Friday, March 20, 2015

Dear Myrt’s Beginning Genealogy - Sessions 9


As I promised my blog on 06 January 2014 at, I watched Dear Myrt’s Beginning Genealogy Session 9 yesterday. I will continue to watch the rest of the study group as it proceeds.

The major topic which was discussed in Sessions 9 was -

Emigration/Immigration/Naturalization/Migration – All of these subjects were touched on by Dear Myrt in the latest Beginning Genealogy Study Group online meeting.

Although people who did have ancestor's who came to the United States, and therefore may not be interested in these records, they can still find something of interest to them.

She mentioned Steve Morse’s site (which I have used quite often, and he does have Canadian records) called One-Step Webpages, which contains ‘tools for finding immigration records, census records, vital records, and for dealing with calendars, maps, foreign alphabets’. It is quite a good site, and is at

She also talked about P. William Filby, one of the editors of the multi-book indexes used by people who are researching on passenger and immigration lists index. This is something that you should look at if your ancestor came to North America in the 16th to the 18th centuries.

She ended by talking about Tracing Immigrants Origins at FamilySearch at

It gives you a good idea of where to search, and there are three parts to this lesson, and it should be something that you should read.

The sessions so far are -

Session 1 -

Session 2 -

Session 3 -

Session 4 -

Session 5 -

Session 6 & 7 -

Session 8 -

Remember to make yourself a member of Dear Myrt’s Genealogy Community before watching the YouTube Google+ Hangout on Air at

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