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Sunday, January 18, 2015

DearMYRTLE Visits CGSSD Virtually!

 Yesterday, DearMYRTLE visited CGSSD virtually via Google Hangouts On Air. Her presentation, "Google Hangouts: Enhancing Family Gatherings & Interviews", was enthusiastically received by our members present. This was our third "live" virtual presentation over the past few years. One of the nice features of Google Hangouts On Air is that it was recorded for future viewing.
  While DearMYRTLE was broadcasting from Utah, Cousin Russ (Russ Worthington) was on hand to support and add additional information from his home in New Jersey. I might add that Cousin Russ gave me personal instruction about a week before the presentation and helped tremendously just before the meeting. Gary Hoffman, CGSSD's webmaster & Tech Guru was also very helpful, even having the right adapter to go from HDMI to the analog sound and projection system of our facilities.

Randy Seaver asking a question to DearMYRTLE

 I am definitely sold on using Google Hangouts. It's free and easy to use. I can think of a lot of uses this would be good for. I hope to find other speakers in the genealogical community that use this medium and have them present to us. 

 Resources from DearMYRTLE:
  • How to Hangout and Use Google+ http://bit.ly/MyrtsHowHangoutOnGoogle
  • Why Host Virtual Meetings http://bit.ly/MyrtsWhyHostVirtual

 Link to the recorded presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRFGQMEIbtE

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