Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Did You #genchat #LadiesFirst?

Last Friday (April 13th), I had the honor of being a guest on #genchat. Have you participated in #genchat? GenChat is a Twitter chat that happens every other Friday night. Co-hosted by  @geneapleau & @leprchaunrabbit, a topic is discussed with questions being asked by the hosts and answers supplied by all in attendance. Because it is all text/images, and the information comes at a quick speed, it can take some getting use to. But the beauty of the chat is that you can use the GenChat hashtag (#genchat) to go back and read the chat at your convenience.

What can you expect to learn during #genchat? Everything from repository holdings, to helpful websites/collections, and tips from other researchers. It's an important service that is provided absolutely free.

If you want to participate in #genchat, you must have a Twitter account. Once you have an account (which is free), I recommend following the Twitter account @_genchat and the account of the two hosts listed above. And you can follow me (@genaortega).

Twitter is "cataloged" by hashtags (a pound sign and a word or words) so make sure to search on #genchat and #genealogy to find those tweets that can be beneficial to your research.

Courtesy of  @leprchaunrabbit.

Just to give you a flavor of what we discussed, here are some of my questions and tips. This is not everything I shared but it provides you an idea.

Thanks to everyone who participated in #genchat. I had a great time and hope you found it beneficial. Special thanks to the #genchat hosts (@geneapleau & @leprchaunrabbit)  who invited me to participate. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Set Sail in August 2019 at a Savings

You may have already heard about my Founders, Fishermen, and Family History Cruise for 2019. The itinerary for the cruise has been updated to include new ports. We are now leaving from Montreal on a 7 day cruise to Boston. We will be stopping in Quebec, Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island), Sydney, Halifax (Nova Scotia), Bar Harbor (Maine) and Boston.

Normally the deposit is $350 but until Sunday, April 15th you pay only $100 to reserve your space! You don't have to worry about any other payment until 2019! Hurry to get in on this discount! Contact our travel agent Terri O'Connell at www.oconnelltravel.com/group/familyhistory .

Join us for genealogy, tours, travel, and fun.

*Please note that this discount refers to what you pay for the deposit. The price of the cruise is the same. 

Monday, April 09, 2018

Do you #genchat?

I'm excited  to announce that I will be on #genchat next Friday, April 13th. 

Join me for a discussion on researching female ancestors. We'll chat about our experiences, I'll give tips, and more!

To join, you'll need to have a Twitter account and you'll want to follow me (@genaortega) and genchat (@_genchat). If you miss the live chat, you can read the tweets later by searching on the hashtag #genchat.

See you at #genchat!