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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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"Mondays with Myrt becomes Wednesdays with Myrt,  29 July 1015"  Now that is doing real time research (1015).
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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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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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Cedar, Smith County, Kansas. 
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For our UK Searchers and those who followed our Genealogy and the Law series, here is a blog post by +Judy G. Russell that you might want to read.
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This book is available on Ancestry website if you have a subscription.
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Fairly accurate, though somewhat forced, overview of our genea-world.

http://m.fastcompany.com/3048513/ancestors-inc-inside-the-remarkable-rise-of-the-genealogy-industry
MyHeritage asked its 80 million members for photos of ancestors that strongly resembled them, and the family-tree business grew yet again.
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THEY may be slightly torn and fading to a dull shade of yellow, but family photos will always be treasured.
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From where I used to live. Such a beautiful part of #Australia. The local daily paper really supports the local people. I miss it very much. #genealogy #familyhistory well supported in #Queensland
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A Rhode Island judge has vacated the murder conviction of a man who has spent 23 years in prison for a 1982 killing.
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How I wish there was a "portable" version of this translation technology for use on any website I care to research.
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For sure!
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Providing practical, down-to-earth advice for family historians since 1995.

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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Happy to add something in the software area. I had hoped to get more discussion on the software in my community. Many of the software programs we use are not specific to genealogy. Folks just need to know how to use the tools available. There are lots of free things.
I think that understanding spreedsheets and documents and the shortcuts are fundamental as other programs also use these. Anything that helps to reduce the time taken inputting information.
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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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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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+Kristin Cleage 

Awesome. Thank you.

There are stories to be found in those records.

Russ
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Wish every archive would provide scanners to digitize files for free if a copy goes to its website not just the patron. BRAVO to NARA for creating the INNOVATION HUB.

http://aotus.blogs.archives.gov/2015/07/20/the-innovation-hub-2/
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.  So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your ...
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For those who have been following Mastering Genealogical Proof, here is an article by Elizabeth Shown Mills. Well worth the time to read and understand what she has written.

UPDATED Link:

 https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-13-classes-evidence%E2%80%94direct-indirect-negative
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Interesting!
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More from Denise ... Just awesome
Posted by Denise May Levenick on July 17, 2015 in Research. This is a guest post by Denise May Levenick, The Family Curator. Photographs are the treasures of any family history collection. Documents can verify kinship and share the details of everyday life, but photos allow us to see firsthand ...
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+Denise Levenick 

Looked like the "parking lot" was full, and nicely sorted

Russ
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Genealogists love cemeteries! Cemeteries can be critical for finding information related to the births and deaths of our ancestors. When there is a lack of records sometimes the only information we have will be on a gravestone. In this article...
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ANNOUNCING Our prize winners from Saturday's *Genealogy Game Night, 11July 2015

- Jason Holt  who won PayPal funds to purchase the digital Evidence Explained, 3rd Edition

- Tracy Minsterman who won Genealogical Proof Standard by Christine Rose, shipped from Ol' Myrt's remote offices at Amazon.com

- Charlene Filipiak who won the Microsoft LX3000 headset, shipped from Ol' Myrt's remote offices at Amazon.com

Our NEXT Genealogy Game Night will be held Saturday, 8 Aug 2015. Details to follow as the time draws near.

FOR FURTHER READING with links to the July prize offerings:
http://blog.geneawebinars.com/2015/07/lets-play-whos-in-my-line-saturday.html
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Thanks to Ol' Myrt's Facebook friend Helen Smith for this link:
http://www.carolinegurney.com/mariners.html
Links for Family History and Genealogy Research
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Just a heads up on what's happening to our hangout schedule in light of DearMYRTLE's upcoming family reunion trip.

http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2015/07/dearmyrtles-abbreviated-hangout.html
DearREADERS, Yup! I think by now, you've heard about our upcoming Pacific Northwest family reunion at Orcas Island, Washington. As such, +Cousin Russ and Ol' Myrt here are hosting the following Hangouts on Air this coming week: MONDAYS WITH MYRT - 13 July 2015. Practical, down-to-earth advice ...
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Tears flow when we make breakthroughs discovering family relationships. Find out about the miracle that occurred live during WACKY Wednesday.

#genealogy  
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Blessings!!🌳
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