Monday, October 28, 2013

Mondays with Myrt - 1 year and counting 28 Oct 2013

We were so busy doing Hangouts we completely forgot that it's been 1 year since we began hosting Mondays with Myrt. Yup! The 8 October 2013 Mondays with Myrt is archived here. We started using GoToWebinar, but quickly outgrew the room. Fortunately, Cousin +Russ Worthington and I learned from +Tessa Keough that Google+ Hangouts have progressed from the early days, and now provide a stable platform where a lot of good GeneaConversations are happening.

Here's the lineup for today's Mondays with Myrt, which starts in about 45 minutes. Directions for JOINing and VIEWing follow this  list.

Why Crista Cowan, the Barefoot Genealogist should get a raise. (In which we solve the mystery of where to click to find the link to source info on this image.)


The Africa Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. See your local PGS station listings for exact times.

Scanning Documents - a Google+ conversation with Olle Andersson from Sweden. This topics concerns genealogists throughout the world.

Sally Jacobs, The Practical Archivist is hosting a webinar "3 Secrets Every "accidental ARchivist" Needs to Know. Sunday 3 Nov 2913 3:30pm Central (Chicago). We've got to get this on the Calendar! 

GeniAUS (as Ol' Myrt likes to type it!) Jill Ball is hosting a regular Hangout for genealogists, with the accent on Australia. See her blog post It's time to bit the bullet about this venture. Join the next scheduled event by visiting this G+ site. We've got to get this on the Calendar!
Michelle Entrop has a question about creating a client report. We've got several suggestions for her as she writes "Thank you so much your weekly hangout!!!  I've been working on my first client report, modeling after the Sosa-Stradonitz System in the BCG Standards Manual.  Spending HOURS upon HOURS manually numbering every fact in the text, numbering the reference note at the bottom of that page, managing if it's the full or short reference note, renumbering when I add one more fact.  Does any genealogy software automate this in an way?  Thanks again!"

Book of Me Hangout hosted by Julie Goucher is scheduled for tomorrow, 29 October at 10am Mountain time, that's Noon Eastern.

John Laws has a question about his One Name Study work. See his post reproduced here:
Hi Pat after following your Mastering Genealogical Proof class I have an anomaly of my own

I have been continuing the extraction of LAWS from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 and have found an anomaly that I could do with a bit of help with.

We have a Thomas Francis Cresswell Laws he was a Ships Steward born 1837 who appears in shipping records in Sydney Australia as serving on the steamship "Wonga Wonga" between Melbourne & Sydney in 1863.

I found in the Probate Calendars I found Thomas Francis Cresswell Laws of 14 Cecilian Avenue, Worthing Sussex England died 27 January 1961 Administration London 13 March to Muriel Laws widow Effects £944 16s 4d certainly not the above man.

But when I looked at FMP & for the death record I find the index refers to a Thomas F B Laws as dying in Worthing in 1961 even the original record gives it as Thomas F B Laws aged 31 so obviously I suspect that the entry in the GRO death index has been transcribed incorrectly

and the entry in the Probate Calendar is correct and that he is some relation to the ships steward, we have a number of the The Cresswell Laws family  who came from Middlesborogh including a Thomas Cresswell LAWS born 1870 died 1951 at 24 Warwick Gardens Worthing so not him either but oddly married to Muriel.
Let's talk about this on Mondays with Myrt who's coming week +Russ Worthington. This is precisely what inferential genealogy is all about. We have to resolve conflicts like this to get proof of an individual's identity. You've done 90% of the work here +John Laws, so this will be interesting.

I'd also like to have +Claire V Brisson-Banks, an expert of British research join us with suggestions. 
A Halloween Fright - What Mr. Myrt discovered when changing out the stove in our kitchen.

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Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
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