Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Introduction to Family History

Heritage month

During May the local library has been celebrating Heritage Month with a range of events. On Thursday I attended an informative talk by Judy Webster on Ancestors who Moved or Vanished.

This week it is my turn to present a session entitled An Introduction to Family History. Last year I collaborated with the local heritage librarian on this session. Here are my updated, revised slides.

Essential Australian resources

Archives - States WA, SA, Vic, NSW, Qld, Tas, NT, ACT National - NAA
Australian Births, Marriages and Deaths WA SA , Vic NSW Qld Tas NT ACT
National Library of Australia - Family History guide, Trove
Each State library has a guide to researching your family history. Sign up to obtain a card for both your State library and the National Library of Australia to gain free access to their eresources.

Additional places to find lists of resources
CoraWeb Helping you trace your family history
Cyndi'sList Australia

Family History forms and charts Free from Family Tree magazine
Free forms and charts from Ancestry

There are a wealth of resources digitised online and so many more offline. Join your local family history society for some expert help and guidance.

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Android phone 2

This second 2 hour workshop for Android beginners at Noosaville Library covers the functions within these basic apps.

  • Clock
  • Google app
  • Chrome
  • email and 
  • note taking with Google Keep
How to add and manage apps and widgets is also covered. Time is allocated to helping individuals with the wide range of different Android phones and to answering queries generated since the previous session.

Useful everyday apps

  • Books and reading - BorrowBox, Kindle, Google Play Books, Overdrive, Scribd, Feedly
  • Documents - Adobe reader, Docs, Sheets, Slides
  • Listening - ABC radio, TuneIn Radio, Google Play Music
  • Notetaking - Evernote, Google Keep
  • Online storage - Dropbox, Google Drive, Photos (Google), Flickr
  • Phone calls and messaging - Viber, Skype, Whats app
  • Photography - Aviary, Photos (Google), PhotoFunia, Photoshop Express, Pixlr, Prisma, Snapseed
  • Scanners - Camscanner, Photoscan, Scanbot
  • Social - Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, Google+, Twitter
  • Tools - Maps, Calendar, Calculator, Smart measure, WiFi transfer, Airdroid, Photosync
  • Video - YouTube
  • Voice recording - Evernote, Google Keep, Easy voice recorder
To use magnification in any app, including using the camera as a magnifying glass go to - Settings, Accessibility, Magnification gestures to turn it on. Triple tap in any app to activate. 

Drop in to Tech help - 2 pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at Noosaville Library for more friendly assistance.

 This post first appeared on https://librarycurrants.blogspot.com

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Android phone 1

This is the first in a series of two workshops for Android phones to be held at Noosaville Library on 9th and 23rd March, 2017. the slides are based on Android 6.0.1. on a Nexus 5.

Useful guides for Android phones

Both of these sites provide a wide range of manuals and guides for many modern phones. Choose the manufacturer or brand first then select phone.

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