Monday, February 27, 2017

ANNOUNCING: IrishGen Study Group 1 is next on the docket



DearREADERS,
Gosh, we're already aggregating questions for our 3-person consortium of Irish research experts. Over the next five Wednesday morning sessions, guest panelists Audrey Collins, Claire V. Brisson-Banks and Eileen O Duill.

Audrey Collins is the family history specialist at TNA The National Archives (UK). Born in Scotland, she knows her stuff about the UK and Ireland.

Claire V. Brisson-Banks, former FHL employee assigned to the British Reference Desk, she currently teaches family history courses at BYU-Idaho.

Eileen O'Duill, CG, an US expat who lives Ireland, is co-author with Steven ffeary-Smyrl of Irish Civil Registration - Where Do I Start?

IrishGen Study Group 1Overview and a general discussion on Irish research over the years, bring in the Ireland surname map.
Wednesday, 1 Mar 2017
Noon Eastern US (New York)
11am Central US (Chicago) 
10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)
UTC-7 hours
REGISTER for live event here:

http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/irishgen-1.html

Below you will find the embedded YouTube version of this hangout.
If you wish to view the original recording with the links and comments, go here:
http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/irishgen-study-group.html
If you wish to continue the conversation over on DearMYRTLE's Google+ Community 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.


ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt - 27 Feb 2017


DearREADERS,
Congratulations to panelist Pat  O'Donnell Kuhn on the birth of her precious great-granddaughter Ember! We just love hearing about how our family trees are growing!

Today we discussed the transfer of New York City original records from the late 17th century will be transferred to the New York State Archive. Hilary shared a sad newspaper article from 1827 found in the FindMyPast website. Randy explained how he uses online trees, specifically:
  • let the hints show up on his tree, or partial tree.
  • cousin bait.
Randy noted of his 40,000 person on his FindMyPast tree he has less than 150 suggestions for record matches. This is not good, as a tree is perhaps the single easiest way to pull researchers back to a genealogy website. We realize programming dollars have to be carefully considered by CEOs and CFOs. Hopefully Jay Verkler's service as temporary CEO at FindMyPast will push for growth like we saw during his tenure at FamilySearch. Good luck FindMyPast.

Dave Robison talked about the importance of attending genealogy conferences. That lead to a conversation about NERGC, the New England Regional Genealogical Consortium. Early-bird registration concludes tomorrow. See: http://www.nergc.org

This morphed into a discussion of the Association of Professional Genealogists upcoming requirement for 12 hours of documented continuing education of it's members in this public Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/AssociationofProfessionalGenealogists/posts/10154092946367820

There is am emerging technology Facebook LIVE, and we spotlighted Family History Ron (Ron Tanner from FamilySearch) 5:30pm Mountain Time Facebook Live event coming up today. Pose questions now in advance here: https://www.facebook.com/events/206424016504419

Below you will find the embedded YouTube version of this hangout.
If you wish to view the original recording with the links and comments, go here:
http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/mondays-with-myrt.html
If you wish to continue the conversation over on DearMYRTLE's Google+ Community here:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/102461242403735457058/+DearmyrtlePage/posts/DcsxQk5Njzq



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.


Saturday, February 25, 2017

REGISTER: Upcoming DearMYRTLE Hangouts 27 Feb-29 Mar 2017

DearREADERS,
It's time to plan your DearMYRTLE hangout registration for the next month. You may register using Facebook, Google, LinkedIn or Twitter, but must use Google if you wish to appear as a panel participant.  You will receive a confirmation email and three reminder emails with your personal link to view and comment. For first time users: FAQ System requirements for: Computers, Android devices, iPhone / iPad .
These hangouts are presented at no cost. However, if you find the information useful, consider the PWYW (pay what you want) option described here: http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/pwyw.html











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

IRISH GENEALOGY STUDY GROUP (60 minutes)
IrishGen 1 - 1 Mar 2017
Overview and a general discussion on Irish research over the years, bring in the Ireland surname map.
Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago) 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles), UTC-7 hours

WACKY WEDNESDAY (60 minutes)
1 Mar 2017 - Topic to be announced
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

IRISH GENEALOGY STUDY GROUP (60 minutes)
IrishGen 2 - 8 Mar 2017
Top websites for historical context
Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago) 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles), UTC-7 hours

*Private* DNAGen Study Group (60 minutes)
8 Mar 2017 - Chapter 3
9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago)
7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles), UTC-7 hours
You must attend this hangout live as it will not be available for access later, due to copyright restrictions.

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


IRISH GENEALOGY STUDY GROUP (60 minutes)
IrishGen 3 - 15 Mar 2017
Top websites for scanned and online record sets
Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago) 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles), UTC-7 hours

WACKY WEDNESDAY  (60 minutes)
15 Mar 2017 - Timelines with our guest, Shelley Murphy
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)
Monday, 20 Mar 2017
Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago)
10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles), UTC-7 hours

IRISH GENEALOGY STUDY GROUP (60 minutes)
IrishGen 4 - 22 March 2017 - Military Records
Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago) 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles), UTC-7 hours

THE ARCHIVE LADY (60 minutes)
22 Mar 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

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

IRISH GENEALOGY STUDY GROUP (60 minutes)
Brick & mortar resources (archives, libraries, etc.)
Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago) 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles), UTC-7 hours

WACKY WEDNESDAY (60 minutes)
29 Mar 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


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, February 15, 2017

REMINDER: DNAgen Study Group TONIGHT with Blaine Bettinger


DearREADERS,
Tonight we are moving on to Chapter 2 "Standards and Ethics" in Genetic Genealogy in Practice by Blaine T. Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne. You may order the book directly from the publisher here and in Kindle format through this Amazon Affiliate link: Genetic Genealogy in Practice.

Unlike other DearMYRTLE study groups, there will be no archived version of this hangout. This is honoring copyright as we will be using the specific examples from this workbook to study how genealogists can best incorporate DNA in our research.


*Private* DNAGen Study Group (60 minutes)
Wednesday, 15 Feb 2017


Register here:
http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/dnagenstudy-group-2.html
9pm Eastern US (New York)
8pm Central US (Chicago)
7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)
UTC-7 hours
You must attend this hangout live as it will not be available for access later, due to copyright restrictions.

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.


Get your ROOKIE on!


DearREADERS,
Keynote speaker, Liz Weisman inspired me with her phrase "Get your rookie on!" This phrase gave me permission to freely explore new avenues of thinking, new ways of researching, even alternatives hosting our genealogy hangouts. You know how we go to these genealogy conferences and feel inspired, but we go home and never quite getting around to trying even one or two of the new things we heard about at the conference. So we need to become rookie genealogists.

What does being a "rookie genealogist" mean to you?

+Fiona Tellesson "Being a rookie can be very challenging."

+Doris Haskell, a view of today's hangout did something

+Valerie Eichler Lair says it's a matter of being challenged so she can kick it up a notch. Fear is the biggest factor, and shared her mantra:

Don't let FEAR interrupt what your passionate is.

Betty-Lu is a good, competent genealogists who is now diving into DNA research.

John Laws says "being a rookie means starting over." This reminds Ol' Myrt of Thomas MacEntee's Genealogy Do-Over. It's a disruption from the ways we have been doing things with the hope of achieving a different outcome.

So Fiona and Valerie accepted the challenge to try something totally new to them. It happened they both decided to explore how to share information using Adobe Spark. The key is neither had ever used Adobe Spark before, but they were willing to "get their Rookie on" and go forth. The results were startling and inspiring.

VIEWER RESPONSES
  • Monique says "I want to make one!"
  • Jennifer said "I think Val might have a new job! She can create videos for the people on Homeaway and AirBnB. What a fabulous narrator!!!"
  • Pam says "Awesome Job. Now I am going to try this!"
  • Shelley said "I love it! I can do that."
  • Doris says "Wouldn't it be fun to read a book [with Adobe spark] to grandkids who live far away?"
  • Fiona says "I'm doing a key note presentation in April on Vision Boards - I'm now going to learn Adobe Spark fully - So I can WOW the attendees..."
 


FOR FURTHER READING

Liz Weisman, Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work, (Harper Business, New York: 2014) https://smile.amazon.com/Rookie-Smarts-Learning-Beats-Knowing/dp/006232263X

Liz Weismsan, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter (Harper Business, New York: 2010) https://www.amazon.com/Multipliers-Best-Leaders-Everyone-Smarter/dp/0061964395

Liz Weisman, The Multiplier Effect: Tapping Genius Inside Our Schools,  (Harper Business, New York: 2013) https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/1452271895

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.


RootsTech 2017: Videos and Blog Compendium now available


DearREADERS,
Through the miracle of technology, keynotes and specific class sessions were live streamed, and are now available in video format for your review. See also Randy Seaver's RootsTech 2017 Blog Compendium -- UPDATED
including videos and blog posts about #RootsTech 2017.

Wednesday Sessions





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: Mondays with Myrt 13 Feb 2017



DearREADERS,
Two hours! 2 hours? Two hours were not enough to discuss the things we saw and heard at RootsTech 2017.
Sure, you can view this hangout here or on DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel.
Why not view AND comment at:
https://youtu.be/0sOZSE1-eyg





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.