Knowledge

Writing a Genealogy Book

 

Build-up process

 

  • Use FTM 2005-6 to start constructing the book.

  • Write the book in “Word”.   Could use Office Star for a free download of a Word program.

  • Use any Photoshop program that can crop a photo.

 

Steps

 

  • Put all genealogy data into a genealogy program (i.e. FTM or Legacy etc.)

  • Combine all families in the one FTM Tree

iPad Tips and Tricks
 
  • To rename a folder, press and hold on the folder. It will start to wiggle. Then press the folder once again and a bar will appear allowing you to change the folder name. When finished typing, press the Home key.


 

Ian Bonallack's Computer Tips
 

Making it easier to use your computer Seeing the screen better: 

 

  1. Improve desktop by making larger icons (right click blank area of desktop, click ‘view’ then ‘large icons’) and plain colour background (no grandchildren picture!)


 

Writing Your Biography

 

For those of you who are working in genealogy and trying to write your life story (or indeed, the story of someone else's life) then here is a list of prompts to help you get the story underway ....

Tips to Maintain Your PC or Laptop
 

Our computers rarely run as fast as we want or expect them to. Whether you're a Mac or Windows user, it's maddening to sit in front of a taunting hourglass or spinning circle of death, especially when you have work to do ...


 

Windows Function Keys​
 

You might have been using Windows for a long time but I am sure some users still don’t know all the features and uses of F1-F12 keys on your keyboard. We all know common shortcuts like CTRL+C to Copy and CTRL+V to Paste, but you might not know what F1, F2,F3 … F12 keys actually do and where and when to use them and also how these keys can be used with the combination of CTRL and ALT keys.

Who Started What

 

The founders of the computer industry are ....

Windows 10 Tutorial
 

Click on video below to learn about Windows 10 ...


 

 
 
VLC Multimedia Player for Windows 10
 

Microsoft's removal of Windows Media Center from Windows 10 - only to release instead a $14.99 DVD player app - has been met with disapproval in some quarters.Even though the app will be free to most people upgrading from Windows 7 and 8, it apparently is very limited and if you reinstall, you may find yourself having to pay.Rather than worrying about any of this, you could just download VLC.

 

VLC is a very capable media player, happy to play DVDs and other video but also able to handle a range of different audio files.Easy to use and with a good range of controls and keyboard shortcuts, VLC can also be augmented by downloading software plugins. VLC is a free cross-platform multimedia player that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. VLC runs on all versions of Windows, from Windows XP SP3 to the last version of Windows 10.


 

 
Genealogy Utilities

FamViewer allows you to view GEDCOM genealogy database files on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. GEDCOM files can be transferred to FamViewer with iTunes file sharing or uploaded or downloaded to and from FamViewer with a web browser on a desktop computer.

Christmas Activities
VLC Multimedia Player for Windows 10
 

Microsoft's removal of Windows Media Center from Windows 10 - only to release instead a $14.99 DVD player app - has been met with disapproval in some quarters.Even though the app will be free to most people upgrading from Windows 7 and 8, it apparently is very limited and if you reinstall, you may find yourself having to pay.Rather than worrying about any of this, you could just download VLC.

 

VLC is a very capable media player, happy to play DVDs and other video but also able to handle a range of different audio files.Easy to use and with a good range of controls and keyboard shortcuts, VLC can also be augmented by downloading software plugins. VLC is a free cross-platform multimedia player that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. VLC runs on all versions of Windows, from Windows XP SP3 to the last version of Windows 10.


 

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