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Online “How to…?”

 

Monthly, members only, Zoom sessions to help with some of the basics that help with genealogy.

These short sessions, 40 mins max, are aimed at gaining practical experience of the topic in the comfort of your own home

Any difficulties encountered can be sorted using the screen sharing  facility Zoom offers.

Pre-registration is required, so please register your interest using the Contact Form above, entering “How to” as the subject.

The topic for each session will be announced in the comments below.

First Sat of the month, 2pm , Feb thru Nov, unless advertised otherwise.

If you haven’t used Zoom before please mention this in your registration request so we can get you connected.

From Nov 2021 on these sessions are being re-focussed to “Why do (I/we/you/…?

 Posted by on 30 September 2020 at 3:47 pm  Add comments

  11 Responses to “Online “How to…?””

  1. The November session has two changes:
    One being a temporary shift to Sunday 7th Nov instead of the scheduled 6th Nov.,
    The other a name change to reflect a slight change of focus for this, and next year’s sessions.
    How to… becomes Why do… (I/we/they insert your pronoun of choice) 🙂

    Sunday 7th November
    2pm – 2:40pm – pre-registration required (you can use the Contact Us form above)
    “Why do I/we/you …. scroll down?”
    Because you never know what you’ll find by doing so!
    Scrolling down will usually put what’s on your screen into context – or find you more family on the same page, or those either side.

  2. Sat 2nd Oct 2021 “How to… create and use a GEDCOM”
    2pm-2:40 pm Members only – pre-registration required (you can use the Contact Us form above)

    What a GEDCOM is, why it is of use and how to create one, plus some of the pitfalls.

    All decent genealogy software offers the ability to create one for use elsewhere, eg to upload an extract of a tree pertinent to a DNA match or to another site for sharing public info online, or transfer to another program that cannot read the original file directly etc.

    How to create one, or select just extracted portions depends rather more on which software, or site, you are using

    Register and attend to either contribute or just listen and learn.

    Background reading at
    https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/GEDCOM

  3. Sat 4th Sep 2021
    Tips and hints about using the GRO Birth and Death index for England and Wales

    2pm 40 min
    Members only Zoom “How to..” session

    https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/indexes_search.asp

    Including how to work around NOT finding the entry you expect.

    These indexes show the mother’s maiden name for births and age at death on entries where these were not included in earlier indexed collections.

  4. 7 Aug 2021 How to jazz up your WikiTree pages.
    2pm – 2:40pm – pre-registration required (you can use the Contact Us form above)
    Tips and hints about formatting a page with headings, using italics / bold / links to other profiles / sources on the page itself.

    Some snippets for helpful pre-reading can be found under the Help menu – often a bewildering amount of Help
    Don’t get confused, just learn little bits as and when necessary for what you are trying to achieve.

  5. 3 Jul 2021 2 – 2:40 pm How to use DNA Clustering tools
    Members only – free
    Pre-registration required – please reply to your newsletter email or use the Contact us link above to register
    Sign in to contribute or just listen
    Read up on clustering beforehand at
    https://www.danaleeds.com/the-leeds-method/
    Given how many clustering tools there are, we will probably focus on the new-ish GEDmatch offering.

  6. 5 Jun 2021 How To: link/unlink people and add /detach sources on the FamilySearch tree.
    2pm – 2:40pm
    Members only
    Pre-registration required – please reply to your newsletter email or use the Contact us form on our website to register
    http://www.kapitigen.org/contact_us/
    Sign in to contribute or just listen
    See also our 26th June session (Paraparaumu Library meeting room) on using FamilySearch to share your tree.

  7. 1 May 2021 2pm 40 min Members only Zoom “How to..” session on grouping your Ancestry DNA Matches.
    Pre-registration required (please use the Contact Us form above)
    Work along on your own computer on your own matches while we explore and share tips and hints, screen sharing if necessary.

  8. 6 Mar 2021 2pm 40 min Members only Zoom “How to..” session on FamilyTreeDNA
    Pre-registration required (please use the Contact Us form above)
    Navigating, and making the most out of, FamilyTreeDNA’s website.
    Work along on your own computer while we explore and share tips and hints.

  9. 6 Feb 2021 2pm 40 min Members only Zoom “How To” session on PapersPast.
    Pre-registration required (please use the Contact Us form above)
    PapersPast is more than just old NZ newspapers and there are many ways to make your searches more effective.
    Work along on your own computer while we explore and share tips and hints.

  10. 7 Nov 2020: “How to register for, and navigate, Family Search”
    2pm – 2:40pm – pre-registration required (you can use the Contact Us form above)
    http://FamilySearch.org is one of the “go-to” sites for genealogy.
    If you’ve never registered (or you have forgotten your login or password) we’ll get you up and running (again), and get you comfortable with the basic navigation to access the wealth of information on the site.
    To register or request your username / password you will need to be able to access to your mail at the time.

  11. 3 Oct 2020: “How To capture what is on your screen”
    2pm – 2:40pm – pre-registration required (you can use the Contact Us form above)
    Tired of scribbling notes in a hurry while researching, leaving out the bits you later realise were important?
    Learn how to take a snapshot of what’s on your screen, rename the file and save it to your computer.
    You can then study it at your leisure later and/or attach to your genealogy program so you can find it again 🙂