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24 Jan 2006 DearMYRTLE's Family History Hour

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DearREADERS & LISTENERS,
This is the lineup for this week's genealogy podcast, now available for you review 24/7. Please also note the "Links We Mention" and "Listening to the Show" directions below. Ol' Myrt and her guests pre-recorded the interviews on the 23 Jan 2006, and the entire show was initially released on 24 Jan 2006.

Don't forget to join Myrt in person at the 2006 Genealogy and Family Heritage Jamboree

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Feb. 10-11, 2006 at the Dixie Convention Center in St. George, Utah. Sponsored by My Ancestors -- Volunteers from the Washington County PAF User's Group. A great place for beginners to learn the ropes!  Tell a friend. Bring a friend. And be ready to enjoy the time of your life in St. George!  Choose from 112 training classes (for a modest fee). Exhibit Hall and Keynote speaker are FREE to the public.

This two-day event has drawn speakers and vendors from all over the U.S. It will feature 101 terrific classes to choose from, more than 60 vendors and exhibitors, and the latest genealogy products and technology. Many free drawings and prizes each day! Registration includes a complimentary CD copy of the Jamboree Syllabus. Take advantage of the low admission price of only $45 for two fun-filled days. Read about our special Computer Lab classes. Come see an authentic stagecoach display!

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Only $45.00 for two terrific days of classes, demos, exhibits, 
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($50 at the door - $25 per day.)
  


Myrt's guests this week are:

Geoff Rasmussen, Geoff@MillenniaCorp.com, representing the www.LegacyFamilyTree.com . He is here to answer a message board posting from one of Myrt's listeners. Find out about the Legacy "Master Keeper" and "InteliMerge" in addition to Legacy's media files backup option.

From Greg Frederick
DearMYRTLE,
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Do you or others have any tips on how to manage a shared genealogy effort? I started doing my research
several years ago and amassed lots of good data. Fortunately my father now has the genealogy bug and has been contributing. We have been struggling on how to keep in our efforts in sync. We each use the Legacy software package and that has been a help but its not as smooth as it could be. Specifically, I would appreciate any ideas on . . .

-- How often should we sync the legacy database? Multimedia files?
-- Is it best to have each researcher focus on a family or family line?
-- Is there a good online to-do or research log? We could use a blog but are there other ideas?

I look forward to your response. Thanks!

See also: IntelliMerge - http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/tipsIntShare.asp


Elizabeth Powell Crowe, beloved author of GENEALOGY ONLINE. From the Library Journal "The Click to find out more about Mrs. Crowe's book! increasing number of online genealogy sites and tools allows today's searchers to seek and locate thousands of pages of data in a way they could not have imagined some 20 years ago. Yet even computer-savvy genealogists may not be fully utilizing the many resources available to them. In the most recent edition of her best-selling guide, Crowe, a former contributing editor to Computer Currents, aims to instruct all levels of researchers on the joys and perils of online genealogy." Myrt's enjoys Libbi's professional approach with a flair for practical, helpful instruction to her readers, and highly recommends this book as "A PERFECT MAP ON THE INFORMATION SUPER HIGHWAY for family historians!"

Melungeon links recommended by Libbi include:

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Sharon MacInnes from Ancestor Tracks, the producer of the series of books and CDs in the Early Landowners of Pennsylvania series, has announced the release of First Landowners of Pennsylvania: Colonial and State Warrant Registers in the PA Archives, Harrisburg 1682-ca 1940.  Available for the first time outside of the Pennsylvania Archives in Harrisburg, this CD of .pdf files contains three major resources for researchers,  that predate the deed books located in each county.   

  • (1) the warrant register for Original Purchasers (starting in 1682) with an everyname index for this register
  • (2) two registers for Old Rights Purchasers (one for Philadelphia and one for Bucks & Chester Counties combined, also starting in 1682)
  •  (3) all of the warrant registers (67 volumes, one for each county, starting with those in existence in 1733) for the original sales from the Penns, and then the state, to the first private owners of the land throughout Pennsylvania. 

Note:  Sharon explains these registers were published in the Pennsylvania Archives (Series 3, Volumes 24-26), but the published version only includes the name of the warrantee, the number of acres (rounded off), and the date of the warrant (which is mislabeled as the date of the survey).  No location or patentee information is given. For more information and a map showing what land other resources now exist for the state of Pennsylvania, go to www.AncestorTracks.com.


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Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt      :)


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