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      • Workshop - GENEALOGY – Using the Internet for your Genealogy research - Friday 17 October 2014, 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
        • 1 Oct 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Friday 17 October 2014,    10.00 am to 12.00 noon Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: This is the second session of a new workshop which will discuss/show you some of the ways of using the Internet for your Genealogy research.  The internet can be a powerful aid to furthering your genealogical research but with thousands of sites on the web it can be a little confusing. The purpose of this workshop is not to teach you how to do your research but rather to show you/discuss some of the ways that the Internet can assist in furthering your research. Hopefully we will have time to briefly touch on all the subjects covered below but everyone will be given a hand-out with the Websites covered in this workshop. • Genealogy Web Directory sites e.g. Genuki, Cyndi web • Free websites  - Family Search, Free BMD, Free Reg, Free Census, etc • Paid Subscription websites – Find My Past, Ancestry.com, The Genealogist • Using more than one internet search engine – Google, Yahoo, BOTW, AOL, Wikipedia • Using online Books such as Google Books in your  search on the internet for your ancestors • Using the paid internet sites available at the Library/ Archives/ National Library • Lists of web resourses available at National Library • Online Databases e.g. National Museum soldiers database, Commonwealth War Graves Commission site, NZ Museums, Cemetery Records, Parish Records • Family Search - Church of the Latter Day Saints – ordering film of parish registers • Online books – Google books, Project Guttenberg • Online ‘How to Do your research sites’ • Webinars – online tutorials • Newspapers online – British Library • Researching which family history program to buy /or deciding if you want to buy one • Obtaining images from the internet • World Connect project • Using Message Boards  - Roots web, Curious Fox, etc • Newsletters -  Lost Cousins Please register with Natalie Thornton at natalies.oe@gmail.com. Places are limited to 15 so First come, first served! Investment $5 payable at the door - correct change would be appreciated.

      • Clean your PC Workshop, Thursday 9 October, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm
        • 29 Sep 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Thursday 9 October, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting room 2 What: Alan Royal will go through the process of cleaning up, cleaning out and speeding up that slow PC. He will introduce you to some tips, Windows built in applications and some freeware to help the process. The cost of the workshop is $5 payable at the door. Please bring the correct change. Register early with Alan Royal at a.royal@paradise.net.nz. Numbers will be limited.

      • Questions & Answers Meeting (Q&A) Thursday 16 October, 2014, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
        • 29 Sep 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Thursday 16  2014, 10.00 am -12.00 pm Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room  2 What: This is an opportunity to learn and share as part of this Special Learning Group.  Everyone welcome, especially new SeniorNet members.  Don’t be shy.  Free to all members.  No question is too outlandish or too elementary - all could lead to an answer.  Remember the only 'silly' question is the one that is not asked.This is also an opportunity to share with other Seniornet members any hints or tips that can make computing easier and/or more interesting. Some of the items from our September meeting included:(1) a demonstration of Team Viewer, -- a computer remote access programme.(2) Popcornflix, -- a free movie streaming service.(3) A solution to opening doc.x files.(4) A talk about "third party" updates for Windows XP.   Lionel really looks forward to seeing as many of you as possible. Free to all members.

      • Internet and On-line Banking Workshop - Tuesday 7 October, 10.00 am to 12 .00 noon
        • 28 Sep 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 7 October, 10.00 am to 12.00  noon Where:  SeniorNet Wellington, Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2, 138-140 Wakefield Street. What : Dean Burt, Senior Manager,Digital Operations at Westpac Bank is an expert on all aspects of internet banking. He will demonstrate and discuss the key things we need to know about using the Internet for our personal banking and the basic rules we need to observe to stay safe when banking on-line. Dean will also discuss some of the future developments happening in the mobile and online banking space. Dean’s comments are not specific to Westpac and apply broadly to all NZ banking institutions. He is an excellent presenter and his previous workshops at SeniorNet have been well attended, very interesting, and most helpful for members. Please register quickly to avoid disappointment with  john.nimmo@xtra.co.nz  Investment is $5 payable on the day.

      • Short Course 2040 - Hands-on Introduction to iPads and iOS Part 1 - Friday October 10 2014, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
        • 26 Sep 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Friday October 10 2014, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 12 What: This is a practical hands-on course to setting up and getting to know the iPad and the iOS that drives it. This course is a repeat of one ran in Feb – Mar 2014 for the benefit of new members since then. Part 2 starts on the Thursday 16th Oct. What you will learn Common types of Tablets. Types of Tablet Operating systems, Apple iOS and devices, iPad hardware parts and names, iPad power on and off, Sleep/Wake button, Home Button, Volume Button and Side switch function, Status Icons, iPad setup, Connecting to Wi-Fi, Apple ID, iCloud, iTunes, Your iPad name, Intro to Settings, Getting important information about your iPad About setting, Screen capture, A 2 hour hands-on course is not very long when you are having “fun” and there will be many areas and topics that can’t be covered in 2 hours. What I hope to do is to run follow up courses to allow you to “build” on what you’ve learnt. Hands-on Classes will be limited to 7 so please register ASAP with Allan Chee at acheester@gmail.com If registration numbers exceed 7, then a wait list will be created and you will be advised by email when the next course will be conducted Cost for the class is $10, payable on the day.

      • Short Course 2041 - Hands-on Introduction to iPads and iOS Part 2 - Thursday October 16 2014, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
        • 26 Sep 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Thursday October 16 2014, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 12 What: This practical hands-on course of getting to know the iPad and the iOS that drives it, continues on from Part 1 What you will learn 1. Have a better understanding of and use of iCloud. 2. Have a better understanding of and use of iTunes and the App store 3. Know how to Redeem Gift Cards 4. Know about and to use the “3 Swipes” in iOS 7.1 to quickly access Control Center, Spotlight Search and Weather/Reminders 5. Know how to customise the iPad – Arrange Apps, Create new Home Screen, Create and Delete folders, change wallpaper, adjust screen brightness. 6. How to manage storage on the iPad – Using the Settings method, using iTunes method 7. How to Enter and Edit text, add a keyboard (eg Emoji keyboard 8. When to Restart or Reset an iPad Hands-on Classes will be limited to 7 so please register ASAP with Allan Chee at acheester@gmail.com If registration numbers exceed 7, then a wait list will be created and you will be advised by email when the next course will be conducted Cost for the class is $10, payable on the day.

      • Short Course 2080 - Hands-on Introduction to Windows 8.1 Part 1 - Thursday October 16 2014, 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm
        • 26 Sep 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Thursday October 16 2014, 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 11 What: This is a Hands-on course for those who are new to Windows 8.1 or have limited knowledge of a Windows 8.1 Operating System. It aims to help the student become familiar with how Windows 8.1 operates and works and be comfortable in using it. Course Outline The 11 topics in this course will teach you the basics about Windows 8.1. It covers :Getting Online, The two types of Microsoft Accounts, The Start Screen, The new Desktop, The Windows 8.1 Charms, Getting and using apps, Set up email, Browse the Web with Internet Explorer 11, How to personalize your PC, OneDrive The course is spread over two parts. Part 1 cover 6 of the 11 topics, Part 2 will cover the remaining 5 topics Learning Outcomes On successful completion a student should be able to: 1. Utilise more than one way to correctly shutdown Windows 8.1 2. Know what the two types of Microsoft accounts are and how to identify which is the current active account 3. Know how to switch between these two accounts when the need arises 4. Know how to utilise the Start Screen efficiently and to customise it 5. Know how to utilise the Desktop Screen efficiently and to customise it 6. Know how to screen capture important information for safe keeping 7. Utilise more than one way to access the Charms in Windows 8.1 8. Know how to access a specific Charm Since we only have 5 PC’s with Windows 8.1, the Hands-on Class will be limited to 5 unless you are prepared to bring your own laptop in which case 7 will be the limit. Please register ASAP with Allan Chee at acheester@gmail.com, and indicate if you are prepared to bring your laptop If registration numbers exceed 7, then a wait list will be created and you will be advised by email when the next course will be conducted Cost for the class is $10, payable on the day.

      • Workshop - Genealogy – Using the Internet for your Genealogy research - Friday 3rd October 2014 10am to 12 noon
        • 22 Sep 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Friday 3rd October 2014 Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: This is a new workshop which will discuss/show you some of the ways of using the Internet for your Genealogy research.  The internet can be a powerful aid to furthering your genealogical research but with thousands of sites on the web it can be a little confusing. The purpose of this workshop is not to teach you how to do your research but rather to show you/discuss some of the ways that the Internet can assist in furthering your research. Hopefully we will have time to briefly touch on all the subjects covered below but everyone will be given a hand-out with the Websites covered in this workshop. Genealogy Web Directory sites e.g. Genuki, Cyndi webFree websites  - Family Search, Free BMD, Free Reg, Free Census, etcPaid Subscription websites – Find My Past, Ancestry.com, The GenealogistUsing more than one internet search engine – Google, Yahoo, BOTW, AOL, Wikipedia Using online Books such as Google Books in your  search on the internet for your ancestorsUsing the paid internet sites available at the Library/ Archives/ National LibraryLists of web resourses available at National LibraryOnline Databases e.g. National Museum soldiers database, Commonwealth War Graves Commission site, NZ Museums, Cemetery Records, Parish RecordsFamily Search - Church of the Latter Day Saints – ordering film of parish registersOnline books – Google books, Project GuttenbergOnline ‘How to Do your research sites’Webinars – online tutorials Newspapers online – British LibraryResearching which family history program to buy /or deciding if you want to buy oneObtaining images from the internetWorld Connect projectUsing Message Boards  - Roots web, Curious Fox, etcNewsletters -  Lost CousinsPlease register with Natalie Thornton at natalies.oe@gmail.com . Places are limited to 20 so first come, first served! Investment $5 payable at the door - correct change would be appreciated.

      • Writing & Publishing Group meeting, 8 October - 12.30 pm -2.30 pm
        • 17 Sep 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: October 8 - 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2  What: Thomasin Sleigh is the Community Manager for DigitalNZ, a search service offered by the National Library of New Zealand.  DigitalNZ brings together the digital collections of over 160 organisations across New Zealand, and makes them easily searchable through a single website (www.digitalnz.org).  DigitalNZ is an excellent resource for those doing both family and general research. Thomasin's presentation will provide an introduction to DigitalNZ and talk through some search tips and tricks to make the most out of the service. Free to all members.

      • Workshop - 'Up to speed with Facebook', Tuesday 30 September, 10 am to 12 pm
        • 17 Sep 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 30 September,10 am to 12 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: Back for the fifth time, David Barrow, Communications Manager at Social Development Partners and Tai Samaeli from ACE Aotearoa will both bring you up to speed with Facebook. Many are using this tool to stay in touch with their family online. By the end of the session you’ll be keen to get started (if you haven’t already), you’ll know how to use it, why you want to and also be aware of some of the risks. As the previous session had a large carry-over of members wanting to attend this popular session there are only a limited number of seats available. First come, first served. If you do not register and get accepted you will definitely not be able to attend. Register with Alan Royal at a.royal@paradise.net.nz The investment for this session is $5 payable at the door.

      • Apple Mac Computer User Group Meeting – Monday 22 September 2014, 10.00 am – 12 noon
        • 16 Sep 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Monday 22 September, 10.00 am – 12 noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2 What: Share your knowledge and experiences with other Apple Mac Computer users. Ask questions, help with answers, exchange experiences and listen to or provide some helpful hints. Are you new to Mac? Thinking of purchasing an Apple Mac?  Come along observe and even ask questions. It is an opportunity to learn, to expand your knowledge and skills on Apple Mac by sharing the know-how of other members. This meeting is free to all members.

      • Three separate short courses with Wellington City Libraries
        • 16 Sep 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • This is a series of three hands-on short courses in cooperation with Wellington Central Library. Each course will be using computers in the classroom for online access to Library resources. Numbers will be limited for each course. The cost of each course is $10 payable at the door. Please register with Colin Archer. Email ColinArcher@xtra.co.nz 1 - Introduction to using Wellington City Libraries online When: Friday, 26 September, 9.45am – 11.45am Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 11 What: This course will help you get started with using key services available from the Wellington City Libraries website. Learn about: • using and getting the best out of the catalogues for finding items in the library • special features available in the Easyfind Catalogue, including making your own 'wish lists' of items • reserving items online • checking your library card online • how to suggest items for the library to buy 2 - Online access to music When: Tuesday, 30 September, 9.45 am – 11.45 am Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 11 What: This course will guide you through on accessing music online. Music will include classical, jazz and world music, etc. The course will also include how to search, how to create a play list, etc. 3 - Magazines and Newspapers When: Thursday, 2 October, 12 Noon – 2 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 11 What: This course will teach you how to find and read a selection of magazines and newspapers including old newspapers. The magazine selection is a recent addition to online resources.

      • Workshop – Android Settings, Tuesday 23 September, 10.00 am – 12 Noon
        • 15 Sep 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 23 September, 10.00 am – 12 Noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2 What: Learn what you can do with Android settings including:-A general overview about settingsThe navigation tools, how to use them, and what you should be aware ofRisks involvedParticular and common settings that could be helpfulRepresentatives from Tech Expozed, developers for mobile and web applications will illustrate how you can obtain the full capabilities for your Android device.  Questions will be invited. Please register with Colin Archer at ColinArcher@xtra.co.nz as places are limited. First come, first served! Investment $5 payable at the door - correct change would be appreciated.

      • SeniorNet Wellington - Visitors’ Session, Friday 19 September commencing at 10.00 am
        • 11 Sep 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Friday 19 September commencing at 10.00 am Where: Level 1, Anvil House, 138 to 140 Wakefield Street What: You can learn to do useful things and have fun with computers and new technology If new to computers Learn to use a computer, laptop, smart phone or tablet for email and Internet   No prior knowledge or skills required All activities are designed for our age group You’re never too old to get started Members learn at their own pace With some knowledge Have fun sharing and exchanging your knowledge and experience  Learn new techniques and conceptsJoin and enjoy our special interest groupsKeep pace with new technology developmentsImprove your skills and help others  For more information on SeniorNet, check our website www.seniornetwgtn.blogspot.com

      • Digicam, (Digital Camera), Meeting - Wednesday, 17 September, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
        • 8 Sep 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Wednesday, 17 September  10.00 am - 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: We're fortunate to have Russell Finnerty as our guest speaker this month. Russell is a long standing member of the Wellington Photographic Society and has exhibited in many exhibitions and competitions that have been promoted by that society. Russell's presentation is entitled "Why Take Photo's", and in it he will explain what motivates him to take  out his camera - from family events/milestones through to travel photography and subjects of general interest. The presentation will be illustrated with both projected images and mounted prints to show why we do in fact take photo's, There will be our usual question and answer session in which we will endeavour to provide answers to any photographic topics that may be of concern to members. We also would encourage those that attend bringing along any of their own images on any subject so that the group may share the experience and learn from it. We look forward to seeing you at this meeting. This session is free to all members.

      • Writing & Publishing September meeting, Wednesday 10 September, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm
        • 3 Sep 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Wednesday 10 September, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: Lindsay Rollo and Alan Royal will combine forces to give an overview of Libre Office, a free open source programme that has similar features to the paid Microsoft Office. The demonstration will include an overview of page settings and the menu tabs to show the similarities between the paid and free office programmes. Keyboard shortcuts will be shown as similar to other office programmes. You will find out where to get manuals, extensions and tips and tricks for management of Libre Office features. This session is free to all members.

      • Questions & Answers Meeting (Q&A) Thursday 18 September 2014, 10.00 am - 11.45 am
        • 1 Sep 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Thursday  18 September  2014, 10 am -11.45 am. Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room  2 What: This is an opportunity to learn and share as part of this Special Learning Group. Everyone welcome, especially new SeniorNet members. Don’t be shy. Free to all members. No question is too outlandish or too elementary - all could lead to an answer. Remember the only 'silly' question is the one that is not asked. Also an opportunity to share with other Seniornet members any hints or tips that can make computing easier and/or more interesting. Lionel really looks forward to seeing as many of you as possible. Free to members.

      • Android Devices Meeting, Tuesday - 16 September 2014 - 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
        • 1 Sep 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 16 September  2014, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: Q & A format. Facilitators: Lindsay Rollo & Lionel Clover Are you having problems with your Android device or just interested in learning more about it?  If so, you are welcome to come along & ask your questions. Don't be shy. These sessions are specifically designed to help the beginner. Come and ask your questions so that we can help you get the most out of your phone or tablet.  No questions, no worries -  still please come along as you may have the answer to another’s question. These sessions are free for members. No registration is required.

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