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15 Nov 2005 DearMYRTLE's Family History Hour

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This is the lineup for today's show, now available for you to listen to 24/7 on the web. Please also note the "Links We Mention" and "Listening to the Show" directions below. Myrt's guests include:

Barbara Schulz,
Regent of the Osceola Chapter of the NSDAR, and a Colonial Dames of the XVII Century registrar. She will share a great method for being organized when it comes to proving your generations for a lineage society application.

Geoff Rasmussen, from and to discuss his article "Three Proven Methods for Getting Responses from your Living Relatives." One of the methods calls for using Legacy Family Tree version 6 to compose a descendant's report with blank lines so your cousins can "fill in the blanks" in response to your query. You'll want to download a standard version of Legacy to test it out for free. Ol' Myrt here is sure you'll want to upgrade to the deluxe version once you get into this program. Here is a list of comparisons from: 


"Quite simply the neatest genealogy learning tool to come down the pike." - DearMYRTLE

". . . a nifty product, good for your desktop or as a gift for a genealogy friend." - Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

MIGHTYMOUSE TOUR   Our friend, Maggie Stewart, Editor of the USGenWeb Archives Newsletter joins Myrt on a tour of the main USGenWeb pages located at: . Myrt considers this an essential starting point for online research. Subscribe to the USGenWeb Archives Newsletter by going to:


GENEALOGY POINTERS (11-15-05)  from In This Issue:

  • "Two New Works on 'First Settlers.' Part I: Adventurers of Purse and Person VIRGINIA, Volume Two"--an Article by Gary Boyd Roberts
  • New Series Focuses on Highland Origins of 18th-Century Scottish Emigrants
  • Featured Books & CDs for November
  • Three Essential Reference Tools by Elizabeth Shown Mills
  • Sale on CDs & Books for Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi & Texas

Those "3 essential reference tools" by Elizabeth Shown Mills include:

  1. EVIDENCE! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian
  2. QUICKSHEET: Citing Online Historical Resources
  3. PROFESSIONAL GENEALOGY: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians



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Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt      :)
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