Friday, July 01, 2016

Advance notice: July 2016 DearMYRTLE Hangouts

July will be a wonky month with upcoming vacation plans. Mr. Myrt is taking me for our annual trip to Orcas Island. On the way back we will get to visit with footnoteMaven - yay! Cousin Russ is planning a visit with that new-found elderly cousin who has sent him many photos and some letters from his US Civil War ancestor. Sooo, to make things easier, I've created a single registration info page for the month of July 2016.

You may also check Myrt's Calender here for the listings in date order.

This is DearMYRTLE's favorite time zone converter:

Mondays with Myrt
at Noon Eastern (US New York)
Powerful family history breakthroughs happen during our video hangouts. Let's talk about what's trending in the world of #genealogy.
Register here: Monday, 11 July 2016
(on vacation)
Register here: Monday, 1 Aug 2016 Yay! We're back!

ESM QuickLessons - Discussing the works of Elizabeth Shown Mills.
Wednesdays, 10am Eastern US (New York)

Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 14: Petitions—What Can We Do with a List of Names?” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage ( : accessed 30 Sept 2015).
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “ 'Printed Primary Sources' and Naive Trust," Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage ( : accessed 30 Sept 2015).

Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 15: Plagiarism―Five "Copywrongs" of Historical Writing,”
Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (—five-copywrongs-historical-writing : accessed 30 Sept 2015).

HOMEWORKDue by Noon on Monday before this session. Study the following QuickLesson, then post a blog by or public Google Doc with specific example(s) about how this concept applies in your personal genealogical research. Include your name and the QuickLesson citation (shown below) at the top of your homework. Then share your homework link in the "unified chat" for this specific study group session. This way Ol' Myrt and other participants can review your homework in the two days before this session.

Consider copyright issues as detailed in this short-subject video with The Legal Genealogist, Judy G. Russell, CG. found here:

WACKY Wednesdays
9pm Eastern US (New York)
Wonder which of DearMYRTLE's *very* distant cousins will host this hangout? Our topic?  Well, just imagine spending an hour focusing on a single genealogical item!

Register here: Wednesday, 6 July 2016
Featuring Drew Smith, author of Organize Your Genealogy: Strategies and Solutions for Every Researcher.

Register here: Wednesday, 13 July 2016
Featuring DNA expert Blaine Bettinger. We've asked him to explain mirrored trees and DNA triangulation.

Genealogy Game Night Who's In My Line?
9pm Eastern US (New York)
We're playing Who's In My Line?, a fun game created by Cousin Russ. Spotlight your ancestor with just a few clues, and see if you can stump the panel. There will be prizes.

Register here: Saturday, 9 July 2016

Hangouts: Pay what you want. So it's simple. If you value the work Ol' Myrt, +Cousin Russ and our beloved panelists do week in and week out on your behalf, please:

Check the DearMYRTLE Hangouts Calendar for upcoming study groups and hangouts. There you'll find links to the GeneaConference (in-person) and the GeneaWebinars Calendar with over over 200 hours of online genealogy classes, webinars, live streams and tweetchats from other hosts and presenters over the next 12 months.

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