This newsletter sponsored a 3-hour worldwide genealogy conference call about a month ago. The topic was "U.K. Genealogy." We had participants from England, Scotland, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. In fact, I think there were more New Zealanders in the conversation than any other nationality.
Those who participated seemed to enjoy the conference call. We all decided to hold a follow-up session on the third Saturday of each month at 19:00 GMT. Translating that to some other time zones, the next Skypecast will start at:
8:00 PM London time on Saturday, October 21
3:00 PM Eastern Time in the U.S. and Canada on Saturday, October 21
12:00 noon Pacific Time in the U.S. and Canada on Saturday, October 21
8:00 AM in New Zealand on Sunday, October 22
5:00 AM in Australian Capital Territory on Sunday, October 22
You can convert that to your local time zone if you click here.
As is typical with the other Skypecasts sponsored by this newsletter, there is no planned agenda although we do ask everyone to focus primarily on U.K. genealogy. Last month's conversation did drift off into genealogy software for a while but soon came back to a discussion of how to research ancestors in the U.K. Even the software discussion focused on a comparison of Family Historian to other genealogy programs. Family Historian is a genealogy program written in England and is very popular there.
The free Skypecast conference calls sponsored by this newsletter are for conversations among individuals with similar interests, much the same as any such conversation that might be held at a cocktail party or other meeting of almost any sort. All the participants ask questions and ponder possibilities, and we often joke amongst ourselves. Each attendee is invited top participate as much or as little as he or she wishes. I think that everyone enjoyed the last U.K. genealogy conference call. I know that I did.
You do not use a telephone to join in this free conference call. Instead, you will need headphones and a microphone plugged into your computer's soundcard, and you will also need to install the free Skype software into your Windows, Macintosh, or Linux computer. The software is available at http://www.skype.com.
Again, the software is free and the conference call is free. Genealogists from around the world talk on our computers, so there are no telephone toll charges involved. You can join this Skypecast if you click here.
Will we hear you in this week's U.K. Skypecast?