Benalla Family Heritage Group and the National Trust's Australia Heritage Festival
Benalla Family Research Group is once again participating in the National Trust's Annual Heritage Festival, providing a program of workshops and events over four days from Tuesday 26 to Friday 29th April. Details are being fine tuned and will be forwarded when available We are aware that the session at our usual 'fourth Thursday' time slot includes a presentation by class member Barry O'Connor. It was decided to cancel our April session that afternoon to provide the opportunity for class members to attend if they would like to. Each session costs $5. Members are encouraged to select at least one session across the four days and perhaps report on learnings from that session in 'Pains and Gains, Tips and Tricks' in May!
TROVE (1) Our New, Shared 'Practice' Account
Trove https://trove.nla.gov.au/ - we now have a shared 'practice' account for our classes. If you weren't in class - let me know and I'll give you the log in and password.
- Use Advanced Search and select 'phrase' when looking up names. No luck? Try different spellings, or eg. Mr. J. B. Hamilton if looking for names, Harry instead of Henry, etc.... It can take a while to find people...be patient... and stoic as sometimes there won't be anything to find...yet!
- When you find an article you want to keep - consider downloading it as a PDF (or image, or text) (There's a little download link with a downward arrow on the side menu).
- If the digitized text is scrambled, try correcting and saving the changes you want to make!. Click on the pen near the text you want to correct to open the text for saving, then press Save or Save and Exit when you have completed your corrections. (You need to have signed in to our account, or your own, to do this).
- Create Lists to store entries for future use. Find and click on the bullet list link on the side menu. The first time you use it you'll add both the new 'list' file folder and the first document information and save them at the same time. After that, it is easier. A list of file folders you have set up should appear and you just need to enter and save the new document into the listed file folder. You can always find your lists by clicking on the details under our U3AFamilyResearch2022 details at the top of the screen.
If you would like to take part in a one to one or small group session on this, let me know and we'll set a date.
TROVE (2) 'Discover Trove' Zoom Webinar on 30 March
From Jane - "This is the link to register for the 'Discover TROVE' session on Zoom on Wednesday 30th March from 1 to 2pm:
https://fb.me/e/1nrmoxoZD" Jane has invited class members to join her group at Benalla Family Research Group to watch the session. Church Street opposite the Faithfull Street T intersection.
After finding out more details at https://www.nla.gov.au/whats-on/events/webinar-discover-trove it seems worthwhile to provide the opportunity for U3A members to view the webinar at U3A on our large screen. I've registered for the session and will screen the webinar on the large screen in the U3A Meeting Room from 1 to 2 pm, followed by review of the session and practice. It's a 'fifth' Wednesday, so there's no other booking for the room. All welcome.
Risks Associated with Introduction of .au Domain Name Change
Wendy shared a notice she had received about possible risks associated with the new domain name change to .au endings. Here's the link if you would like to follow this up - https://www.cyber.gov.au/acsc/view-all-content/alerts/new-domain-name-changes-could-leave-your-business-or-organisation-risk