Oct 18 Words that are a foot-and-a-half long?
While reading a bit of commentary from north of the border, I came across a word, a big word unknown to me, sesquipedalian. So I had to look it up, and Douglas Harper and his Online Etymology Dictionary don’t disappoint. 1610s, “person...
Oct 18 I’m an Arschloch, a big Arschloch! Anyone have answers as to why?
People have been tweeting at me in German, in Serbian, in Russian. And I haven’t had such a good time on Twitter in awhile. I’ve been using Google to help me translate. Also gut, @aaronjhill. Ich habe Deine Hauptseite gelesen. Du bist ...
Oct 17 Goodbye, Cousin
THERE ARE LOTS of us, no doubt. Cousins, that is. As you go back in time, the fewer the people and therefore the increased likelihood that any two people today share a common ancestor. Such is the case with a roguish character who sailed for Ameri...
Oct 16 Indian Lake, Ohio
The Hill family has lived in this area of western Ohio around Indian Lake since the early 19th century, 1810 to be precise. Cousins still live there. So learning that HGTV will be focusing on the lake is good news for me because I am always strivi...
Oct 13 My thinking on Congress & career politicians hasn’t changed much in...
“You shouldn’t have to spend 20 years in political office before you get elected to Congress. It’s supposed to be a citizen legislature, not a professional government. It’s time to reevaluate the entire system.” That’s what...
Oct 9 This is just bizarro. It’s not okay to say OK with your hand?!
A-OK isn’t OK? The ACLU is giving us speech codes, what’s acceptable to do and say, and what’s not?! This is a betrayal of everything they claim to represent! ajh Advertisements
Oct 6 Five thousand! I now have 5,000 followers on the Twitter.
No doubt some are bots, but most are real, live people. I know. I’ve checked, trying to weed out the crap. It’s been slow & steady progress for weeks to get there. I’ve been using an app called Chumder. Except I don’t a...
Oct 3 One of the sailors killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor has fin...
Walter Rogers was his name. He was from South Dakota and stationed on the USS Oklahoma. “He was just a typical teenager. He loved cars and all things mechanical. It was during the Depression, and no one had any money. We were a very poor family, b...
Aug 8 The latest from Myrt's Musings
DearREADERS, Have you been missing posts from DearMYRTLE's new blog Myrt's Musings ? These are the posts I've made during the last few weeks, even though I've technically been on vacation. Myrt's Musings Genealogical Flat-Lining Are you ready for ...
Aug 1 Gramps 4.2.6 released
The Gramps team releases version 4.2.6, a maintenance release. Think on backup before upgrade! Fixes and changes since 4.2.5 release: Fix HasCitation rule in citation filter sidebar Fix use of regular expressions Date Editor had ‘Type’...
Jul 7 Announcing: DearMYRTLE's new blog "Myrt's Musings"
DearREADERS, Yup! I've taken the plunge and designed a new blog called Myrt's Musings . It will include all the news, hangouts announcements and opinionated moderating my DearREADERS have come to expect. So head on over to http://DearMYRTLE.com/bl...
Jul 3 Don't Panic! Review The Written Conclusion Study Group instead
DearREADERS, While it's true there are no DearMYRTLE hangouts this month, don't panic . Ol' Myrt here has a suggestion for you. What can you possibly do in place of Mondays with Myrt in July 2017? Spend the time reviewing The Written Conclusion St...
Jun 28 National Archives (US) Hosts Free “Write” Stuff Festival for Kids J...
NOTE From DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friends at the National Archives (US). 4th-6th graders may participate online or in person. Literacy, Writing and Research Festival Celebrates Summer Vacation! Washington, DC —  The Na...
Jun 28 RootsMagic 7.5 now integrates with Ancestry
NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at RootsMagic.  Last year,  we announced  we were working with Ancestry® to integrate Ancestry Hints® and Ancestry’s records and online trees with our softw...
Jun 26 Follow-up: Valerie's Listing of EE Tabs
DearREADERS, WACKY Wednesday attendees were excited to learn from Valerie Eichler Lair of ValsRoots.com as she demonstrated how inserting tabs facilitates quicker access to the 900-page EE. This is the link to Valerie's EE Tabs List  from her...
Jun 26 No more FHL microfilm? Myrt's take
DearREADERS, The LDS Church and subsequently FamilySearch sent out notices regarding the digitization efforts at FamilySearch and the decision to cease distribution of microfilm effective 1 September 2017. Naturally, this is a topic ripe for discu...
Jun 3 Register Now: DearMYRTLE Hangouts June 2017
DearREADERS, Next month Mr. Myrt and I will be traveling, so let's hangout this month for some mighty special events. How about a two-part   家族 Japanese Family History Research presented by English speaking Japanese genealogy research special...
May 19 A Fond Farewell
May 18 The Science Behind AncestryDNA -- #NGS2017GEN
May 17 UPDATE: Family Nexus App
DearREADERS, One of my cousins, David Taylor, sent me the following new info about his Family Nexus App. That's the one that gets Ol' Myrt's Apple Watch buzzing when I drive down I-15 past places where our ancestors are bur ied. I think you are go...
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