Apr 21 Mondays with Myrt - 21 April 2014
DearREADERS, What's Mondays with Myrt? Folks tell me it's like no other genealogy meeting you've attended - on or off the web. FREE-FORM? Yes. TRENDING genealogy topics? Yes. Come on over. We use the Google+ Hangouts on Air platform. It's FUN! OUR...
Apr 20 Informal Places
Apr 20 EOGN web site is back up
This has been a tough week! I have traveled more than 12,000 miles and the eogn.com web site has been up and down like a yo-yo during much of that time. It seems to fail immediately after I board an airplane for a long flight. Actually, there wasn...
Apr 20 Short Easter Greeting
Apr 19 More Than Federal Population Censuses
Apr 19 Genealogy hangouts, webinars and online classes next week
DearREADERS, Thanks to the centralized calendar at GeneaWebinars.com, genealogists interested in learning more about our craft may reagister for these online seminars coming up this week. Be sure to verify the time in your neck of the woods. ...
Apr 19 10th Annual Genealogy Cruise: Mexican Riviera
DearREADERS, Thank-you to Craig R. Scott, CG for sending me info about the 10th Annual Genealogy Conference and Cruise, hosted by Heritage Books, Inc in consultation with Wholly Genes, Inc. to be held Nov 29-Dec6, 2014. This year it's a 7-night Me...
Apr 19 Organizing Genealogical Information Class
Apr 19 Want a Cheap Laptop? Add a Keyboard to an iPad or Android Tablet Co...
Many people own and love their tablet computers. I have an Pad Mini and it has become my primary traveling computer. I hear similar statements from owners of various Android tablets as well. As useful as these tiny powerhouses may be, they are sti...
Apr 18 FamilySearch Seeks Feedback from Volunteer Indexers
The FamilySearch method of creating indexes of old records has been described many times in this newsletter and many other genealogy publications. FamilySearch is now planning to introduce a new process to maintain indexing quality. In this new mo...
Apr 18 Woman Claims She's the Virgin Mary's Cousin 65 Times Removed
I won't offer any opinion about the accuracy of this article but I certainly would like to see the source citations. A Pennsylvania woman claims she is the 64th great-granddaughter of Saint Joseph Ben Matthat Arimathaea, who was the paternal uncle...
Apr 18 Those Blasted Abbreviations and Scribbles
Apr 18 In-Depth: Guide to Richmond, Virginia
DearREADERS, Heading to Richmond, Virginia to attend the National Genealogical Society annual conference? Well, just in time, hot off the presses is thisbook (in .PDF format) from our friends at In-Depth Genealogists. I'm certainly ordering mine r...
Apr 17 MyHeritage: BillionGraves global initiative
NOTE from DearMYRTLE: Thought you'd like information on the collaboration between MyHeritage.com and BillionGraves.com. Gilad Japhet (MyHeritages' Founder and CEO) reports on their company trip to a cemetery in Isreal where they were noting how so...
Apr 17 MyHeritage: Jewish Chronicle
NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from Daniel Horowitz, Chief Genealogist at MyHeritage.com. Please address all inquiries through that website. MyHeritage adds world's oldest Jewish newspaper to its digital collection of histor...
Apr 17 Is Your Only Source An Online Tree?
Apr 17 Searching FamilySearch Webinar Released
Apr 17 FGS 2015: Call for presentations
DearREADERS, Nexgt year RootsTech 2015 and the Federation of Genealogical Societies will hold a joint conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Now there is the call for presentations from FGS as follows: 2015 FGS NATIONAL CONFERENCE CALL FOR PRESENTATI...
Apr 17 Dating Deeds and Deed Dates
Apr 17 Florida State Gen. Society: Call for presentation proposals
DearREADERS, If you are into webinar presenting, you might consider this "Call for Webinar Presentation Proposals" from An Staley of the Florida State Genealogical Society for 2015-2016 "Poolside Chats." From her email request: http://flsgs.org "W...
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