Sunday, February 24, 2013

Getting ready for Myrt's Google+ Hangouts switch?

You've been hearing talk about this all month: DearMYRTLE's move from the GoToWebinar platform to the Google+ HOA (Hangouts on Air). 

N O W is the time to prepare for the switch yourself.

What's different, and what's still the same for DearMYRTLE attendees? Not to worry, there is still time to practice on Wednesday night!

YOU CAN DEPEND ON ENTRIES IN THE CENTRALIZED CALENDAR AT The calendar provides information about how to attend genealogy-related online meetings, classes, hangouts, seminars and webinars, where there is a visual slide share, website or software demo for attendees to view. Hosts may use a variety of platforms including Adobe Connect, AnyMeeting, Captera, Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, Live Meeting, Skype, Web-Ex, and Wiggio, to name a few. There are currently over 35 organizations with posting access to this calendar and blog, and over 200 hours of scheduled instruction for genealogists wishing to hone their research skills during the coming year. If you wish to add this calendar to your list of Google Calendars, click the "+Google" button in the lower right portion of the calendar.

Effective March 1, 2013, DearMYRTLE will be using the Google+ Hangout on Air (HOA) for her online events such as Mondays with Myrt and the much anticipated Mastering Genealogical Proof Study Group series.

Instead of pre-registering for a DearMYRTLE HOA, potential JOINers go to DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community on Google+ about five minutes prior to the HOA for notice of the URL For the HOA. An example of this is noted in detail in Ol' Myrt's recent post Getting into tonight's DearMYRTLE Uncut HOA.

JOINers and VIEWers may see the video of the 10 JOINers on the panel. Does this Ol' Myrt here have to comb her hair and apply lipstick?!!

More discussion and screen sharing has been noted on DearMYRTLE HOAs than during typical GoToWebinar events.

Unedited, auto-archived HOAs appear usually within 30 minutes of the end of an HOA on DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel.


Head over to Google+ DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community, and request to join. 

JOIN or VIEW the DearMYRTLE Uncut on Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 to test out the waters. Have fun as we discuss our favorite topic - family history!

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

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