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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

How do DearMYRTLE Hangouts on Air work?

DearREADERS,
You've been hearing Ol' Myrt here hosts multiple "Hangouts on Air" each week and you are moving beyond the "curious" stage. Now you are itching to attend at least one "session". OK. Let's take the example of Mondays with Myrt.




WHAT
A newsy, "across Myrt's desk" event, exploring all types of genealogy research techniques, challenges, technology and such. Mondays with Myrt is about working together to get around those brick walls, sharing what we’ve learned in a relaxed format.

WHERE
New live DearMYRTLE Hangouts on Air http://bit.ly/MyrtsNext

Archived DearMYRTLE Hangouts on Air http://bit.ly/MyrtsPrevious

WHY
Because you've just got to see what's been going on in Myrt's neck of the woods.

WHEN
Noon Eastern US (New York)
11 am Central US (Chicago)
10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

If you need a time zone converter see:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

HOW
We are using Google+ Hangouts On Air for these events.

VIEW AND POST COMMENTS
Before and during the live Hangout On Air, you may comment about the topic at hand. Just go to: http://bit.ly/MyrtsNext  In the screen shot below at:
  • Yellow A points to the category "Myrt's Next Hangout." 
  • Yellow B indicates 23 more lines of text in my original post, so click to view them. 
  • Yellow C points to the video viewer. It's gray because the Hangout hasn't yet started. If you click that right-arrow button, you'll see how many days, hours and minutes before the scheduled start of the Hangout, according to the time zone of your current viewing device.
  • Yellow D notice already three comments have been posted, and the Hangout isn't going to be held for a week.
NOTE: In this example, Ol' Myrt here has asked for sample proof statements in advance of this study group session, so that each example can be studied for accuracy.



JOIN THE PANEL
Just go to: http://bit.ly/MyrtsNext
IF the particular study group or hangout permits random visitors, like Genealogy Game Night does, then Ol' Myrt or +Cousin Russ will post a specific link to JOIN the panel as shown in this screen shot below. The first ten people who JOIN will appear on the panel and should have voice and video capabilities. We open the "green room"about 15 minutes before each session, for video and mic checks.




IF YOU MISS THE LIVE HANGOUT OR WANT TO WATCH LATER
The auto-archived version of a Google Hangout On Air appears usually within 30 minutes of the close of the recorded session. You will find it on DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/DearMYRTLE/videos 

But why? It's a lot more fun to find the video in the archive on Google+ where each hangout's video, comments, and all links mentioned during the broadcast are together in once place!



So it's simple. If you value the work Ol' Myrt, +Cousin Russ and our beloved panelists do week in and week out on your behalf, please:

WHEN ARE THE NEXT SESSIONS HELD?
Check the GeneaWebinars Calendar for exact dates of DearMYRTLE study groups and Hangouts on Air, in addition to over 200 hours of online genealogy classes, webinars and tweetchats from other virtual hosts and presenters in the next 12 months.

IMAGE: www.GeneaWebinars.com

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.

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