Valorie, Seattle, WA USA & Jean-Pierre Poissy, France present a team project :

Friday / Saturday 20.00 - 23.00 GMT : IRC server irc.rootsweb.com, port 6667

Chatroom #alsace : Web Interface | irc://irc.rootsweb.com/alsace if you have MIRC or other irc client installed.

Chat Now

We organized this chat to make online contact easier, and bring Alsace genealogy researchers together. We aren't trying to replace Alsatian genealogical websites or associations, just improve communication. Anyone who 's interested in Alsacian genealogy is invited to come to chat in German, French or english.We'll help with any needed translation.

We are trying to find persons to chat in alsatian !

If necessary see our little New User step by step setup guide on MIRC for MS Windows. For Mac Intosh see also the same MIRC option than given.

Chat members resources : everyone can have one or all of these

Minipage (Alsace Gen Chat )

Each member that comes in more than twice can request a little mini-webpage to present a query about their Alsacian research. Everyone will be able to access the little page by on the nick in the member list .Of course, such a page will not be created unless the member wants and requests it.

Family trees (Geneweb)

GeneWeb is a genealogy software program with a Web interface. It uses very efficient techniques of relationship and consanguinity computing, developed by Daniel de Rauglaudre in collaboration with Didier Rémy, research Director at INRIA( The French research center for Computer science).
GeneWeb is a free software with a GNU license , is available for Unix, Windows and Mac (OS X).

galleries (Gallery)

Gallery is open source photo sharing web application. Gallery gives you an intuitive way to blend photo management seamlessly into your own website whether you're running a small personal site or a large community site. Every member own acount and is able to update his own gallery or common galleries with permission.

Cool links ( simpleXML)

Php / xml based application to record links in Categories and subcategories. Devlopped at the University of Hagen, Germany. It sounds that the Home page disapeared.

Wiki pages, even non chatters can have one ( PHPWIKI )

A WikiWikiWeb is a site where everyone can collaborate on the content. Best example of this kind of page is the wikipedia.

The Chat projects :

Minipage :

Today it's HTML page done by Val and JP then translated when we have time! Soon with personal account everyone can update it. This page is a presentation of that stuff and the Minipage wokshop too.

Alsace Robot :

Chatroom robot. Hi , I am the robot of the chat :I am not human, but when I am on the chat you can ask query with following commands then I will answer you! See an example each time...Don't be afraid of me!

Wiki page :

A WikiWikiWeb is a site where everyone can collaborate on the content :members , guest book, news, Queries and announcement , Ahnenforschung.net ChatRoom

Cool links :

Thematic library of Alsace and Genealogy Links. Includes Categories and subcategories. Everyone can add links . Moderated by the alsachat team.

For now topics : genealogy, history , geography, emigration, tradition, media, members , famous

Gallery :

Images and picture galleries for members or projects such as maps & documents .Every member can own gallery and account .

Alsace Topliste :

Everybody can register Alsatian genealogy homepage and own a account

Big Pond :

From Alsace to the Americas, genealogy of emigrants. Purpose is to build a emigrant database rom Alsace to the new world connected with little files about emigrant, for now a wiki page with list of the states of USA and also Canada.

Alsace Virtual library :

a collection of the books and resources ( not only alsatian genealogical ) owned by the members and that they wish to share with others . Other visitors can participate too.

Facts :

Alsace History timeline, then wil be mixed with chat members ancestors & family history timeline.
For now wiki Alsace Facts , History Cool Links,

Map :

Maps of Alsace and surname distribution for each genealogist of the chat
for comparison. For now : Maps Gallery, wiki Alsace Maps , Geography cool links

Partners and friends :
Partners, we are grateful!