Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Slowly but surely

Well, how did you do on your assignment to set up Google Reader while Ol' Myrt here was out on medical leave? Some have written to exclaim they wished I had pushed them into this sooner, for it streamlines one's inbox and places all those posts at an easy-to-access website.


Mirian Pierre-Louis' blog post My Genealogy Software Upheaval posted at Marian's Roots and Rambles prompted many comments worth your review.

A man I met at the Atlanta Family History Expo this past weekend raved about the My Canvas books he created for three members of his family. Though two of the books had issues with faulty binding three months later, Ancestry.com was quick to replace all three. He said he liked the variety of layout templates and noted the difference between a printout of the book pages and the final product was simply stunning. WTG Ancestry!

Ol' Myrt purchased FamilyTree Maker 2012 strictly for the "sync" capability. It doesn't work reliably. I initially synced to my Ancestry Member Tree, but the second time I went to view it in Family Tree Maker, I couldn't open the file. I uninstalled, and reinstalled, but it won't let me work with that tree whatsoever. No wonder the Family Tree Maker 2012 beta test message board has been  removed. Talking with attendees at the Atlanta Family History Expo Nov 11th & 12th and at the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania's conference Nov 5th, all but one had similar experiences. My advice - wait for a FTM 2012 update or AncestorSync, whichever comes first.

If you are interested in attending an online genealogy class, be sure to see what those from throughout the genealogy community are offering. Visit the universal GeneaWebinars calendar and blog.

You can bet now that Myrt is slowly but surely feeling better, I'll get back to doing regular DearMYRTLE Workshop Webinars.

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


  1. Pat, it is wonderful to see you back :D.

    Read your 'moving-on' letter on http://bettergedcom.wikispaces.com/

    -- and just mainly want to say, Thank You For Your Service, and be well.

  2. So nice to have you back. We've missed you:)

  3. Great to see ya back, Myrt. I had just set up google reader when you gave the assignment out, so I've been trying hard to use it. Of course, google had to change the interface so it's been a learning experience, twice!