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Computer Group Meeting - Talk “Web Design” by Garry 11 Nov 2008


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COMPUTER GENEALOGY using a computer for researching and drawing up family trees. Here is useful information from notes taken of a talk given by Boyd Miller of North Shore Computer Genealogists. click here

Try some of these links and info courtesy of our World wide U3A cousins

SIGN POST This web site link has new tips every month especially for U3A members.  One can browse every month for new  “Sign Posts”. Lots of interesting material to while away the time!  If you find interesting sites then you can contribute as well.

o The EDUCATION part of YOUTUBE has something for all courses. Teach yourself or for classes, you will need broadband connection/laptop and a projector, so probably most suitable for a small group run from home.

o HISTORY GROUPS: is the world’s largest publisher of history magazines. contains daily features, photo galleries and over 5,000 articles originally published in various magazines. If interested in a specific history subject, try searching their archives.

o SCI/TECH GROUPS: Strongly recommended; extracts would make a very good series of illustrated talks. is run by award winning writer, broadcaster, and medical doctor, Dr Ben Goldacre, the who has written the weekly Bad Science column in the Guardian since 2003. (Thank you Miall James - U3A Witham & Braintree).

o WRITERS/BOOK Groups: WeBOOK is "a decidedly different Book Publishing Company with an unconventional approach to conventional publishing". It requires you to join but the idea behind it seems really interesting, and especially the 'collaborative writing' aspect. or see a video about it if you click on

o The Broadband for Seniors project is accumulating some excellent basic computing and Internet tools for beginners. Here's a great free program from the EU. Please advise your computer tutors and friends starting out with computers. Anna Grabowska - Poland

(Anna has recently become an Adviser to U3A Online)


o BEGINNERS: What’s a Byte - - was recently featured on the BBC as one of the “Best Sites on the World Wide Web”

o Computer Hope has been designed to assist all types of computer users with any of their computer related questions. Its also a great location to learn more about your computer and its hardware and software.


Computer- Genealogy

At our April meeting, we had Boyd Miller from the North Shore Computer Genealogists Group deliver an awesome presentation on using a computer for researching and drawing up family trees using Legacy software. Boyd gave us an overview on finding data using the various web sites e.g. Births, Marriages and Deaths, Census records, Commonwealth War Graves for those who were killed in the wars, and Past Papers. Several members were motivated and planned to download the free version of Legacy software and start charting their family trees.

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