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Drawing from an existing Meta Q&A on Improving the weekly chat, this week's chat will be to discuss ideas for doing just that!

For those who aren't aware, we currently hold a chat in a dedicated chat room every Saturday about a different genealogical topic each time. It's really great to hop in every week when I can and discuss these topics with fellow genealogists and Stack Exchangians.

After a lot of chats, some things have been plain awesome and others stand out as needing improvement.

  • Saturdays aren't always for everyone to make. I know at least, for myself, I have to work Saturdays a lot, so I can't join as often as I'd like. Others have mentioned similar problems. Should we expand the chat to week long (with a new topic every Saturday)?

  • Another aspect up for discussion is where we should hold the chat? There is not much chat happening in our main room, Roots. Perhaps we are diluting interest by having two separate rooms. Should we merge the two and hold our chats in the main room or keep there own room?

What else can we do to improve this chat and make it as accessible and useful as possible?

Come join the chat which starts Saturday, September 13.

The chat will continue all week so everyone can join in until a new topic (probably) starts on September 20.


The chat will occur in its own room Saturday through the next Friday. Be sure to register yourself to get a reminder.

If you have any ideas for future topics, post them as answers to Weekly genealogy chat topics - now a week long event! and they might be used in an upcoming week!

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