'Tech Savvy Projects--Family History' sessions continue to result in people making discoveries which give them much pleasure, even though there are frustrations which can occur along the way. This is a small class, with members appreciating taking time out from other demands to learn more about, or spend focused time working on, their family history.
Tech Savvy Projects - Family History'’ aims to support participants to use internet based programs, particularly ancestry.com, to research their family history.
We have been approached by a number U3A members who have already done a lot of work on their family history who would like to deepen their understanding and skills in geneology.
If you have skills in geneology and would be happy to either develop a 'Geneology' course or facilitate a guided self support group, please contact Bev Lee on 5762 8171.
Family Research is a guided self-help group for members who are already working on their family tree who enjoy, learn and gain confidence from group interaction. The course includes two sessions a month -
1. A group session which commences with reports on ‘pains and gains’ over the previous month accompanied by shared problem solving and lots of encourage-ment and ideas for next steps. Presentations by group members, guest speakers and excursions will increase your awareness of different approaches and resources and will also expand your understanding of local and other family research initiatives. You will be encouraged to set project goals such as working on a particular family line; preparing stories for a collection; publishing and giving family history related gifts to families, and more.
2. A drop in session with a hands-on component which will support you to build further confidence in using online geneology programs; to resolve problems you are in danger of putting in the too hard basket, and to complete your project goals.
Experienced members of the group will be available as mentors at the drop-in session and for one to one consultations or appointments if required. .
Convenor/s Contact Details
0407 266 688
0437 621 575
Main Session - 4th Thursday 1:30 to 4 pm
Drop In 'Hands On' session - 3rd Thursday 1:30 to 4 pm
Digby Family Stories - Penny Bristol Jones
Hands on help...
Program to convert PDF files to Word –https://www.pdf2go.com/pdf-to-word
Photo restoration - simple projects -
On-line geneology platforms
findpenguins.com (if you travel to family history sites)
HEREDIS (recom.by John Barry)
Developed and maintained by members, this website showcases U3A Benalla & District.
Photographs - U3A members; Benalla Art Gallery website; Weebly 'Free' images;Travel Victoria and State Library of Victoria