Wednesday, March 14, 2012

DearMYRTLE's Nightly 1940 Census UPDATE webinar

RootsMagic will host DearMYRTLE's nightly 1940 US Census UPDATE webinar beginning Monday 2 April 2012, the day the census images are first released to the general public.

THE PLAN
We're getting together each night to discuss what we've learned about using the images online at www.1940Census.Archives.gov.

The format will be "semi open mic" since the room capacity will be 1,000.

Amy Johnson Crow, the new Genealogical Content Manager for Archives.com will be on hand to field questions. Archives.com is the company that designed and is hosting the NARA 1940 site.  She will be available during each session to provide some tips and tricks for using the site. 
THE IMAGES - How's it going for you?
-- Were there challenges logging in at www.1940census.archives.gov to view the images?
-- Have you found an ancestor?
-- Did you use ED maps for larger cities or browse the complete county?
-- In what formats can one save the image?
-- Are there issues zooming in and out, or do you think things are moving smoothly?
-- Was the website timing out, or did things run smoothly?
-- Do you like the image viewer?
-- If you are having issues with the image viewer, which OS and web browser are you using?

THE INDEXING - Certainly you are contributing to this ground-breaking effort!
-- Did you sign up for indexing at www.the1940Census.com?
-- Have you been notified that your state is available for indexing yet?
-- Is this process running smoothly?
-- Have you previously done FamilySearchIndexing.org work as an indexer?
-- Have you previously done FamilySearchIndexing.org work as an arbitrator?

9pm Eastern US
8pm Central US
7pm Mountain US
6pm Pacific US

If you need a time zone converter, there is a great one located here:

THIS WEBINAR MEETS FIVE TIMES
You may attend any or all sessions with your single registration.

MONDAY Apr 2nd
TUESDAY Apr 3rd
WEDNESDAY Apr 4th
THURSDAY Apr 5h
FRIDAY April 6th

REGISTER NOW USING THIS NEW LINK
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/515167334





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