Monday, February 27, 2017

ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt - 27 Feb 2017

Congratulations to panelist Pat  O'Donnell Kuhn on the birth of her precious great-granddaughter Ember! We just love hearing about how our family trees are growing!

Today we discussed the transfer of New York City original records from the late 17th century will be transferred to the New York State Archive. Hilary shared a sad newspaper article from 1827 found in the FindMyPast website. Randy explained how he uses online trees, specifically:
  • let the hints show up on his tree, or partial tree.
  • cousin bait.
Randy noted of his 40,000 person on his FindMyPast tree he has less than 150 suggestions for record matches. This is not good, as a tree is perhaps the single easiest way to pull researchers back to a genealogy website. We realize programming dollars have to be carefully considered by CEOs and CFOs. Hopefully Jay Verkler's service as temporary CEO at FindMyPast will push for growth like we saw during his tenure at FamilySearch. Good luck FindMyPast.

Dave Robison talked about the importance of attending genealogy conferences. That lead to a conversation about NERGC, the New England Regional Genealogical Consortium. Early-bird registration concludes tomorrow. See:

This morphed into a discussion of the Association of Professional Genealogists upcoming requirement for 12 hours of documented continuing education of it's members in this public Facebook post:

There is am emerging technology Facebook LIVE, and we spotlighted Family History Ron (Ron Tanner from FamilySearch) 5:30pm Mountain Time Facebook Live event coming up today. Pose questions now in advance here:

Below you will find the embedded YouTube version of this hangout.
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If you wish to continue the conversation over on DearMYRTLE's Google+ Community here:

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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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