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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
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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 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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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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I'll be joining the hangout and flying the flag for Australia around 1:15am New York Time that's 3:15pm Monday in Sydney. Hope that some of my #geniaushoa pals will be online then too. 
 
Better rest up! We start this ground-breaking Hangout on Air in 26 hours. 
See you there! Go to http://www.tinyurl.com/MyrtsNext to VIEW and COMMENT. Consider JOINing the panel. W'd love to hear your thoughts on these topics and more.  :)
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I'll be working til 5pm and home from 6pm Ozzie time - hope to join you after that !
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You are all invited to this 24 hour event. It starts at 10:00am Sydney time.
 
A GeneaSleepover ??? Yup! In support of FamilySearch Indexing's Worldwide Indexing Event, +DearMYRTLE and +Cousin Russ are sponsoring a 24 hour Hangout on Air. (Yup! you read that correctly. 24 hours!)

From FamilySearch: "Join volunteers from around the world on July 20 and 21 for an international history-making event! The goal? For 50,000 indexers and arbitrators to submit at least one batch in a 24-hour period! Do more if you would like, but one batch is all that is required to be counted in the record!

The event begins at 00:00 coordinated universal time (UTC) on July 21, which is 6:00 p.m. mountain daylight time (MDT or Utah time) on Sunday, July 20. It ends 24 hours later, at 23:59 UTC (or 5:59 p.m. MDT) on Monday, July 21. Local start times are below. 

One batch is all it takes. Don’t miss your chance on July 20 and 21 to be part of this history-making event! Plan now to get involved and add your name to the record-setting legacy! 

*New indexers can visit https://familysearch.org/indexing/ to learn more about how to join the FamilySearch indexing effort. 
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Start times for various locations:
Sydney, Australia: July 21 @ 10:00 AM
Osaka, Japan: July 21 @ 9:00 AM
Moscow, Russia: July 21 @ 4:00 AM
Kyiv, Ukraine: July 21 @ 3:00 AM
Johannesburg, South Africa: July 21 @ 2:00 AM
Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Rome, Stockholm, Warsaw: July 21 @ 2:00 AM
London, England: July 21 @ 1:00 AM
São Paulo, Brazil: July 20 @ 9:00 PM
Buenos Aires, Argentina: July 20 @ 9:00 PM
Ottawa, Canada: July 20 @ 8:00 PM
Santiago, Chile: July 20 @ 8:00 PM
New York City, New York: July 20 @ 8:00 PM
Chicago, Illinois: July 20 @ 7:00 PM
Salt Lake City, Utah: July 20 @ 6:00 PM
Phoenix, Arizona: July 20 @ 5:00 PM
Los Angeles, California: July 20 @ 5:00 PM
Anchorage, Alaska: July 20 @ 4:00 PM
Honolulu, Hawaii: July 20 @ 2:00 PM

*New indexers can visit https://familysearch.org/indexing/ to learn more about how to join the FamilySearch indexing effort. 

JOIN the panel and COMMENT in DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community on Google+ at: http://tinyurl.com/MyrtsNext

#Genealogy   #FamilySearchIndexing   #GeneaSleepover   #FamilySearch  
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Thanks for posting this Jill, with the note about your local time zone. We will "scramble" people on and off the panel and look forward to seeing you and +Caitlin Gow! 
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Thanks +Les Tobin  Just found one marriage from 1947 for Curry (and the asterisk worked for bride.)
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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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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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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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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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Jill Ball
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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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Jill Ball
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Hoping to have a big rollup for Sunday's Hangout on Air. I hope that you will consider joining the panel to share your stories of national family history month. Did you learn something? Host something? Win a prize? Want to thank someone?

Please let me know if you will join the panel so I make sure that you get an invitation before I open it up to allcomers.
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Sorry I didn't make it. I was off meeting a new second cousin in Cairns.
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Jill Ball
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Here is the link to join today's GeniAus Hangout on Air.
https://plus.google.com/events/cljha63ftf8aji7thjpg054fusg

We will go live in about 30 miinutes however you are welcome to join me in the Green Room from 15 minutes prior to the show.
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I was so inspired by +DearMYRTLE 's Hangout on Air this morning that after I watched it I logged on to Familysearch  and signed up to do some indexing. I now have two completed batches under my belt. It feels good to give back to Familysearch after all I have taken from them.

Take a look at the Hangout on Youtube for yourself and see how easy it is.

Wacky Wednesday - 25 June 2014
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Jill Ball's profile photoRuss Worthington's profile photo
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+Jill,

Thanks for being with us and Congratulations for 160 Indexed Records. You have probably done more than that by now.

Just wanted to post a link to watch the Hangout On Air, where the VIEWer can also see the Comments and Links that were mentioned in the HOA.

https://plus.google.com/107941607363534146959/posts/PT9RwSSTNoz

Comments always welcome in the Dear MYRTLE Genealogical Community, by anyone who has Joined the Community. So, if someone wanted to comment and not yet a member, just ask to Join.

Thanks for sharing your experience. Its always an honor to have you on the panel.

Russ
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I am going to get my things together and will shortly be attempting a Hangout about Lifelink the NSW Registry of BDMs new online search portal.
 I fear that the present high winds in Sydney may interfere with my connection. Nothing ventured - nothing gained.

If you are around please feel free to join in when I start the Hangout. I will paste the link here in the community.
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I am about to head out for a visit to the physio so probably won't be able to join in
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