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Our genimate, +Russ Worthington , who must never sleep has been busy compiling a list of websites, books and blogs that were mentioned during our hangouts last Sunday. 

In a beaut example of how Google sheets can be used to share information in a community Russ has shared the list with us. You can view it here: 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aS5V23Jm-je15Z19D-ZwRYVHycKtg7J_afZEE6zU2JQ/edit?usp=sharing

THANK YOU RUSS
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Thank you, Russ!
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Calling it a night at GeneaGala HQ. I'll be up with the birds tomorrow setting up my studio. If technology plays nice tomorrow we should have a fun day. If not at least we have given it a go! Thanks all for your support and encouragement. 
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Good Luck Jill, be thinking of you especially after todays fiasco got to hear michelle brieflly,before the connection failed and talked to Jennie for ten minutes or so then she lost audio then we lost touch never to speak again 
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If you are planning to join the panel for the GeneaGala on Sunday it would be great if you could have a fave geneabook  for show and tell at hand. You could also take the opportunity to give a plug to your local genie group..  
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+Jill Ball - I'll be there a much as possible and will bring in comments from the community, IF you wish. Getting a little rusty as +DearMYRTLE only had me help with 4 HOA's this week. I need the practice.

Russ
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Plans for the GeneaGala on Sunday are progressing. Hoping more folk can commit to a particular time and topic
http://geniaus.blogspot.com.au/2015/08/genimates-weigh-in-to-support-geneagala.html
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The final session of a 12 hour Hangout Marathon to celebrate National Family History Month downunder. 

Read all about it at geniaus.blogspot.com
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Sun, August 30, 4:00 AM
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+Russ Worthington Thanks - just could not see  that "file" word. All sorted now. Bye
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The second session of a 12 hour Hangout Marathon to celebrate National Family History Month downunder. 

Read all about it at geniaus.blogspot.com
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GeneaGala Hangout on Air - Session 2
Sat, August 29, 10:00 PM
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+Russ Worthington +Jill Ball +DearMYRTLE 77!!! That's like "Mondays" on steroids! Congratulations---I wish I could've stayed in longer. It's not healthy to fall asleep at your desk and fall out of your chair!! 

Will there be a spreadsheet or Google Sheet with all the links?
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After one of his career triumphs Australian World Champion Boxer Jeff Fenech uttered the immortal words "I love youse all". I am borrowing Jeff's phrase and sending it out to all those genimates who supported  who supported m...
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Getting ready for our GeneaGala tomorrow. This applies to all four hangouts. If you have responded Yes or Maybe to attending and you know that wou won't be able to join in it would be really helpful if you could change your response to No. Similarly if you have responded Maybe or No and you would like to join the panel it would be great if you could change your status to Yes. 

You can see my spreadsheet here
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gF8C9jpPiahHEaYksmRQxcAXSu8jmh0AWJVORrNVzBQ/edit?usp=sharing

NB It is a working document to keep me on track. Tonight I will be filling in the panelists column with the names of those who have RSVP'd to the hangout invitations. These are the people I will invite into the hangout.

If you would like to nominate a time that you will jointo chat with me on the panel please email me jillballau@gmail.com. If you have a topic for discussion please also let me know. Hopefully I will have some names to fill in gaps with suggested topics.

I am off for a few hours now to see a Grandson swim in our State championships. Hope to hear from you.

Cheers, JIll
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+Jill Ball Took a look at your topics and presenters -  hope to watch and maybe even get in a session. Will check my weekend schedule against your very impressive and jam-packed event. 
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Thanks to all those folk who have indicated that they will be taking part in the Geneagala Hangouts for National Family History Month on August 30. As you may know I am presently in another part of the world. You will all be hearing from me when I return to Australia and draw up a program for the day. I am so looking forward to chatting to many of you during that day. Please tell your friends about the hangouts.
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I've put together a timetable for a few major world cities. See my blog post here http://geniaus.blogspot.com.au/2015/08/geneagala-dates-and-times.html
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I have been trying to email those who have indicated they will be attending the GeneaGalas in August for NFHM but the messages aren't going out. Therefore I am sending the message to all in the GeniAus group. Here 'tis:

Thank you so much for indicating that you might join me for a GeneaGala Hangout for National Family History Month in August.

I am looking forward to the event which seems like months away but, as I have an eight week overseas trip between now and then, the time will surely fly.

If you are already able to commit to a time you can be online and a topic to chat about during the hangout that would assist with my planning. You can email me at jillballau@gmail.com. If August is too far away then please keep the date in your calendar and I will chase you on my return to Australia.

Please let your genimates know about the event.

Cheers, Jill
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+Jill Ball I asked a couple of my overseas mates but unable to come. 
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The third session of a 12 hour Hangout Marathon to celebrate National Family History Month downunder. 

Read all about it at geniaus.blogspot.com
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Jill Ball. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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GeneaGala Hangout on Air - Session 3
Sun, August 30, 1:00 AM
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Russ Worthington, way to go staying up all night in your time. 
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  • University of Technology, Sydney
    B. A. (Lib Sci)
  • University of New England
    Grad. Dip. Ed.
  • University of New South Wales
    M. Ed.
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Ancient Australian Ancestor Hunter formerly Geek Librarian Teacher and IT Guy
Introduction
I am an ancient Australian ancestor hunter who was formerly a librarian, teacher and IT specialist. Fascinated by Web2.0 applications I spend every spare moment chasing ancestors and connecting with other genealogists. 


I am a member of several Societies in Australia, England and Internationally.
Bragging rights
Official Blogger at Rootstech in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Official Blogger at AFFHO12.
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Blogs, Hangsout, Presents and Writes on Family History Topics
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Sydney NSW
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