Instagram Webinar ... the recording!

You've been hearing me talk all about Instagram lately, haven't you? Want to know what it's all about? Or get a refresher from Monday's webinar? It's here, check it out ...

Here's a list of my fav iPhone Apps:
(this is definitely not all-inclusive, there are literally 100s if not 1000s of apps that you can use to edit and create cool pix to share on IG and other sites)
  • Instagram
  • Camera+
  • InstaPlus
  • 100Cameras
  • DipTic
  • Frame Free
  • InstaFrame - free 
  • LensFlare 
  • PopBooth
  • iMovie
  • Hipstamatic
  • PS Express
  • Live FX lite
  • VersaGram
  • TextGram
  • Red Stamp
  • Tweegram
  • Label Box
  • Pinstagram
  • Pic Jointer

I have only ever used Instagram on my iPhone, so I don't know which apps are also available on the Droid. During the webinar, Patrice Green said PhotoGrid for Android is a good one. If you know of some great apps that you use (iPhone or Droid) I'd love to hear about 'em. I'm always looking for what's fun and new!

Make sure to follow me on Instagram: @CarrieKeele and @NYMGenealogy and my mom: @DearMYRTLE. I'll follow you back so I can see your awesome creations! If you want to make sure we see your pictures, when posting or commenting, just type "@CarrieKeele" and I will see it in my news feed! :)

Here's the link to the archived copy of Instagram for Genealogists.

Alternately, right-click the link below and select 'Save As...' or just click to save the file to your computer.

Carrie Keele
(a.k.a. "DearMYRTLE's daughter)

Eliza's bible: Video with DearMYRTLE

DearMYRTLE and I explore the Charles Switzer and Eliza (Wasden) Weiser family bible. I'm so glad we're documenting the stories! This bible is soooooooo neat. I know that we won't be able to open it many more times as it is falling apart.

Here is the first part of the video:

Here is the 2nd part of the video:

There are still some mysteries to unravel for sure!

Carrie Keele
(a.k.a. "DearMYRTLE's daughter)

As promised ... slides from the Instagram Webinar

I've had a few people ask me if I could upload pictures of the slides from the Instagram Webinar that I hosted the other night. These slides go over Instagram basics including what it is, comparing it to Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest and navigating the menu. I should have a link to the whole webinar later today, so stay tuned! 

Plus it's fun!!


Once you have Instagram on your smartphone or iPad, it super easy to set up an account. Just tap on the app and follow the intuitive directions.

Newest IGs will show at the top. Yay, Instagram doesn't choose which IGs it thinks you want to see!

Don't forget, that search box will become your friend!! It will help you search for hastags or users.

If you click on the camera, this is what you will see:

IG doesn't email you when you receive new comments, likes or follows. So make sure to check your news feed to see if people are commenting & following. 

Now that you have an overview of the menu and how to navigate within Instagram ... just play around with it for a bit. It's relatively easy to use and really isn't too complicated (love that!)

Make sure to follow me on Instagram: @CarrieKeele and @NYMGenealogy (this is a new IG account I created just for this blog).

Carrie Keele
(a.k.a. "DearMYRTLE's daughter)

"Share a Memory" contest!

I looooooove a good contest. So why not host one, genealogy style?!? 

During tonight's Instagram for Genealogists webinar, I, of Not Your Mother's Genealogy and my mom (aka Myrt) of DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog will tell you all about the 2012 "Share a Memory" Contest running now through 30 Sept 2012, with winners to be announced 5 October 2012 during Family History Month here in the USA.Thanks Mom, for helping put this together and for sponsoring the prizes!!

It could be a child's memory, an ancestor's story, a reunion memory, a recipe story, a back to school memory, a family ski vacay story, a camping trip memory, a water-skiing story, a miracle memory, a do-it-yourself project story, a favorite thing memory, a cousin story, a birthday memory... 

In this video we share several ideas to get you started:

but you could also do something like:
  • Remind a 5 year old how proud you are he can ride his bike without the training wheels by sharing the video clip on YouTube for the world to see.
  • Blog about how you made that family photo quilt. 
  • Use Instagram to begin sharing ancestor photos with your siblings and cousins, preserving family history 
  • Share a joke your Dad always used to tell via FB or your blog. 
  • Create a short video clip about that old family heirloom.
ALL PROJECTS are designed to "Share a Memory" with other members of your family. (Even if they don't like traditional family history work, they'll get a kick out of your work on this project!) 
Enter  the 2012 "Share a Memory" Challenge:
  1. Create your "Share a Memory" project using any sort of technology to preserve the story.
  2. Send us the the info with a link to your project, via Carrie's Facebook page:

    If it is an Instagram, or Twitter be sure to include:
    (for Not Your Mother's Genealogy!)

    Simply copy/paste the following text to make it easy:

    @DearMYRTLE @NYMGenealogy #shareamemory
    Here's the link to my contest
  3. Your entry post on Facebook must explain why you've chosen to share this particular memory, and how the rest of the family reacted to your "share".
  4. Limit one project per "share".
  5. More than one project "share" may be submitted.
  6. By entering the contest, you agree to allow us to "share" your "share" in our blogs and on our Facebook pages.
DEADLINE: 30 Sept 2012, so we can begin to share your "shares" during October 2012, Family History Month in the USA.

JUDGING: The decision of the judges will be purely arbitrary, chocolate bribes are welcome. No seriously -- the winner will be chosen at random, and the decisions of the judges are final.

PRIZES: The Prizes will be announced on 5 October 2012. The winners must submit a valid US mailing address to receive the grand prize, unless delivers to your address in other parts of the world. The prizes include:


Kodak PlaySport (Zx5) HD Waterproof Pocket Video Camera - Aqua (2nd Generation) - Eastman Kodak Company. You'll note t has a built-in "SHARE" button to instantly share the video you capture with family and friends.

2nd PRIZE - $50 Gift Certificate
3rd PRIZE - $25 Gift Certificate

Carrie Keele
(a.k.a. "DearMYRTLE's daughter)

Instagram Webinar!

Are you wondering just what Instagram is? Or maybe you've installed it but don't really have it figured out? Join me tonight as I share what Instagram is and why you want to use this amazing app. I'll also share with you my fav apps to create amazing pictures. Instagram is available for iPhone and Androids.

Thanks Mom (aka DearMYRTLE) for hosting this webinar with me!!  

All DearMYRTLE Workshop Webinars(c) feature a little bit of PowerPoint and a lot of demos. 
9pm Eastern US 
8pm Central US 
7pm Mountain US 
6pm Pacific US

Carrie Keele
(a.k.a. "DearMYRTLE's daughter)