Saturday, July 19, 2014

What to expect during the GeneaSleepOver

It's a DearMYRTLE Hangout on Air with 24 hours of non-stop genealogy news, information, interviews and demos along with 15 minutes per hour indexing via FamilySearch Indexing. 

Topics and scheduled guests include:
  • 15 minutes of indexing each hour
  • BlogTalkRadio - a look around
  • – Prime, Kindle ebooks aren’t just for Kindles anymore
  • Ancestry Member Trees – privacy, collaboration
  • Archive and library research - guidelines and protocols
  • Australia's "Royalty" - Jill Ball from Australia
  • Citing a US Census Source in 4 different genealogy programs – (FTM Russ Worthington, RootsMagic Randy Seaver, Legacy Family Tree Tessa, Ancestral Quest - Claire Brisson-Banks)
  • Cyndi’s List
  • Direct, indirect, and now the "new" term indeterminable  per Chapter 2 of Thomas W. Jones' Mastering Genealogical Proof,   see also addendum and errata to his book:
  • DNA & Genealogy Research: Where to go to learn more about it
  • Drafting Quality Society Programs
  • Ethnicity, what if there is no more paper trail
  • Essential genealogy books          
  • Evidentia – it’s FamilySearch Certified now
  • FamilySearch Catalog – getting used to new things
  • FamilySearch Indexing - Review downloading
  • FamilySearch Records Search – a slightly better, new look
  • FindAGrave - old versus new     
  • FindMyPast - Exploring
  • Genealogy education options   
  • Genealogy Game Night - why host not host something like this for your family?
  • German genealogy resources – Timo Kracke from Germany
  • Google Alerts
  • Google Books
  • Google Calendars
  • Google Drive
  • Google+ Communities for your society or family
  • Internet security Issues - Thomas MacEntee
  • Interviewing relatives
  • Images - are microfilm and digital as good as originals?
  • Journaling - telling your own story, Julie Goucher's Book of Me
  • Law dictionaries: Beyond Black's Law - per The Legal Genealogist
  • Lineage Society applications (even if you don't plan to join) - Sheri Finley
  • Linkpendium
  • Maps - 14,000+, HistoryGeo
  • Mobile devices - favorite apps and a few comparisons
  • MyHeritage – online trees, global reach?
  • New to a place? Look to genealogy wikis for advice        
  • Newspapers -
  • NextGen Genealogy Network
  • One-Step Webpages by Stephen P. Morse       
  • Pinterest anyone?
  • Podcasting: What is it, how can I listen? - Marian Pierre-Louis
  • Professional: What does it take?
  • Recommended equipment for hosting an AmbushCAM
  • Recommended equipment for hosting HOAs
  • Recommended HOA Lighting and background
  • Scanning tips and tricks – why you want to tiff sometimes
  • Scrapbooks - Is there a place for these with 21 century genealogy
  • Setting up a Google Page to correlate with the Page's YouTube Channel               
  • Spanish language Hangouts and info - Sonia Meza from Spain
  • The Legal Genealogist - copyright issues for genealogists
  • Tombstones – filming tips and proper care
  • Top genealogy blogs to follow
  • Top genealogy Facebook pages
  • Traditions - keeping great-grandma's stories alive
  • Twitter: What’s it all about? - hashtags, #GenChat, #Tweetchat
  • What is CURATING genealogy news? - Thomas MacEntee
  • What role does Evidence Explained play in your genealogy research?     
  • Why Goodreads?
  • WikiPedia
  • WikiTrees
  • Younger generation – Caitland Gow from Australia
  • Younger generation - Janet Hovorka, author of Zap the Grandma Gap


FamilySearch's 24 hour Worldwide Indexing Event

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Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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