Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Google Reader UPDATE with DearMYRTLE Evening Session


Its about time you used GOOGLE READER to pull in posts from your favorite genealogy bloggers. Since our last webinar on this topic, the good folks at Google changed their interface. This "workshop" webinar will demo in real time how to set up Google Reader with five basic blog feeds and create folders among other options of this free service.

You've been meaning to get your blog reading better organized, so SIGN UP NOW

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Title: Google Reader UPDATE with DearMYRTLE
Date: Monday, January 30, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Pacific US
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System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

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



  1. Hi Myrt, I have the blogs I follow, including yours, set up on an iGoogle page. What would be the benefits/differences of Google Reader for the same purpose? Thanks, Katharine O

    You are right -- there is more than 1 way to skin a cat.

    Ol' Myrt here likes Google Reader for the compact single line list mode view of blog titles, arriving at my GoogleReader in the order they were published. By clicking on a blog title, Google Reader expands that so I can read the post feed without having to go to the blog site itself. I also have created folders for various categories of interest -- quilting, genealogy, decorating and such.

    iGoogle is a wonderful "home page" for all sorts of things. YES, you can add tabs to categorize your info.

    Some choose chocolate ice cream while some choose vanilla.

    THANKS for writing!

    Come join the webinar, and see what I mean.

  3. Pat: Is this webinar at 10:00 am or 10:00 pm? If you follow the link in the reminder email it says a.m. I only know this as I was double checking my calendar for that day and I hit the link to confirm the time....

  4. Changed the time to 10AM.

    From Pam:
    I loved the webinar.
    I have been using GoogleReader for quite awhile but I learned new things, as usual.
    Another way for the folder question--I, too, get the "Feed settings" like the other ladies.
    If I want to change a blog to another folder or add a folder, I go to the blog list on the far left. When the pointer is there, an arrow shows up. Click on the arrow and a list of options AND folders appears. At the very bottom it has "New folder" as an option. I can then create a new folder. It will put that blog into the new folder and I will have to move the blog where you want it (if the new folder is not where I want it to be) but I at least stay on the main page instead of going out to the settings page. No easy way for those of us that have the weird options on our version.
    Thanks again.
    ~Pam Ingermanson