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We must act ethically.
 
Are "Look Ups" a copyright violation?
DearREADERS, At the risk of channeling Yoda: Lambasted for questioning the advisability of free "look ups" at paid genealogy sites, she was . Certain "genealogists" had asked for lookups among those who had paid for subscriptions to FindMyPast and Ancestry....
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Absolutely
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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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+Jill Ball There are lots of links in the GeneaGala comments they may need pulling together.
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Thanks - Morning chores done - I'll go find it.
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Jill Ball
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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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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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Helen V. Smith's profile photoJohn Sparrow's profile photo
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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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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, 2015, 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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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.
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GeniAus' Hangout on Air - Let's get Organised
Tue, March 3, 2015, 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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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

Jill Ball
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Sure have, so many deserve this it's hard to choose..
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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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Jill Ball
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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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Tessa Keough's profile photoJohn Laws's profile photo
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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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Jill Ball
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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's profile photoRuss Worthington's profile photo
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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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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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+Jill Ball I asked a couple of my overseas mates but unable to come. 
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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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