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.


Wednesday, February 08, 2017

VIDEOS: Innovator Summit Semi-Finalists inteviews #RootsTech 2017




DearREADERS,
When I realized this portion of the Innovator Summit wasn't being live-streamed, Ol' Myrt pulled out her trusty smart phone to record and upload the presentations made to the judges. There were all sorts of "creative types" represented in this year's lineup.Here's the link to the playlist of videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR41jOFxoDYwKjWfcU5WxCJ_9w3zItrBe

INDIVIDUAL PRODUCT VIDEOS

QromaTag -
Here's the video:https://youtu.be/ctk9H-ELHnY


JoyFLIPS -
Here's the video:https://youtu.be/s3_ISl7l0po


Cuzins -
Here's the video: https://youtu.be/9cXA9UM4rI0


CSI: Crowd Sourced Indexing -
Here's the video: https://youtu.be/UcC54tum9-Y


Kindex -
Here's the video: https://youtu.be/_rljkWbOOeQ


RootsFinder RootsFinder
Here's the video: https://youtu.be/OcIqZfadx1Y 


Champollion
Here's the video: https://youtu.be/ts-cUFz3L_Q
Emberall
Here's the video: https://youtu.be/qyy5JMk0xp4


OldNews USA
Here's the video: https://youtu.be/tVCX3dmt_YY


Double Match Triangulator (DNA)
Here's the video: https://youtu.be/cJzpqKjBq7o


Here's the consolidated playlist:




THANKS to Cousin Russ for the Innovator Summit image at the top. Mine was too fuzzy to use.

See you at RootsTech 2017. Register 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.


Monday, February 06, 2017

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt *live* from the Family History Library




DearREADERS,
What a way to kick off our week of reunions with genea-friends gathering in Salt Lake City, Utah for the annual #RootsTech conference. It was our honor to provide blogger beads and pink DearMYRTLE ribbons for RT name tags. I think you'll agree, the topics discussed were intriguing and varied, making up for the fact that Ol' Myrt here couldn't do screen sharing. It was all I could do to keep up with all the folks cycling in and out of the 3rd floor conference room. :)

You'll excuse the slightly tin-ey sound as we were in the glass enclosed nerve center at the Family History Library.
Sure, you can view this hangout here or on DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel,
but why not view AND comment at:
http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/6-feb-2016-mwm.html




See you at RootsTech 2017. Register 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.