The following is an announcement from Pat Richley:
Popular genealogy columnist, Pat Richley, better known as DearMYRTLE to her readers, has overcome the after-affects of Hurricane Charley and resumes the weekly broadcasts of DearMYRTLE's Family History Hour internet radio show.
"It's an honor to interview leaders in the field of family history research. I'm learning along with my listeners about the latest online and offline resources for climbing our family trees," says DearMYRTLE.
"Fortunately, computer technology has advanced in the last 12 months, so listening to the pre-recorded internet radio show is only a mouse click away. One may tune in to the show anytime 24/7, facilitating listeners from throughout the world. Alternately one may elect to download the radio show for playing on any .mp3 player."
This week's show features guests Elizabeth Powell Crowe, author of the best-selling "Genealogy Online" and Aaron Underwood, programmer of GenSmarts. Myrt also discusses SteveMorse.org's improved search engine for the Castle Garden and Ellis Island websites.
DearMYRTLE continues "The most popular segment of the show has always been the 'Mighty Mouse' tour of a specific website. This week we visit FamilySearch.org to look up microfilm numbers for Lancaster County, Pennsylvania probate records. Listeners may pause the .mp3 player and do the next step, virtually following along with me as we tour the site. I suggest listening to the show as many times as necessary to review the steps until one feels comfortable using the website we visit."
About Pat Richley
Pat Richley is a computer consultant and since 1992 has worked as a part-time instructor at Manatee Technical Institute in Bradenton, FL. She is the author of "The Everything Online Genealogy Book" (Adams Media, 2001) and is celebrating her 10th year writing as DearMYRTLE. Her genealogy column was originally published on AOL and is now on the web at www.DearMYRTLE.com. Pat serves as editor of the Manasota Genealogical Society's Cracker Crumbs Newsletter, gives genealogy "how-to" seminars locally and nationally, teaches at her local genealogy computer group and recently accepted the position as a regular contributor to Everton's Genealogical Helper Magazine.