Dear Myrtle http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/
Today I listened/watched Mondays with Myrt and I don’t know why I’ve waited so long to finally plug in. I followed her blog when I first began my research and then, for some reason, I didn’t. She’s one of the key resources for genealogists. Every Monday she hosts a Google+ hangout that begins at Eastern time. There’s always a panel of genealogists online with her; and viewers can ask questions and make comments.
Today one of the topics was Transcript – a free software program designed to help create transcripts of documents. It permits manipulation of a document image to help read and transcribe it Find it at http://www.jacobboerema.nl/en/Freeware.htm
Haven’t we all encountered documents that were very difficult to read.
Myrt also has a youTube channel. There’s a link on her website.
“News about upcoming hangouts, meetings and webinars offered throughout the online genealogy community.”
The calendar provides date, time, URL, a description of the topic, and information and links to register for events.
Family Search http://familysearch.org
The holy grail of online research. I know you’re aware if it, but you may not know just how broad it is. There’s an extensive WIKI that goes far beyond the site. One example is a Wiki entry about Geneteka a Polish Genealogical database.
One of the features of Google+ is the ability to create “communities” that are composed of people of like interest. The genealogy community is huge and worth joining.