Thursday, November 8, 2012

Mondays with Myrt - free webinars in the archive

The Mondays with Myrt DearMYRTLE Workshop Webinars are a wacky and fun way to start out your GeneaWeek. Live and on-the-fly, you just never know what's going to happen during the next episode. Two recorded episodes are in the archive, always free, always informative. See you next Monday at noon Eastern US.

A tribute to Marcia Rice with thoughts and prayers for Beverly Rice and the rest of the family. 

TOPICS: Elizabeth O'Neal's Little Bytes of Life Blog. The "ProGen" book from The scandalous court file storage situation in Greenville, Tennessee. Skype reaches 45 million simultaneous online calls. Russ described Skype with video option for his society's meeting room where Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak presented from her distant location. Some attendees use Google+ Hangout for family gathering with connections in Massachusetts, California and Croatia. Zite App for iPhone to aggregate news in magazine format. Greater Pittsburgh newspapers feature info on genealogy research and the 1940 census records. University of South Alabama preserves history. Winnie the Pooh Guide to Social Media. The National Archives (US) celebrates digitizing volunteers. has errors in filing of a map clearly labeled per Michael John Neill at with Russ explaining how to report online database errors to under "Get Help". on Facebook. Elizabeth Shown Mills' Evidence Explained on Facebook has additional content not cross-posted to her website, check out her daily posts briefly describing a section on her book. Guest Peggy Clemens Lauritze, AG on becoming an Accredited Genealogist through Peggy also demos, [JSTOR = journal storage] available to libraries, libraries, researchers, teachers, and students around the world with vital scholarly content in more than 50 disciplines. We discuss FTM 2012 as Russ Worthington shows how to add sites to search to the list in the 2012 Family Tree Maker genealogy software program,The Lightening Round topic: "Have you looked at newspapers and what did you find?"

EPISODE 1 - 8 Oct 2012 Mondays with Myrt 

TOPICS: We discuss the winners of the 2012 Share a Memory Contest; studied how reading blog posts is facilitated by Google Reader organized into folders for genealogy, quilting, techie, etc.; and checked in at GeneaPress (one of the places Ol' Myrt looks for genealogy news). Russ explained how he uses Facebook to find and keep up with the children of a cousin who passed away a few years ago. Chris Wright from Australia mentions how folks at her local Family History Society are reluctant to use Facebook. We visited with Denise Levenick, author of The Family Curator blog and a brand new book titled How to Archive Family Keepsakes: Learn How to Preserve Family Photos, Memorabilia and Genealogy Records. Other sites discussed  and .


WHAT: A newsy, "across my desk" sort of workshop webinar, exploring all types of genealogy research techniques, challenges, technology and such. Mondays with Myrt is about working together to get around those brick walls, sharing what we’ve learned in a relaxed format.

All DearMYRTLE Workshop Webinars (c) feature a little bit of PowerPoint and a lot of demos.

Noon Eastern US
11 am Central US
10am Mountain US
9am Pacific US

If you need a time zone converter see:
This webinar is held every week on Monday, beginning 8 October 2012.
Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join the Webinar. Every week during the next year you'll receive a friendly email reminder of the next "episode".

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Attendees should use this guide to learn how to register for a Webinar, join a Webinar, audio tips and best practices, access Webinar help, use the control panel, and leave a Webinar. If this is your first time, attending a Webinar, you may want to review this guide in advance.

Audio Fast Help - Attendee Review a list of solutions for common attendee audio issues.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
Your friend in genealogy.


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