Z is for Zoom #AtoZchallenge

 


Welcome to Day 26 of the  #AtoZChallenge.  Don't know what the AtoZChallenge is? Find out more here.

My theme is about Family History Societies.  What they are, How they work, Who is in them, Why they exist.

And which ones begin with Z !  

Zion Genealogical Society of Lake County (Illinois)

Family Organizations beginning with Z (Family Search Wiki) 

Z is for Zoom

How great is Zoom???
 
How would we have survived without Zoom?
 
Zoom has had so many unexpected benefits for us.  It has enabled us to serve our regional members more effectively - nearly 40% of our membership base.  It has enabled us to have management committtee meetings in the comfort of our own home.  
 
Members can now attend meetings from the comfort of their own homes without having to drive in the dark at night or step out into the cold in winter.
 
Of course nothing beats face to face contact but until we have the virus under control (if ever) this is better than the proverbial poke in the eye with the burnt stick.
 
We could all use Zoom better and I'd be grateful for any tips you could give for hosting events, meetings or workshops on Zoom..
 
What do you think of Zoom?
 

This is the last post in the AtoZchallenge.  Do you feel like a Zombie?  I hope you get some well-earned ZZZZZZs now you have completed the challenge.
 
And just because this is a family history blog and I'm trying to think of Z words, I will share a funny fact that you probably don't know about me.  When I was I think 3 years old, the TV fell on my foot when I was watching Z Cars. 
 
I have no memory of the incident.  It happened when we were living in Melbourne.  It hit the big toe on my right foot.  Thankfully I survived and they didn't have to peg out an outline of my body on the living room floor like in this episode ....
 

 
A zillion thanks to everyone who has taken the time to swing by and comment.  If you are looking for more suggestions on societies from A-Z particularly for Australian ones, don't forget the lovely Alona Tester's Facebook list here. Cyndi's list and genuki are also fabulous for the rest of the world. Are there any other A-Zs that you can think of that are useful?

See you down the road in blogland!
 

 
 
 

Comments

Jennifer Jones said…
Zoom was definitely was an expected highlight of the pandemic. I hope that societies and organisations continue with them as I’m sure they’re the way of the future. Your A to Z series has been really great. I’ve enjoyed checking in to see how you’ve approached each letter. Well done to us for getting to the end. The A to Z is hard work but I love it. Time for a bit of down time now
ScotSue said…
I knew that I would not be alone in highlighting Zoom at this time! I was only tipping my toe into,it whereas you have been making full use of the benefits in your society s activities. . I have enjoyed reading your posts, and would never have thought of the range of issues you featured. You are lucky in having such a talented and skilled membership to draw on for all your activities. My local heritage committee is tiny in comparison, but the actual work is done by only a few, whilst others have the interest and contribute to discussions, they do not have the skills in computerization, archive management etc . I have learnt a lot from your posts - so thank you for an enlightening series of posts. Regards, Susan
ScotSue said…
I knew that I would not be alone in highlighting Zoom at this time! I was only tipping my toe into,it whereas you have been making full use of the benefits in your society s activities. . I have enjoyed reading your posts, and would never have thought of the range of issues you featured. You are lucky in having such a talented and skilled membership to draw on for all your activities. My local heritage committee is tiny in comparison, but the actual work is done by only a few, whilst others have the interest and contribute to discussions, they do not have the skills in computerization, archive management etc . I have learnt a lot from your posts - so thank you for an enlightening series of posts. Regards, Susan
Molly's Canopy said…
Zoom is the perfect ending to your series -- and congrats on completing the A to Z Challenge. You're right -- what would we have done/do with out Zoom? I've enjoyed your insightful posts on societies during April, and appreciated your supportive comments on mine. I'm sure we'll be catching up during the year as well. Cheers! https://mollyscanopy.com/2021/04/zip-code-scares-and-zap-power-outage-atozchallenge/
Anne Young said…
Zoom has been a great way to connect over the last year.

Thank you for a great and inspirational series of posts.
Alex Daw said…
Dear Jennifer, Sue, Molly and Anne - thank you all so much for cheering me on to the very end :)

Anne - your comment is much appreciated indeed. I wondered if I was ever going to make it sometimes and was never very confident of the quality so I'm glad to have hit the mark.

Molly - we did it! Camaraderie is what has helped me reach the end. Thank you for all your lovely support. I so enjoyed going down memory lane with you :)

Sue - how many snaps is that??? You and I are on the same wavelength despite being thousands of miles/kilometres/waves apart. Please keep in touch in blogland won't you. I guess Sepia Saturday will be our contact point from now until next April :)

Jennifer - yes Zoom has been a blessing and what will we do with all our spare time now? I feel a knitting surge coming on ;)

Dara said…
Very creative Alex, and well done on completing the challenge this year.
GeniAus said…
Thanks for all your informative posts, your series is a super evaluation tool that should be studied by all who hold or aspire to hold office in a family history organisation.

While at times I've felt frustrated and deficient after reading some of the posts I've appreciated the opportunity to reflect on my local organisation.
Charlotte said…
Thank you dear Alex for this wonderful A to Z series - you have "nailed" the challenges and some of the many joys we face as members and volunteers in our societies.

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