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Ancestry Trees Can Jump Start Your Research

Ancestry Trees Can Jump Start Your Research

by Carrie Keele, Dear MYRTLE

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Ancestry Trees Can Jump Start Your Research

Find out why Ol' Myrt gave up the notion to avoid sharing her family tree online. Secret: It's all about collaboration. This webinar guides participants through the process of creating a GEDCOM file in the Legacy Family Tree software, uploading the file to Ancestry.com, and looking for "reasonable" matches using Ancestry's shaking leaf. We then focus on deeper searches using using the "magnifying glass" and analysis of reliability of matches.

Topics include:
  • GEDCOM - Privacy issues with living individuals
  • Ancestry Member Trees privacy options
  • Changing views
  • Editing profiles
  • Ancestry.com's shaky leaf
  • Accepting an Ancestry.com suggestion
  • Reviewing another Ancestry Member Tree
  • Communicating with other researchers


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Presenter: Carrie Keele

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. From 2009-2011, 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.

Carrie Keele

Presenter: Dear MYRTLE

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. A speaker at regional and national conferences including several live videocasts at RootsTech2011, 2012 and 2013, Ol' Myrt is slated to present two G+ Hangout on Air workshops at RootsTech 2014. DearMYRTLE is a 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. Have fun watching Myrt LIVE on "Mondays with Myrt" on DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel and Google+ Community. 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 live in Salt Lake City, Utah, just a stone's throw from the Family History Library.

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