The Guild’s Members’ Websites Project (MWP) team plans to host a Google hangout for our users of the TNG website application. This is scheduled for Saturday, March 18th, the third Saturday of the month. The time of day, determined by time zones, will be announced by next week. The purpose is to introduce your TNG team, to have a live and interactive video gathering of fellow TNG users, and to help with some of the questions from our users. This session will run for only one hour and will be a test to find out the interests of our members.
The theme this time is: mapping. We will look at the use of maps on the TNG pages for individuals. Then look at “heat maps”, a new way to find clusters of your ancestors’ homesteads. A novel prototype map application will then be introduced: used for showing migration paths, as well as birth/marriage/death/burial locations. The team will then discuss ways to add geocoding (latitude and longitude location) to places and cemeteries. That is a lot of territory to cover, so some topics might be carried over to the next video chat.
How do I get to participate? If you have done Google hangouts before, then you have your webcam, mic/speaker and hangout app, ready to go. If you don’t have the gear or have not done a hangout before; no problem as it will be video-streamed live on YouTube. The session will be recorded and then posted on YouTube for later viewing.
The hangouts have room for nine live participants, plus the moderator, but an unlimited count of viewers on YouTube. The hangout access URL will be posted shortly before the start of the hangout. Also, the hangout will be publicized on the Guild’s Google page and Facebook page.
So, please send your TNG questions and comments to us via the comment box. The TNG team will endeavor to put together an engaging agenda for you. “See” you on the 18th.