The focus in the ‘Family History’ session is on using information technology and programs such as ancestry.com for family history projects. At our last session, U3A member and experienced family historian, Heather Sloan, spoke about her family history journey. Heather shared many ideas for using the computer for family history, and stressed the importance of always double checking evidence before adding to family trees.
The projects in the ‘Other Projects’ group are quite diverse, including developing an animation; producing a ‘perpetual’ calendar with birthdays listed on it; producing travel blogs, examples of which are already being published to the web and checked out in class, and more.
The ‘E-Shed’ group before Tech Savvy Talks each month is also likely to result in a diversity of projects. At the first session Bill began to develop a slide show presentation which required organising a huge collection of photos while Neville began work on fine tuning his blog, which is now three year old. Les bought along his Arduino board and idea for a project, but he will need to tell us about this next time as he was kept quite busy as a mentor in the group.
PS - A FB post by group member Margaret Walshe....