Monday, March 17, 2014

Mondays with Myrt - 17 March 2014

Top o' the mornin' to ya and a Happy St. Patrick's Day to boot. Thanks to Diane L Giannini who posts this familiar ditty:

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

From WikiPedia we read "Saint Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador and Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world; especially in Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand." Source:

We're warming up for Mondays with Myrt, a live Hangout on Air over on Google+. Here's the link to VIEW and COMMENT. Ol' Myrt here will be posting the special link to JOIN the panel in about 30 minutes. After our "Green Room" mic and webcam check, we'll be off and running!

 Mondays with Myrt
17 March 2014
Noon Eastern US (New York)
11 am Central US (Chicago)
10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

If you need a time zone converter see:

A newsy, "across Myrt's desk" event, exploring all types of genealogy research techniques, challenges, technology and such. Mondays with Myrt is about working together to get around those brick walls, sharing what we've learned in a relaxed format.

Topics? Topics you say?
Well, let's see what's trending...

1. UK research sites list from +Hilary Gadsby in both Evernote and Google Drive format.

2. Follow up on a request for Pennsylvania research suggestions.

3. +Elizabeth Shown Mills shares a New York Times article by Claire Martin Preserving Family History, One Memory at a Time. It's about memory prompts from

4. Myrt's SD card is getting full. Have you transferred your photos to your computer yet? Attached those tombstone pics to the appropriate ancestors in your genealogy program? Yikes, this SD card has images captured two years ago!

5.  Cousin +Russ Worthington spotlights The Legal Genealogist +Judy G. Russell's post this morning An image citation how-to.

6. The Maryland Genealogical Society recommends via Facebook Irish Genealogy - Tracing Your Family Tree and History in Ireland by Kimberly Powell in her New York Times blog post.

Let's see where the conversation takes us today!

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

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1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed and learned watching the March 10th video with Amy Johnson Crow and I am using her direction with Ancestry's "new search", I am one of the old search holdouts. I have switched to the categories on the searches instead of records. I was missing that in the new searches. Still having problems with too many finds or none, but I am trying.
    Part of the discussion was about using the Ancestry alternative search name and comments. I have used both of these to correct names and indicate errors in the census and not all errors are by the indexes. My Dad was born May 1920 and the census was done in Jan. he missed that one. The 1930 census he and his siblings are indexed under the wrong name, parents are at the bottom of the page and normally the children would be on the next page, but the TB hospital in Wall, NJ was on the next several pages. My Dad and siblings are indexed under the name of the last person from the hospital. I have added the alternative search and comments on Ancestry. The 1940 census cannot find my father in a search. Found my grandfather however, Dad and his siblings are listed under the last name of their stepbrother and as stepchildren to their own father. The stepmother gave the information; there must have been some miss communication between her and the census taker. The comments are useful feature on the Ancestry however; the National Archives and Family Search do not have a place to add comments.
    I am like the comments for the other people in the hangout. I hope you received this as I could not find another place to send you an e-mail.
    Mary Lou Gravatt