‘Be Connected@Tech Savvy Projects’ is being offered as part of Tech Savvy Projects from 28th August. ‘Be Connected’ members can now join the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 3 to 4.30pm sessions of Tech Savvy Projects, providing extra time to work through modules with support available from Bev (and other mentors if the numbers warrant). ‘Be Connected’ group members have been given a printed timetable of all dates involved. Sessions are also listed in the ‘What’s On’ page of the newsletter and on the calendars and timetables on the website.
The four Family History group members present at our late July Tuesday afternoon session of Tech Savvy Projects had a very productive time.The internet was working well, everyone seemed to make new discoveries and new things were tried.
Robyn had taken up her previous session’s challenge to add photographs to her family tree on ancestry.com, inspiring others to do this. We were all particularly impressed that Robyn had achieved this on her oldish iPhone. Val found a naturalisation certificate index for Frank’s Polish grandfather! Jan, following up the possibility that the best man at her grandfather’s wedding may have been his brother, found a shipping record in migration documents that verified that this was indeed the case. Wendy caught up on lost time on her family tree project as she has been away, and we checked out and discussed her Find Penguins travel blog of three recent trips, soon to become photobooks.
The Tech Savvy Projects Family History group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays from 1.30 to 3 pm, but often continue working on their projects through the general Tech Savvy Projects session from 3 to 4.30 pm, when people working on other projects join in. There is also a monthly Tech Savvy Projects session from 1 to 2.30 pm before the Tech Savvy Talks catch up session at ‘The Northo’.
Family Research is a guided self-help group for members who are already working on their family tree. Sessions commence with report backs on ‘pains and gains’ during research over the previous month accompanied by shared problem solving and lots of encouragement and ideas for next steps. Presentations by group members and guest speakers provide inspiration and suggestions of different approaches and resources. Social distance regulations permitting, ‘hands on’ segments to learn new skills on our devices will be included in 2022. Stories are also shared each month on topics designed to encourage deeper reflection on our research. Topics to begin 2022 include ‘A Sense of Place’, ‘Hunch’ and ‘They were there when…’.
Convenor/s Contact Details
0478 607 838
0403 226 649
0407 266 688
4th Thursday 1 to 4 pm
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