Tuesday, September 30, 2008

DearMYRTLE's Family History Hour History Hour 30 Sept 2008 genealogy podcast

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Elizabeth Powell Crowe
, author of Genealogy Online 8th edition, joins Myrt to discuss http://www.familysearchindexing.org/. Millions of names are being indexed by volunteers who participate in this double blind data entry indexing system. Join and do your part, even if it is only 30 minutes a week, if enough volunteers do this, the work will progress faster. Be sure to check out Libbi's blog at http://www.epcrowe.com/.

MightyMouse TOUR
Be sure to pause, rewind or play your .mp3 player if you'd like to follow along while Myrt is speaking.

Myrt takes her listeners on a personal step-by step tour of http://pilot.familysearch.org/. We used to think of Labs.FamilySearch is the "test area" for indexes and databases. Well, now Pilot.FamilySearch.org is an "advanced" test area, meaning the contents are nearly ready to be released.

Myrt also spotlights this last week's Best of the Internet for Genealogists award winning sites & content:

LINKS WE MENTIONClick to find out about Myrt's favorite chocolatier.

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.

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 know my number". Ol' Myrt taught her young children to memorize the family telephone number using this song, and now her daughters are teaching Myrt's grandchildren using the same song. It's from the Safety Kids CD.

Heritage Books Midnight Madness use the promotion code MIDMAD08 on your order to receive 30% off before shipping on your order at Heritage Books. The sale expires at midnight Friday, 3 October 2008.

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  • RIP Art Lassagne

  • How's your family tree?

  • Blogging tips

  • BEST of the Internet for Genealogists – 28 Sept 2008

  • I *Heart* Your Blog Award

  • FamilyInsight now in open beta

  • FHExpos Genealogy Podcast debuts

  • Heritage Books Midnight Madness

  • MyAncestorsFound becomes FamilyHistoryExpos.com

  • Homestead Records at Footnote.com

  • READER'S FEEDBACK: Chrome & Opera web browsers

  • American Archives, the Manuscript and Book Collection

  • My Ancestors Found Call for Papers 2009

  • Click to view the Teach Genealogy Blog


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


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