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Meetings - Minutes - Discussions - Questions 09 Jul 2011 11:34 #50

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You will find full copies of the past CIG meeting Minutes on the WAGS Website under the >> Computer Group pages. They are in PDF format, and can be accessed via the website, or saved if you wish.

If you have any questions or queries, you can post them here, or start your own topic/s for discussion.

The Minutes for June and July are now available at the above link.
June topics: Mac Viruses, Jewish Genealogy, + Demo of the WAGS Forum, and searching our various tables.
July topics: Opera Browser, Phone Scams and where to report them + Demo of the WAGS EDR project & phpGedView Genealogy software.
Cheers,
Chris
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Meetings - Minutes - Discussions - Questions 14 Aug 2011 07:45 #77

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August 2011 WAGS CIG meeting minutes have been uploaded to the Computer Group pages - and we have the answer to the Ultimate Genealogy question...
Cheers,
Chris
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Meetings - Minutes - Discussions - Questions 02 Oct 2011 18:54 #90

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Next meeting is Saturday 8 October 2011. As well as the usual agenda items we'll look at the more difficult area of finding descendants rather than ancestors. Bring along your success stories (if you have any!)
Cheers, Mike
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Meetings - Minutes - Discussions - Questions 19 Nov 2011 04:16 #134

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Meeting notes for our last meeting (Nov 12) are now on the WAGS website.

Next meeting will be Dec 10 - Alastair Honeybun will demonstrate some of the tools he uses to manipulate images.
And we'll do an end-of-year lunch - bring along something to share and we'll celebrate.
Cheers
Mike
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Meetings - Minutes - Discussions - Questions 07 Dec 2011 23:59 #163

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We are currently (Dec 2011) conducting a Poll of the Genealogy Software packages that people are using, please participate by casting your vote in the Poll.
Cheers,
Chris
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Meetings - Minutes - Discussions - Questions 10 Dec 2011 00:16 #166

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Today we are demonstrating the use of the forum to the WAGS computer interest group. Visit our webpage.
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Meetings - Minutes - Discussions - Questions 21 Dec 2011 12:08 #184

CIG Presentation Notes - Sat 10 Dec 2011

These graphic manipulation software programs were demonstrated:

Faststone Capture
Is a powerful, lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture tool that allows you to easily capture and annotate anything on the screen. Editing tools include annotating (texts, arrowed lines, highlights), resizing, cropping, sharpening, watermarking, applying edge effects and many more.

IrfanView
Is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer. Among the many features are the ability to nudge (straighten) images and with a plugin to conduct OCR (optical character regognition) on image files.

Online OCR Tool
Free-OCR.com is a free online OCR (Optical Character Recognition) tool. You can use this service to extract text from any image you supply. This service is free.
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Meetings - Minutes - Discussions - Questions 06 Feb 2012 04:36 #240

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The next meeting of the Computer Interest Group is on this coming Saturday 11 Feb 11am to 1pm at WAGS. There will be a short AGM to elect officers and then a packed agenda of interesting things, including some of the new records that have recently appeared on ancestry and familysearch. Come along if you're in town.
Cheers
Mike

PS Notes from the last meeting are on the website.
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Meetings - Minutes - Discussions - Questions 24 Feb 2012 01:28 #291

Last meeting we had our attention drawn to the website MUNDIA where there are family trees posted. After the meeting I entered the name of one of my "brick walls"and low and behold up came a tree with two generations of ancestors of my BW. I contacted the person who had the tree and she has provided me with scanned copies of four wills, plus transcripts, plus all the relevant BDM records and scanned copies of the parish records, plus apprentice records, plus websites which cover the occupations of the people concerned. It has taken me a week to digest all the info.
Many thanks Mike for drawing our attention to the website.

Kevin Wulff
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Meetings - Minutes - Discussions - Questions 03 Mar 2012 00:57 #309

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That's a great story Kevin. Glad you found someone.
At the next CIG meeting (Saturday 10 March, starting at 11am) who knows what other jewels will be displayed that just might help someone break down another brick wall?
Every meeting we have a session where we're constantly looking at new websites, new data that emerges on existing websites and generally helpful websites and tools for genealogists.
At this coming meeting, as well as the above there will be demonstrations of Dropbox and Skype (and similar competitor's products).
All WAGS members welcome, and you don't need to be a nerd to join in!
Cheers
Mike
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