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NEXT on the docket - JAPANESE FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH presented by English speaking Japanese genealogy research specialists Valerie Brown Elkins and Linda Harms Okazaki. We begin the live broadcast at 10am. Register here: http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/japanese_1.html
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Looking forward to tonight's DNAGen Study Group with Blaine T. Bettinger. We've studied Chapter 6 in advance. The live broadcast starts at 9pm EDT. http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/dnagen6.html
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If this is an inappropriate post, please delete but I figured Ol' Myrt was a good way to get the word out to a lot of people.

I am looking to talk with anyone who manages a vertical file for a society or library.
I have volunteered for the task for a local society and I just want to find out how others are tracking the items in the vertical file.
Ours started out hand-written in a spiral notebook, and has evolved into a spreadsheet with one column that has the name of the item.
I can basically change anything I want as far a tracking the items. The only thing I was told is that the names written on the actual folders cannot be changed.
I am not going to change the current system unless I see a better, easier way. I think there probably is a better way but I don't know what it is.
I want to keep it relatively simple and do not want to move into the true database solution. I think a more expanded spreadsheet may be the answer, with columns to categorize, etc.

So I am welcoming any suggestions or a more detailed discussion!!

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A few questions/comments for DearMYRTLE: 1) Solved a bunch of technical problems with my laptop and my smartphone with a new router. I never thought of doing that! 2) I'm trying to promote MWM and other DearMYRTLE hangouts but I want to know if I'm doing it in the most efficient manner. For example, I just posted on our new WMGS indexing group on the WMGS FB page, my Old Bones FB page and my personal page. I added the link but thought I could do more. 3) In spite of everything working to near perfection, it still seems to take an inordinate amount of time for hangouts.dearmyrtle.com to open. And 4) Jus' tryin' to do the right thing! 

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MONDAYS WITH MYRT 19 June 2017 starts in 1 hour. Practical, down to earth advice for family historians. Register here: http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/19june2017mwm.html
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FAMILY HISTORY CONSULTANTS - Session 3
Sunday, 18 June 2017
9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)

AGENDA
Practical Assistance & Temple Attendance

- Sunday School Class - "Not your grandmother's genealogy."
- What's a Ward Family History Night?
- 1 on 1 consultations using Skype and hangouts for member tech support.
- Is FamilySearch.org the best place for one's compiled genealogy?
- How to segue to a genealogy management program like RootsMagic
- Are we encouraging "Quick Click" Genealogy?
- GPS The Genealogical Proof Standard
- How are ward members' family ordinance cards filed at your temple?
- How are temple ordinance stats aggregated in your ward?
- Reports from participants

REGISTER HERE:
http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/fhconsultants_3.html
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Genealogy Game Night starts in 2 hours. Bring your headset mic and earphones. Panelists are entered to win tonight's prize. We can swap people on and off the panel. IT IS A FUN way to tell an ancestor's story. http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com

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WACKY Wednesday - EE Tabs with Valerie Eichler Lair. We have waited over two months for this hangout. Taking a look at Ol' Myrt's Evidence Explained you'd see she needs to clean up her sticky notes and use Valerie's tab system. We begin the live broadcast at 9pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York) http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/ww_eetabs.html
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THIS is where we will continue the conversation. MONDAYS with MYRT 12 June 2017 live broadcast that starts in about 45 minutes. Come prepared to share a genealogical breakthrough. 😊http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/next-hangout.html
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