Tutorials and Discussion Groups

Genealogy For Beginners

Tutor: Campbell Stanford

 

 A series of tutorials to introduce attendees to the basic computer based tools, research and recording skills, needed to track your ancestors.

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iPad & iPhone

Tutors: Ian Handricks and Bill Howell

 

Learn skills and share experiences of the iPad in a friendly atmosphere and be part of a group that offers instructions and practical applications. You will learn tips and tricks along with links sent to you by Bill as answers are found to your questions. 

Talk Computing

Tutor: Allan White

 

This is a discussion group and social meeting for those that like to stay ahead of computing technology, enjoy discussing hardware and software issues and find value in interacting with other like-minded members’ experiences in using computers and techo gadgets. Come along and join in the fun and challenge those there with your questions. Members attending are competent with most aspects of computing and if Allan cannot give you an answer, someone else will.

Ian's Tips and Tricks

Tutors: Ian Handricks

 

A tutorial and discussion forum where you can ask questions and get answers and also learn tips and tricks for a wide range of computer/ipad/iphone/laptop situations. Ian will endeavour to provide solutions for your questions and will introduce you to a bevy of useful tips, shortcuts, hidden features, useful tools, actions and ways to achieve results on your computer and technology devices. Each session, Ian will provide you with a hot list of new ideas, tips and tricks to explore and use.

Digi Photos

Tutor: Rex Oddy

 

This is a non-competitive and casual get-together to look at and be inspired by each other’s photos. We show our successes and failures and, in the process, learn some new tricks so we can capture better images. Simple photo enhancement is demonstrated using Photoshop Elements 9. A friendly and supportive group.

FamilyTree Maker

Tutor: Bernice Hyde

 

Family Tree Maker is a programme specially designed to work in with ancestry.com. It is also the genealogy computer programme used by nearly all SeniorNet members who are researching their family history. Although much of our sessions are in the form of mini tutorials there are many open discussion times. Beginners through to experienced members of the group attend and contribute to these sessions.

Computing for Beginners

Tutor: Allan White

 

This session is for anyone needing help with a new computer or program. If you have a laptop that you are having trouble with, (PC or Mac) bring it along and Allan will help you sort it out. The session is mainly for small problems with your computer. If you want one on one help, please let Allan know and he can arrange some time to meet you at the club and help you.

Photobooks

Tutors: Bernice Hyde

 

Learn skills and share experiences of creating Photobooks in a friendly atmosphere and be part of a group that offers instructions and practical applications. You will learn tips and tricks along with links sent to you by Bernice as answers are found to your questions. This is a very popular session.

Genealogy Workshop

Tutor: Lois Kay

 

Lois both teaches and co-ordinates the abundant talent and experience in the club to present well-constructed and informative sessions. Guest speakers are a frequent feature of this very popular session and if you are looking to build on your genealogy research – then this is the session for you.

Webmaster

Tutor: Ian Handricks

 

The course concentrates on using WIX, an extremely easy-to-use web-based tool that provides anyone with an opportunity to create, edit and maintain a website. This course will suit anyone who want to create and publish their own website.

 
Photoshop Elements

Tutors: Brian Cudby

 

Photoshop Elements is an economical cut-down version of the full Photoshop program. Photo enhancement features are progressively examined during monthly sessions which introduce photo editing techniques, tutorials and ideas. When members learn a new ‘Elements’ technique at home, they are invited to demonstrate their achievement to the class. The basics  will be covered regularly for the benefit of new members.

Cameras for Beginners

Tutors: Rex Oddy

A new group for people who want to better understand how their cameras work so that they can take better or different types of photos.  Sessions will cover shutter speeds, f stops, ISO and white balance, Auto and Manual Focus Modes, Shutter Release Mode, Image Size, Flash Modes, JPEG / RAW, HDR, Picture Controls (standard, vivid, black and white, etc.), Viewfinder Adjustments, Flash and Exposure Compensation, Digital Editing, Memory Cards, Lenses, Flash, etc.  Please bring your camera and camera manual.

Advanced XP-Vista-Windows 7

Tutor: Bill Howell

 

This session happens 1st & 3rd Tuesday mornings each month. You ask the questions, and Bill will endeavour to provide the answers, plus supplying occasional program ‘goodies’. Come along, join the fun!

Computing Skills

Tutor: Glen Plaistowe

 

Tutorials open to all level of skills. Individualised learning support to help each attendee increase their skills in word processing to create a range of documents, working with photos, e-mails and file management. Recommended to bring your own laptop so what you learn in class is what you will do at home.

Recording Our Stories

Tutor: Glen Plaistowe

 

Discussion groups of shared trips down memory lane as we recall the unique experiences of our lives and learn how to record them for our descendants. A way to honour the people no longer with us by recording their stories. Our stories also document the phenomenal technical and social changes that have happened during our lives and create a living history.

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