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July 2010 Chat Calendar

GenealogyWise Chat Schedule
*As of July 12, 2010

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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.





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Comment by Dae Powell on August 8, 2009 at 1:55pm
LOL. Feathers not even ruffled, lass, but thanks for your concern.

MY concern remains the same: prevent loss of effort, time and data. I scan my original documents for another backup. Perhaps I'm too obsessive in keeping my files organized and backed up, but I haven't lost anything, yet.
Comment by Dodie Ford on August 8, 2009 at 1:42pm
Well, you can back up however often you feel it is necessary. I'm not obsessive about it because I have hard copy files of everything. My electronic files are just a back up to my hard copy files.

However, I make sure the CDs, flash drives, etc are backed up often enough that I don't have to re enter tons of data if it is lost.

You can back yours up whenever you want. My post was just a suggestion; not a command. You can smooth your feathers.

The idea is to find out why and how to back it up and choose what's appropriate for your situation.
Comment by Dae Powell on August 8, 2009 at 12:41pm
Back up "every coupla years"?? I would not wish to lose even ONE year of work. I recommend weekly backups. Unless even a week's worth is going to be devastating. You can backup your data to Mozy or Carbonite online. Heck, you can even set them to do it live and in the background.

Don't wait YEARS to backup your valuable data. Please!
Comment by Dodie Ford on August 8, 2009 at 12:27pm
For another suggestion: how about a chat on GEDCOMS. Does everyone know what this is and why we use it and how to use it?

Most genealogy programs now export GEDCOMS but all genealogy programs are different in how they export and where they export to so you can find that file.
Comment by Dodie Ford on August 8, 2009 at 12:24pm
A "genealogy software" discussion would be good for beginners. I know that I changed software abt 4 times when I began. The first was "The Master Genealogist". I nearly pulled my hair out and never really learned it. Advice: start with simple software like Family History Library's free PAF and there are others. You can always import a GEDCOM into more sopisticated software later if that's what you would want to do.

The second: "computer back up systems" would be good. I know that many people are not backing up their files out of their genealogy programs and I know some who have lost the research they had done and given up on the whole thing. The thing is that many people don't understand why or how to back up their data files.

It's not difficult to back up your data to CDs, flash drives or external hard drives and distribute them to people you trust and even into your safe deposit box. Then, update them every coupla years.

These are just two suggestions for using technology in genealogy. Maybe someone else has some ideas. This is an area that warrants discussions since nearly all of us now use electronic technology to do research or record what research we have done.
Comment by Gena Philibert Ortega on August 5, 2009 at 10:37pm
Jennifer-

Like what parts of technology? Social Networking, Genealogy Software, computer back up systems? All of the above???
Comment by Jennifer Eklund, PLCGS on August 5, 2009 at 6:47pm
Gena, I would be interested in someone with great experience in the area to do a chat on using technology in genealogy. I am lost when it comes to software to use, etc. I am sure this would be the type of topic that needs to be broken up into sections, but I am very interested in this type of chat.
Comment by Gena Philibert Ortega on July 30, 2009 at 7:19pm
Please let me know if you are willing to host a Chat
 

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