Thursday, July 14, 2011

Show notes for Friday's GeneaBloggers BlogTalk Radio Show

Once again, Ol' Myrt here will have the pleasure of hosting the *live* GeneaBloggers Radio Friday night as we discuss Cool Ideas for Involving Youth in Genealogy. Since the world of online genealogy is popping with new options, we've expanded this episode to run *2 hours* in length. Be sure to tune in for a quirky musical parody and a challenge from Ol' Myrt to Thomas MacEntee, our usual host, who will be out of town on a speaking assignment. 

Friday, July 15, 2011 at  the following US times: 10pm Eastern US, 9pm Central, 8pm Mountain, 7pm Pacific. For our international listeners, see the Time Zone Converter to calculate the broadcast time for your region on the world.

Scheduled to appear are Drusilla Pair “Professor Dru” of the Find Your Folks blog discussing a youth historical research project she just completed in Newport News, Virginia; Nicka Smith of the Atlas Family blog who has been teaching high school students in Alameda County, California, how to trace their family histories; Jari Honora of Bayou Roots, a college student who will share with us his experience as a young genealogist/family historian who began researching when he was about 10 years of age; and Elyse Doerflinger of Elyse’s Genealogy Blog, who will also share her experience as a young genealogist/family historian.

Drusilla Pair “Professor Dru” of the Find Your Folks Blog is a genealogist, technologist, educator, and lecturer who has been tracing her family history in Virginia and North Carolina since 1994. She is a native of Newport News, VA and is the author of several blogs including Professor Dru’s Blog,, Find Your Folks,, and Let Freedom Ring,  Her most recent genealogy accomplishment is the development and teaching of the Back in the Day, a Faith-Based Institution Historical Research Program for youth in her community. Find Professor Dru’s Blog at See her work also at the Find Your Folks Blog and at the Let Freedom Ring Blog.

Nicka Smith of the Atlas Family blog just completed a program teaching high school students in Alameda County, CA how to trace their family histories. Nicka is the chair of the Outreach and Education Committee for the African American Genealogical Society of Northern California (AAGSNC) and the lead researcher and family historian for the Atlas family which originated in Lake Providence, East Carroll, Louisiana. Check out these links to learn more about Nicka's work as a professional photographer; her Atlas Family Website and the AtlasFamily.Org Blog in addition to the AncestryReconnection Program Facebook Page

Jari Honora of Bayou Roots has been an avid historian and genealogist since age 11, he has given several workshops and presentations to genealogical and historical gatherings. He serves as Assistant Editor of the LA Creole Journal and has contributed to numerous other publications. Jari has worked with the Archdiocese of New Orleans Archives, aiding with post-Katrina cataloging. He has presented on a wide variety of subjects from nineteenth-century colored Creole newspapers and the African-American community at Camp Parapet, Louisiana to the use of sacramental records and the role of the Catholic Church within the colored Creole community. He is a member of the Louisiana Creole Research Association and several other historical/genealogical societies. Contact him via email at and on the web at
Elyse Doerflinger of Elyse’s Genealogy Blog  is a young genealogist with specialties in technology, social media, and organization. She is a genealogy speaker in the Southern California area and has written for Internet Genealogy Magazine and Family Chronicle Magazine. Elyse was also a volunteer at Southern California Genealogy Society's Jamboree Kid's Camp in 2009 and 2011. She has even made a few genealogy YouTube videos, in addition to a well-received "getting organized" presentation in Second Life. Find out more about her research and genealogy adventures on her blog, Elyse's Genealogy Blog.



GeneaBloggers Blog Talk Radio
So here is how it all works:
  1. Visit the GeneaBloggers page at Blog Talk Radio.
  2. Click on the Upcoming Episode entitled “Cool Ideas for Involving Youth in Genealogy.”
  3. Then you can sign up for updates and reminders.
  4. At 9:00 pm CST on Friday, July 15, 2011, listen in at the Blog Talk Radio website. The player should start automatically – you will need to turn on your computer speakers or use your headphones.
  5. If you want to call in to the show and share your thoughts and comments with the host or guests, the dial-in number is +1 (213) 286-6709. You can also use your Skype account to call in – click here for instructions.
  6. There will also be a chat room on that same page where you can type and interact with other listeners. [Note: you must login with Facebook or have an account at Blog Talk Radio and sign in to access the chat room! Both are free.]

    The hosts often take cues and suggestions from the chat room so don’t be shy!
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Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
Your friend in genealogy.

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