Are you planning to attend the next Scanfest on Sunday, September 28th hosted by Miriam Midkiff Robbins over at AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors?
If you are, and whether it is your first time or you are a "charter attendee," you will need the following information to participate in a new feature: Scanfest with voice capabilities.
1. Download and Install Skype
This is a free program which allows you to speak with other Skype users anywere for free. Use the instructions in this posting at Bootcamp for Genea-Bloggers to assist you in the installation.
2. Setup Thomas MacEntee as a Contact
Set me up as a contact using my email address email@example.com.
3. Conduct a Test Call
Call me using the new contact. If I am unavailable please leave a voicemail.
4. Confirm Your Skype Participation in Scanfest
If you feel comfortable participating in Scanfest using Skype so you can speak with others while scanning, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Skype only allows me to connect up to 24 others in a conference call. We will be doing this on a first come first serve basis.
5. Non-Skype Participation
If you don't have Skype or cannot/do not want to install it, email me at email@example.com and send me your name and phone number. I will patch you in to the call at 11:00 am PDT.
If you have any questions please contact me prior to Sunday at 11:00 am PDT.