Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Nightly 1940 Census Webinar: Pass the word

DearREADERS,
BREAKING NEWS! THANKS to our friends at RootsMagic for hosting this webinar in their larger "room."  This means instead of the first 100, the first 1,000 people in the door will have a seat. As usual, Ol' Myrt here will hold the pre-webinar warm-up beginning 15 minutes before the hour. TOGETHER we'll get up to speed on this census. The series begins 2 April 2012.

If you previously registered with Ol' Myrt here, my 100-person "room size" is simply too small for this exciting event. You'll be receiving a cancellation notice from me. Don't despair! Use the new link to register for any or all of this nightly 1940 census UPDATE webinar series.

REGISTER NOW USING THIS NEW LINK
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/515167334


REGISTER ONCE to receive log-in info and reminders for all five nights.

The format for the webinar is "OPEN MIC" and will be held Monday through Friday at 6pm Pacific during the first week of April 2012 to discuss experiences we're having with the newly released 1940 US Federal Census images. Now with 1,000 rather than 100 attendees, we'll call it a "partial open mic".

ARCHIVES.COM ADVICE
Amy Johnson Crow, the new Genealogical Content Manager for Archives.com will be on hand to field questions. Archives.com is the company that designed and is hosting the NARA 1940 site.  She will be available during each session to provide some tips and tricks for using the site.

Here are some questions to get us started:

The images:
-- Were there challenges logging in at www.1940census.archives.gov to view the images?
-- Have you found an ancestor?
-- Did you use ED maps for larger cities or browse the complete county?
-- In what formats can one save the image?
-- Are there issues zooming in and out, or do you think things are moving smoothly?
-- Was the website timing out, or did things run smoothly?
-- Do you like the image viewer?
-- If you are having issues with the image viewer, which OS and web browser are you using?

The indexing:
-- Did you sign up for indexing at www.the1940Census.com?
-- Have you been notified that your state is available for indexing yet?
-- Is this process running smoothly?
-- Have you previously done FamilySearchIndexing.org work as an indexer?
-- Have you previously done FamilySearchIndexing.org work as an arbitrator?

9pm Eastern US
8pm Central US
7pm Mountain US
6pm Pacific US

If you need a time zone converter, there is a great one located here:

THIS WEBINAR MEETS FIVE TIMES
You may attend any or all sessions with your single registration.

MONDAY Apr 2nd
TUESDAY Apr 3rd
WEDNESDAY Apr 4th
THURSDAY Apr 5h
FRIDAY April 6th

REGISTER NOW USING THIS NEW LINK
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/515167334

Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join the Webinar. There are instructions about using your headset or computer speakers. There are also instructions for calling in to listen using a phone.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

iPad users may download the GoToMeeting App in the App Store.

2 comments:

  1. Is their texts to read vs mic for talking etc.. I do not have a mic hooked up and don't know how if I did ;) Toshiba is about 5 years of age now....... thanks Brenda

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    1. Yes, Brenda, you can type your questions to the staff and only need to use your speakers to listen to the webinar. Alternately you can phone in.

      But DO log in to view the webinar. We'll have screen shots of the new 1940 census images. If possible, we'll go LIVE to the website.

      Thanks for asking!
      Myrt :)

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