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Saturday, January 17, 2015

VIRTUAL: We're talking Google+ Hangouts & private family gatherings

DearREADERS,
+Cousin Russ and I spent the morning virtually (via the internet) with The Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego. Our topic? Google Hangouts: Enhancing family gatherings and interviews. While the Society has the benefit of exclusive live interaction and the handouts, Ol' Myrt now shares the archived version of the discussion here:





  • Hold impromptu video calls (Hangouts) that don’t need to be recorded.
  • Add a virtual component to family reunions.
  • Host weekly or monthly recorded Hangouts on Air to share old family stories, photos, and heirlooms.
  • Create your video diary using Hangouts on Air, posting the video link in your private Google+ Community.

DearMYRTLE shared her family's private Google+ community Grandma Pat's Musings where photo and video posts are archived for her children and grandchildren. Posting one photo at a time, with a paragraph or two about the ancestor makes it was to write a family history, one episode at a time.





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Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
DearMYRTLE,
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