FYI Group: Fwd: Full chat schedule......
Reply-To: "Jean Brandau" <huntsville2@...>
From: "Jean Brandau" <huntsville2@...>
To: "Jewelle Baker" <jewelle@...>
Subject: Full chat schedule......
Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2000 18:15:05 -0500
I'm sending you the instructions for chat and forum and the full schedule:
Here you go!
1. Go to http://huntsville.about.com/mpchat.htm
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 don't
want to miss. PRINT OUT Schedule and keep near computer.
2. Bookmark the URL of the chats: http://huntsville.about.com/mpchat.htm
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 view.
4. To enlarge your font size, type: *chat fontsize 16
5. Come on time--early even for the bigger chats. Stay for the whole
chat so you don't miss YOUR cousins.
6. Come prepared: bring your genealogy files/printouts of tree/resource
7. Come not only to find your cousins, but to help others!
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 computers!
9. Greet people when you enter the room; say "good-bye" when
you have to leave. Allow time for people to respond BEFORE you go--they may
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 use
the computer there to log on......or if possible, used computers are cheap
now! Webtv users CAN post in the forum:
11. If you come to the chat room and it's empty, you can read email and
STILL not miss people. Turn the SOUND on so that a "beep" sounds when
someone else comes into the room. The commands for sounds are:
...... *beep enter on........AND: ...... *beep leave on
You will hear a bubble sound when someone comes in (delayed just a few
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 website
14. If you're interested in the Huntsville, AL area, please sign up for my
Huntsville Highlights newsletter at:
15. Post your queries on our new forum--it never hurts to cover all the
bases: http://about.delphi.com/ab-huntsville After you register (if you
to post, you must register--you can enter the forum as a GUEST, if you
aren't going to post), you click on the SURNAME section and then click on
"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 you
say in the chat room (and sometimes we get goofy) is confidential. If you
want to save some info that you get in the chat....just highlight the text,
then copy (control c) and paste (control v) into a word doc or email to
yourself. You have to do this before the screen scrolls completely out of
17. If you have questions or suggestions, send me an email. Your comments
18. Have fun and visit the chat room often!
NEW Morning Chats: http://huntsville.about.com/mpchat.htm
9-11 am Eastern; 8-10 am Central; 7-9 am Mt.; 6-8 am Pacific
These chats are moderated/hosted by Patty. The more
questions and time you spend there, the better your chances of success!
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 Pacific
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 Eastern
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
WEEKEND GENEALOGY CHATS:
http://huntsville.about.com/mpchat.htm (I hope you have this bookmarked!)
(subtract 1 hr. for Central; 2 hrs. for Mt.; 3 for Pacific)
ALL DAY--Genealogy "Open House" (pop in and try your luck!)........
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 I'll
update you. I'll be checking email and the chat room off and on all
weekend. There are a lot of new people on the list--so drop in to see
what's new. If you have a friend or relative that would like to be on this
list, have them email me.
If you want to share the chat news with a mailing list that you're on; feel
free to invite them to join you in the chat room!
Hope you find YOUR elusive ancestor! Feel free to invite others to join
About.com guide to Huntsville AL
----- Original Message -----
From: Jewelle Baker
Cc: Jean Brandau
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2000 6:09 PM
Subject: FYI ... Fwd: We're talking about your ancestors.......
Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2000 17:17:16 -0500
From: Jean Brandau <huntsville2@...>
Subject: [NC-SC] We're talking about your ancestors.......
You're invited to join us for some special chats about special
Thursday Chat Schedule: http://huntsville.about.com/mpchat.htm
7 pm Eastern--AFRICAN AMERICAN genealgoy
8 pm Eastern--MELUNGEON genealgoy
9 pm Eastern--SOUTHERN STATES genealogy
10 pm Eastern--FAMOUS/INFAMOUS ancestors stories
Friday Chat Schedule: http://huntsville.about.com/mpchat.htm
1-3 pm Eastern--MOUNTAIN STATES genealogy
8 pm Eastern--REVOLUTIONARY WAR genealogy
9 pm Eastern--WAR of 1812 genealogy
10-12 pm Eastern--NATIVE AMERICAN genealogy
Saturday Chat Schedule: http://huntsville.about.com/mpchat.htm
9-11 pm Eastern--CIVIL WAR genealogy
If you can't make the chats, please post ALL your queries and questions in
If you need instructions for the chat room or the forum or want on the chat
mailing list, just let me know.