Gosh, 90 minutes doesn't seem like enough time to talk about our favorite topic - genealogy. We spent some time discussing social media courtesies starting with the problem of an author sharing the link to his recent blog post in 10 (!) Facebook groups. Errgh! The thought of my Facebook feed being filled up by numerous duplicate posts makes Ol' Myrt here cringe.
Thanks to Dave Robison's having attended two recent presentations by DNA expert Blaine Bettinger, we discussed the advisability of having as complete a tree as possible online and attached to our DNA to facilitate collaboration with DNA matches.
Katherine R. Willson's Genealogy on Facebook listing of over 10,000 such groups and pages: https://socialmediagenealogy.com/genealogy-on-facebook-list
We explored Genealogical Publishing Company's new ebook site located here: http://ebooks.genealogical.com
- Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families by W. T. Davis
- American Passenger Arrival Records, Updated and Enlarged:A Guide to the Records of Immigrants Arriving at American Ports by Sail and Steam by Michael Tepper
- Welsh Family History, 2nd Edition edited by John Rowlands and Sheila Rowlands
- Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland from Oxford University Press
- Pen and Sword http://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk
- Look for Tracing Your Ancestors in County Records: A Guide for Family and Local Historians by Stuart A. Raymond, at The National Archives Bookshop http://bookshop.nationalarchives.gov.uk
- New England Regional Genealogical Consortium
- FamilyTree Maker 2014.1. Find tech support here: http://www.mackiev.com/support.html
And these are just the topics Ol' Myrt could remember off the top of her head.
Happy Thanksgiving to our friends in the US.
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