Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Let's #GenChat!

Recently I shared how a Tweet chat event helped solve a tricky genealogy problem. How exciting to hear Stephanie Pitcher Fishman, Terri O'Connell and Jen Baldwin have come together to begin regular genealogy chats. Check out the following press release for all the details.


Corn & Cotton Genealogy, Finding Our Ancestors and
Ancestral Journeys Will Start Regular Twitter Chats in January, 2013
If you are interested in learning about resources, skills, methodology and techniques to further your family history research, the help you need may have just arrived.
Three genealogy professionals: Stephanie Pitcher Fishman, owner of Corn & Cotton Genealogy; Terri O'Connell, owner of Finding Our Ancestors; and Jen Baldwin, owner of Ancestral Journeys; are reaching across state lines using the power of Twitter to answer your questions and create an environment of collaboration.
Beginning January 25, 2013, they will combine their efforts to bring you #genchat, a Twitter Chat focusing on genealogy related topics, skills and questions. The chat will be hosted every two weeks, beginning at 9:00 p.m. CST, and lasting for one hour. The chats will be oriented towards hobbyist genealogists and family historians; all interested are welcome to participate.
Between them, they bring 43 years of genealogy research experience to the Twitter platform. Individually, they each run a professional genealogy business and their areas of expertise range from the Midwestern United States to integrating family history into home education, and the Rocky Mountain corridor. Each are also involved in various genealogy related projects, such as the digi-mag, The In-Depth Genealogist, and the upkeep of Conference Keeper, a site dedicated to compiling world-wide resources on educational opportunities for family historian's.
A detailed schedule of the planned chats for 2013 can be found on the Conference Keeper website.
To contact the hosts directly, or to schedule an interview, please e-mail or tweet them (see below).
Jen Baldwin
Ancestral Journeys
Stephanie Pitcher Fishman
Corn & Cotton Genealogy
Terri O'Connell
Finding Our Ancestors
If you have not participated in a Twitter Party or Tweet Chat before, please read through this great post by Janet Fouts: How To Participate in a Tweet Chat or Getting Started: A Guide for Beginners by tweetparties.

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