Showing posts with label Dear Myrt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dear Myrt. Show all posts

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Dear Myrt’s Beginning Genealogy - Sessions 11

As I promised my blog on 06 January 2014 at, I watched Dear Myrt’s Beginning Genealogy Session 11 on Wednesday. I will continue to watch the rest of the study group as it proceeds.

The major topic which was discussed in Sessions 11 was a subject which was a good teaching lesson – How do you introduce family history to a new person who has never done research before?

Dear Myrt told us how she did it yesterday with a new person, and the first document that she introduce her to was census returns at FamilySearch. The second thing she did was to introduce her to the FAN principle – family, acquaintances, and neighbours.

The census and the FAN principal go hand-in-hand.

You can look at a census and you can see who are their neighbours, other family members who may live nearby, and acquaintances who may have worked or gone to church with them, or maybe have married into their family.

So the census is the first place to look.

The website for Session 10 is at

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Beginning Genealogy Study Group

Dear Myrt, of the Dear Myrtle Your Friend in Genealogy website,, will be hosting the Beginning Genealogy Study Group, a 20-week genealogy class starting on.
Wednesday, 07 January 2015.

The class will use an online syllabus and materials, with sample documents from each record group discussed. Sounds like a good idea!

I have known Dear Myrt when I was first on the Internet in 1995, and have wondered why she hasn’t done this before, because she is certainty capable of leading a study group in this regard.

So if you are just starting genealogy, go to the site at noon on Wednesday (there is a time zone converter on her site), or if you have been at it a long time, take a look because I find that there is always something new to learn.

I will be there on Wednesday. Will you?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Share a Memory Contest

Thinking that you would like to go to RootsTech 2014 but don’t know quite how to do it?

Dear Myrt, America’s “Your Friend in Genealogy”, otherwise known as Pat Richley-Erickson, has a solution.

She and her daughter are offering a Share a Memory Contest and the grand prize is a fully paid registration fee to Rootstech 2014, and two other separate prizes from Amazon.

The deadline is November 30th , so don’t delay!