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Myrt's Next Hangout  - 
 
HERE is where all may VIEW and COMMENT during the SCOTLAND GENEALOGY STUDY GROUP - 5 Aug 2015  with Claire V. Brisson-Banks, AG hosted by DearMYRTLE. We will be using online syllabus materials, with sample documents from each record group discussed.

WHEN:
Wednesdays
17 June 2015
24 June 2015
(Break for GRIP)
8 July 2015
15 July 2015
(Break)
(Break for BYU FHConference)
5 Aug 2015
12 Aug 2015
(Break for BYU Education Week)
26 Aug 2015
2 Sep 2015
9 Sep 2015
16 Sep 2015
23 Sep 2015
30 Sep 2015
 7 Oct 2015

Noon Eastern US (New York)
11am Central US (Chicago)
10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)
UTC-7 hours

If you need a time zone converter, here's one DearMYRTLE recommends:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

We open the "green room" 15 minutes early if you'd like to test out your microphone and webcam. Consider JOINing the panel when we "scramble" to mix up the conversation a bit with new panelists

RECORDED VERSION
If you miss the live events, catch the archived version at your convenience: http://bit.ly/MyrtsPrevious
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We got back from our trip to Scotland on July 18th.  What a beautiful place.  My husband would like to live in Edinburgh.  He never says that!  We had such a wonderful time.  It was so nice to see where my ancestors lived.
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Gold Star Mothers... Their servicemen children made the ultimate sacrifice. 
Original data: List of Mothers and Widows of American Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines Entitled to Make a Pilgrimage to War Cemeteries in Europe. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1930. Records Relating to Pilgrimages of Gold Star Mothers and Widows, 1930–1933. NAI 6161915.
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Myrt's Next Hangout  - 
 
WACKY Wednesday - 5 Aug 2015. It's about the most fun you can have in a hangout, learning with one of DearMYRTLE's very distant cousins. We start the live broadcast as follows:

9pm Eastern (New York)
8pm Central (Chicago)
7pm Mountain (Denver, Salt Lake City)
6pm Pacific (Los Angeles)
UTC-7 hours

If you need a time zone converter, this is the one Ol' Myrt uses:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html
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"Finding Your Roots" will return for season three, but whether the celebrity genealogy series that buried an uncomfortable fact about Ben Affleck's ancestor continues after that remains in doubt, PBS' chief executive said.
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BY GEORGE, I THINK HE'S GOT IT!!! We know the change is already in progress. Our emails won't alter the restructuring of the collection and reuse of the library building. Dick has quit moaning, and come up with a workable plan.

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/30/a-proposal-to-solve-the-relocation-and-downsizing-of-the-arizona-state-library-genealogy-collection/
Warning: This article contains personal opinions! Two days ago, I republished an article from Judy Russell's blog, The Legal Genealogist, entitled “Arizona State Library Genealogy Collection is Thr...
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Thanks for the additional input +J Longley​. 😊
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URGENT REMINDER
Please pose your general comments outside the DearMYRTLE community. Personal posts are clouding the community stream while Ol' Myrt here has been traveling. Sadly several have asked to leave the community as a result. Remember, this community is to discuss posts +DearMYRTLE​ and +Cousin Russ​​ add to this community stream. Every time a post is made, it is distributed to nearly 3,000 people.

I've removed six people. 😔

Let's get back to the fun of substantive conversations about our favorite topic - genealogy.




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Gee, Pat, you just can't get a break! Enjoy the rest your vacation!
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URGENT! -- Arizona State Genealogy Library in jeopardy
Access to one of Arizona ’s largest genealogical collections is being threatened in a move from the Arizona State Library in the Arizona State Capital to the Arizona State Archives, 1901 W. Madison, both in Phoenix , Arizona .  In the email sent to the Fami...
Access to one of Arizona 's largest genealogical collections is being threatened in a move from the Arizona State Library in the Arizona State Capital to the Arizona State Archives, 1901 W. Madison, both in Phoenix , Arizona . In the email sent to the Family History Society of Arizona President, ...
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We're going to be involved, are YOU ???

Please stay tuned for our schedule.
 
Want to get more involved in family history but don’t know where to begin? Indexing is a simple way to start, and here is the perfect opportunity. Be a part of something big, and get your feet wet by participating in this year’s Worldwide Indexing Event. #FuelTheFind 
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Absolutely! I loved this last year! :)
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Pat Richley-Erickson
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DearREADERS, Every year FamilySearch Indexing poses a new challenge for the genea-community to encourage folks to index the millions of digital images being added each week to FamilySearch.org. Last year, it was a 24-hour challenge and of course, Ol' Myrt and +Cousin Russ were there for the ...
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DearREADERS, Plans are under way to hold four, 60-90 minute study group sessions focused on chapters 1 and 2 of Elizabeth Shown Mills' Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, 3rd edition (1), commonly referred to as EE. This post constitutes a call for panelists ...
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DearMYRTLE
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Myrt's Next Hangout  - 
 
2015 Worldwide Indexing Project Kick-Off. +DearMYRTLE and +Cousin Russ support this week-long special indexing event sponsored by +FamilySearch and +FamilySearch Indexing. We begin our kick-off festivities as follows:

Noon Eastern US (New York)
11am Central US (Chicago)
10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

If you need a time zone converter, here's one DearMYRTLE recommends:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

We open the "green room" 15 minutes early if you'd like to test out your microphone and webcam. Consider JOINing the panel when we "scramble" to mix up the conversation a bit with new panelists

RECORDED VERSION
If you miss the live events, catch the archived version at your convenience: http://bit.ly/MyrtsPrevious
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+Lori Meyer you can start with the conversation but you confirm what you can with records. Sometimes they don't agree and that is when you need to know why.
Indexes are the way we find our family amongst the records without them we can face a long fruitless search. I remember the days of searching on microfiche for birth, marriage and death registrations in the UK. Now we can interrogate the databases and have a list of possible candidates in seconds or minutes.
Finding original records is the only way we can be sure we have a sound conclusion and indexing makes this possible.
I will be indexing for this event and hope to be at all the hangouts.
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MONDAYS WITH MYRT -3 Aug 2015. This is where all may VIEW and COMMENT. Practical, down-to-earth advice for family historians. Let's talk about what's trending in the world of #Genealogy. We start at:

Noon Eastern US (New York)
11am Central US (Chicago)
10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

If you need a time zone converter, here's one DearMYRTLE recommends:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

We open the "green room" 15 minutes early if you'd like to test out your microphone and webcam. Consider JOINing the panel when we "scramble" to mix up the conversation a bit with new panelists

RECORDED VERSION
If you miss the live events, catch the archived version at your convenience: http://bit.ly/MyrtsPrevious
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I wrote a blog post this afternoon with screenshots of how my toolbox looks in OneNote. 
http://mytrailsintothepast.blogspot.com/2015/08/using-onenote-to-create-genealogy.html
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This is my favorite read this DECADE! (And I read a lot of blog posts as you can imagine!) Thank-you +Becky Jamison​. ❤

Ernie sure does love his two little ones. (Present tense intended, may he rest in peace.)

How precious to hear first hand that he delighted in observing your cute actions and the funny way you'd say things. It felt like we were right there at the time.

Top this off with the pictures you've got. Wow, just wow. 
For the last year I’ve been acting as “Conservator” for my father’s estate, following his May 13, 2014 death. My work has involved sorting, organizing, scanning and archiving his life’s paperwork and photos.  My dad was an ...
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Thank you very much, +Randy Seaver! My father just keeps giving to me (and our genealogy community).  
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DearMYRTLE
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Thinking about possible fourth-quarter 2015 study group sessions. How would you rate these? What would you add?

PROPOSED COURSE
Tracing Immigrant Origins
US centric, based on FamilySearch wiki of the same title.

PROPOSED COURSE
Software for Genealogists
Anti-virus, ad blockers, backup plans, cloud file storage, genealogy management software (Win, Mac), writing tools (blogs, word processing, citation models, analysis tools), scanning and preservation, digital filing systems, portable technology (iOS, Droid), sharing what you've gathered (blogs, YouTube videos, print on demand book and DVD publishing, banners and framed art). These should probably be broken down into individual miniseries of 2-4 sessions.

PROPOSED COURSE
Maps for Genealogists

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Tomorrow +Cousin Russ​​ and I will finalize our calendar if study groups. Our AC broke yesterday. (Fixed now, thank heavens!) Now Russ us off whale watching for the day. (Harrah!) Thanks for being patient with us. 😊
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For those who have watched and/or participate in the Beginning Genealogy series, we used and shared a Google+ Sheet for our research. The TAB labeled Record Links provided a list of Record Groups or Database Titles for our research. Google's Search Feature, allows us to Search for a Data Collection, within a Google Sheet, and it will return up to Two (2) websites that have that collection. I have continued to update that list and now we are up to 266 Links to those collections. The 2nd column describes Where that collection is (Free / Fee / Pay as you go).

BUT, did you know, that like EXCEL, you can filter only those collections found on a specific Website. Say for example, Family Search. So, as the  Image shows, you can SELECT the website you want to look at.

I continue to update that list AND have made it available for you to Download it. and I demonstrated that several times during our  HOA's. It's in the File Menu, and you can download your own copy of that Google Sheets.

Here is a link to that Google Sheet.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CXE1JFJ9HJaaGsbUPe7y0iPUX6_xnakSVL7S9XBIqUo/edit?usp=sharing

IF YOU have a collection that isn't on that list, and you want it added, PLEASE leave a Comment in the Google Sheet and I will pick it up and add that collection to list.

Thank you
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UPDATE: Mondays with Myrt becomes Wednesdays with Myrt,  29 July 2015; SAME time, SAME Place.

THIS is where all may VIEW and COMMENT on Mondays with Myrt - 27 July 2015. Practical, down-to-earth advice for family historians. Let's talk about what's trending in the world of #Genealogy . We start at:

Noon Eastern US (New York)
11am Central US (Chicago)
10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

If you need a time zone converter, here's one DearMYRTLE recommends:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTM5jnC0-eg
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Randy, there is room for a croquet set. 
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Cedar, Smith County, Kansas. 
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