AmericaGen Study Group

29 Aug 3027 AmericaGen Study Group tackles Chapter 9 “Computers & Technology” from Val Greenwood’s The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company.)

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Note: All panelists were invited ro read the chapter and then write about how that chapter relates to their personal research habits. AmericaGEN Study Group Chapter 9 combined homework



10:00:39 From Melissa Barker : Hello Everyone! Listening in from the Houston County, TN. Archives!
10:01:02 From Janine Edmée Hakim : Hello all
10:01:28 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Good Morning, got my blueberry cobbler made and in the oven in time.
10:02:17 From Jacqueline Wilson : Hello from a gray and windy Chicago!
10:07:03 From Deb Andrew : Good morning.
10:08:59 From Hilary Gadsby : Lisa mentioned your taping up for AmericaGen when we got together yesterday evening.
10:09:39 From Jacqueline Wilson : Wangs?
10:10:09 From Hilary Gadsby : I wrote a cheque less than half an hour ago
10:10:58 From Melissa Barker : My first computer was a Commadore 64 too!
10:11:23 From Hilary Gadsby : Our first computer was a Vic 20 predecessor of the Commodore 64
10:12:05 From PATRICIA Schmitt  : We had a 286 specially built and used AOL
10:13:13 From Doris Haskell : Our first computer was a Franklin Ace 1000, sold to us by the high school match teacher, who had them in his garage. It had 28K of RAM.
10:13:30 From Doris Haskell : It was Christmas of 1983
10:13:56 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Remember the Kaypro?
10:14:06 From Molly McKinley : Same here Russ. You had to have a cassette player you connected and programmed your own stuff.
10:14:39 From Deb Andrew : 1994 for the home. DH worked with them all his working life. His dad before him at TRW.
10:17:24 From Doris Haskell : And they had green lines across them.
10:18:37 From Deb Andrew : I remember having to do that.
10:19:11 From Doris Haskell : The computer had a phone jack on it.
10:20:31 From Irene : Mine was hooked up to a B&W TV and a tape recorder, also.
10:20:37 From Hilary Gadsby : We had a 128 still have our Vic 20 in the garage
10:21:03 From Irene : My first computer class was programing with punch cards on a mainframe.
10:21:26 From Molly McKinley : I still have a computer with a 3.5 disc reader
10:22:43 From Luin Leisher : At work, Burroughts E-101
10:23:20 From Molly McKinley : I really liked the AOL message boards and forums
10:24:20 From Irene : My mom was on from the mid 1990s and bought census records on CD from Broderbund (I think).
10:25:20 From Deb Andrew : FamilySearch has come a long way as well. It is nothing like it was when I found it.
10:26:34 From Doris Haskell : Probate packets, land and property records and newspapers fill in the blanks so well.
10:27:20 From Molly McKinley : The Family Treemaker CD’s aren’t able to be read anymore as far as I know. I finally threw mine away.
10:27:35 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : AOL was a huge resource hog.
10:28:23 From Irene : My students loved Dogpile when I was teaching computers.
10:32:04 From Deb Andrew : I had sveral cousins find me by the messages I had made looking for people in their sections.
10:34:12 From Valerie Lisk : I have not changed my original email address for the same reason.
10:36:04 From Deb Andrew : Bet you fo get the ads though.
10:36:24 From Molly McKinley : My favorite was GenForum
10:37:41 From Doris Haskell : The word “creep” would never come to my mind in reference to you.
10:38:35 From Danine Cozzens : Could someone please repost the homework link for the tardy me? Chat shows only from the point where I logged in.
10:39:07 From Doris Haskell : Merle Haggard put Muskogee on the map.
10:39:26 From Danine Cozzens : Thanks, Russ!
10:40:28 From Cousin Russ to All panelists : Time is moving – 2 more to go, I think
10:41:04 From Deb Andrew : They don’t check their spelling or grammer.
10:49:36 From Valerie Lisk : I have ngeorge
10:49:58 From Deb Andrew : My Tittle line always wants to bring up title .
10:50:15 From Valerie Lisk : sorry. George Ball and Joseph Fog.
10:52:02 From Cousin Russ :
10:53:15 From Deb Andrew : My page is a micro blog.
10:54:05 From Deb Andrew : They are updating their brand.
10:55:01 From Cousin Russ : Katherine Willson’s
10:59:51 From Molly McKinley : That way you knew if someone came while you were away…
11:00:16 From Deb Andrew : Probably didn’t want ticks, fleas, and other insects.
11:01:20 From Cousin Russ : AmericaGEN Study Group Chapter 9 combined homework
11:01:34 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : My neighbor, when I first moved into current house, always groomed his dirt yard. He would have the little kids out raking the dirt and they had to do it perfect or he would make them do it over.
11:05:54 From Molly McKinley : The raking of the yard…they also did not have riding lawn mowers…lol
11:06:06 From Deb Andrew : I’m in several groups on how to creatively put a family history book together.
11:06:46 From Deb Andrew to All panelists : Russ, are up you going to do the photo citations for findagrave.
11:07:22 From Irene : Thank you for a great session.
11:07:23 From Cousin Russ : Deb – I just covered that
11:07:42 From Sheryl Whisenhunt : Thank all of you for another awesome session.
11:07:57 From Cousin Russ : Deb = I have two follow up
11:08:02 From Deb Andrew  : I watched your video on findagrave, maybe I faded out when you did the photo.
11:08:11 From Janine Edmée Hakim : thank you all
11:08:24 From Cousin Russ : Deb – I am have two more to go, which may answer your question

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