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You are invited to join GeniAus for an #AFFHO  Congress 2015 after party. 

Let's tell others what was great about Congress. If yoou didn't attend Congress join us to hear all about it.
Who was the standout speaker  for you?
What new resource did you hear about?  
What did you learn that was new? Have you changed your practices as a result of learning something new at Congress? Has a brick wall tumbled down as a result? 

Do you have any suggestions for Congress 2018?
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Thanks all for your contributions, you are what makes the Hangouts so interesting.  Now Downton is over I'll go back and review our session.  If you have any suggestions for future hangouts please let me know and we can schedule.
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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.
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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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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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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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GeniAus' Hangout on Air - Let's get Organised
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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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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 panel in a future Hangout.
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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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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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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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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.
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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Previously
Sydney NSW
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