Dec 21 PS 22: Let There Be Peace on Earth
DearMYRTLE's contribution to footnoteMaven's Tradition of Blog Caroling 2014 includes the thought: "...and become as little children..." Let there be peace on earth And let it begin with me. Let there be peace on earth The peace that was meant to ...
Dec 21 Online genealogy webinars, hangouts and chats this week
DearREADERS, Thanks to the centralized calendar at, genealogists interested in learning more about our craft may register for these online seminars coming up this week. Be sure to verify the time in your neck of the woods.  ...
Dec 21 Building Community: Call to Action - what's missing?
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Dec 21 Buried Separately?
Dec 20 UN: International Decade for People of African Descent
DearREADERS, Thank-you to George Geder for letting me know about the United Nation's International Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024 in his post The Invisible Man, Yet Again . “People of African Descent: recognition, justice and devel...
Dec 20 Digital Newspapers May Index Unindexed Court Records
Dec 20 Maybe Not the Reason You Think
Dec 20 Ferguson: Unintentional Bias - Call to Action for program chairs
DearREADERS, What strikes me is the mutual respect expressed by Geoff Rasmussen and George Geder  and others as we've discussed publicly and privately What does Ferguson teach the genealogy community? Mutual respect is key. I also see George'...
Dec 20 Ferguson: Thoughts on Unintentional Bias
DearREADERS, Thank-you to Eva Goodwin who commented on Ferguson: Geoff's response . This wise lady reminded me there is a difference between "pigeon-holing and seeking niche advice." In my own household, Mr. Myrt is listening for Union Civil War i...
Dec 19 Wondering about the new VIGR "interactive" option
DearREADERS, Now, it appears Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research is changing it's presentation format, but just for participants who pay extra. Ol' Myrt here still has two important questions for VIGR administrators, still unnamed on the we...
Dec 19 Beware the Accuracy of the Darned Census
Dec 19 Mortgages Without Deeds?
Dec 18 Shares Global Family History Survey Results
Dec 18 Alphabetical Order Strips Clues
Dec 17 Ferguson: George's reply
DearREADERS, The conversation about What does Ferguson teach the genealogy community? evolved with Ferguson: Geoff's response and now, we have George Geder's reply reprinted here with his permission: Hello Geoff, First, let me say thank you for yo...
Dec 17 Findmypast Making Progress Digitizing PERSI Articles
Dec 17 Tips from a 1936 Wedding Announcement
Dec 16 Insider Ketchup
Dec 16 Abbreviate the Confusion
Dec 15 Mocavo: 12 Days of Census countdown
DearREADERS, Our friends at have written to announce their 12 Days of Census countdown. So what's Mocavo? It's a search global genealogy search engine website with it's own emerging collection of genealogy databases. We want to thank yo...
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