Topics Covered

This is a sampling of topics covered at or planned for sub-group meetings. It can be a repository for exchanging ideas for meeting topics.

Sub-groups are invited to add topics to the list, and GCG members could add topics to a wish-list.

Examples of topics below:

• Publishing your home page on the net

• Exploring the FamilySearch site

• Introduction to News groups

• Email, the basics

• Maps available on line

• Using mailing lists, Surname Lists, & Newsgroups

• Using the GCG BBS Index CD

• Scanning documents and OCR (Optical character recognition)

• How to manage your (PC) computer

• Demonstrations of various genealogy programs

• Web browsers and search engines

• Using GEDCOM files and GEDCOM Viewers

• Introduction to Video Editing (making a genealogical video)

• Introduction to CD writers

• “Sources” and correct citation, with demonstrations.

• Photo touch-up.

• Non-genealogical databases: Excel, PC File, MS Access

• Using the 1881 census CDs

• Using the various Birth-Marriage-Death indexes available on the internet

• Personal family history web sites, ranging from free-form personal sites to large gedcom-generated sites

• Peter Macaulay Executive Director of InternetNZ, guardian of the Internet for NZ

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