Sunday, January 10, 2021

What's Myrt's Journal?

In response to the posting of 52 THINGS: Grandma Frances's Hand Mirror, our friend Kim H. asked if all the making of Myrt's journals are on YouTube. Well, not all of them. Some from a few years ago weren't worthy of a second glance. Now that I'm getting the hang of paper crafting, I am showing how to create decorative mini-journals and such to aid in the telling of ancestral stories. I just happen to think these are more exciting for my grandchildren than black and white printouts of pedigree charts and family group sheets.

Let's face it, not all of our descendants are interested in serious genealogical research. One of my three daughters has expressed an interest and understands reasonably exhaustive research, a bit of analysis and correlation, and has indeed encountered some conflicting evidence in a project on her father's line.

All of my children and grandchildren love to hear the stories about our ancestors.
So why not make these journals and very short videos to tell the stories, one at a time, in intriguing ways? 
To directions on how to make the mini-journal shown in 52 THINGS: Grandma Frances's Hand Mirror, see my post over on my other YouTube Channel:

Myrt's Journal is located on YouTube at:


Myrt's Journal is a newer YouTube Channel where DearMYRTLE, your friend in genealogy, will post videos about making mini-journals to share ancestral anecdotes and artifacts.

Myrt's goal is to encourage others to see alternatives for telling ancestral stories in small segments. 52 THINGS is a natural outcropping of the intense genealogical research she does. 

Probably every genealogist knows they eventually want to publish a book about their ancestors. For Myrt, the idea of creating an entire book is daunting, so it's:
1 artifact, document or photo
the story behind it
at a time. No worries about chronological order. 

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