I'm sending you the instructions for chat and forum and the full
Here you go!
1. Go to
2. Click onto "log onto chat"
3. Enter a nickname (do NOT put a password)
4. Scroll down to "ok, connect!"--click it.
5. Wait for screen to clear and you're in the chat room.
Top Hints to Successful Chatting:
1. Mark your calendar and day-timers with the time of the chats you
want to miss. PRINT OUT Schedule and keep near computer.
2. Bookmark the URL of the chats:
3. Once you're in the chat, to get rid of ads: click the
"float" button in
the upper right hand side. Then enlarge that window for full
4. To enlarge your font size, type:
*chat fontsize 16
5. Come on time--early even for the bigger chats. Stay for
chat so you don't miss YOUR cousins.
6. Come prepared: bring your genealogy files/printouts of
7. Come not only to find your cousins, but to help
8. If you get "bumped off" during chat--try to log back
on. You may have
to enter a different nickname. Please be patience, we're using
9. Greet people when you enter the room; say "good-bye"
you have to leave. Allow time for people to respond BEFORE you
have a special message or info for you.
10. If you have webtv, you will not be able to log onto the
chat. I would
suggest that you try to go to a friend's, neighbor's, or the library and
the computer there to log on......or if possible, used computers are
now! Webtv users CAN post in the forum: http://about.delphi.com/ab-huntsville
11. If you come to the chat room and it's empty, you can read email
STILL not miss people. Turn the SOUND on so that a "beep"
someone else comes into the room. The commands for sounds
...... *beep enter on........AND: ......
*beep leave on
You will hear a bubble sound when someone comes in (delayed just a
minutes) and a horn when someone leaves.
12. To post your messages: enter text in the white space at
the bottom of
the screen where it says, "TYPE HERE".....then hit the ENTER
key on your
computer keyboard to send the message.
13. If you're doing research in Alabama or the South, check out my
14. If you're interested in the Huntsville, AL area, please sign up
Huntsville Highlights newsletter at: http://huntsville.about.com/gi/pages/mmail.htm
15. Post your queries on our new forum--it never hurts to cover all
After you register (if you
to post, you must register--you can enter the forum as a GUEST, if
aren't going to post), you click on the SURNAME section and then click
"reply" to post your own surname query.
16. The chats are NOT recorded at this time. I don't record
them for your
privacy and protection....and so that you'll be comfortable that what
say in the chat room (and sometimes we get goofy) is confidential. If
want to save some info that you get in the chat....just highlight the
then copy (control c) and paste (control v) into a word doc or email
yourself. You have to do this before the screen scrolls completely
17. If you have questions or suggestions, send me an email.
18. Have fun and visit the chat room often!
These chats are moderated/hosted by Patty. The more
questions and time you spend there, the better your chances of
Mondays: All states EAST of the MISSISSIPPI RIVER
Tuesdays: NATIVE AMERICAN/AFRICAN AMERICAN/MELUNGEON
Wednesdays: CIVIL WAR (both sides)
Thursdays: All states WEST of the MISSISSIPPI RIVER
(no Friday genealogy chats--room already reserved)
Chat schedule for the lunchtime chats:
These chats are ususally hosted by Brenda.
1:00-3:00 pm Eastern; 12-2:00 pm Central; 11:00-1:00 pm Mt.; 10-12
Mondays: MID-WESTERN STATES
Tuesdays: NEW ENGLAND/MID-ATLANTIC STATES
Wednesdays: WESTERN/PACIFIC STATES
Thursdays: SOUTHERN STATES
Fridays: MOUNTAIN STATES
Don't miss these week night Special CHATS:
(times stated are Eastern--
subtract an hr for Central,2 hrs for Mt., 3 hrs for Pacific)
Monday: UNUSUAL MIDDLE NAMES, 8 pm Eastern
Monday: ROBERTS family chat, 9 pm Eastern
Monday: ALABAMA chat, 10 pm Eastern
Monday: Genealogy Research Tips/Hints/Questions, 11 pm
Wednesday: BLACK DUTCH genealogy, 7 pm Eastern
Wednesday: CANADA genealogy chat, 8 pm Eastern
Wednesday: MORGAN family chat, 9 pm Eastern
Wednesday: WWI and WWII chat, 10 pm Eastern
Thursday: African American chat, 7 pm Eastern
Thursday: Melungeon chat, 8 pm Eastern
Thursday: Southern States chat, 9 pm Eastern
Thursday: Famous/Infamous ancestors chat, 10 pm Eastern
Friday: REVOLUTIONARY WAR chat, 8 pm Eastern
Friday: WAR OF 1812 chat, 9 pm Eastern
Friday: Native American chat, 10-12 pm Eastern
Saturday: Civil War chat, 9-11 pm Eastern
(subtract 1 hr. for Central; 2 hrs. for Mt.; 3 for Pacific)
ALL DAY--Genealogy "Open House" (pop in and try your
7 pm Eastern time--NORTHERN STATES genalogy......
8 pm Eastern time--SOUTHERN STATES genealogy.......
9-11 pm Eastern time--CIVIL WAR genealogy.......
(subtract 1 hr. for Central; 2 hrs. for Mt.; 3 for Pacific)
ALL DAY--Genealogy "Open House"
(bring your family tree; try your luck).......
7 pm Eastern time--SURNAMES starting with A-J.........
8 pm Eastern tiime--SURNAMES starting with K-Z......
9 pm Eastern time--WISCONSIN genealogy chat......
10 pm Eastern time--GREAT BRITAIN genealogy.....
If you need help using the chat room or the forum--send me an email and
update you. I'll be checking email and the chat room off and on
weekend. There are a lot of new people on the list--so drop in to
what's new. If you have a friend or relative that would like to be
list, have them email me.
If you want to share the chat news with a mailing list that you're on;
free to invite them to join you in the chat room!
Hope you find YOUR elusive ancestor! Feel free to invite others to
If you need instructions for the chat room or the forum or want on the chat
mailing list, just let me know.
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