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Technology Access GraphicThe Technology Special Interest Group exists to help FamilyHistoryWA (FHWA) members get the most out of their electronic devices.
If you use a desktop, 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.

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.

Technology 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 Wednesday, 28 April 2021 01:19


Contacts & next meeting - Technology

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Convenor:  Ian Dew        

Email: SIGS Contacts - Convenors - Technology SIG  

Committee (SIGCOM): Ian Dew, John Crompton, Terri Usher, David Moody.

Next Meeting/s - Have a look at: 



Last Updated on Monday, 24 May 2021 18:48


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 Technology page.  Login to the FHWA website to access this area)

The list of websites mentioned during a meeting is now being sent to the people who attend that meeting.


Last Updated on Monday, 26 April 2021 10:25


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. Note that FHWA has special interest groups for Legacy Family Tree, Family Tree Maker and TMG.

A survey of the Technology Special Interest Group in 2021 showed that members use the following programs:

Desktop or Laptop

  • Legacy Family Tree
  • Roots Magic
  • Family Tree Maker (FTM)
  • Reunion for Macintosh
  • Family Historian
  • Heredis
  • The Master Genealogist (TMG)

Tablet or Phone

  • Families app by TelGen (works with Legacy Family Tree)
  • Reunion Touch
  • Family Tree Maker Connect (iOS)
  • Roots Magic app
  • Heredis
  • The Master Genealogist

Online Website

  • Family Search
  • Ancestry
  • My Heritage
  • Find My Past
  • Genes Reunited
  • Wiki Tree

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 April 2021 01:22


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