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6 Genealogists Accept Challenges from Myrt

DearREADERS,
Despite the torrential rain and 35 mph winds gusting up to 65 mph, ol' Myrt here, and a newbie genealogist traveled south for Wednesday's meeting of the Englewood Genealogical Society http://www.rootsweb.com/~flegsf/. The subject of our "get together" was FINALLY GET ORGANIZED.

I brought my current "to be filed" box, a lineage application notebook, and handouts describing how I keep my 63 genealogy notebooks, so anyone can understand them. After a lively multi-media discussion about "FIVE THINGS GENEALOGISTS CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT" I asked for six volunteers to commit to an "organization" project during the next 3-12 months. The following stepped forward:

PAT THURSTON agreed to accept the challenge to go through ALL her genealogy documents and be sure they are:

1. in acid free page protectors
2. listed as a source in notes for each ancestor mentioned in the document.

GLORIA WETH agreed to accept the challenge to:

1. organize & label all those old family photos
2. scan the important ones
3. share them with family members

BRIAN HEVERIN agreed to accept the challenge to:

1. Make a booklet of family recipes and share them with his family members.

D'ANN STILL agreed to accept the challenge to:

1. Take pictures of three dimensional family heirlooms.
2. Write the story of the item, who it belonged to and how it came into her possession.
3. Send copies of her report on each item to family members.

SUE DAVIS agreed to accept the challenge to write down her personal recollection of:

1. her parents
2. her grandparents
3. other ancestor stories

JEAN HUEMAN agreed to accept the challenge to:

1. Spend the next 12 months looking for all US Federal Census records (now all online) on each of her parents, and grandparents and each of their siblings.

MYRT'S "LITTLE BOOK" WINNERS included:

1. "Getting Started" - Virginia Stultz
2. "Finally Getting Organized" - Ron Thurston
3. "Journals and Personal Histories" - Margaret McKee
4. "Internet Genealogy" - Reba Sliger

You can find out more about these publications online at: http://www.dearmyrtle.com/bookshelf/index.htm

So I guess you could say its fortunate that neither rain nor high winds -- shall stop DearMYRTLE from her appointed rounds.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
DearMYRTLE,
6023 26th Street West PMB 352
Bradenton, FL 34207
http://www.DearMYRTLE.com 


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