Saturday, February 27, 2021

52 THINGS: Dad's Medical and Military Training



DearREADERS,
Ol' Myrt here barely made it through the journal flip without sobbing as I recalled a few anecdotes my father shared with me before he passed. Find out why is med school lab partner was immediately dismissed from the university, and why Dad prayed for three little children who would grow up without their mother.

In preparing the journal, I recognized family vacations with Dad were precious -- a departure from the constant stress of life and death situations. No wonder he expected perfection. If I make a mistake as a genealogy instructor, someone will have to look at a different microfilm or digital record set. Dad's decisions as a physician and surgeon were a matter of life and death for his patients. He was faithful to his calling - no wonder his patients loved him so.

I've created this not-so-mini-journal to go with Dad's 50 year service pin from his medical school, along with his family practice pin. If you want to know more about how to make mini-journals, visit my second YouTube channel - Myrt's Journal located here: https://www.youtube.com/c/MyrtsJournal

DearMYRTLE is making these journals to document the family heirlooms she has inherited and share ancestral stories with her children and grandchildren. This video element is important since due to Covid-19 isolation restrictions, Myrt's family cannot come over to explore the old steamer trunk holding these treasures.
If you cannot view the embedded video on your device, use this link: https://youtu.be/11gzcnUPKas



If you value the interactive genealogy and journaling education provided in DearMYRTLE webinars, meetings, and videos, please consider donating. Thank you in advance. 
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Monday, February 22, 2021

Mondays with Myrt - 2021RootsTech Connect Prep




DearREADERS,
WOW! An expanded 2-hour session exploring all things 2021 RootsTech Connect. Our syllabus for this webinar is DearMYRTLE's "PREPARE for RootsTech Connect (it's THIS week!)" found here: https://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2021/02/prepare-for-rootstech-connect-its-next.html This includes:

  • 4 Steps Myrt recommends
  •  an embedded FamilySearch video demonstrating what the RootsTech.org website will look like starting the first day of this huge conference.

RootsTech 365

YUP! These sessions will be accessible for 365 days! Panelist Randy Seaver, of GeneaMusings, says he will be hanging out in the Expo Hall talking with vendors and visiting booths. He will reserve watching class sessions 1 hour a day during the rest of the year. Sounds like a good plan! 

Betty writes "I wish the session list was a writable/fill-in PDF!  I don't currently have a working printer." Answer: No problem, you may search the list of sessions online, and click the + by those you wish to add to your playlist but you must register at www.RootsTech.org for the playlist function to be available to you.

Cyndy Bray asks "Will they not be using the App?" Answer: No, not this year. It's all available online at www.RootsTech.org 

Amanda Happel writes "I've registered but not able to find a Log in on RootsTech.org website." This is because the website won't change to permit your logging in until the conference begins.

Amanda Happel's follow-on question is "Can you tell more about what the ExpoHall is?" Answer: This year it's a virtual place where we can visit vendors and watch their demos. You'll find it on the top menu bar when the RootsTech.org website is changed for the conference that starts Wednesday,

Cousin Russ provides the link to the FAQs:
https://www.rootstech.org/frequently-asked-questions?lang=eng

If you cannot view the embedded video on your device, use this link:
SD is upgraded to HD and CC usually within the hour of uploading.





SELECTED CHAT COMMENTS
10:01:56 From  Flo Merritt  to  Everyone : Happy Monday from Oregon
10:02:03 From  Betty-Lu Burton  to  Everyone : Are you sure 2 hours will be enough to cover RootsTech
10:02:10 From  Patricia Jackson  to  Everyone : Hi from Kentucky!
10:02:19 From  Dave Robison  to  All panelists : Russ, can I get on the panel??
10:02:23 From  John Boeren  to  Everyone : hello everybody, greetings from sunny Netherlands
10:02:25 From  Karin Robinson  to  All panelists : Hello from Florida!  Pat, your hair is gorgeous!
10:02:39 From  Michael Nier  to  Everyone : Hello from Bradenton, Florida.
10:02:40 From  Cousin Russ  to  Everyone : Dave - raise your hand, please
10:02:42 From  Louis Kessler  to  All panelists : How will Russ be able to sit at the booth for 72 hours?
10:02:44 From  Betty-Lu Burton  to  Everyone : Hello from a warmer Arkansas, We still have snow on the ground and it stopped snowing Thursday
10:02:47 From  Frank Jatzek  to  Everyone : Hello everyone greetings from Germany
10:03:06 From  Michael Nier  to  Everyone : Not snowing here.
10:03:12 From  Sheri Snodgrass  to  Everyone : Hello from sunny and warmer Iowa - got 3" yesterday, but 40s today!!
10:03:18 From  Linda Stufflebean  to  Everyone : Good morning from Tucson, Arizona. Almost 80 degrees here today.
10:03:25 From  Michelle Grant  to  Everyone : Hello from Omaha, NE. We got more snow yesterday.
10:03:27 From  Maria Capaldi  to  Everyone : Hello Everyone!!
10:03:30 From  Alice Allen  to  All panelists : I think it's cloudy, but hello from Vancouver WA
10:03:34 From  Debbie Graf  to  All panelists : Hi from Wisconsin I registered for RootsTech but did not get a email saying I registered
10:03:38 From  Jenny Hawran  to  All panelists : Hello from Connecticut. A little more snow and rain expected later today.
10:03:39 From  carencay bowen  to  All panelists : Hello from City of Baltimore, Maryland, USA (was snowing - now melting)
10:03:40 From  Maria Capaldi  to  Everyone : Snowing in Pa., again!
10:03:45 From  Danine Cozzens  to  All panelists : Good morning from sunny San Mateo CA
10:03:47 From  Randy Seaver  to  Everyone : It was 80F here in Chula Vista yesterday
10:03:49 From  Mary Lou Gravatt  to  Everyone : Hi from Cloudy and raining New Jersey.
10:03:49 From  Jenny Hawran  to  Everyone : Hello from Connecticut. A little more snow and rain expected later today.
10:04:33 From  Hakim Janine Edmée  to  All panelists : Hello from snowy snowy Coventryville
10:04:39 From  Linda Jordan  to  All panelists : gorgeous weather in north Texas 2day. no below freezing temps for foreseeable future.
10:04:49 From  Susan WEBSTER  to  All panelists : Hello to all from Woodstock, CT
10:05:05 From  Maria Capaldi  to  Everyone : lol
10:05:22 From  Sheri Snodgrass  to  Everyone : Been playing with Relatives at RootsTech - found someone else with my maiden name - very rare - Katzer.
10:05:42 From  Alice Allen  to  All panelists : I sometimes hit the hand icon by accident, instead of the chat icon
10:05:51 From  Hilary Gadsby  to  Everyone : It has been Sunny and warm today but rain forecast tomorrow
10:06:02 From  Patricia Jackson  to  Everyone : this will be my first Roots Tech, very exciting
10:06:05 From  Linda Freeto  to  Everyone : Hi, Everyone. Linda here from Waco, Texas. Yes, we have had a very difficult time this past week and a half. The sun is shining and the temp. are going warmer. 
10:06:06 From  Randy Seaver  to  Everyone : I don't see a Hand ico...where is it?
10:06:18 From  Monta Lee Dakin  to  All panelists : It's George Washington's Birthday today!
10:06:44 From  Frances Dielmann  to  Everyone : Hello from Oberursel, Germany. I cannot figure out how to get to Relatives at Rootstech.
10:06:48 From  Pat Mickel  to  All panelists : Hi from Erie, PA.
10:06:53 From  Patricia Jackson  to  Everyone : I have hand on iPad
10:07:19 From  Renee Voegele  to  All panelists : Hello from Faribault, Minnesota.



DearMYRTLE and Cousin Russ recognize the United Nations' International Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024. We reach out to all regardless of race, color, creed, sexual orientation or national origin with support for researching family and documenting cultural inheritance.

10:07:29 From  Randy Seaver  to  Everyone : Relatives at RootsTech link is through https://www.familysearch.org/connect/
10:07:47 From  Randy Seaver  to  Everyone : you have to use your FamilySearch login
10:07:48 From  Debbie Graf  to  All panelists : Yes  I registered but did not get a email saying I did
10:07:54 From  Maria Capaldi  to  Everyone : Excellent
10:08:45 From  Frances Dielmann  to  Everyone : Thank you. Now I seem to have 14,284 Relatives at Rootstech.
10:08:57 From  Hilary Gadsby  to  Everyone : I had to work on one of my cousin connections as it was a bit mixed up
10:09:02 From  Jenny Hawran  to  Everyone : I'm related to a lot of the panel :) Dear Myrtle 10th cousins, Randy is 8th cousin, Dave is 10th cousins
10:09:05 From  Debbie Graf  to  All panelists : I did it said I am registered but I didn't get the email to verify it
10:09:23 From  Michelle Grant  to  Everyone : I am registered and looking forward to attending virtually.
10:09:50 From  Hakim Janine Edmée  to  All panelists : I have, but I am could use help deciding where to "go".


10:12:25 From  Maria Capaldi  to  Everyone : Cousin Russ we are possible 10th Cousin 2x removed!
10:12:43 From  Cousin Russ  to  Everyone : Yes, Maria -- got it
10:13:06 From  Sheri Snodgrass  to  Everyone : Dave Robison - we're potentially 9th cousins 1x removed
10:13:31 From  Hilary Gadsby  to  Everyone : When you log in to the website it will give you times in your timezone
10:13:49 From  Marian Koalski  to  Everyone : Didn’t Ladysmith sing with Paul Simon on one of his albums?
10:14:22 From  Hilary Gadsby  to  Everyone : Yes in South Africa
10:14:41 From  Kirsten Hart  to  All panelists : if you use ctrl+F you can search the PDF

10:14:54 From  Michael Nier  to  Everyone : Saw them live at Wolf Trap about 10 years ago. Excellent.
10:14:59 From  Kathy Meade  to  All panelists : It lists only the sessions in English.


10:17:48 From  Hilary Gadsby  to  Everyone : Your dashboard will default to your computer's language
10:18:07 From  Frank Jatzek  to  Everyone : Monta: in the Video from Familysearch they showed how, next to every session there is a plus to put it on the Playlist
10:19:20 From  Betty-Lu Burton  to  Everyone : It seems they will not have up and running the ability to make a playlist until Tuesday or Wednesday
10:19:21 From  Marian Koalski  to  Everyone : Betty, can you print to a text or PDF file that you can mark up?
10:20:31 From  Liv Christensen  to  All panelists : The  presentations are given in both Norwegian and English that are given by Norwegian persons.
10:20:35 From  Marian Koalski  to  Everyone : Betty, maybe you could select the text, copy it, and then paste it into a Word or other word processor?
10:20:37 From  Cousin Russ  to  Everyone : https://www.rootstech.org/frequently-asked-questions?lang=eng
10:20:41 From  Hilary Gadsby  to  Everyone : At least some of the classes are recorded in different languages other than English but there will be translations into other languages
10:23:35 From  Hakim Janine Edmée  to  All panelists : Thank you for the link Cousin Russ
10:23:37 From  Cassandra Davis  to  All panelists : They will have classes in ASL. FamilySearch Facebook has RootsTech prep how-tos recordings from live chats.
10:26:05 From  Hilary Gadsby  to  Everyone : I have 1 confirmed cousin. My closest is a 3rd cousin in Virginia
10:26:20 From  Randy Seaver  to  Everyone : I have 33,700 relatives now.  My guess is about 50% of the links are correct especially further back than 6th cousins
10:26:24 From  Betsey Cotter  to  All panelists : I have zero relatives!! Sigh...
10:26:48 From  Betsey Cotter  to  All panelists : Hmmm
10:26:53 From  carencay bowen  to  Everyone : I have Zero and my profile is on FamilySearch
10:27:00 From  Betty-Lu Burton  to  Everyone : My new Italian/French cousin is registered. He is my 5th cousin
10:27:06 From  Frank Jatzek  to  Everyone : Betsey: don't worry, me too
10:27:06 From  June Butka  to  Everyone : 31,501 Randy has more.
10:27:10 From  Jenny Hawran  to  Everyone : You beat me, Randy, I only have 21,599
10:27:14 From  John Boeren  to  Everyone : I found an 8th cousin in Belgium, long line with Boeren family members... and saw photo's of them
10:27:15 From  Hilary Gadsby  to  Everyone : I have 364 with 106 in Utah
10:27:33 From  Diana Smith  to  Everyone : almost 17,000 - only ONE so far that I have verified my links all the way up to the common ancestor.
10:27:37 From  Randy Seaver  to  Everyone : my closest relative is a 4th cousin 1x removed.  David Rencher is a 5th cousin 2x removed
10:27:49 From  Frank Jatzek  to  Everyone : Amanda: the new Website is not up yet
10:28:11 From  Jenny Hawran  to  Everyone : Me too! 8th cousins
10:28:13 From  Sheri Snodgrass  to  Everyone : I'm at 18,737 - adding about 300+ every 8-10 hours.
10:28:32 From  Dave Robison  to  Everyone : I'm up to 23,678 "close" relatives so far!
10:28:33 From  Jenny Hawran  to  Everyone : 8th cousins with David Rencher



IMAGE: (above) Screen shot from Myrt's iPhone of the setting in the FamilySearch Family Tree App. Be sure to "Enable Relationship Viewing" before clicking on the "Find Relatives at RootsTech" button. Find the app here: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/mobile/




IMAGE: (Above) Screen shot from Myrt's iPhone of the FamilySearch Family Tree App showing the oldest generations for my relationship to my wonderful neighbor Maria Tegtmeier. I am unsure of the very oldest generation, and now have the opportunity to share research with my neighbor! 


10:28:47 From  Cousin Russ  to  Everyone : https://FamilySearch.org/connect
10:29:04 From  Hilary Gadsby  to  Everyone : David Rencher is my 13th cousin once removed
10:29:07 From  Amanda Happel  to  All panelists : So you DO not log in in RootsTech.org, but you log in on Family Search? Answer: For the conference, you log in at RootsTech.org. For the "Relatives at RootsTech" you log in to either the FamilySearch.org website or the FamilySearch Family Tree App.
10:29:13 From  Randy Seaver  to  Everyone : I am a 9th cousin 1x removed to DearMYRTLE - common ancestors of Edward and Rebecca (--?--) Bangs od Cape cod
10:29:27 From  Jenny Hawran  to  Everyone : and Steve Rockwell from Family Search is 8th cousin
10:29:56 From  Patricia Jackson  to  Everyone : I am up to 23,856
10:30:04 From  June Butka  to  Everyone : Just Checked I'm related to David Rencher 8C1R
10:30:08 From  Maria Capaldi  to  Everyone : I am as well to David R 9th Cousin 2x removed, how about that!
10:30:12 From  Frank Jatzek  to  Everyone : Myrt: you have some from Germany^^


10:30:19 From  Randy Seaver  to  Everyone : I posted a "how-to" for Relatives at RootsTech in https://www.geneamusings.com/2021/02/relatives-at-rootstech-at-rootstech.html

10:31:12 From  Betsey Cotter  to  All panelists : I do have a profile on the tree, under Elizabeth rather than Betsey. Would that make a difference? Answer: Your official name in the FamilySearch Family Tree may be different from your login name. No worries.
10:31:27 From  Sheila Benedict  to  All panelists : Got to go again. It seems as though Monday morning is not a good day for me to attend anything. My work piles up so I'll try again next week. Sorry...
10:31:49 From  Hilary Gadsby  to  Everyone : Steve rockwood is my 10th cousin
10:32:08 From  Jenny Hawran  to  Everyone : Diana, you and I are 8th cousins. Fosters
10:32:08 From  Maria Capaldi  to  Everyone : Diana we are also 10th Cousin 1x removed
10:33:13 From  Jenny Hawran  to  Everyone : Hilary you and I are 13th cousins. Is that a thing? LOL
10:33:30 From  Sheri Snodgrass  to  Everyone : Diana - we are 10C1R as well
10:33:46 From  Dave Robison  to  Everyone : This morning I sent an email to a 5th cousin just to see if I could get a response. I've checked hi line against mine and it seems to be accurate.
10:33:58 From  Betty-Lu Burton  to  Everyone : just found an answer to a question we had. We knew My 3rd great-grandmother was married before she married my 3rd great grandfather. There is a cousin listed through my 3rd great grandmother's son from the first marriage
10:34:32 From  Jenny Hawran  to  Everyone : Sounds like we are all having a family reunion right here during DearMyrtle
10:34:32 From  Hilary Gadsby  to  Everyone : Some of mine are really good on my side
10:34:53 From  Louis Kessler  to  All panelists : I still have zero relatives at RootsTech.  :-( 
Answer: I'll adopt you as a cousin, Louis! :)
10:35:22 From  June Butka  to  Everyone : Cousin via Orman line  7C2R
10:35:50 From  Michelle Grant: I like this feature. I have 300 relatives attending. They are 5th-7th generations once and twice removed. My tree on Family Search is not as filled out like my Ancestry tree is. Should I fill it or mirror my Ancestry tree? Answer: You should fill-in the siblings of each direct ancestor going back to at least your great grandparents.

10:36:03 From  Sheri Snodgrass  to  Everyone : Found a connection not through this Relatives list - but the surname match on the phone app - which shows people with grandparents with the same surname.
10:36:09 From  Michelle Grant  to  Everyone : I like this feature. I have 300 relatives attending. They are 5th-7th generations once and twice removed. My tree on Family Search is not as filled out like my Ancestry tree is. Should I fill it or mirror my Ancestry tree?
10:36:11 From  Randy Seaver  to  Everyone : I am Diana's 10th cousin - common ancestors of Joseph Hilley/Holloway and Rose Allen.  Barack Obama is my cousin through them too
10:36:17 From  Louis Kessler  to  Everyone : Jonny Perl and I share DNA, but we don't know how we're related.
10:36:48 From  Monta Lee Dakin  to  All panelists : You all are talking about these people as 1c2r or whatever.  Where does the cousin connection show up?  Or is that something you already knew?
10:37:07 From  Hilary Gadsby  to  Everyone : Jenny lots of uncertain ancestors I am only sure up to Richard Toomer
10:37:30 From  Randy Seaver  to  Everyone : Monta - in the upper left corner of the chart screen is the relationship in small print.  also on the Friend list.
10:38:59 From  Danine Cozzens  to  All panelists : Russ, you just turned up as my 11th cousin, from Edmond Brown 1574-1619 and Agnes Barnarde 1577-1626.  About 6 generations beyond than the Halstead I know.
10:39:11 From  Jenny Hawran  to  Everyone : Hilary, yes, many on this line are not confirmed for me either.
10:39:55 From  June Butka  to  Everyone : I found that I had the early 1800 people in my trees, but need more research from their down to the suggested "cousin." 
10:40:13 From  Maria Capaldi  to  Everyone : yes
10:40:39 From  Margie Zeller  to  All panelists : Hey!  I am 11th cousin to Myrtle according to connect!
10:40:47 From  Randy Seaver  to  Everyone : my name on the app is randyseaver1
10:41:13 From  Patricia Jackson  to  Everyone : I don’t see Russ either, we are 5C1R
10:41:19 From  Danine Cozzens  to  Everyone : russ is cousin russ
10:41:23 From  Maria Capaldi  to  Everyone : I found him by, Cousin Russ
10:41:29 From  John Boeren  to  Everyone : most of my American cousins are through a wrong connection :(
10:41:32 From  Danine Cozzens  to  Everyone : we are 11th cousins, hahah
10:42:28 From  Renee Voegele  to  Everyone : Cousin Russ is my 11th cousin.
10:42:34 From  Frances Dielmann  to  Everyone : Randy might be my 8th cousin 1 removed.
10:42:37 From  Maria Capaldi  to  Everyone : Yes we are connected to Randy 11thC1x removed
10:42:46 From  Monta Lee Dakin  to  All panelists : ah - thank you!
10:42:47 From  Launa Droescher: Does this only check tree on Familysearch. what about unknown dna? Answer: DNA is not part of the equation.
10:43:06 From  Michael Nier  to  Everyone : I am a Higgins, also. Birth name.
10:43:39 From  Cousin Russ  to  Everyone : PREPARE for RootsTech Connect (it's THIS week!) https://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2021/02/prepare-for-rootstech-connect-its-next.html
10:43:50 From  Cousin Russ  to  Everyone : Bev - do you have a question ?
10:43:56 From  Margie Zeller  to  All panelists : Cousin Russ is my 10th cousin.  It is hard to figure out what name to search on.
10:44:33 From  Alice Allen  to  All panelists : I am still digging through my 5th cousins to get further back. My "claim" to LDS pioneer ancestors is my 3gg grandmother's little brother, Elisha Wilcox. I've got a lot of links to him back to Francis & Mary Wilcox (4th gg grandparents)
10:45:14 From  Frances Dielmann  to  Everyone : Cousin Russ is 10C2R
10:45:15 From  Maria Capaldi  to  Everyone : yes

10:46:02 From  Maria Capaldi  to  Everyone : yes
10:47:02 From  Danine Cozzens  to  Everyone : Looks like Dave Robison is my 9th cousin — adding 2 generations to my Strattons.
10:47:34 From  June Butka  to  Everyone : I'm happy they are keeping it to watch for a year after Roots Tech. 
10:48:07 From  Randy Seaver  to  Everyone : I hope they have enough bandwidth to do all of this...
10:48:12 From  Frank Jatzek  to  Everyone : june: the only Thing that gets shutten down after the convention are the Chat and rootstech connect
10:48:24 From  Randy Seaver  to  Everyone : with 300,000 persons tuning in at once
10:48:24 From  DearMYRTLE .  to  Everyone : Amazon scalable servers.
10:48:26 From  Frank Jatzek  to  Everyone : ok, and the Expo hall
10:50:12 From  Karen Looney  to  All panelists : Wow! 11th cousins with Cousin Russ!
10:51:47 From  June Butka  to  Everyone : Thank you @Frank for the reminder. I Meant the presentaions are available.
10:52:36 From  Anita Huntley  to  All panelists : Will this video be found on the main page or on Family Search or where?
10:52:59 From  Karen Looney  to  All panelists : 9th cousins with Myrt!
10:53:01 From  Randy Seaver  to  Everyone : the video is at- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiKF0RZL_qA
10:53:23 From  Cousin Russ  to  Everyone : Anita - there should be a link in Myrts blog that I shared earlier
10:53:56 From  Cousin Russ  to  Everyone : PREPARE for RootsTech Connect (it's THIS week!) https://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2021/02/prepare-for-rootstech-connect-its-next.html

10:55:40 From  June Butka  to  Everyone : FYI just in the short time I've been on here I increased to 32,281 connections WOW.
10:57:43 From  Randy Seaver  to  Everyone : I'm not going to bother watching classes during the conference - I'm going to do what I always do at RT - check out the Expo Hall and watch their presentations and ask questions in chat, and then find the panels of experts, and check out the chat rooms by topic.  I won't watch most of the keynotes because they aren't about genealogy that will help me.
10:57:58 From  Frank Jatzek  to  Everyone : Sadly only around 1/3 of everyone registered at rootstech uses Rootstech connect, but I am very surprised to find 2 hits of my last Name registered from the US...never knew one got over the Pond
10:58:23 From  Patricia Jackson  to  Everyone : Just found Cousin Russ by limiting search to New Jersey :-)
10:58:42 From  Randy Seaver  to  Everyone : Relatives at RootsTech will be available until March 20
10:59:11 From  Randy Seaver  to  Everyone : I figure that if I watch an hour a day of classes I can see them all in a year.
10:59:57 From  Frances Dielmann  to  Everyone : I think I am going to be swamped just checking out my connections and making notes to research my tree.
11:00:24 From  Joanne Parkes  to  All panelists : Dave Robison - 9th Cousin once removed via Benjamin Albee & Hannah Miller - can confirm back to daughter Sarah Medbury on my line
11:00:32 From  Frances Dielmann  to  Everyone : Will have to watch the sessions later.
11:01:22 From  June Butka  to  Everyone : Hilary Looks like we have a connection.
11:01:23 From  Louis Kessler  to  Everyone : So excellent that you honor copyright.
11:01:38 From  Maria Capaldi  to  Everyone : Love your background Dave!!
11:01:41 From  Danine Cozzens  to  Everyone : June, we may have a connection as well. About 4 generations I don’t recognize on my side.
11:03:13 From  Dave Robison  to  Everyone : When Karen and I live stream the Sunday church service, it's already on Facebook but we upload it to YouTube. If the music is under copyright, we get a notice but we're never blocked.

11:04:19 From  Diana Smith  to  Everyone : Jane Butka - found you. Interesting connection!
11:04:24 From  Joanne Parkes  to  All panelists : 9th cousin to Cousin Russ via John Greene & Anne Agnes Almy via son Peter Greene - can confirm my line here
11:04:34 From  Diana Smith  to  Everyone : Sheri Snodgrass - haven't found you yet.
11:05:38 From  Robbin Smith  to  Everyone : I Have 4 relatives showing up
11:05:39 From  June Butka  to  Everyone : Danine Cozzens I'm good to Clement Bates, Not sure above that to your line.
11:06:17 From  Barbara Christensen  to  All panelists : I’m registered and have signed up for but I don’t know
11:06:35 From  Diana Smith  to  Everyone : Jenny Hawran - you connect through my Orman line too!
11:06:36 From  Barbara Christensen  to  All panelists : Where are you finding the list of your relatives?
11:06:37 From  Linda Crowley  to  All panelists : Can you join two accounts to join?  I log in and see mine on the connect but how do I see my husbands?
11:06:45 From  Sheri Snodgrass  to  Everyone : @Diana - I may be listed as Sheri S - have a help ticket opened about issues with my account
11:07:24 From  Jenny Hawran  to  Everyone : Yes, Diana, I see that!
11:07:34 From  Maria Capaldi  to  Everyone : It can be difficult, esp. when I go down a rabbit hole!! lol
11:07:40 From  Louis Kessler: Closed captions:  "When I go to roof deck" Answer: Wouldn't it be great if auto CC was 10000% perfect?
11:07:56 From  Frank Jatzek  to  Everyone : Linda: sure, when he has a tree on familysearch! You can however look op the last Name too
11:07:57 From  Diana Smith  to  Everyone : Sheri - found you - through my Miner line back to Walter Palmer
11:08:00 From  June Butka  to  Everyone : Diana Smith I don't see a Snodgrass on the link I found.
11:08:31 From  Maria Capaldi  to  Everyone : lol
11:08:35 From  Sheri Snodgrass  to  Everyone : @Diana - Snodgrass is married name - Katzer and Coffin are parent's surnames
11:08:50 From  Vaunda MacPherson  to  All panelists : Lisa Louise Cooke told us last Thursday that she’ll not be present this year for Roots Tech.
11:09:17 From  Diana Smith  to  Everyone : Jane Butka, try Sheri S
11:09:42 From  June Butka  to  Everyone : June Butka found Dheri S.
11:10:36 From  Sheri Snodgrass  to  Everyone : @June - 9th cousins
11:11:13 From  Diana Smith  to  Everyone : I think I found all who mentioned being cousins - mostly on my maternal side - yay.  I've marked you all as FRIENDS so I can go back and look after this chat.


You are invited to Myrt's RootsTech After-Party, Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 05:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada). Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkfu2oqDksGt2cAFJMNF6KpVjR7SZXNitQ
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

11:11:29 From  June Butka  to  Everyone : I'm hoping to making the after party. Something came up unexpectedly. 
11:12:04 From  Barbara Christensen  to  Everyone : Wow, 3 relatives in China!
11:12:24 From  Alice Allen  to  All panelists : We may have to take a road trip up to JB Lewis-McChord Thursday with our granddaugher, so would be missing all of that day's classes.
11:12:46 From  June Butka  to  Everyone : Can we watch from the audience
11:13:59 From  Maria Capaldi  to  Everyone : looking forward to it my first one with you
11:14:32 From  Maria Capaldi  to  Everyone : That would be cool
11:14:41 From  Sheri Snodgrass  to  Everyone : Ask if you can get a recording of his voice to use :-)
11:14:42 From  Randy Seaver  to  Everyone : will there be dessert?
11:14:45 From  June Butka  to  Everyone : Thank you.
11:15:07 From  Maria Capaldi  to  Everyone : yum!!!
11:15:29 From  Hilary Gadsby  to  Everyone : I will be eating before the party as it will be midnight here

11:16:59 From  Maria Capaldi  to  Everyone : wow
11:17:54 From  Frank Jatzek  to  Everyone : I would love if we could print the whole Connections so People like Randy could check the whole Connections after Rootstech
11:18:36 From  carencay bowen: Q: Will there still be a Wacky Wednesday with the conference starting on 24th Answer: No. I had Zoom send out cancellations for the 24 last week.




11:20:02 From  Louis Kessler  to  Everyone : Great tip!.  I've just added it as an Edge Add-on: https://microsoftedge.microsoft.com/addons/detail/printfriendly-and-pdf/nhiebejbpolmpkikgbijamagibifhjib


11:22:08 From  Maria Capaldi  to  Everyone : Just added it to my chrome, ty
11:23:02 From  Betty-Lu Burton  to  Everyone : Cousin Russ we are related through the Thomas Ridgeway Line I co e through Elizabeth and you come through Ann Pharo
11:25:31 From  Sheri Snodgrass  to  Everyone : I have made some great connections on MyHeritage due to European cousins posting there.
11:26:05 From  June Butka  to  Everyone : Direct line and children tree for six generations. Unless married in families are related as well don't following them is recommended.
11:27:56 From  Cousin Russ  to  Everyone : Search for "Genealogy in a Minute" on Extreme Genes
11:28:01 From  Cousin Russ  to  Everyone : Crista on Extreme Genes - way down near the end - https://extremegenes.com/2021/02/21/episode-363-rootstech-connect-is-upon-us-finding-missing-marriages-through-gretna-greens/
11:29:08 From  June Butka  to  Everyone : Found you Betty-Lu
 
[From earlier] carencay bowen  to  Everyone : FYI -- till Feb 28  Have you taken a DNA test with another testing service? Now's your chance to upload your DNA data to MyHeritage and get access to all advanced DNA features for free — for a limited time only! 

Myrt: For details see:


11:29:17 From  Diana Smith  to  Everyone : Wonder if I can sign up for that offer now - hoping I will get my DNA results soon, but don't have them yet. Answer:  You'd have to have DNA results to upload as part of the process for signing up.
11:29:47 From  John Boeren  to  Everyone : Diana, I think you have to upload the DNA results this week... you cannot make reservations
11:30:01 From  Diana Smith  to  Everyone : :<
11:30:58 From  Sheri Snodgrass  to  Everyone : I have found some cousins with the surname search on the app that I did not find on the Relatives search - the surname is in their trees.
11:32:20 From  Maria Capaldi  to  Everyone : so cute!
11:32:26 From  Frank Jatzek  to  Everyone : Biggest Advantage: entering a Name in Hebrew for example makes it possible to be found with the Americanized spelling too.

11:37:05 From  Cousin Russ  t[shares link provided by Pat Kuhn] Delaware County Genealogy https://www.facebook.com/pat.o.kuhn/posts/10224228443436049
11:38:04 From  Maria Capaldi  to  Everyone : love it
11:38:32 From  Randy Seaver  to  Everyone : Is that the bridge that Nathan Dylan Goodwin wrote about in his book on Chester Creek Murders?
11:38:52 From  Frank Jatzek  to  Everyone : a lot of such fences can still be found in eastern Europe



IMAGE: (above) The cover of Nathan Dylan Goodwin's latest book The Chester Creek Murders.


11:41:50 From  DearMYRTLE .  to  All panelists : The Chester Creek Murders (Venator Cold Case Series Book 1 by Nathan Dylan Goodwin  https://www.amazon.com/Chester-Creek-Murders-Venator-Cold-ebook/dp/B08PFYYW3J


11:43:50 From  June Butka  to  Everyone : Have a great day. Hugs to all.
11:44:17 From  Dave Robison  to  All panelists : With apologies for ducking out early, I have to take care of a few things this afternoon. See you all soon!
11:44:19 From  Judy Sova  to  Everyone : switched from headset. good now.
11:45:07 From  Hakim Janine Edmée  to  All panelists : Sorry, guy who will dig out my driveway is here gotta go !!
11:47:05 From  Robbin Smith  to  Everyone : ok gotta go
11:51:05 From  Frances Dielmann  to  Everyone : I would love to save this chat but don’t see a button for that.
11:51:56 From  Sheri Snodgrass  to  Everyone : @frances - you can grab a copy & paste into a doc.
11:51:56 From  Cousin Russ  to  Everyone : Sorry, no way for you to Save the Chat --- Frances -- perhaps Myrt will put some of the links when the Video is made available
11:53:01 From  Maria Capaldi  to  Everyone : me
11:53:01 From  Michael Nier  to  Everyone : Cell only.
11:53:08 From  Frances Dielmann  to  Everyone : Thanks, Cousin Russ.
11:53:11 From  Amanda Happel  to  All panelists : Cell only
11:53:12 From  Linda Stentz  to  All panelists : Cell only.
11:53:16 From  Carolyn Cornelius  to  All panelists : cell only
11:53:18 From  Betty-Lu Burton  to  Everyone : cell only
11:53:19 From  Monta Lee Dakin  to  All panelists : landline - will never get rid of it.  also have cell
11:53:20 From  Melanie Hinds  to  Everyone : cell only
11:53:20 From  Janet Iles  to  Everyone : only landline
11:53:21 From  Judy Sova  to  Everyone : Ll long gone
11:53:22 From  Linda Freeto  to  Everyone : I use only my cell phone.
11:53:24 From  Linda Stufflebean  to  Everyone : Landline. Cell service is spotty at our house.
11:53:26 From  Sue Tolbert  to  Everyone : cell only
11:53:26 From  Joanne Parkes  to  All panelists : Cell only and it’s set to not ring for calls not on my contacts list!
11:53:34 From  Louise Moskowitz  to  All panelists : Both - landline and mobil
11:53:35 From  Jenny Hawran  to  Everyone : Yes. Still have a landline.
11:53:36 From  Frank Jatzek  to  Everyone : Landline over the Internet
11:53:42 From  Debbie Graf  to  All panelists : I have both
11:53:43 From  Barbara Christensen  to  Everyone : I have both
11:53:46 From  Karen Looney  to  All panelists : Only cell phone.
11:53:49 From  Sally Smith  to  Everyone : only landline
11:53:57 From  Shelby Bender  to  All panelists : No land line for 10 years.  Have 2 other homes and cancelled those too.  Remote location was always out when we arrived.
11:53:58 From  Randy Seaver  to  Everyone : Have to go to open my CVGS Zoom meeting
11:54:01 From  Frances Dielmann  to  Everyone : In Germany landline and cell, but hardly use the landline
11:54:18 From  Louis Kessler  to  Everyone : We have a landline and only give our cellphone number to close family.
11:54:21 From  Stephanie Vanderveer  to  Everyone : I still have a land line because I refuse to give my ex my cell number. Not that he has ever called the kids, the youngest is almost 18 and I can ditch it soon.
11:54:41 From  Doris Haskell  to  Everyone : No more landline for us. Some people have to have a landline if they have a pacemaker.
11:54:59 From  Patricia Jackson  to  Everyone : I gave up landline, but cell doesn’t have good reception in house :-(
11:56:09 From  Frances Dielmann  to  Everyone : Thanks so much for publishing the highlighted chat. Today had so much good info.
11:57:37 From  Hilary Gadsby  to  Everyone : I found something added as a memory for someone else that included the name of my ancestor



DearMYRTLE's "A Less Obvious Benefit of FamilySearch Family Tree and The Mustard and Ketchup Incident" https://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2021/02/a-less-obvious-benefit-of-familysearch.html



IMAGE: (above) This week's addition to the old steamer trunk is
52 THINGS: When is silverware not silver?

Find everything published this far this year by visiting the 52 THINGS Compendium located here:

11:59:11 From  Frank Jatzek  to  Everyone : If I had only done my direct line I would have never discovered my Canadian relatives
11:59:50 From  DearMYRTLE .  to  All panelists : https://www.historygeo.com/
11:59:51 From  Frances Dielmann  to  Everyone : Just bought the kindle of Chester Creek Murders.
12:00:01 From  Cousin Russ  to  Everyone : https://www.historygeo.com/


IMAGE: (above, left to right) Jennie Fairs, Cheryl Hudson Passy, DearMYRTLE and Live Christensen. This was taken at our usual location MwM RootsTech special in the 3rd floor "glass enclosed nerve center" at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

12:00:57 From  Cousin Russ  to  Everyone  This is the link to the pic of Liv Christensen's first visit to RootsTech. https://www.facebook.com/liv.b.christensen.1/posts/10157590355071150


12:01:02 From  Frances Dielmann  to  Everyone : 11C1R to Miz Myrt (??)
12:01:44 From  Louis Kessler  to  Everyone : Jennie Fairs
12:01:46 From  Sally Smith  to  Everyone : Pat, just discovered you're my 8th cousin once removed.
12:03:09 From  Maria Capaldi  to  Everyone : Yes I heard the same!!Thank you always learn here!!
12:03:10 From  Shelby Bender  to  All panelists : I saw that yesterday as a quote from Dr. Fauci.
12:03:26 From  Linda Freeto  to  Everyone : Thank you for a fun webinar. Have a great week. Linda Waco Texas.
12:03:26 From  Michael Nier  to  Everyone : Thank you.
12:03:34 From  Frances Dielmann  to  Everyone : Thank you!
12:03:45 From  Debbie Graf  to  All panelists : Thank you
12:03:50 From  Donna Cunningham  to  All panelists : Great Session!  I think I'm ready for Roots Tech now!
12:03:54 From  Donna Durland  to  All panelists : no
12:04:14 From  Maria Capaldi  to  Everyone : Have a great day!!
12:04:49 From  Amanda Happel  to  All panelists : Thanks for all the information, I was waiting for more info from RootsTech.org,  and not seeing it, glad I saw your post today on Facebook.    Thank you Thank you!!
12:05:15 From  Michael Nier  to  Everyone : My first RootsTech. Had hoped to attend in person.

12:06:20 From  Diana Smith  to  Everyone : Michael Nier - Too many people for me - I'm happy to have the opportunity to do it virtually!
12:06:22 From  Frank Jatzek  to  Everyone : this week gonna be crazy, starting with Thomas MacEntees Wikitree Week, rootstech and real life
12:06:51 From  Michael Nier  to  Everyone : Diana Smith. I hear you.
12:07:39 From  Hilary Gadsby  to  All panelists : See you Wednesday I need to go now
12:10:24 From  Louis Kessler  to  Everyone : I have Version 4.1.0, OS Version 10 and I see it.
12:10:50 From  Frank Jatzek  to  Everyone : I have 4.1.0 on Android too
12:12:07 From  Barbara Christensen  to  Everyone : What is the Family Search app called
12:12:09 From  Louis Kessler  to  Everyone : I get the Connect by Last Name and it gives my 4 grandparent's surnames.  I continue and I get Matching results:  Braunstein (4), Fossaner (0), German (10), Goretski (0). But none of the 14 people are known relatives to me.
12:16:10 From  Frank Jatzek  to  Everyone : just checked all the spellings of my Canadians...no one at rootstech, sadly

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

52 THINGS: When is silverware not silver?



DearREADERS,
This week's addition to the old steamer trunk is a place setting of my grandmother Frances Irene (Goering) Froman McDonnell's silverware. The answer to the question "when is silverware not silver? appears in the accompanying journal.

This journal includes a fold-out mini floor plan of the apartment grandmother lived in for a few years after she and "Mike" A. McDonnell married. I explained that Mike had a twin named Pat, but their birth certificates and childhood US census enumerations listed them as Dana and Dale McDonnell.

I did a bit of thinking and realized that while our mother did not work, it was our full-time employed grandparents that typically invited us to dinner every week. We always loved the mysterious "big closet" with hat boxes on the top shelf above the clothing. Not many closets were the size of a small den in those days.

Two videos explain how this mini-journal was made:

If you cannot view the embedded video on your device, use this link: https://youtu.be/YpSZWwXF8wo
SD quality is replaced by HD and CC usually within the hour of uploading.



For previous additions to the old steamer trunk, see the 52 Things Compendium.

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

A Less Obvious Benefit of FamilySearch Family Tree and The Mustard and Ketchup Incident



DearREADERS,
As frustrating as it gets to participate in a "one big tree" website, where others can edit my ancestors' profiles, I think the good far outweighs the bad, and it has to do with memories. I have a FamilySearch account, and contribute to the FSFT (FamilySearch Family Tree). 

My view of  the FSFT "one big tree" includes:
  • Both living and deceased members of my family. 
Other people cannot view the profiles of living persons I've added to the FSFT. 
  • As I connect my deceased ancestral profile with others, I find our side of the family inherited the family bible
  • Others have photos of ancestors I've never seen. 



Let's make this more personal. Its all about your VIEW of FSFT.

My daughters and I each have a free account at FSFT. Individually we began adding ourselves, then our parents and grandparents. By the time my children added their grandparents, they found in "possible duplicate" as there are likely profiles for each of them in this "one big tree" because of two things:
  • Their grandparents are deceased,
  • I had previously contributed information on these grandparents to FSFT.

In this manner, we can collaborate together and with other researchers to properly identify attributes and life events of each ancestor.

My 3 daughters and I have entered data on family members. They know I'm a genealogist, but they can only view the info of our common deceased ancestors in FSFT.

What happens when I die?

Once my LDS 1,2 church records are updated upon my death, by my LDS ward clerk, my FSFT profile will be public. As my daughters update their profiles of me AND do a "possible duplicate" search at FSFT, then all can be combined by them.



This means if one daughter had uploaded photos of me, and another a sound clip, all would be combined into my one viewable profile as a deceased person in FSFT. As most are now principally using mobile devices, they'll most likely be using the FamilySearch Memories App.


The Less Obvious Benefit of FamilySearch Family Tree


We, as individuals, value some family memories in common, others are personal favorites. Imagine my profile on FamilySearch, combined with those my daughters each created about me. The result would be a more robust profile about me. My life will then be remembered as more than just a name and a few dates.

For instance, I could record and tag memories of quirky things from my corporate training days - with comments about my changes in teaching style. These are memories that my daughters don’t have in their individual profiles of me. 

More over, each daughter has distinct memories of family events, and other memories they have in common. Just ask about the incident involving squeezable mustard and ketchup containers. Each daughter's take on a family event will vary owing to age and personality differences.


Adding to this, my grandchildren will have uploaded their memories to my combined profile, and my FSFT profile will become something we can barely imagine as the first generation to use the combined assets of the FamilySearch Family Tree. A more robust profile than I could have created myself.

Fast forward 80 years and because of my 4-way combined FamilySearch profile, my 3rd great-grandchildren will know a lot more about me than I know of any of my 3rd great-grandparents.

Kinda cool, isn’t it?

Randy Seaver summed it up perfectly by saying "Of course, each sibling of yours may have a profile for you also. And each child who works in FSFT. And niblings too. There may be a wealth of profiles for each of us. And yes, fast forward, these will be combined, and so forth and so forth."

Gosh, Ol' Myrt here had better mind her Ps and Qs if I want good things to be remembered in my future combined profile. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

PREPARE for RootsTech Connect (it's THIS week!)



DearREADERS,
Thanks to Hilary Gadsby, our gal in Wales, for sharing info about this essential prep video from RootsTech. We watched it live with a few friends and are amazed by the sneak peek of what it will look like when we go to www.RootsTech.org at 7pm Eastern on Wednesday 24th for the Expo Hall Preview (dedicated time before the 11pm Keynote on the Main Stage).

2021 RootsTech is 100% virtual, with currently 314K+ registrants from 214 countries and territories. There is no need for the phone app from previous years. Connect to www.RootsTech.org via phone, tablet and computer. RootsTech sessions are presented in 11 different languages:
  1. Traditional Chinese
  2. Simplified Chinese
  3. English
  4. French
  5. German
  6. Italian
  7. Japanese
  8. Korean
  9. Portuguese
  10. Russian
  11. Spanish
Other classes are presented exclusively in non-English languages bring the total up to 40.

1Myrt recommends printing out the following:
2 Myrt recommends registering for RootsTech Connect to enable:
  • Permit access to chat
  • Create a personal playlist
  • NOTE: You may view all just by going to www.RootsTech.org , but why not have the full conference experience.
3 Myrt also recommends registering for Relatives At RootsTech. 103K+ had thus far registered. 
  • register at https://FamilySearch.org/connect
  • Create or login to your free FamilySearch account, and add to the one big tree.
  • Add about 2-3 generations to the FamilySearch Family Tree, starting with yourself. The more generations, the more likely you'll find Relatives At RootsTech.
4 Myrt recommends viewing this FamilySearch video, since it shows what site navigation will look like when the conference starts.

If you cannot view the "FamilySearch is Live!" video about RootsTech Connect on your device, use this link: https://youtu.be/KiKF0RZL_qA



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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Mondays with Myrt - 15 Feb 2021



DearREADERS,
Mondays with Myrt is a spontaneous collaboration over topics that interest panelists and attendees alike. We viewed the Internet Archive's Twitter feed to find a video about how they scan books - cool tool, eh? 

Randy Seaver shared a 1751 Massachusetts probate record that spanned various changes of "tenor" over time. We demoed live how to use Google to discover the definition of tenor together with middle tenor and new tenor. See Randy's post here:
https://www.geneamusings.com/2021/02/amanuensis-monday-1751-inventory-of.html


IMAGE: Library of Congress website Old tenor into lawful money https://www.loc.gov/resource/rbpe.03500100/

We toured L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, through the magic of Google Maps, with a little help from David Hopper, attendee. He writes "L'Anse Aux Meadow was discovered based on descriptions in the Norse Sagas and then following along to find similar beach features. The archaeologist went ashore and asked if there were any odd mounds in the area. The locals said "Oh, you mean the Indian Mounds?" And thus it was discovered."


That reminded Ol' Myrt of a similar finding portrayed in the move The Dig.

IMAGE: Official Poster for The Dig, Source (WP:NFCC#4) Fair Use

If you can not view the embedded video on your device, use this link: https://youtu.be/q7DBLH81bQs




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SELECTED TYPED CHAT
00:25:54 Sheri Snodgrass: Hello from chilly Iowa!
00:26:03 Flo Merritt: Hello from rainy Oregon
00:26:38 carencay bowen: Hello from Chilly City of Baltimore, Maryland, USA
00:26:39 Melissa Barker: Hello Everyone! Expecting 6-8 inches of snow here in Tennessee! Temps at 14 degrees. Tennesseans don't do snow very well!
00:26:43 Hilary Gadsby: It is much warmer here today
00:26:55 Michelle Grant: Hello from -14 Nebraska
00:26:55 Patricia Jackson: hi from Kentucky, 2” so far on top of last week’s ice.
00:27:33 Frances Dielmann: Hello from Oberursel, Germany
00:27:48 Frances Dielmann: I see the spotlights
00:27:59 Judy Sova: see all
00:28:34 Barbara Gressel: Hi from Springfield, MO where it is -3 degrees and snow.
00:29:52 Dave Robison: Heat wave in Massachusetts! It's almost up to the freezing point!! I can open the windows now.
00:30:04 Frank Jatzek: I do this every Zoom
00:30:37 Melissa Barker: Love Internet Archive!
00:30:41 Cousin Russ: Internet Archive's Twitter post about how they scan books https://twitter.com/internetarchive/status/1358090982189719552
00:31:29 carencay bowen: iPhone has an app that turns it into a scanner
00:31:34 Melissa Barker: Yes but we do have a wonderful set up that was given to us as a gift with a camera that we are using for digitization. Thank You!
00:31:42 Frank Jatzek: we had one that looked almost the same, but that's a first for me to see a plate coming down on the book
00:31:56 Frances Stein: Nice that the original books don't have to be destroyed to do the scanning!
00:32:51 Frank Jatzek: 80k Pound in what time? That must have been a lot of money
00:39:54 Frank Jatzek: remembers me a bit on how Germany changed from reichs mark all the way to euro
00:40:49 Hilary Gadsby: I remember when we changed to decimals in the UK
00:41:31 Randy Seaver: Frank, 8000 pounds in 1750 converts to about 1100 pounds in 1751, so about 1/7 change
00:42:58 Cousin Russ: Old tenor into lawful money https://www.loc.gov/resource/rbpe.03500100/
00:44:22 Randy Seaver: Using Google you can find a bunch of photos of paper money and coins from the colonial times.
00:44:26 Sheri Snodgrass: Parents visited Czechoslovakia in 1985 and traveled to France, Germany, Switzerland - all the money exchanging was interesting - they said it was most common for retailers to have multiple cash drawers rather than do the exchange.
00:45:28 Kirsten Hart: Old Scottish inventories sometimes show both Pounds Sterling and Pounds Scots, and when talking about land they used merks.
00:45:55 Hilary Gadsby: We thought we had problems with things that no longer exist but at least our currency didn't change until 50 years ago
00:46:15 Randy Seaver: I still have French francs and German marks from the 1970s and 1980s.  My kids will find it when they empty the house.
00:47:17 Betty-Lu Burton: Hello from a cold, snowy Arkansas. My internet does not like the cold
00:47:41 Randy Seaver: The only cash I've used this past year has been birthday gifts for the grandkids.  I use cards for everything.
00:48:05 Hilary Gadsby: Lots of people have changed to using cards here now
00:48:12 Frank Jatzek: Randy: I have a Collection of a lot old east German Money to Show around at my moms place, since my nieces and nephews gets interested in east German history
00:48:43 carencay bowen: I went to Safeway that had no cash for change and the ATM was out of cash
00:48:52 Hilary Gadsby: I have not used much cash recently almost entirely paid by card
00:50:37 Betty-Lu Burton: I have an extra account and since I am not able to go shopping. I give that to who is going shopping. I have control over how much money is in it
00:50:39 Sheri Snodgrass: Only cash I've been using is bills in the car to give tips for those who deliver curbside.
00:50:43 Lianne Kruger: Happy Birthday !!
00:51:01 Patricia Jackson: only cash I have used is car wash, their card machine has been out of order
00:51:09 Randy Seaver: It's my grandson Logan's 15th birthday today too - I sent him cash - he has a bank account
00:51:14 Lianne Kruger: Good idea and point Dave
00:52:14 Patricia Jackson: I send checks to grandkids, probably irritating for them, but I still send paper greeting cards
00:53:36 Frank Jatzek: Checks are something no German would understand today
00:53:42 Marian Koalski: I’ve heard only thank-your for sending the youngsters checks. Somehow they cope.
00:54:31 Hilary Gadsby: They wanted to do away with cheques here but have not done so yet
00:55:21 Maria Capaldi: That is the problem with all of the younger generation!!
00:55:25 Marian Koalski: I like to use checks to subscribe to companies like Ancestry that like to auto-renew our charges.
00:56:01 carencay bowen: Financial Awareness is already part of the middle / jr high and high school curriculum
00:56:11 Hilary Gadsby: My son still has his first cheque book
00:56:20 Betty-Lu Burton: the problem is the skills required to write a check are taught in about 3rd grade when the kids have no idea what a check is for even in the old days
00:56:27 Maria Capaldi: Yes!! Overdrafts killer!
00:56:32 Jeanne Courval: Oh, I remember those days, it was an emotional time when you didn't know if those checks were going to clear or not!
00:56:36 Cousin Russ: Liv Birgit Christensen - so that we can look at the pictures when talking about it. Link to the picture: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=2961274150815766&set=gm.2804306916491614
00:56:57 Maria Capaldi: WOW, amazing
00:56:59 Launa Droescher: a loan officer told me 40 pulse years ago they wanted everyone to use credit cards only
00:57:51 Frank Jatzek: Live: did you tied to run Picture restoration Software like Vivid Pix or Myheritage on it?
00:57:55 Frank Jatzek: *tried
00:58:31 Judy Sova: People on FB Random Acts of Photo Restoration have been helping me with some photos, cleaning them up, etc.  in one case, they even eliminated the person in the middle of the shots and put the others side by side.  they’re miracle workers!
00:59:23 Frank Jatzek: Judy: might you Hand us a link to that Group? Sounds interesting
01:00:08 Betty-Lu Burton: I think it was Newfoundland
01:00:13 Barbara Gressel: New Foundland?
01:00:13 David Hopper: Vineland. Labrador and Newfoundland
01:00:54 David Hopper: The historic site is called L'Anse aux Meadow. Fascinating site.
01:01:31 David Hopper: Upper western peninsula.
01:02:55 Betty-Lu Burton: Well at was a major sea road
01:05:26 Sheri Snodgrass: My mom always said you only have to go back to Noah's family
01:06:06 Lisa Constanti: Yes that's in the county next to me
01:06:27 Barbara Gressel: That is a wonderful movie.  I recommend it!
01:06:48 David Hopper: L'Anse Aux Meadow was discovered based on descriptions in the Norse Sagas and then following along to find similar beach features. The archaeologist went ashore and asked if there were any odd mounds in the area. The locals said "Oh, you mean the Indian Mounds?" And thus it was discovered.
01:07:12 Cathy Naborowski: Also recommend the movie. Really interesting.
01:07:26 Betty-Lu Burton: I watch a program on YouTube called 'Time Team' and they go and do archeology all over the UK. It is amazing the different things they can use to find the sites
01:09:22 David Hopper: And right across the strait is a place called Red Bay. It was a Basque whaling settlement discovered by Thelma Huxley. 
01:09:25 Maria Tegtmeier: Sarah Parak has a few Ted Talk's about finding lost civilizations using satellites. https://www.ted.com/talks/sarah_parcak_hunting_for_peru_s_lost_civilizations_with_satellites?language=en

01:11:45 Cousin Russ: This week's installment is ready! 52 THINGS: Heart-Shaped Earrings with Thoughts About Department Stores https://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2021/02/52-things-heart-shaped-earrings-with.html
01:14:53 carencay bowen: I remember  Robinson department store  with the lunch counter
01:15:00 Betty-Lu Burton: i guess you could say a Department store is a fancy, wal-mart
01:15:28 Randy Seaver: Sears have closed everything here...a COVID vax center is in the Chula Vista Sears building at the mall.
01:15:46 Sheri Snodgrass: Will be like our excitement about reading the old Sears, Roebucks catalogs
01:16:24 carencay bowen: Remember Pic N Save / the five and dime stores
01:16:25 Patricia Jackson: I made a point of taking my son to the department store in Dayton OH that I grew up with, shortly before it closed and was demolished
01:16:48 carencay bowen: Thrifts Drug Store with the Ice Cream counter
01:17:20 Maria Tegtmeier: Being from a small town we loved looking through the Old Department Store Catalogs.  We LOVED looking through the thick department Catalogs at Christmas time.  It was magical.
01:17:33 Cyndy Bray: Myrt- Don't know if you might be interested, but We R Memory Keepers makes a great little book binding tool that is easy to use and great fun
01:17:44 Lisa Constanti: There have also been similar job losses at Selfridges and Harrods and our Debenhams stores have been acquired by Boohoo - likely to shut flagship stores and make it online
01:18:10 carencay bowen: my stores were in California - San Fernando Valley
01:18:24 Hilary Gadsby: Department stores are disappearing over here
01:18:34 Judy Sova: department stores traditionally carried soft goods and hard goods.
01:18:41 Jeanne Courval: When I first came to NYC in early 1980's, Macy's 34th street, they had a coffee bar in the mezzanine.  It was heavenly.
01:18:51 Pat Kuhn: Lit Brothers Candy department was my favorite!
01:19:00 Frank Jatzek: I think the closest Thing to your Department stores here in Berlin would be the Kaufhaus des Westens, but it is very luxury now
01:19:11 Dave Robison: The largest mall here in Western Mass is being re-purposed as a vaccination center. Huge crowds due to poor planning.
01:19:21 Sheri Snodgrass: Here in the Midwest it was Younkers
01:19:25 Maria Capaldi: Woolworths 5+10
01:19:54 Jeanne Courval: When I was in Bangkok years ago, they had the most amazing department stores.  I hope they are still there.
01:22:35 Judy Sova: Detroit had Hudson’s which was bought by Macy’s they tore down the beautiful flagship store in Downtown Detroit.
01:23:55 Randy Seaver: My grandfather Lyle Carringer worked 55 years at San Diegos first department store - Marstons.  Started as a "cash boy" in 1905 at age 14 and ended up being an Auditor. All cash of course.
01:24:57 Jeanne Courval: You should take  a folding chair because I have heard the lines can be so long and waits can really long.
01:25:34 carencay bowen: sales ladies knew our names and held items for us with being asked because they new our styles and colors
01:25:38 Maria Capaldi: And Gloves to boot!
01:25:38 Randy Seaver: We were in and out of the COVID center in 45 minutes.  Had to sit for 15 minutes after the shot.
01:25:57 Jeanne Courval: ooh, lucky you!!
01:26:24 Dave Robison: In the mid 60s, I was pumping gas at a local gas station. The owner had set up a charge plate system. It contained the customer's name and an account number...a 3 digital account number!
01:26:38 Dave Robison: ...a 3 digit account number
01:27:35 Doris Haskell: Filene’s Bargain Basement
01:28:07 Lianne Kruger: West Edmonton Mall
01:28:29 Jeanne Courval: Yes, Filene's main store in Boston was amazing.  I got my wedding dress there in 1989 in the basement.
01:28:48 Betty: I've been to the West Edmonton Mall when it was the largest
01:28:51 carencay bowen: did you mean Filene's Basement  and remember Loehmann
01:28:55 Launa Droescher: in 1960 want  to department  store of material for making clothing. boy was that a treat
01:29:18 Lianne Kruger: Has a full ice rink, a replica of the Santa Maria, Mini golf course, amusement park, and a water park all in the mall. It is 8 blocks long and 4 blocks wide,
01:29:22 Betty: I think we ordered fabric from Sear's catalog
01:29:36 Doris Haskell: It hasn’t really changed. Some people are just trying to exploit it.
01:29:55 Betty-Lu Burton: I think it now just a day to remember/celebrate all the presidents
01:30:10 Jeanne Courval: Actually, I read recently that it is supposed to Washington's Birthday, but colloquially got changed to Presidents' Day.
01:30:16 Lianne Kruger: It is Family Day here in Canada
01:30:22 Jeanne Courval: That was because of Nixon and the oil crisis
01:30:43 Leah Smith: Now Honors all former Presidents, I think.  Someone even posted a photo of DRT with a Happy Presidents' Day message.
01:30:59 Doris Haskell: Lincoln is Feb 12th and Washington is Feb 22nd and mine is Feb 19th.
01:31:04 carencay bowen: the marketing group were probably trying not to focus on President in other counties
01:31:20 Jeanne Courval: I believe it is supposed to me Washingtin's birthday because not every state celebrated Lincoln's birthday.
01:32:04 Lianne Kruger: Scanning them in, have a backup and it is online. Shared with family members as well
01:32:28 Maria Capaldi: Beautiful
01:32:32 Jeanne Courval: Yes, birth
01:35:24 Lianne Kruger: I have letters from 1800s that I have carefully scanned in, transcribed and uploaded them to online to share them with family and as a 3rd backup
01:36:23 Betty: Baptism & marriage certificates of Mom & grandparents in sheet protectors in the safety deposit box for now.
01:37:16 Randy Seaver: I have what I've found digitized and many are in a special book in sheet protectors.
01:37:30 Lianne Kruger: I have them in plastic folders (acid free) in a binder
01:37:40 Betty: 150 year old letters donated to county History Museum.  Encapsulated and stored in fire protected equipment.
01:38:03 Melissa Barker: The most important part of preserving our documents is to story them in a cool, dark and dry place. Temperature and humidity fluctuations will destroy our records.
01:38:30 Lianne Kruger: This is great!
01:39:02 Melissa Barker: Yes, held together by static electricity.
01:39:23 Lianne Kruger: Thanks
01:39:42 Cousin Russ: https://www.my-history.co.uk/acatalog/Acid-Free_Storage_Boxes_and_Envelopes.html
01:39:44 Dave Robison: I have some mid 19th century deeds for our church. They had them in a drawer I insisted that I should put them in archival sleeves which I did. But now they don't know where to store them! They're on my shelf in my office...
01:40:29 Barbara Gressel: I have my grandmother's beautiful nightgown.  She was so tiny.
01:40:41 Lianne Kruger: Thank you!
01:40:42 Jeanne Courval: What about painting, or art work.  My mother and her painting class went to places in back country in San Diego County.  Some of the farms and houses now are gone.  They are meaningful to me, but not to my daughter and later not so much.
01:40:43 Flo Merritt: Thank you
01:40:44 Lianne Kruger: Good luck
01:40:44 Betty: Thank You!
01:40:51 Frank Jatzek: thank you myrt
01:41:16 Maria Capaldi: Always Do!!
01:41:34 Maria Capaldi: Thank you!