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October 6, 2013

DearMYRTLE to teach habits of effective genealogists Oct. 14

The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society will sponsor a free, educational forum “Seven Habits of Highly Effective Genealogists” on Oct. 14. It will be presented by DearMYRTLE.

DearMYRTLE is the pen name of Pat Richley-Erickson, author of the award-winning DearMYRTLE genealogy blog, consistently among the top five family history blogs internationally, where her focus is on beginning genealogy topics.

The program will enable beginning genealogists to ask basic questions and seek assistance in completing genealogical research. Experienced genealogists will learn new ways to locate and utilize a variety of new, advanced genealogical research tools.

The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the lower level conference rooms of the Vigo County Public Library. The program will be a live, interactive video webinar with participants able to ask questions. Doors open at 6.

Richley-Erickson is a speaker at regional and national conferences, including several live videocasts at RootsTech 2011 and 2012. She is co-founder of the Genea-Quilters group on Facebook, and founder of, a centralized calendar and blog for all known genealogy webinar hosts and virtual presenters. She is also an active member of the Second Life Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and coordinator of SL’s Just Genealogy including the Inferential Genealogy Study Club.

For more information, call 765-569-5935 or email

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