1338 South Foothill Drive #261
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
Contact between 10:00 am to 03:00 pm Mountain Time
Getting Past Indices (book, CD, internet to photocopy of original document)
What's with this Internet Genealogy Research?
Finally Get Organized
Tracing American Revolutionary War Ancestors
Medical Practices of the US Revolutionary and Civil Wars
Documentation & Evaluation (the clothesline approach to genealogy)
Major Migration Patterns of Germans to America
Online Genealogy Sources - Fact or Fiction?
Using LDS Family History Centers Wisely
Preparing for a trip to Salt Lake
Immigration & Naturalization
Off to a Great Start (for Beginners)
Other Titles available upon Request.
Offering both in-person and virtual appearances.
No in-home lodging.
No audio or video taping.
A sample "Contract for Speaking Engagement" available upon request.
Myrt provides: 1-2 posters, displays, PowerPoint presentations and a variety of other visual aids depending on the topic. Advertising flyer in .pdf format and a webpage at DearMYRTLE.com completed within 30 days of contract. A computer projector is available for an additional fee.
The organization provides: Large projection screen, two 6-8 foot tables for book sales, one additional table near speaker's podium, 2 floor easels & a wireless mike. A 2-outlet (grounded) receptacle for computer, projector and/or transparency projector, should be in place near the speaker's podium. Extension cords facilitating this process should be adequately secured to the ground prior to the speaker's arrival. If a computer projector is required, the organization will provide this. Society to chose 2 DearMYRTLE articles for publication in the group's newsletter in the months prior to DearMYRTLE's visit. Notices to be posted on the society website, and to local newspapers, regional genealogical societies and Family History Centers. Society to provide an additional computer, in case of equipment failure; no special software required.
As DearMYRTLE, Pat has spoken at national, regional & local genealogy society meetings since the late 1990s. She has spoke at the 1998 NGS Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, giving 2 computer lab training sessions. Myrt has been featured as the keynote speaker or instructor at numerous genealogy conferences in Florida, Canada, Washington, Utah, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia.
From 1993-2006, DearMYRTLE has been the instructor for the Manasota PAF Users Group, where it's not just about PAF anymore: 30% Software, 30% internet, 30% basic genealogical research and 10% group show and tell.
From 1991-2006 Pat taught computer classes at Manatee Technical Institute in Bradenton, Florida and provided computer tutoring services in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Specialties include corporate and government training in Windows, Excel, Access, PowerPoint & Outlook.
Beginning in 1995, DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Column appeared in the Golden Gate Genealogy Forum on America Online until AOL folded the forum in Sept 2003. DearMYRTLE.com debuted in 1999 as a place to archive special columns for access by anyone on the net. Myrt's The Everything Online Genealogy Book debuted in Nov 2000. Myrt has written numerous magazine articles, published in Everton's Genealogical Helper and Heritage Quest Magazine, including HQ's Nov/Dec 1998 cover story “The Internet, Genealogists & the Future.” She wrote the chapter on church records for Family Chronicle's Introduction to Genealogy. In March 2003, Myrt began her series of "little books", including Getting Started with Your Family History and Internet Research: Top 20 Things to Do Online.
Pat/Myrt currently serves as the Manasota Genealogical Society's webmaster & editor of the Cracker Crumbs Newsletter. She is the "Computer Helper Department" writer for Everton's Genealogical Helper Magazine.