Archive for October, 2008

Bellaonline Genealogy Chat: Starting November 9th

Genealogy @ Bellaonline is going to start having genealogy chats to give its members a place to discuss their research questions. There are several reasons why discussing a genealogy problem or plan with someone might help.

A. Another researcher may have already broken that brick wall you are hitting now.
B. Comparison of surnames might introduce you to a distant cousin researching the same family ties as you.
C. Researchers from different locales could come together to help each other. Someone in Tennessee might chat with someone in California who could look up a document for them.
D. A place for beginners to learn tips from those more experienced researchers.
E. To learn about genealogy events coming up.
F. Chats can occasionally be specialized for a certain group. For example, African American, Native American, Italian, Adoptions or the many other groups.
G. Case Studies on research projects can be discussed and analyzed.
H. Chats can be held to help those interested in becoming certified, accredited or becoming professional.
I. Genealogy related books or magazines can be discussed.
J. A chance for you to moderate a chat on a topic you are familiar with.
K. Special guests that can help us in our research endeavors.
L. Invite your friends and introduce them to family research.
M. Plus much more…….

The first chat will be announced on the genealogy forum. The genealogy forum is a great place to list suggested topics you might be interested in. If a chat has to be canceled, this is the place where that would be listed. The schedule will be the second and fourth Sunday evenings, at 6 PM EST.

In order to enter the chat, you will need to do a FREE registration for the Bellaonline forums. Your forum name and password will get you into the chat rooms. Once you are in the chat room, you can pick an icon if you wish. If you are a private/shy person, you can remain anonymous if you wish. You can communicate via your forum name you have chosen. Bellaonline has weekly chats that you are welcome to visit. You might visit one before the genealogy chat to make sure you know how to enter the chats beforehand.

The first chat will be a time for everyone to introduce themselves and where they are from (if they wish to share). A discussion can be held on what each person’s individual needs and expectations are for the chat. The moderator, Tina Sansone, Genealogy Editor, will take notes and try to arrange future chats based on everyone’s need. If there is enough interest, she will be happy to set up a chat to start a beginner’s group.

Check the genealogy forum for the first chat date soon to come and leave any questions you may have.  (First Date is November 9th at 6 PM EST)


October 29, 2008 at 12:54 pm Leave a comment

I Was Genealogically Tagged by Cheryl!

Tag – You’re It!

Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings started a game of tag.
I was tagged by Cheryl Rothwell
I need to learn how this site’s HTML works!

10 Years Ago I

# just moved into my new home in Germantown, TN
# Started my cleaning business
# My kids were 11, 10 and 5 (where did the time go?)
# bought my first new computer

# celebrated my 13 year aniversay.

5 Things on Today’s To-DO List

Finish Transcription homwork
Do my Genealogy article for Bellaonline
Do my SW article and email to editor
Take a shower, maybe this should be first on to do list!
Spend time with kids

5 Snacks I Enjoy

Dr Pepper with anything almost

Pringle butter honey sticks
Pringle wheat sticks
cheese nips

5 Places I Have Lived

Southaven, MS
Memphis, TN
Provo, Utah
Hernando, MS
Booneville, MS

5 Jobs I Have Had

Business Forms Consultant

Nurse Apprentice
IRS Clerk
Cleaning Business 
5 Blogs I Tag to Play

Genealogy Reviews Online

Renee’s Genealogy Blog
Life in Possum Hollar
Writing Your Memories
Irish Family History

October 19, 2008 at 7:20 am Leave a comment