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From: Mark Howells <> (by way of Cyndi Howells <>
Subject: Interactive Web Broadcast - UK Genealogy Research
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 23:39:08 -0700
Hi all -
This coming Saturday, April 24th at 4 pm Pacific Standard Time (see
below for time zone converters), the Internet broadcast show
"Generations: Find Your Roots" will be dedicating its two hour
program to UK genealogy research.
Please feel free to share this information with others.
The show's host, Elon Gasper, will be joined by:
|*| Paul Milner - noted lecturer & author on UK genealogy, and
|*| Mark Howells (yours truly) - hack genealogy columnist & UK
We will be discussing:
~ UK research in general
~ What's new in UK research
~ Internet sources for UK research
~ Answers to your questions
What is "Generations: Find Your Roots" you ask?
It is a two hour program on the Internet "broadcast" by
TalkSpot.com. It's a "radio" broadcast you can listen to over the
Internet, an online chat room on the same subject as the broadcast,
a toll free number in the U.S. to call with questions during the
broadcast, and some additional bells & whistles.
In order to join the show you need:
1. A computer with a sound board and speakers.
2. A web browser (i.e. Netscape, MS Internet Explorer, AOL).
3. Real Audio software for listening to audio files (see below).
4. A pioneering spirit and sense of adventure.
Then, visit this web site ahead of time & register a user name with
TalkSpot (it's free):
"Generations: Find Your Roots" show on TalkSpot.com:
>From this page you can find the L&E Shows schedule, the archives of
past shows, and message boards.
Join the current TalkSpot.com shows in progress from:
Read more about the show and the hosts on the Sierra Online site at:
Visit the site again at 4:00 pm Pacific this Saturday and log in to
join the show in progress. For help with time zones worldwide, see
these online references and time zone converters:
Once you join the show you can:
~~ Listen the program via your computer and Real Audio
~~ Call in on the toll free phone number
~~ Participate in text/typed messages in the chat room
~~ Read the chat room conversation
~~ See graphics, pictures and even video of the us in the studio
~~ Participate in instant polls
~~ Even draw on a map with virtual crayons
The host is Elon Gasper, of Sierra Online. His love of genealogy,
combined with technology is clear with this new, fun idea for
communicating online. His trusty side kick & co-host is "Cousin
Mel" and there is a regularly scheduled segment with syndicated
columnist Myra Vanderpool Gormley each week.
P.S. We found it best to use only your web browser during the
session on TalkSpot. So close down other programs you may have
running in the background.
If you don't already have Real Audio (most of you probably do), you
can download a free copy at:
Good Hunting - Mark
Norfolk-L Genealogy Mailing List Owner
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