Dec 15 One hundred years ago, in December of 1917, American National Guard...
In December of 1917 the soldiers of the 42nd Division, all previously serving in National Guard units, were in France, waiting for training. Among the men was my great grandmother’s brother, huddling for warmth with the thousands of fellow America...
Dec 15 How’s your German? Or Polish? Or Kashubian?
I am trying to figure out just what the heck this document is and translating the information therein, which I am assuming is German. But who knows! Is it Polish? Or Kashubian, a Slavic language spoken and written by few? Do you know? I’d lo...
Dec 14 Bah humbug. Trump is canceling Christmas.
WORSE THAN SCROOGE Muslim-Israeli mayor cancels Christmas celebration, Christian advocates condemn the decision, and Newsweek knows just the headline! pic.twitter.com/Yn6KWoHJCg — Griswold Christmas Vacation (@HashtagGriswold) December 14, 2...
Dec 13 Subcortical vascular dementia? Is Hillary Clinton afflicted by it?
Subcortical vascular dementia, also called Binswanger’s disease, is caused by widespread, microscopic areas of damage to the brain resulting from the thickening and narrowing (atherosclerosis) of arteries that supply blood to the subcortical...
Dec 9 December 9th, 1843: The first Christmas cards, basically postcards,...
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Dec 6 Me & the Policeman
Recently I had an encounter with the Seattle police. The background is a long, drawn out story that I may tell someday. But right now I am focusing on what the officer said, partly because it’s so odd and partly because I find it amusing. I ...
Dec 2 December 2th, 1859: Militant messianic abolitionist John Brown is h...
He was convinced that only violent action could end the horrors of slavery. ajh Advertisements
Dec 2 Gotthilf!
Never thought I'd have a relative named #Gotthilf. He was born in 1830 & is a #greatgreatgreatuncle or something like that. #Borntuchen #Bütow #Pomerania #Prussia #Germany — ᴀᴀʀᴏɴᴊʜɪʟʟ (@aaronjhill) November 28, 2017 His complete nam...
Nov 29 Finally found her, my great-great grandmother, using one of the qui...
Schenovsky? No. Sarnowska. No. Scharnowski. No. Scharnofske. Maybe. Schanofski! Yes! Marie Friederike Schanofski was born to Johann Schanofski and Marie Mesick on July 20, 1826. Three days later, she was baptized, on July 23, 1826 in Damerkow, But...
Nov 28 Ludwig of Gröbenzien
I’m so glad I’ve finally found a record of my great-great grandfather, Ludwig Lentz of Gröbenzien. Gröbenzien was a village in Germany, near the Polish border. The images are from the Borntuchen church book, known in German as Kirchenbuch. T...
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
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