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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

DearMYRTLE's Family History Hour 10 June 2008 genealogy podcast

DearMYRTLE’s Family History Hour 10 June 2008 genealogy podcast is available for listening via computer or transferred to any .mp3 player if you choose to download the file. An alternative would be to download the file automatically via iTunes. You don’t need an iPod to listen. For a complete list of current DearMYRTLE podcasts visit:

Myrt takes special pleasure in announcing the debut of her second blog - Teach Genealogy. The goal here is to chronicle the events of her fledgling research group here in Salt Lake City, Utah. The blog is of use to group participants since we're placing copies of our handouts on this site. And although Myrt doesn't pretend to be the world's greatest authority on teaching genealogy, it is hoped that the experiences of this small group of dedicated researchers will prove useful to Family History Consultants and genealogy teachers who are looking for ideas. Our research group met three times in preparation for our recent field trip to the Family History Library. Who knows where our work will take us?!!
Click to read the Teach Genealogy Blog.

TOPICS & GUESTS THIS WEEK Click to search selected pages of Elizabeth's book.

Elizabeth Powel Crowe, author of Genealogy Online 8th edition. Her Crowe's Nest blog is at Elizabeth discusses preparing for your research trip to the Family History Library. We cannot overlook the importance of using the online
Family History Library catalog
to determine the items you wish to view before you even pack for your trip to Salt Lake City, Utah. This segment begins at 4:18 minutes into the podcast.

Geoff Rasmussen, from with information about the newly release version 7 of Legacy Family Tree. Beginning at 22:30 minutes into the podcast, Geoff and Ol' Myrt discuss
such options as:

  • Mapping - Use Microsoft Virtual Earth to automatically pinpoint and plot important locations in ancestors' lives from within Legacy. See 3-D, satellite and bird's eye images of where
    your ancestors lived.
    Now it is easy to track your ancestor's

  • Wall Charts Experience the enjoyment of showing off your family tree by producing stunning full-color wall charts - ancestor, descendant, fan, hourglass, bow tie, and even DNA charts. Use them for your next family reunion or for a deserving wall in your home.

  • SourceWriter Cite your sources easily and correctly with the new SourceWriter. SourceWriter makes it simple for you to select the correct input screen so that you enter all the pieces needed to correctly cite any source of information in the thousands of formats that exist for them. The information you enter is correctly and precisely formatted to match the genealogy industry standards for source citations when printing footnotes, endnotes, and bibliographies. Multiple citations for an event can be combined into one paragraph, thus avoiding a
    long string of superscripted numbers within the report body.

  • Myrt's favorite: Enhanced Backups - Legacy can now backup your family file and multimedia files at the same time, making it easier to transfer everything to another computer.

  • Try Legacy 7.0. The Standard Edition is free! Click here for details.

  • There may still be 1 space available on the Legacy Family Tree Cruise to Europe in July 2008.

Joanne Rockower the Director of Community Outreach from She joins Myrt at 36:18 minutes into the podcast to discuss this wonderful free place to network with your family using photos, calendars and all sorts of message capabilities. Yes, you can upload your GEDCOM file and you can invite people to participate, setting the permissions to control access to your info.

See what all the excitement is about at!


Second Life (Once you've joined, and it's free, search for Clarise Beaumont or DearMYRTLE Writer.)

The new "Pilot" Record Search at, now appearing on the upper right portion of
the home page. This is probably close to the way we will be viewing scanned images (instead of microfilm) at From the site we read
"Record Search is still under development. This release is considered a PILOT. This means that at times Record Search will not be available while we add additional records and improve some features. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We look forward to receiving your feedback."

2008 FGS Conference in Philadelphia "Footprints in History" 3-6 Sept 2008. The deadline for early registration has been extended to 1 July 2008. See also the FGS Conference Blog.

Click to find out more about the 2008 FGS Conference

Order lucious chocolates from Myrt's favorite Milsean Shoppe.Milseán Chocolate Shoppe

(Myrt's nephew's in-laws have created a wonderful chocolate bark of
either white or dark chocolate with
almonds and/or cranberries.)

Milseán (meel-shawn), in Gaelic (Ireland's ancestral language) means "Sweet Things". Visit the retail shoppe at the renovated Aldergrove Fire Hall, at 2900 272nd Street, in Aldergrove, BC or order online.

Check out the fun books and music sets at BRITE MUSICI Have A Song For You Set from

Brite Music has great kids' music, songs & activity books. The music is also available in .mp3 format for your iPod.

During the podcast you'll hear "I love my Grandpa-pa". Ol' Myrt here particularly likes "I know my number, my telephone number" from the Safety Kids CD.



Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
Your friend in genealogy.

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This and previous blog entries are fully searchable by going to Myrt welcomes queries and research challenges, but regrets she is unable to answer each personally.

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