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Tips for Hangout panelists.
 
How NOT to look ugly on a webcam

Aside from the Enhanced Features  that Google added to Hangouts onAir, here are additional tips to pay attention to if you want to look great on camera.

Pay extra attention to your environment (background) and the fact that you need to be wired in.

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Via http://mixergy.com/infographic-webcam-settings/ H/T +Liz Lockard Marketing Consulting 
#howtohangout   #lookgoodonvideo   #hangouttips   #hangouttraining  
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You are invited to come along to this Hangout where we will discuss AFFHO Congress 2015, what it has to offer the family historian and how we can maximise our enjoyment of the event.

We might discuss:
* General Conference Goers hints
* Getting together with interest groups at Congress eg software users, geneabloggers, European researchers, vaious societies, GFF etc. 
* Making Congress a memorable experience for Newbies
* Suggestions of Research Repositories to visit in Canberra
* Using the online Congress Interests Register...

and any other question you may have. 

If you have an item for discussion please let me know prior to the Congress.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Jill Ball. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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I'm driving down after I finish work on Thursday so no, I'm not even sure I'll be in Canberra yet when the AWM function starts.
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The topic for this Hangout comes from one of our genimates, Sharon, who said "Currently having to rethink my filing system as it is becoming a little unwieldy, would love a hangout to discuss what works for other people (so I can steal their ideas)'.

You are invited to join this Hangout, share your screen and provide some inspiration for Sharon and others.

I will post a link to join the panel about 15 minutes prior to the Hangout.
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I have been packing & moving ( . . . & unpacking & reorganising . . . ) + 'deep cleaning' a house for the last week & a half so I completely missed this hangout :(  This is something I could have contributed to - sorry Jill  Are you having a hangout before Canberra?
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Here are details for purchase of Family Historian including discount code for Gould Genealogy
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Welcome to the new group members who have recently joined the GeniAus Community.

When we have a hangout on air please put make comments and questions her in the GeniAus group on the event page for the broadcast you are watching. I monitor these comments on a separate computer during the program and try to weave them into the presentation. 

After a broadcast this gives us a secure place to continue the conversation on the topic.
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Duh! Thanks I didn't even think to look there even though that was my question!!!! 😎
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Looking forward to our Hangout tonight. 

I will send out a link to join the panel via this group about 15 mins prior to the beginning of the broadcast.

Please be ready to comment on The Genealogy Do-over. Are you taking part? Are you doing a modified do-over?  Are you ignoring it? What are you doing to ensure that your data is accurate and up to date? Do you have specific goals for 2015?

See you around 8:00pm Sydney Time.
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I can't recall if it was Carmel or Fran who mentioned the app Scannable - I did a test today between Scannable, Scanner Pro and Scanner PDF Pro. Scannable wins hands down. I was in poor light (weather is miserable here!) the app required no fiddling it simply scanned and allowed to upload to the named notebook in Evernote (mine is called Scanned Items!) FAB! Thanks to who recommended it.
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We'll be on Air in around 45 mins. I will send out a link to join the panel 15 mins prior. Hoping that technology cooperates tonight.
 
You are invited to come along to this Hangout where we will discuss AFFHO Congress 2015, what it has to offer the family historian and how we can maximise our enjoyment of the event.

We might discuss:
* General Conference Goers hints
* Getting together with interest groups at Congress eg software users, geneabloggers, European researchers, vaious societies, GFF etc. 
* Making Congress a memorable experience for Newbies
* Suggestions of Research Repositories to visit in Canberra
* Using the online Congress Interests Register...

and any other question you may have. 

If you have an item for discussion please let me know prior to the Congress.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Jill Ball. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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GeniAus' Hangout on Air - Congress Bound?
Thu, March 12, 5:00 AM
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Very informative, thanks Jill & panel. It's my first Congress, so I'm very excited. I don't have any spare days either side to stay & research or sightsee, so I'll be flat-chat while I'm there. I've organised the UTAS dinner for the Sunday night, 6pm at Jamie's Italian, for those who want to come.
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Starting in a few minutes. 
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Thanks +Jill Ball​ I really enjoyed this session despite the technology glitches. It is like show and tell where you can pinch some good ideas or think, my way is not so bad. I have issues from doing genealogy for 35+ years. The digital files easy to locate it is the boxes of physical files I need to deal with. Afew years back I organised most things into plastic crates by surnames (1 box per name) then manilla folder for families within. Digitally I have folders with surnames then sub sets within. However I keep certificates for ALL families in one folder, census in another, newspapers together. I picked up some good hints. I look forward to some spare time in a few months to get back into focussing on my research. Keep up the excellent work.
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I'll be in the library watching +DearMYRTLE present this hangout. I'm hoping to pick up some tips from the hangout expert.

http://blog.geneawebinars.com/2015/02/mondays-with-myrt-9-feb-2015-from-world.html
Join your friend in genealogy, DearMYRTLE for Mondays with Myrt. It's a 90-minute Hangout on Air with a panel of ten discussing what's trending in the world of #Genealogy. Practical, down-to-earth advice for family historians...
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'twas great fun. 
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After last night's Hangout problems I purchased a new headset and discovered that Microsoft have a good cashback offer at the moment.
http://geniaus.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/an-ill-wind-blew-some-good.html
Following on from the problems in last night's Hangout where my headset failed for the second time I raced out to the shops this morning and purchased a new one. I'll keep my old headset as a backup as it seems to work spasmo...
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I have sent MrTG off to investigate one for me. He always find a special too.
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Thanks for these kind words +Tanya St Clair Honey. I hope to see you on the pabel in a future Hangout.
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You can watch this event  live on Youtube:  http://youtu.be/DMVEvxC4itM

Family Historian expert, +Jane Taubman  will be taking GeniAus and friends on a tour of the new version 6 of this software. See  http://www.family-historian.co.uk/

If you are wondering how this award winning package can help you organise your genealogy data or if you are just curious then please join us on Sunday 18th January (evening (Sydney time) or Sunday morning (UK time)).
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Education
  • 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.
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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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Evernote Keyboard Shorcuts Cheat Sheet
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March 30, 2015. This is a quick post to share with you this interesting resource we came across on Pinterest. This is basically an Evernote

Congress Photos.
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Still having issues with the laptop but at least I am home and can upload the photos. Congress name tag and my first set of blogger beads. J

What a day!
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After a brisk walk to the convention centre, I finally woke up. Bit cool out, this morning. A Chinese Proverb says, "When the winds of chang

Congress2015
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The 14th Australasian Congress of Genealogy and Heraldry #AFFHO Keen Genealogists enjoying the Congress Welcome Function at the Australian W

AFFHO Conference - Day 1 Keynotes
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The 14th Australasian Conference on Genealogy and History opened this morning. This triennial event is in Canberra this time, and is being a

AFFHO Day 1 - Some of the talks
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Here are a few thoughts about the talks I attended on the first day of the AFFHO congress in Canberra. The first talk I attended (after the

The rest of my day
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A keynote address, started the afternoon session. Roger Kershaw spoke on Tracing free emigrants to Australia. Much of what he spoke on is av

A Visit to the Australian War Memorial
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Today I visited the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. In exactly one month it will be 100 years since the ANZAC forces (and the English,

About EasyBib, RefME, and Other Bibliography Generators
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This afternoon I received a lengthy email (a three page attachment came with it) from someone who really did not like that I have promoted E

Web site launch
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Friday at Congress. The details will follow. Excited!. Bye, Lilian

Web site update
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The site is looking really good and while it has gone 'live' there are a few teething problems, that are being sorted. I hope that I will be

Count down to Congress.
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Well I've opened the suitcase and dropped in some mini Mars Bars and a packet of chips. Thinking what else do I need? Clothes would be good,

Twigs of Yore - Blog: World Poetry Day
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I just noticed this post on Geniaus' blog: "I just read on Twitter that it's World Poetry Day and that gave me an idea! "Let's recognise the

National Archives of Australia preparation and findings
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RSL Museum Redcliffe It's been another busy week at work preparing for the WWI commemorations; working on digital presentations to go with p

Countdown to Congress - 3 sleeps to go!
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With only 3 sleeps to go before the 14th Australasian Congress on Heraldry and Genealogy I have realised I am more disorganised than I thoug

Google, photos, sporting ancestors:Genealogy notes 16 - 22 Mar 2015
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Last week's Diary brought the news of an exciting discovery of a WW1 ancestor's photograph. I'm happy to say that I have just been sent a ph

Tathra wharf
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The wharf at Tathra is historic and tourists are drawn to it, especially now that it has been restored and a cafe established in the old wha

My Take on RootsTech 2015
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A recent blog post by Paul G. Nauta for FamilySearch is entitled, "RootsTech 2015 Breaks Records and Keeps Giving." Since I was personally i