Chat is yet another way we can discuss our Kemp ancestry, but in real time. I have set up a KFA Chat Room on mIRC on Rootsweb (in box where it asks for server, type rootsweb). Please feel free to use this chat room to discuss your Kemp genealogy. The KFA Board and Committee members may or may not be on-line at times, but all are welcome to use this area.
You'll usually find me (aka Dallas) in KFA Sat. mornings around 9a.m. Central Time. There are also people from around the world in the genealogy chat room (look for me there also). To join an additional chat room, highlight join and then type: genealogy - there is always someone to help you refine your chat skills in irc-help or in any of the chat rooms.
What do I need before I can install an IRC client?
Besides running MS-Windows you need to have a properly installed WINSOCK. If you can use FTP, E-mail, News or other Internet programs from within Windows already, you can safely assume you have a winsock installed and it is working properly.
To connect to IRC you'll need a small chat program like mIRC. mIRC is the shareware IRC chat program made for Windows and offers a fast and clean interface to IRC which you can download for free at the mIRC Homepage
There are lots of FAQ's on their page, but once you have it downloaded:
I'm pretty new at this myself, but if you ask a VERY basic question, I might know the answer ... my TXGenWeb group meets on a regular basis for a round table discussion and I have found this works pretty good.
If the above is as clear as mud to you, you might wish to check out the Genealogy Forum site, which is one of many that holds on-going chats. They also have wonderful instructions for:
For those that wish to hold a discussion, you might wish to post a note to the newsgroup listing the subject, so that all those in that Kemp line can join in ... and be sure to mention which time zone, so we can all coordinate our clocks.
Equivalent Times Around the World (at least what I think I figured out):
0200 - UTC
11:30am - Adelaide, AUS
12 noon - Sydney, AUS
4 pm - NZ
6 pm - Hawaii Time
7 pm - Pacific Daylight Time
8 pm - Mountain Daylight Time
9 pm - Central Daylight Time
10 pm - Eastern Daylight Time
11 pm - ATL Time
3 am - London, ENG
4 am - Europe
Or try U.S. Time Zones or Times Around the World or Time Conversion Chart
I hope you enjoy this new feature.