Monday, March 05, 2012

Pssst: Pass the word

DearREADERS,
Join our OPEN MIC webinars 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.

(We had a ball doing this last June when G+ first came out!)

TOGETHER we'll get up to speed on this census.

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

THANKS to our friends at RootsMagic for hosting this webinar in their larger "room",  the first 1,000 people in the door will have a seat, so arrive early. As usual, I'll do the pre-webinar warm-up beginning 15 minutes before the hour.

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 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.

1 comment:

  1. Yay! What a great idea. We did have a lot of fun doing the G+ ones last year...in fact, probably more fun than G+ itself.

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