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Live Stream 2: Review of Course Content and Genetic Genealogy

Contains joining instructions for the Live Stream sessions with Tahitia and Graham to be held on Friday 9th December 2022.
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On this course, learners had the opportunity to ask the educators particular questions through live events called Live Stream. These events also allowed the educator to recap over the previous week.

This session was in two parts. In Part 1, Tahitia discussed how you can take your genealogy education further and projects you can help with while many archives continue to remain closed. In Part 2 Graham Holton attended the session and we focused on answering your DNA questions and any others which may come up.

This Live Stream event took place on Friday April 16 2021 with Part 1 at 15.10 BST, available live via Zoom the passcode for this event is: 274142; Part 2 started at 16.10 BST and was also live via Zoom the passcode for this event is: 114787.

You can view the recordings of these events in the next step of the course.

We encouraged you to ask questions and comment on the week’s topics during the Live Stream, and we selected the most popular ones to respond to during the event.

How can I ask a question?

There are three ways you can do this:

  1. You can leave your question or comments on this step in advance. We hope to include some of these in the discussion – please ‘like’ the comments you find interesting to help us choose the most useful ones
  2. You will be able to send questions and comments during the event by submitting them in the Zoom chat window.
  3. You can follow and add to questions and comments on Twitter using the hashtag #FLgenealogy or sending a message to @FLgenealogy.

What happens if I can’t watch the Live Stream?

Don’t worry! Realtime participation is not a mandatory part of this course, but it is fun and we think you’d get a lot out of it. A recording of the discussion will be made available at some point after the live event finishes in Step 6.20. You can still make a contribution by leaving your question or comments on this current step in advance, and we may include some of these in the discussion.

Will loading the Live Stream mean I appear on camera?

No, you will just watch the Live Stream like any other video.

Is a Zoom account required to view the Live Stream?

No, you can watch the Live Stream without a Zoom Account; once you have clicked upon the relevant Zoom meeting URL above you will have the option of either downloading a small piece of Zoom Client software or continuing via your internet browser.

Testing your computer setup

It is a good idea to test your computer setup for Zoom using this link:

https://zoom.us/test

This will enable you to join a test meeting and check your internet connection, audio and video (although your own webcam won’t be activated for the actual meeting itself).

Not sure what time the Live Stream will happen in your area?

This Time Zone Converter can tell you what time the event is on at in your part of the world.

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