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GenWise Chats are hour-long educational chats provided by GenealogyWise members. Come join us as we talk about what we are passionate about...genealogy

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July 2010 Chat Calendar

GenealogyWise Chat Schedule
*As of July 12, 2010

All of the chat times are listed in (MST) United States Mountain Time and GMT. You can convert the given time to your time zone here: http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc

In general, Mountain Time (MST) is 1 hour ahead of Pacific
Time (PST) and 2 hours behind Eastern Time
(EST).


July 2010 Chat Schedule


Monday, July 5, 8:00pm (MST) (Tuesday July 6, 2:00am GMT) GENTREK: Why American Families Migrated, part 1.
For a family life, few acts have such fateful import as that of migration. When we study a particular lineage and inquire into the causes of its metamorphoses – the reversals of fortune, the conversions of faith, the severing of old ties, the adoptions of new cultural modes – the act of migration is likely either to be imminent or to have recently occurred. Consequently, we must give particular attention to migration, to its causes and its results. Your Chat Hosts, Jayne McCormick and Dae Powell.


Wednesday, July 7, 6:30pm (MST) Genealogy Trivia Chat.
Your Chat Host, Rita-Louise Ely.

Thursday, July 8, 7:00pm (MST) Vitals Chat: Funeral Home Records
Your Chat Hosts, Rita-Louise Ely and Susi Pentico.

Saturday, July 10, 7:30pm (MST) Genealogy Trivia Chat.
Your Chat Host, Rita-Louise Ely.

Monday, July 12, 8:00pm (MST) (Tuesday, July 13, 2:00am GMT) GENTREK: Why American Families Migrated, part 2.
Last week, we covered the principal causes of migration. This time, we'll look deeper into those causes and their effects. Your Chat Hosts, Jayne McCormick and Dae Powell.

Tuesday, July 13, 7:00pm (MST) VOIP and SYPE.
Voice over Internet converts the sound of your voice into a digital signal that travels over the Internet and is received just like an ordinary phone call. In some cases, you can make these calls using a pre-programmed phone that looks and feels just like the phone you're used to. But, more often, you'll be making calls directly from your computer or laptop using Skype.Your Chat Host, Gus Marsh.

Wednesday, July 14, 6:30pm (MST) Genealogy Trivia Chat.
Your Chat Host, Rita-Louise Ely.


Wednesday, July 14, 8:00pm (MST) (Thursday, July 15, 2:00am GMT) Paranormal Genealogy Chat: No Chat Tonight
Your Chat Host, Carol Leve.

Thursday, July 15, 7:00pm (MST) Vitals Chat: Unmarked Graves
Your Chat Hosts, Rita-Louise Ely and Susi Pentico.

Saturday, July 17, 7:30pm (MST) Genealogy Trivia Chat.
Your Chat Host, Rita-Louise Ely.

Monday, July 19, 8:00pm (MST) (Tuesday, July 20, 2:00am GMT) GENTREK: Why American Families Migrated, part 3.
This week we move from the religious and economic to the sociological causes for migration and their ramifications. Your Chat Hosts, Jayne McCormick and Dae Powell.

Tuesday, July 20, 7:00pm (MST) Autosomal DNA Testing for Genealogy
A recent breakthrough in DNA testing for genealogy is a new type of autosomal DNA testing. This test checks your autosomal chromosomes; the other 22 pairs beyond the sex-linked X and Y-chromosomes.Your Chat Host, Gus Marsh.

Wednesday, July 21, 6:30pm (MST) Genealogy Trivia Chat.
Your Chat Host, Rita-Louise Ely.

Wednesday, July 21, 8:00pm (MST) (Thursday, July 22, 2:00am GMT) Paranormal Genealogy Chat No Chat Tonight
Your Chat Host, Carol Leve.

Thursday, July 22, 7:00pm (MST) Vitals Chat: Medical Genealogy
Your Chat Hosts, Rita-Louise Ely and Susi Pentico.

Saturday, July 24, 7:30pm (MST) Genealogy Trivia Chat.
Your Chat Host, Rita-Louise Ely.

Monday, July 26, 8:00pm (MST) (Tuesday July 27, 2:00am GMT) GENTREK: The War of 1812.
The War of 1812 has been referred to by some historians as America’s “forgotten conflict.” The War of 1812 is also called America's Second War for Independence. The ostensible causes of the war were the seizure of U.S. ships and seamen by the British Navy, as well as rapid expansion of the frontier, where British intrigue was blamed for American settlers' troubles with Indians. Your Chat Hosts, Jayne McCormick and Dae Powell.

Monday, July 26, 10:00pm (MST) Ready, Set, Go! Adventures in Archives for Family Historians
Archives rock! Archives hold many records pertinent to family history. They are full of manuscripts, original works, and family papers. But they can also be a tad cumbersome and difficult to navigate. This is due to the nature of archive finding aids and how information is organized. In this session, learn about what type of information can be found in archives, how to identify particular archives to search, and how archives are organized. The next time you visit an archive, you will be a pro! Your Chat Host, Heather Isbell Kramer.

Tuesday, July 27, 7:00pm (MST) Why Cluster Genealogy?
Even if you don't really care whom your ancestors siblings, cousins and associates were, cluster genealogy can still be a very effective research technique.The records of siblings, cousins, and other family members may provide clues to the next generation that you haven't been able to find in the records left by your direct ancestor.Your Chat Host, Gus Marsh.

Wednesday, July 28, 6:30pm (MST) Genealogy Trivia Chat.
Your Chat Host, Rita-Louise Ely.

Wednesday, July 28, 8:00pm (MDT) (Thursday, July 29, 2:00am GMT) Paranormal Genealogy Chat:Paranormal Events in American History
Your Chat Host, Carol Leve.

Thursday, July 29, 7:00pm (MST) Vitals Chat: Open Chat
Your Chat Hosts, Rita-Louise Ely and Susi Pentico.

Saturday, July 31, 7:30pm (MST) Genealogy Trivia Chat.
Your Chat Host, Rita-Louise Ely.





Discussion Forum

Hosted Chats are now in the Test Chat Room

Started by Jim Avery Feb 2, 2010.

Irish in Pennsylvania Chat

Started by Jim Avery Nov 11, 2009.

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Comment by Dae Powell on September 26, 2009 at 5:02pm
Rock ON, Sue!

Happy Dae·
Comment by Sue McCormick on September 26, 2009 at 4:34pm
SUCCESS STORY: This morning in the discussions surrounding the GenTrek presentation, Dawn and some others were discussing the use of city directories. I do use them, but this discussion was opportune.
About 2 hours after the chat, my sister asked during a phone call if I knew where the 1920s parsonage of a family friend had been. I said I'd look into it. We hung up and I went to footnote (because I knew they had St. Louis City directories); in about 5 minutes I had located the family in 1917 and 1923. Very fast search and good find.
While these folks were friends and not family line the technique applies for this type of search whatever your reason.
A SUCCESS story for Genealogy Wise and for the Chat Room, so thank you all.
Comment by Dae Powell on September 22, 2009 at 6:04pm
Hi Jim,

Sunday is a tough night. (And we thought Friday and Saturday were killers!) All three are difficult to attract an audience.

I can think of one area you may wish to promote your Pennsylvania Chats: Twitter.com. Include the tag, #genealogy, so lurkers will be alerted.

Happy Dae·
Comment by Jim Avery on September 22, 2009 at 5:54pm
What am I doing wrong? For the last month and a half I havfe been doing a Pennsylvania Chat. The most who show up and introduce themselves has been 6 or 7. I appreciate Gena mentioning these chats in her blog as well as showing the schedules here and on the Chat tab.

I have been mentioning them in the Anabaptist Group, the Pennsylvania Group and here each week. I am not new to hosting chats, having hosted on AOL and on Genealogy Lookup Forum.

Any suggestions for getting more people to my chats? Could it be that less people are actually following each post in the Discussion Groups.
Comment by Richard ILOFF on September 20, 2009 at 11:30pm
I will be off line for quite a while as I have to find a new home a place to stay.. My Thea and son wants Me gone.. but still my son wants to remain My son.. but Thea My ex-fiance wants to call it quits. so I will be cone for a while
Comment by Jim Avery on September 20, 2009 at 12:17pm
Just a reminder, tonight Sunday is my chat about The Ephrata Cloisters, an interesting religious group who settled in Lancaster Co. PA Everyone is invited. Please come, listen and discuss.

To echo Dae's comments, a chat room experience is networking. So far I have done 6 chats on Sunday nights. Usually I just cut and paste my presentation. Then I will get requests for copies of the presentation. That is fine with me, but we are here to network and exchange ideas. A chatroom host is alot like a talk show host. What frustration when he can't get his guests to say anything. My 2cents.
Comment by Dae Powell on September 19, 2009 at 9:15pm
Hi Sue!

There is a reason we don't place transcripts in the Chat Transcripts section. We want to encourage folks to attend the CHATS. We wish to promote the Networking Stage for everyone to grow. We could simply create a newsletter and each week send out an article, but this doesn't invite dialog, does it? I do have several of our presentations on my web site, ShoeString Genealogy. There are over 100 that are not there, yet. Some are under consideration by genealogy publications and others are not there by request of the author.

Gena has offered to transcribe our presentations and we've no problem with that, but we don't want them posted on ANY web site primarily for reasons expressed here.

We understand the requests to post the presentations and are delighted. Still, we will honor requests for copies for personal use by those who ATTEND the chats.

Happy Dae·

Comment by Sue McCormick on September 19, 2009 at 7:32pm
I love the GenWise Chats. They are very educational (and also great fun). I have been at two chats. This Sunday and Monday, I will return for the next topics at those chats.
I am making a notebook of the transcripts for the chats I have attended, so that I can go back and review what I have learned.
Can one request a transcript for the topics for which you do not already post them? I ask this, because other events may prevent me from attending a discussion which would be of particular interest to me.
Sue
Comment by Sue McCormick on September 19, 2009 at 7:26pm
I love the GenWise chats. They are great learning aids (and even greater fun). I have been to two of them and will go the the next topics on the same two this Sunday and Monday.
I am making a note book of the handouts, so that I can go back and refresh my memory.
But I have a question here: Is it possible to request the handouts ahead of time, if you know that you must miss a chat?

Sue
Comment by Dae Powell on September 16, 2009 at 2:21pm
Denise,
The GENTREK Chats on Mondae nights are eventually repeated on Saturdae mornings. You needn't miss a thing. Come join in the discussions and learn. Share what YOU know with the rest of us, too.

Happy Dae·
 

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