)
7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles), UTC-7 hours


Session 1 - WHO ARE WE?
4 June 2017
-- Online training materials for: Consultants, High Priests Group Leaders, individual researchers
-- Org Chart
-- Does your Stake Temple & Family History Consultant ever contact you?
-- Do you have multiple consultants in your ward?
-- Do you have youth called as indexing consultants or ??
-- Free access to partner sites.
-- Google Sheet with training tab, individual progress report tab, all ward consultants can update, becomes monthly report to High Priest Group Leader

Session 2 - IMPROVING COMMUNICATION & REACHING OUT
11 June 2017
- members (Bring links to Google Docs of handouts you wish to share), FamilySearch Indexing, FamilySearch Memories App and our "Many Doors" theme, bulletin inserts (best practices).
- private Facebook group
- mail list
- green folder
- personal goal commitment cards
-- ward fh gmail account
-- Google sheet (1 line for each member) becomes monthly activities report to HP Group Leader.
-- Example of MidasCrossing6thFH@gmail.com for consistency among multiple consultants and transferable as our callings change.
-- Reports from participants

Session3 - PRACTICAL ASSISTANCE & TEMPLE ATTENDANCE
18 June 2017
-- Sunday School Class - "Not your grandmother's genealogy."
-- Ward Family History Night (see: http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2017/03/whats-ward-family-history-night.html )
-- 1 on 1 consultations using Skype and hangouts for member tech support.

-  Is FamilySearch.org the best place for one's compiled genealogy?
-- How to segue to a genealogy management program like RootsMagic
-- Are we encouraging "Quick Click" Genealogy?
-- GPS The Genealogical Proof Standard
-- How are How are ward members' family ordinance cards filed at your temple?
-- How are temple ordinance stats aggregated in your ward?
-- Reports from participants

Happy family tree climbing!
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.