We are offering a repeat of this session on Thursday 18th June at the APFHC, 5.30-7.00 pm.
As you may know, until the end of July 2012, Kapiti Genealogy members had a group subscription with FamNet that allowed us to provide all members with a free (to them) subscription.
As this has now expired, we have negotiated a replacement in the form of a discounted subscription (50%) for Kapiti Genealogy members (now expired).
For the discount code, you will need to log into this website, (read this login post for instructions) and go to the FamNet page.
In addition, our computers at the APFHC now have access to FamNet on them.
This will allow you to see all of the site and data (but not allow you to create a family tree).
Sue advises that all 6 computers, yes 6, plus the new printer, are now connected and working.
Please note that as the printer is shared between all 6 computers, your printout may be queued behind others.
Instructions (hand written just now) for turning off the computer are beside it, as it requires two steps – if you are last to leave, PLEASE turn it off.
Sue, and Phil from KCDC, deserve big thanks for getting us to this stage of our upgrade.
As at library closing time Friday 24th August, the status of our computer upgrade at the Alison Procter Family History Centre (APFHC) is good news, and not yet good news.
Business mostly as usual for anyone wishing to use computers 1, 3 or 4 during the weekend.
The “mostly” referring to lack of printing facilities – so take a memory stick if you wish to save your finds.
The not so good news is that computer 2 wasn’t working when the team left on Friday. Will be investigated at a later date.
The new computers and the replacement printer are in place, but not yet connected to anything, nor loaded with our cds.
Further updates will be posted here when available.
Thank you for your patience, and apologies for the inconvenience.
Sue advises that the upgrade of our computers is planned for 3pm Friday 24th August.
Our computers at the Alison Procter Family History Centre will therefore be unavailable from that time.
We do not expect the upgrade to spill over into the weekend, but please bear with us if it does.
The Centre is located in the Paraparaumu Public Library, Rimu Road, Paraparaumu and is open 7 days a week during Library hours.
Our computers, books, and microfiche collection are in the North West Corner of the ground floor.
Members may show their membership card (pink for 2016/17) at the main library Welcome Desk to obtain the key to access our cupboards, and obtain the keyboards for the computers.
The key to the resource collection will be issued and must be signed for.
On completing their session, members are requested to lock up the storage cupboards, return the key to the Information Desk to sign out.
The research facility includes a computer suite for Internet access to a number of subscription websites and use of our CD-ROM collection via our Branch resource menu. There are also microfiche readers and an extensive fiche collection for information not on-line.
A number of books are available for borrowing by members via the library by showing your membership card .
Every Wednesday morning from 10 am to 12 noon (except over the late December to early January break), volunteers are on hand to assist both members and the general public with their research, and provide guidance on using the resources.
Additional sessions for members only are held during the year at alternative times to cater for those who are unable to attend on Wednesday mornings.
Instructions for the APFHC program interface may be downloaded from the members only section.