DearMYRTLE - Internet Genealogy Pioneer
December 2008 by Robert
Myrtle (Pat Richley) truly is a dear person.
DearMYRTLE has been online since 1995 and involved with all kinds of online genealogy helps and projects.
In fact, she is a pioneer in genealogy audio training on the Internet.
I came to know her by phone and email in the early 2000s when I did an interview with her for her Internet genealogy radio broadcasts.
To this day, I don’t know how she pulled this off (she’s a smart lady, though) but long before “podcasts” and before audio on the Internet became more common, Myrt was broadcasting an online genealogy radio show to millions and millions of people - live.
I think this is some sort of record and she qualifies to be in the Guinness World Records book.
Today she has a very helpful and informative blog:
- See: DearMYRTLE’s blog
And is still doing audio genealogy instruction and interviewing the top movers and shakers in the genealogy world - through podcasts.
- Take a look at her collection of “Family History Hour genealogy podcast” shows.
You should bookmark that link, too.