Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Mondays with Myrt - Panelists' research focus, DNA, FindMyPast, ScotlandsPeople, ArchiveDigital, Genealogy Software Showcase, Goldie May

I can hardly keep up with the variety of topics discussed this week on Mondays with Myrt (29 March 2021.) Here are the links we mention:

Starting at 36:00 min - FindMyPast, we work through the search and navigation options with Hilary Gadsby's guidance. We demoed how to exclude items from the search. We also mention the British Newspapers.

Starting at about 45:00 min - http://scotlandspeople.gov.uk/

Starting at about 51:00 min, Ed Thompson's Genealogy Software Showcase YouTube Channel, in particular his interview with the developer of Goldie May titled "The Surprise Research Tool of the Year? Goldie May could be the one".

If you cannot view the embedded video on your device, use this link: https://youtu.be/HwwAVcAAfvM
SD is replace by HD and CC usually within the hour after uploading.

Note: The first 20 minutes on this time stamp were in the private green room.

00:19:53 Sheri Snodgrass: Hello for warm and sunny Iowa!
00:20:26 Patricia Jackson: Hi from Kentucky!
00:20:26 Jenny Hawran: Hello from sunny Connecticut! Drying out after a ton of rain yesterday.
00:21:10 Melinda Culpon: Howdy from sunny springtime Texas.
00:21:34 Lianne Kruger: Hello from very windy Alberta, Canada.
00:21:47 Cyndy Bray: Good morning from sunny California
00:21:48 Betty-Lu Burton: Right now I am still working on my Northern Italian family. I will next either move to the Canadian or Norwegian line
00:22:04 Shelley Murphy: Good afternoon hailing from Central Virginia! Happy to be here.
00:22:11 Judy Sova: Good morning from Michigan where it's sunny and beautiful.
00:22:33 Myra Lindgren: Good morning from sunny/windy Wyoming!
00:22:42 Maria Capaldi: Hi Everyone
00:22:57 Lianne Kruger: wow  - 20!!!
00:23:00 Donna Durland: Hi from the Hudson Valley, New York
00:23:17 Mary Lou Gravatt: Hi from windy New Jersey.
00:24:01 Randy Seaver: good morning from sunny Chula Vista - high of 80 yesterday, we even went to church in thesun - yay for vitamin D
00:24:38 Shelley Murphy: Hello @Judy, where in Michigan are you from?
00:25:25 Betty-Lu Burton: I have found that Family Search has the same basic BMD database as Ancestry, only it is harder to search. On Ancestry they have it searchable by record type, town and year where Family Search is only searchable by years.
00:26:08 Donna Cunningham: Researching in Washington County, OH & Northeastern counties of WV & all of Maryland.  They were most German.  I do have some Scots hailing from the Kintyre Peninsula.
00:26:23 Robbin Smith: @Donna where in Hudson valley?
00:26:57 Donna Durland: @Robin, Wurtsboro in Sullivan County
00:27:22 Robbin Smith: cool, we had summer home in Greene county
00:27:43 Randy Seaver: Forgot my surname studies - Seaver, Carringer, Auble, Vaux plus descendants of my 4th great-grandparents (for DNA matching since many matches have tiny or no trees)
00:27:54 Hilary Gadsby: I have a 2nd cousin once removed who I discovered is my closest match on Gedmatch and has recently joined WikiTree so hoping to connect her up to the family I added. There is a new DNA app on WikiTree that I want to try out
00:28:47 Hilary Gadsby: It is windy here in Wales at the moment
00:29:09 Frank Jatzek: Hello everyone from sunny 68°F Potsdam, Germany
00:29:19 Melinda Culpon: bluebonnets - yes they are out
00:29:21 Hilary Gadsby: It is also sunny today better than yesterday morning
00:30:35 Myra Lindgren: 60 degrees yesterday in Casper....
00:31:12 Doris Haskell: Hello from cloudy, windy Rock Springs,, where it’s a balmy 50 degrees.
00:31:56 Judy Sova: I live in Wixom, about 40 miles northwest of Detroit.  Was raised in Hazel Park, one of Detroit's northern border cities.
00:32:27 Frank Jatzek: Congratulation Hilary
00:32:45 Shelley Murphy: That is good to hear Hilary!
00:34:30 Michelle Grant: Hello everyone from Omaha, NE
00:34:35 Myra Lindgren: Blogging is never ending......
00:35:23 Lianne Kruger: Gail at Genealogy a la Carte does a Crème da la Crème each week of top blogs she has found.
00:35:35 Lianne Kruger: Randy just mentioned Gail
00:36:44 Linda Stufflebean: Thanks to Randy and Pat for the mention. :)
00:37:17 Frank Jatzek: Sheila: actually kinda: I found About it on an Australian Website (never looked for it as Poland back in the day my Ancestors where Living there where German) https://polaron.com.au/services/eu-services/eu-citizenship/polish-citizenship/polish-citizenship-grant/
00:39:07 Sheila Benedict: Thank you Frank. I have to call the Polish embassy in Los Angeles later today for a client of mine and really want to be educated about it before I talk to them. I will go to the URL you gave above. Again, thanks
00:39:26 Linda Stufflebean: I start adding to the Friday list after my current Friday Finds posts and add links every day.
00:40:35 Randy Seaver: I do the same as Linda - I have the Best Of post open most of the day and can add an item whenever I want.  I post mine on Sunday after noon PT
00:42:10 Sheila Benedict: I will be happy to explain that part of the case if you want me too.
00:42:29 Sheila Benedict: Russia for them
00:42:47 Cousin Russ: The lost sailor? A DNA mystery. - https://genealogicalresearchnorway.blog/2021/03/29/the-lost-sailor-a-dna-mystery/
00:42:51 Frank Jatzek: Oh so the "far east" part of Poland ;)
00:43:03 Sheila Benedict: Apparently Frank
00:46:46 Amanda Czuba: I love Maureen Taylor!!
00:47:30 Doris Haskell: Thank goodness for Zoom! On Saturday, we attended the baptisms of two of our adopted grandsons in Moorcroft, Wyoming. We were joined, thanks to Zoom, by our grandson, McKay who will be returning from a mission in West Virginia to his home in Eagle Mountain, UT in 4 days. We were also joined by his parents and 5 siblings who are in Eagle Mountain. We were also joined by our son in Escondido, California. And our oldest son and his wife joined us from Big Piney, Wyoming. And here’s the kicker.... we were joined by a couple of missionaries who are serving in Ukraine. One of them is from Eagle Mountain, Utah, the neighbor of our son’s family. The grandsons were adopted from Ukraine and now live in Moorcroft. This missionary, serving in Ukraine, helped with teaching our adopted grandsons, overcoming the language barrier.
00:47:37 Diana Smith: The Photo Detective, Maureen Taylor https://maureentaylor.com/
00:48:13 Sheila Benedict: Maureen is great!
00:48:30 Frank Jatzek: Doris: wow
00:49:41 Judy Sova: @Shelley Murphy, don't know if you saw my reply above.  May I ask your connection to Michigan.

Myrt's statement about the online grumbling over the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) identification and repatriation of the remains of People of Color.
"Tender feelings surround the discussion of servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Particularly difficult are cases where identities have been obscured.
Recent advances in DNA technology have greatly accelerated the successful identification of unknown remains.
This research takes time and requires specific technical expertise. I personally know four professional genetic genealogists hired by the Army Casualty Office to actively work these cases.
Mulling over varied responses to the attached article, I’ve confirmed 2 researchers have identified 16 servicemen whose remains have been properly reunited with family. Other breakthroughs have occurred, but I don’t know specific details.
Having known these four researchers over many years, I’ve observed a profound sense of dedication to excellence and a tender respect for the families. The work is challenging. When successful repatriation of remains are announced, these researchers quietly use words like “honored” and “humbled” to describe their participation."  
The article in question was "Bring the Buffalo Soldiers Home" by Jenny Ashcraft, posted 22 MArch 2021at Fold3 HQ, The Official Fold3 Blog. (https://blog.fold3.com/bring-the-buffalo-soldiers-home/ : viewed 29 Mar 2021).

00:51:22 Frank Jatzek: The best answer for DNA Genealogy: Do it everywhere! if you want to find someone or be found you have to widen your area of coverage as much as possible.

00:51:51 Shelley Murphy: @Judy, did not see it, but I was born and raised in Grand Rapids, also do Benzie and Manistee research, family were early homesteaders.
00:54:08 Shelley Murphy: I love my military research!
00:55:05 Frank Jatzek: Thanks God I didn't needed to do DNA to bring the one lost Soldier in my Family home thanks to the Volksbund (Volksbund.de), because my Mother is the last one with DNA from that line and she feares DNA-research
00:57:28 Maria Capaldi: nice...lol
00:58:52 Myra Lindgren: A cousin of my husband was asked- and did- to test for DNA on his mother’s side. His cousin Harold was in his 20s and was a pilot who was shot down in the pacific in WW2.  Harold has not been found yet.......
00:59:10 Sheila Benedict: I use Find my Past all the time. It is a great database for my Irish and English research.
00:59:52 Robbin Smith: it is also helpful for Roman Catholic records in US
01:00:26 Lianne Kruger: FindMyPast is a great site.
01:01:11 Frank Jatzek: Sheila: do you use the freebmd GRO Index too? I found one of my relatives only there
01:01:30 Sheila Benedict: Yes. They have a representation here in the USA. Her first name is Jen but I don't remember her last name. I spoke with her as I worked at a historic Spanish Mission as the archivist there for 18 years and when I was in Dublin I met with Brian Donovan and told him they still have their records privatized.
01:02:38 Maria Capaldi: That is nice
01:04:18 Myra Lindgren: Swedish archives can be seen in the Swedish archives online.
01:04:51 Melinda Culpon: 1837 was a prominent year for around the world because that is the recording for the German records - does anyone that knows what was occurring in history that prompted this?
01:04:57 Judy Sova: @Shelley, first post just told you I live in Wixom, 40 miles NW of Detroit.  I know lots of people in Grand Rapids.  It's a great area.   I'm doing research up in Cheboygan area where my husband's family is from.  They're French Canadian.  Wish I could read French!
01:05:46 Sheila Benedict: I need someone who can translate some Swedish records located on Archivdigital. (spelling?)
01:06:26 Frank Jatzek: Melinda: that is not that correct. We startet Prussiawide in 1874. We did earlier on the Rhein area due to Napoleon but Prussiawide in 1874
01:07:20 Cousin Russ: https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/
01:07:26 Melinda Culpon: @Frank - Thanks for clarification - Thought I had heard 1837 for German too
01:07:38 Myra Lindgren: I do like archive digital as they are listed by area. I have only learned by looking at AD with someone who has used it and it’s precursor for decades. I also use google translate.
01:09:03 Myra Lindgren: The archives are in black and white....I go to the stake here in town.
01:10:46 Frank Jatzek: I know of some records that got published only because we can do colorised Scans now. Bach in black/White it wouldn't be visible at all
01:10:59 Myra Lindgren: In the Swedish archive the soldier records and estate papers are not listed as conveniently as archive digital.

01:11:03 Hilary Gadsby: Don't forget Welsh newspapers are free to search at the National Library of Wales
01:11:13 Lianne Kruger: british newspaper archives
01:11:35 Myra Lindgren: Archive digital is in color- I don’t use family search as much for Swedish.
01:11:40 Lianne Kruger: https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/
01:11:40 Cousin Russ: Ed Thompson’s Surprise Research Tool of the Year: Goldie May Could Be the One. Do you agree? https://youtu.be/RCyhb4I4rAU
01:12:00 Randy Seaver: sorry Myra - I assumed!!
01:12:18 Lianne Kruger: FindMyPast link to British newspapers
01:12:40 Maria Capaldi: Yes, I wasn't there Live, it was good. I am just starting to use it!
01:13:40 Hilary Gadsby: I have seen some of his videos
01:13:43 Frank Jatzek: Eds Videos are very interessting since his Point of view is both from a Softwaredeveloper and a Genealogist.
01:13:50 Sheila Benedict: Yes, I have gone to their newspaper link. Just started using it.
01:14:33 Myra Lindgren: No problemo Russ!
01:14:57 Sheila Benedict: Almost 10 AM here in California which means I need to get to my 10:30 appointment. If I ever get that appointment changed, I will be able to spend the whole time here.

01:14:58 Cousin Russ: DearMYRTLE’s WACKY Wednesday: Goldie May (research assistant) https://youtu.be/JbzdKlPjlyk
01:15:01 Hilary Gadsby: The developer of Goldie May did some other presentations for Rootstech Connect including creating shortcuts on Google chrome
01:15:09 Cousin Russ: NERGC https://nergc.org/
01:15:21 Maria Capaldi: Looking forward to it!!! nergc
01:15:44 Maria Capaldi: Great dashboard that they have for it!
01:15:45 Frank Jatzek: Hilary: can you link the Videos?
01:16:24 Judy Sova: Would love to hear you, Myrt, and see the exhibit hall, but it's a little too pricey for me.
01:17:24 Linda Stufflebean: I am looking forward to NERGC since it is virtual. First time attending for me.
01:18:08 Maria Capaldi: Same here @Linda
01:18:22 Tina Torsey: I’m going.
01:18:45 Donna Durland: I will be there
01:18:54 Frank Jatzek: Thank you Hilary
01:19:11 Jenny Hawran: I'm going. Always a good conference in person and I know how hard they have worked to make it all virtual
01:22:36 Frank Jatzek: Yolanda: GoldieMay? https://www.goldiemay.com
01:24:19 Cousin Russ: FamilySearch Wiki - Orphan Trains https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/New_York_Orphans_and_Orphanages
01:27:26 Myra Lindgren: Some never spoke about their experiences.....
01:27:43 Kathleen Daetsch: I have some cousins I've connected that are descended from orphan train riders.
01:28:13 Kathleen Daetsch: I connected it
01:29:19 Kathleen Daetsch: I found out where they fit along with some hints they got from family stories.

01:29:24 Cousin Russ: DearMYRTLE’s 52 THINGS: Grandma Myrtle’s 34k Medical Words Book (1913) https://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2021/03/52-things-grandma-myrtles-34k-medical.html
01:29:27 Frank Jatzek: Is this Archive Paper?
01:30:04 Cousin Russ: Gaylord Archival https://www.gaylord.com/

The play list of The Archive Lady webinars at DearMYRTLE.

01:34:49 Maria Capaldi: Thank you, I have to go...have a great one!

01:35:25 Cousin Russ: Genealogical Publishing 25% off everything https://genealogical.com/
01:35:56 Amanda Czuba: ooh!
01:36:14 Patricia Jackson: Just registered for NERGC
01:43:19 Frank Jatzek: I would love to sit some hours together with the Archive Lady in RL. I bet it would be hillarious because I once worked in a County Archive here in Germany and I love her Blog
01:44:28 Cousin Russ: Nancy Vest'ss “Brought Up Short When Transcribing Martha (Reay) Doyle's and Thomas Richardson's Marriage Record http://nancysfamilyhistoryblog.blogspot.com/2021/03/brought-up-short-when-transcribing.html
01:44:59 Linda Stufflebean: My Ancestors and Me is Nancy Vest's blog.
01:45:40 Randy Seaver: sorry, wrong again!
01:47:41 Frank Jatzek: That's why you search for as much records as possible. I can share a Story next week about misspelled Last Names
01:49:15 Karen Looney: The documents are not always correct.  My late husband's birth certificate had the wron date, wrong first name for father and wrong number of live births.
01:49:23 Randy Seaver: @Sheri I was right ... I always have to search for her last name on her blog.

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01:50:41 Doris Haskell: Thank you! Have a great week. Happy Easter!
01:50:44 Myra Lindgren: Have a good week everyone!
01:50:52 Amanda Czuba: thank you for sharing your treasures!

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