May 26 ARCHIVED: FamilySearch Pilot Indexing Tool
  DearREADERS, Check out the FamilySearch Pilot Indexing Tool - a Chrome Browser Extension . That means the "software" to index online images is installed on your browser, not your computer's hard drive. This is not the same as the usual Fami...
May 26 ARCHIVED: British and Irish Military Records Study Group
  DearREADERS, Sandra Williamson caught the recorded version of Tuesday's hangout and reports: "Great session enjoyed it very much even if I was a day late to the party. It made me think I have military relatives that I hadn'€™t really consid...
May 26 News Ketchup for 26 May 2016
May 25 The Irish & Their Diaspora
I enjoy picking up old copies of magazines and perusing them for anything that may interest me. A good place that offers up free copies are Christian Science Reading Rooms, which speckle the country. They are everywhere. So when I am near one, I s...
May 25 Maybe I should hunt Canada geese in Cedar Rapids. I hate Canadians.
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May 25 God bless our veterans!
I recently discovered the resting places of a few ancestors in Elgin, Illinois, where folks are planning a great Memorial Day celebration, which is quite fitting, I think. “I feel passionate about helping and recognizing veterans, especially those...
May 25 Ancestry.com Preparing Large German Record Collection
May 24 Test: Treasures from Old Newspapers (Using Adobe Spark)
DearREADERS, Inspired by a post by Amy Johnson Crow , Ol' Myrt here decided to forgo training videos and directions and was delighted to discover the fun of using this new website Adobe Spark for making short subject videos - basically a series of...
May 24 Forty Years of Bread, Peanut Butter & Salami
“It just seems to me that giving and caring for others is one of the real gifts that we have.” — a gentleman who makes sandwiches, with homemade bread, for students at Berkeley, and who has done so for forty years A man who knows the value of rand...
May 24 Border problem? There ain’t no border problem!
The sheriff of Pinal County, Arizona has warned residents and visitors that hit men hired by Mexican drug cartels are at work in the area. There have been gun fights between them and law enforcement, including Border Patrol officers. “[I]nterviews...
May 24 Eskimo, Eskimo, Eskimo, Eskimo, Eskimo, Eskimo!
President Obama has signed into law a measure that abolishes the terms Negro, American Indian, Eskimo, Oriental, Indians, Aleut and “Spanish speaking individual of Spanish descent” from use. When will we ban the word government? How about bureaucr...
May 24 New York Genealogical and Biographical Society: Strategic Planning ...
Note from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) wants to hear from you! Take a few moments tell the NYG&am...
May 24 Feel the Bern, Hillary
Well, I have once again officially joined the Democrat Party. I did it once before, in 2008, when Obama snatched away the nomination from Bill & Hillary. Now, Bernie is in a similar position against her, though he is in a much better and stron...
May 24 NGS: Two unique on-site research trips
DearREADERS, Need guided research at Fr. Wayne, Indiana or Washington, DC research facilities? The National Genealogical Society has a few spaces left. Here's more info: Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 15-19 August 2016 Washingto...
May 24 Ancestry ProGenealogists Expands to Larger Facility
May 23 There’s nothing like a good Nazi flick!
Karl Malden & Marlon Brando or Hitler & friends A conversation between friends one day in the Sixties before heading out to the local cinema. “Wanna catch a movie?” “Sure.” “What do you prefer? Karl Malden and Marlon Brando or Hitler and h...
May 23 VIDEO: Mondays With Myrt - 23 May 2016 now available
DearREADERS, Mary Lou Gravatt said "While waiting for the hang out to start I did a search in MyHeritage.com books. The first 3 were about my husband's 3rd great grandfather one show him on a list from Castle Garden dated Oct. 30, 1850." BRAVO! Ol...
May 23 Monday Mailbox: Genealogy Search Engines
May 20 REGISTER for next week's DearMYRTLE study groups hangouts
DearREADERS, We're adding a new British and Irish Military Records Study Group this coming week. Here's the official lineup. As usual, participants must register for each hangout, then click the link in the confirmation email to both VIEW and COMM...
May 19 Ancestry.com Provides Some Free Educational Opportunities
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