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Jill Ball
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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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Hope to have some foreigners and expats drop in to say G'day +Pauleen Cass
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Les Tobin

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I was recently "Killing Off" some ancestors when I came across a baby who tragically died aged 14 hours. The cause of death is stated as Convulsions from Birth.

Does that mean some sort of seizure?
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Interesting cause of death. i agree that the convulsions were unlikely to be febrile in nature. They could have been epileptic, but I agree with Helen in that they are likely to have been traumatic. I suspect that the birth was difficult. What year was the death? Did the mother survive?
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Jill Ball
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So I've scheduled an all day GeneaGala Hangout on Air during National Family History Month on August 30 here in Australia. It sounded like a good idea but now it's listed on the NFHM website I'm wondering how I will pull it o...
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Fantastic +Hilary Gadsby I'll need a break. And I'm not confident of my Internet connection. 
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Laura Foenander

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Jill Ball

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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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Sharon Muffett

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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)   
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Okay... A mix of mess and order :)
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Hello from Melbourne Victoria.. Hope you are having a nice time in the U.S   Hope see you soon.. i watched one of your hangouts

i do genealogy for Ceylon India and Europe...
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Hilary Gadsby

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If you are at Rootstech tomorrow we would like to get a group photo after the morning sessions at about noon as they finish 11:30
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Forgot to say meet near the media area in the Expo Hall
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Jill Ball
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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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Jill Ball
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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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Jill Ball
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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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Jill Ball
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Mr GeniAus and I have been absent from our shores for two months so GeniAus Hangouts on Air have been in recess. 

Now that I am back on Australian soil and have a reasonable internet connection I will be scheduling some more Hangouts. I hope to see you all online real soon.
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Wonderful!  Hope I can either stay up late or rise very early...
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About this community

WELCOME to the Google+ GeniAUS Community. A home for news about GeniAUS' Hangouts and other genealogy news with an Australian flavour. This is a place where we can share genealogy news but the primary purpose of this community is to provide an easy means for members to join GeniAUS' Hangouts on Air (HOA). I plan to schedule HOAs at regular intervals at times that are convenient for people downunder. RESPECT will guide behaviour in this community. I will not hesitate to remove those in the community who do not show RESPECT for others. POSTS For organization’s sake, first click on the category that matches your subject. Then type your post, and tap the “Share” button. The post will be seen in “All Posts” and in the appropriate category. You may post: Invitations to Hangouts and Hangouts on Air by community moderators Please select an appropriate category for your posts. I welcome suggestions for other categories. You may not post: Offers for any product or service other than genealogy-related resources Personal messages Advertisements about a non-genealogy commercial product Advertisements about a non-genealogy service Posts that don't fit into these guidelines will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Our Hashtag is #geniaushoa

Carmel Galvin

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Why is there a Queensland Family History Society AND a Genealogical Society of Queensland? Family feud maybe? Any suggestions which one I should join?
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Yes +Helen V. Smith is right and while I joined GSQ back in 1986 I don't recall if I ever knew the reason behind it. In those days societies commonly used genealogical rather than "family history" and I don't believe there was ever really the distinction between that +Pat Richley-Erickson mentions re these two societies. There was a similar fallout between Sunshine Coast FHS and either GSQ or QFHS and a parting of the ways. In practical terms I think they serve similar purposes in term of information availability and have both worked hard at indexing various records, many of which are now available through Ancestry or FMP.

Even though I joined GSQ (by chance as I saw their display at a historical event) it was largely because I lived on the Southside. However I also visited QFHS from time to time.
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Laura Foenander

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The Channel Islands Great War Study Group is researching all aspects of the war in relation to the Channel Islands and their people.
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Jill Ball
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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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Jill Ball

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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.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Jill Ball. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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GeniAus' Hangout on Air - Let's get Organised
Tue, March 3, 4:00 AM
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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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Jill Ball
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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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Jill Ball
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Here are details for purchase of Family Historian including discount code for Gould Genealogy
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Jill Ball
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Hangouts  - 
 
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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Jill Ball
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Resources  - 
 
I'm watching this video from +Pat Richley-Erickson  and +Russ Worthington 's latest video. If you have an Ancestry subscription it's worth waatching
Shaky Leaf Hints
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Thanks for sharing cousin Russ's tips. 
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