Honor ancestors by creating blog posts - a place on the web that anyone can find using simple search engine techniques. Learn how to cut costs of printing & snail-mailing your family newsletter, and find out how to reach beyond your current membership circle. Carrie demos setting up a blog in three easy steps. Myrt analyzes a printed newsletter and demos how to turn it into a blog. Includes info on setting up a Google Calendar that several members can update, and how to convert your blog into a genealogy book.
Carrie Keele is the author of the popular Not Your Mother's Genealogy Blog. Despite being DearMYRTLE's daughter, Carrie swore she would never do genealogy. However, she found her first probate record on microfilm at the age of ten. Since 2009, Carrie has served as the administrative assistant for the Utah Genealogical Association, including work with UGA's annual Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Carrie's background informs her interest in all things technical -- be it blogging, photography, webinars or social media. Now an avid genealogist, Carrie seeks to bridge the generation gap to preserve family heritage. Carrie is past president of her school PTA and now serves at the council level. She, her husband and two children reside in Sandy, Utah.
DearMYRTLE is the nom de plume of Pat Richley-Erickson, author of the award-winning DearMYRTLE Genealogy Blog consistently among the top 5 family history blogs internationally, where her focus is on beginning genealogy topics. There she also hosts Monday's With Myrt and other genealogy webinars. A speaker at regional and national conferences including several live videocasts at RootsTech2011, Myrt is co-founder of the Genea-Quilters group on Facebook, and founder of www.GeneaWebinars.com, a centralized calendar and blog for all known genealogy webinar hosts and virtual presenters. Myrt is also an active member of the Second Life (SL) Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and coordinator of SL's Just Genealogy including the Inferential Genealogy Study Group. Online since 1985 in membership development with Q-Link's Your Family Tree and later on the leadership team of AOL's Golden Gate Genealogy Forum, Pat is a retired post-secondary computer instructor. She and her husband maintain homes in Alexandria, Virginia and Salt Lake City, Utah.