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Technology Access GraphicThe Technology Special Interest Group exists to help FamilyHistoryWA (FHWA) members get the most out of their computers.
If you use a computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone for genealogy, there is something of interest for you in this group.
The group meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month excluding January.
Due to COVID19 we are meeting online. You must book to get the meeting link.
Venue: Unit 4 meeting Room
48 May Street, Bayswater
Book your place via the Events tab on the Family History WA website (fhwa.org.au).

What we offer
• News from the computer world
• Keeping your computer safe
• Troubleshooting genealogy programs
• Research Sources

As a member of FHWA you are entitled to attend our meetings. You will be very welcome, no matter your experience with technology. We have a few gurus who delight in helping everyone.

Our meetings are designed to cover items of interest to the group. Please book your place at our  Monthly Meetings

Usually this is followed by a session using the big screen; either a demo of a pay-site or a website that may not be well-known, or a workshop/presentation/demo of some technique or genealogy software.
The Technology Interest Group may be able to help you choose a genealogy software program.
The popular programs within Family History WA are:
• Family Tree Maker
• Legacy
• ReUnion for Mac
• Roots Magic
Keep safe and up to date
At each meeting we try to keep members up
to date with the latest scams and spams, as
well as what is new in the genealogy field,
such as software updates and new sources of
information on the web and other sources.
Technology Interest Group Forum

Join us on FacebookIf you would like an answer to a burning question on any topic of interest discussed at any of the Technology Special Interest Group Meetings, perhaps on an aspect of Computers and Genealogy, a Genealogy software program, or a particular website that we have visited, post your question on the FHWA Technology SIG Forum. One of our members will answer as soon as possible. 

FHWA Members are already registered and just need to log in to post a message.

Members of the public are also welcome, but need to register before being able to post, read the Forum FAQ's to find out how.

For information on Email Scams, Phishing, Netiquette, Newsgroups, Mailing Lists, and Free Software Downloads, have a look at our:    Hints and Tips Online    

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 February 2021 11:23


Contacts & next meeting - Technology

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Convenor:  Ian Dew        

Email: SIGS Contacts - Convenors - Technology SIG  

Committee (SIGCOM): Ian Dew, Geoffrey Brade, John Crompton, Terri Usher.

Next Meeting/s - Have a look at: 



Last Updated on Sunday, 14 February 2021 11:06


Technology Group recent meetings

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Recent Meetings - demos and workshops

2021 Meetings

(Presentations can be viewed in the Members' Only Area of the Tech SIG page.  Login into the WAGS website to access this area)


Last Updated on Monday, 05 April 2021 12:06


Genealogy Programs on the Net

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Please Note: FHWA does not recommend any particular Genealogical program. Whatever you choose, make sure that the program supports the import and export of GEDCOM files.

Many of the programs listed here are used by FHWA members; have a look at the various features and select one that suits you best. Most can be purchased on line and many have trial or demo versions freely downloadable. Most of these programs have User Groups on the Internet to help solve problems and get the best out of the program.

The last survey of the Technology (previously Computer) Interest Group members showed that most members use one of the following popular programs (listed alphabetically, not in order of preference)

  • Family Tree Maker
  • Legacy Family Tree
  • Reunion for Macintosh
  • Roots Magic

Previous polls: FHWA Poll results - or here for the: Genealogy Software Use - 2015 Update - and here for the 2016 update

Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2019 19:28


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