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GSC Workshops and classes

We hold regular classes, discussion groups and workshops to help you make the most of your genealogy software, search for your family history on the Internet,

make the best use of our extensive family history resources... and many other topics which might be of interest. 

 

Our workshops and classes cater for beginners and the more experienced researchers...

generally the morning sessions are for beginners and the afternoon sessions will extend your knowledge! 

 All funds raised from our workshops go towards the costs of operating  and funding our GSC Resource Centre and the purchase of equipment and resources to help you make the best use of your software and to provide quality scanners and printers to help you create your family stories.




Genealogy Sunshine Coast Workshops

Laptops for Learning


PRESERVE family history


Saturday 28 February 2015

 9.30 – 12 noon     


    The magic of Picasa

Excellent free software to help you organise your digital collections of images  


Photos and family trees, saving, storing, tagging, captioning, 

editing and finding your family  photos  - so many features!

PLUS Scanning basics, editing photos and adding them to your family trees -

what you need to know to create archival quality records of your

 family.


Saturday 28 February 2015

  1.00 - 3.30 pm   


NEWSPAPERS ONLINE 

How digital newspapers can help you rebuild the family stories that 

everyone has forgotten...

and how you can contribute to build on these resources 

Cost for GSC Members is $8.00 per workshop or $15.00 for both   -        Bookings preferred.

Non-members $10.00 per workshop or $20.00 for both

Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre

Petrie Park  Road, Nambour Qld 4560   ( opposite the swimming pool) 

Phone 07 5441 4266

Email: genealogysc@gmail.com

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/genealogysunshinecoastinc/



Genealogy Sunshine Coast 

DNA INTEREST GROUP


DNA - DISCUSS !


Monday 16 March 2015

1.30 till 3.00pm


Bob May will share his extensive knowledge of DNA and its relevance to family history research 

You are welcome to share a cuppa on the third Monday of each month.. 


If you are curious about how it applies to your family and your research.. 

if you have some genealogy DNA results you are trying to interpret

come along and see what you might find!





Genealogy Sunshine Coast Workshops

Laptops for Learning


DISCOVER family history


Saturday 28 March 2015

 9.30 – 12 noon     


    RESEARCH STRATEGIES FOR FAMILY HISTORY 


What do I do.. where do I go next - 
where should I look for information...
Milli will outline some of the basic techniques for researching your family, using  a series of resources - 
CD's, microfiche, Internet, books and online archives..and family! 


Saturday 28 March 2015

  1.00 - 3.30 pm   

Writing your family stories the easy way -
 

How to use genealogy software  to research effectively and write the family story - 

how to use your family tree software to make it relatively pain free and with pictures!


Cost for GSC Members is $8.00 per workshop or $15.00 for both   -        Bookings preferred.

Non-members $10.00 per workshop or $20.00 for both

Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre

Petrie Park  Road, Nambour Qld 4560   ( opposite the swimming pool) 

Phone 07 5441 4266

Email: genealogysc@gmail.com

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/genealogysunshinecoastinc/






Genealogy Sunshine Coast Workshops

Laptops for Learning


DISCOVER family history


Saturday 18 April 2015

9.30 to 12 noon

Introducing DNA in family research


Bob May will give you an introduction to DNA tests and
research and how it can be applied family history
research.

Cost for GSC Members is $8.00 per workshop    -        Bookings preferred.

Saturday 18 April 2015

1.00 to 3.30pm

Microsoft Excel - Graphs and Tables  

with Nicola
- using data to make graphs and data sheets.

 Including a take home workbook.

Please book and remember to leave your name and contact phone details - 
As Nicola is the only tutor for this topic,
 we do need to have contact details in case of cancellation or date changes. 
Places are limited.

You are welcome to bring own laptop if you prefer
 but we do have some laptops available.

Cost for GSC Members is $25.00 per workshop    -        Bookings essential.

Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre

Petrie Park  Road, Nambour Qld 4560   ( opposite the swimming pool) 

Phone 07 5441 4266

Email: genealogysc@gmail.com

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/genealogysunshinecoastinc/


DNA INTEREST GROUP


DNA - DISCUSS !

Monday 18 May 2015

1.30 till 3.00pm


Bob May will share his extensive knowledge of DNA and its relevance to family history research 

You are welcome to share a cuppa on the third Monday of each month.. 


If you are curious about how it applies to your family and your research.. 

if you have some genealogy DNA results you are trying to interpret

come along and see what you might find!





Genealogy Sunshine Coast Workshops

SHARE your stories


Saturday 23 May 2015

9.30 till 3.30 pm

A full day workshop

Writing family stories and memoirs

with



 

As your Family Tree grows, so do the questions and the speculation. 

Who was this person, what was she really like? How did that rift occur? 

What was this person like to live with? Was he really a gambler, or is that just an old family story.

Ah, family stories. That is the joyous minefield we shall explore in this workshop. 

Issues we will look at include:

·       Who has the right to tell family stories?

·       Do I have a responsibility to tell family stories?

·       Can I mix fiction with fact?

·       What about the sad or dreadful bits?

·       Do I write as 'I', or is it better to use third person (he, she)?

·       Should I employ a ghost writer? (The answer is NO!)

·       How do I set about writing each story?

·       Who will want to read the stories I write?

BRING:

·       Your sense of humour, and a readiness to participate actively.

·       Pen and paper, laptops, as you prefer

Those who did my Family Stories Workshop in 2013 will find plenty of new material 

to stimulate you and to further your story writing projects. 

So whether you are new to this, or an old hand, you will find plenty to stimulate and inspire you. 

Be prepared to laugh, to tell stories, to share, to make new friends, and to have fun!

I am looking forward with great pleasure to working with you.

Bronwyn


Cost for GSC Members is  $15.00 for a full day   -        Bookings preferred.

Non-members  $20.00 

Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre

Petrie Park  Road, Nambour Qld 4560   ( opposite the swimming pool) 

Phone 07 5441 4266

Email: genealogysc@gmail.com

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/genealogysunshinecoastinc/


Genealogy Sunshine Coast Workshops

Laptops for Learning


DISCOVER family history


Monday 25 May 2015

1.30 to 3.30pm

Introducing DNA in family research - Part 1


Bob May will give you an introduction to DNA tests and
research and how it can be applied family history
research.

Cost for GSC Members is $5.00 per workshop    -        Bookings preferred.



GSC OPEN DAY 

Saturday 30 May 2015





DNA INTEREST GROUP


DNA - DISCUSS !

Monday 15 June 2015

1.30 till 3.00pm


Bob May will share his extensive knowledge of DNA and its relevance to family history research 

You are welcome to share a cuppa on the third Monday of each month.. 


If you are curious about how it applies to your family and your research.. 

if you have some genealogy DNA results you are trying to interpret

come along and see what you might find!


Cost - $2.00 each









Saturday 27 June 2015

9.30 to 12 noon

    

EXPLORING ROOTS MAGIC 7  


Many new opportunities for research hints are now

available in the latest version of this genealogy software program.

This program just gets better and better and many of my longstanding issues

 with a database accumulated over 15 years have been resolved 

- solutions, corrections and sources are now so much easier! 

All in all, it's pretty impressive and very addictive!

Come along to find out all about the new features

and how they can help you find family links 

and add sources easily to your data and much more .


Saturday 27 June 2015

1.00 pm to 3.30pm



GOOGLE TOYS 

Google has some great free resources for individuals, non-profit groups and community organisations to create online communities, run websites, manage groups and create an online presence to help you communicate both locally and worldwide.
Come along and find out what is on offer and how easy it is to use.
Useful for family history as well... planning reunions and creating a website you control.

Genealogy Sunshine Coast Workshops

Laptops for Learning


DISCOVER family history


Monday 13 July 2015

1.30 to 3.30pm

Introducing DNA in family research - Part 2


Bob May will give you an introduction to DNA tests and
research and how it can be applied family history
research.

Cost for GSC Members is $5.00 per workshop    -        Bookings preferred.




Genealogy Sunshine Coast Workshops

Laptops for Learning


DISCOVER family history



Saturday 18 July 2015

9.30 to 12 noon

Reading old handwriting 

with Lee and Mary

to be confirmed



Saturday 18 July 2015

1.00 to 3.30pm

Backing up your computer 

 Internet safety 

basic computer how to guide - all you need to know.

The basics of what you should know to back up

 your computer information.
  Hard drive crashes are  
inevitable.. so find out how to back up safely, keep a record of your programs
 and make easy work of restoring your computer and your data.


Cost for GSC Members is $8.00 per workshop or $15.00 for both   -        Bookings preferred.

Non-members $10.00 per workshop or $20.00 for both

Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre

Petrie Park  Road, Nambour Qld 4560   ( opposite the swimming pool) 

Phone 07 5441 4266

Email: genealogysc@gmail.com

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/genealogysc



DNA INTEREST GROUP


DNA - DISCUSS !

Monday 20 July 2015

1.30 till 3.00pm


Bob May will share his extensive knowledge of DNA and its relevance to family history research 

You are welcome to share a cuppa on the third Monday of each month.. 


If you are curious about how it applies to your family and your research.. 

if you have some genealogy DNA results you are trying to interpret

come along and see what you might find!

Cost $2.00 each




Genealogy Sunshine Coast Workshops

Laptops for Learning


PRESERVE family history


Saturday 25 July 2015

 9.30 – 12 noon     


    The magic of Picasa

Excellent free software to help you organise your digital collections of images  


Photos and family trees, saving, storing, tagging, captioning, 

editing and finding your family  photos  - so many features!

PLUS Scanning basics, editing photos and adding them to your family trees -

what you need to know to create archival quality records of your

 family.


Saturday 25 July 2015

  1.00 - 3.30 pm   


NEWSPAPERS ONLINE 

How digital newspapers can help you rebuild the family stories that 

everyone has forgotten...

and how you can contribute to build on these resources 

Cost for GSC Members is $8.00 per workshop or $15.00 for both   -        Bookings preferred.

Non-members $10.00 per workshop or $20.00 for both

Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre

Petrie Park  Road, Nambour Qld 4560   ( opposite the swimming pool) 

Phone 07 5441 4266

Email: genealogysc@gmail.com

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/genealogysunshinecoastinc/


Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre

Petrie Park Road

Nambour ( opposite the swimming pool)



DISCOVER family history

NATIONAL FAMILY HISTORY MONTH


OPEN DAY


Tuesday 11 August 2015





Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre

Petrie Park Road

Nambour ( opposite the swimming pool)



DISCOVER family history

NATIONAL FAMILY HISTORY MONTH


OPEN DAY


Saturday 15 August 2015





DNA INTEREST GROUP


Please note the date for this discussion group is now 24th August- ( previously advertised as 17 August 2015)

DNA - DISCUSS !

Monday 24 August 2015

1.30 till 3.00pm


Bob May will share his extensive knowledge of DNA and its relevance to family history research 

You are welcome to share a cuppa on the third Monday of each month.. 


If you are curious about how it applies to your family and your research.. 

if you have some genealogy DNA results you are trying to interpret

come along and see what you might find!

Cost $2.00 each



Share your stories


NATIONAL FAMILY HISTORY MONTH


Genealogy Sunshine Coast  at YANDINA STREET FAIR


Come and meet us on

 Sunday 23 August 2015 


at the 

YANDINA STREET FAIR


11.30am  till 7.00 pm


As part of our involvement with local community history,

 we are bringing some of our stories, photographs, maps and more to the Yandina Street Fair. 


Come and see what we are working  on and tell us your stories!

  • the celebration of 130 years of education at Fairhill Provisional School, Fairhill State School and North Arm State School - lots of photos, lots of memories!
  • A book on military personnel commemorated in small cemeteries of the Maroochy Shire - Yandina, Eumundi, Mapleton, Diddillibah, Old Nambour and Gheerulla - can you help with information on your family?
  • A book on pioneer families of those areas, especially those who have memorials in those cemeteries - photos and stories welcome
  • Check out our website for the North Arm State School Reunion 2015 
  • Lots of photos and information on the Fairhill and North Arm areas... 
  • North Arm State School Reunion 2015 or check our Facebook page North Arm Remember When



Genealogy Sunshine Coast Workshops

Laptops for Learning


DISCOVER family history

NATIONAL FAMILY HISTORY MONTH


Saturday 29 August 2015

9.30 to 12 noon

RESEARCH STRATEGIES FOR FAMILY HISTORY 

What do I do.. where do I go next - where should I look for information...

Milli will outline some of the basic techniques for researching your family, using  a series of resources - 
CD's, microfiche, Internet, books and online archives..and family! 



Saturday  29 August 2015

1.00 to 3.30pm

The Best of the NET

Free online resources that are worth exploring


Come along for an informative session

 on our  favourite free websites

 and how you can use them 

to research your family and local history

 on the Internet. 


We guarantee you'll find strategies 

and websites that are new to your research!


-       Cost for GSC Members is $8.00 per workshop or $15.00 for both   -        Bookings preferred.

Non-members $10.00 per workshop or $20.00 for both

Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre

Petrie Park  Road, Nambour Qld 4560   ( opposite the swimming pool) 

Phone 07 5441 4266

Email: genealogysc@gmail.com

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/genealogysc





Genealogy Beginner's Course 2015

with Merle Black 

BEGINNERS CLASSES

Every Tuesday morning in September

Tuesday 1 September 2015 

Tuesday 8 September 2015

Tuesday 15 September 2015 

Tuesday 22 September 2015 

Tuesday 29 September 2015

Was Granny a Bigamist? Do I have a Convict Ancestor? How did my family get here and when? What did they do when they got here?

Am I descended from Royalty? Do I believe the Stories I have been told? These questions and many more you will be able to answer after participating in our popular Beginners Classes. Just bring along your enthusiasm for family history and learn the ways and means to do your research successfully, no frills and no gizmos just the way family history should be done.

Merle will lead you on a journey that you may never return from but that's part of the fun of being a family historian. Experienced researchers looking for a new way to be enthused should also consider coming along, all participants take something positive from these classes. Hopefully what you gain will be of benefit on your journey, come along and be inspired, our future generations will thank you.

Cost is $5 per week for members and $10 per week for non-members which includes all notes and a great morning tea. We look forward to your company. Book early to avoid disappointment by emailing genealogysc(a)gmail.com with 'Beginners Classes' in the subject line or calling 5441 4266 during GSC library hours.

Genealogy Sunshine Coast







DNA INTEREST GROUP


DNA - DISCUSS !

Monday 14 September 2015

1.30 till 3.00pm


Bob May will share his extensive knowledge of DNA and its relevance to family history research 

You are welcome to share a cuppa on the third Monday of each month.. 


If you are curious about how it applies to your family and your research.. 

if you have some genealogy DNA results you are trying to interpret

come along and see what you might find!

Cost $2.00 each





Genealogy Sunshine Coast Workshops

Laptops for Learning


PRESERVE family history


Saturday 26 September 2015

 9.30 – 12 noon     


     Scanning photos, slides, negatives, documents and more... 

the basics of archival scanning and storage, 

and organisation of photo collections.


Also some tips on repairing damage 

via digital copies of your original photos.


PLUS Scanning basics, editing photos and adding them to your family trees -

what you need to know to create archival quality records of your

 family.


Saturday 26 September 2015

  1.00 - 3.30 pm   


Most useful resources for family research at GSC


-a great introduction to our library and different ways to use resources to extend and confirm your research 

- lots of ideas -

and some fantastic new resources. 


Cost for GSC Members is $8.00 per workshop or $15.00 for both   -        Bookings preferred.

Non-members $10.00 per workshop or $20.00 for both

Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre

Petrie Park  Road, Nambour Qld 4560   ( opposite the swimming pool) 

Phone 07 5441 4266

Email: genealogysc@gmail.com

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/genealogysunshinecoastinc/







Possible classes - 2015


The best of the NET - Free online resources that are worth exploring



More help with your genealogy software 

and some ideas using Picasa and Google to help you add sources and save sources for your records



DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - 

how to make the best use of your digital camera and understand its features.



The magic of Picasa: - 

Photos and family trees, saving, storing, editing and finding your family

 photos  - 

scanning basics, editing photos and adding them to your family trees -

what you need to know to create archival quality records of your

 family.

Writing your family stories the easy way -
 

How to use genealogy software  to research effectively and write the family story - 

how to use your family tree software to make it relatively pain free and with pictures!


Writing with May... 
a guide to the essentials of writing good English..


PHOTO STORY  -


Photos and stories... the basics you need to know

NEWSPAPERS ONLINE 

How digital newspapers can help you rebuild the family stories that 

everyone has forgotten...

and how you can contribute to build on these resources 


Backing up your computer - Internet safety and basic computer how to 

guide - all you need to know!

The basics of what you should know to back up

 your computer information and give you some great ideas on useful free 

software to help you keep track of the process.  Hard drive crashes are 

inevitable.. so find out how to back up safely, keep a record of your 

programs, and make easy work of restoring your computer and your data.

RESEARCH STRATEGIES FOR FAMILY HISTORY 

What do I do.. where do I go next - where should I look for information...
Milli will outline some of the basic techniques for researching your family, using  a series of resources - 
CD's, microfiche, Internet, books and online archives..and family! 

 

Writing workshop with Carolyn


The writing session is a half day workshop dealing with basic writing for future publication.  

Subjects covered will include getting notes together, 

which program will I choose ?

 writing to plot and theme , 

making your story interesting and getting it together.


Anyone attending the workshop should come with a prepared sentence or short paragraph about what they are planning to write 


regarding either family history or life story, and bring pencil and note book to write short exercises during the course of the workshop.


Genealogy software - beginning with family tree software - How to use it to research effectively.




CREATING FAMILY TREES 

Charting the family story - 
how to use your family tree software to make it relatively pain free and 

with pictures!


GOOGLE TOYS 

Google has some great free resources for individuals, non-profit groups and community organisations to create online communities, run websites, manage groups and create an online presence to help you communicate both locally and worldwide.
Come along and find out what is on offer and how easy it is to use.
Useful for family history as well... planning reunions and creating a website you control.



ROOTSMAGIC and LEGACY 

For all those who want to make the most of their genealogy software, come along to a day of workshops, tips, a taste of webinars and some examples of what you can create. 


Rootsmagic and Legacy - 

Yet more ways to work with your genealogy software - photos, images, sources and more.



ROOTS MAGIC - some special features


WHAT"S ON IN 2015 ?

 
If you have a suggestion for a class or would like to add your skills and knowledge to our group of volunteer tutors, please let us know via email or phone.

If you are in need of help with a specific problem, be it research, genealogy software, scanning photos and documents, creating or publishing a book ... let us know so we can plan our workshops to help you with your research or creating family records.


Genealogy Sunshine Coast Workshops

Laptops for Learning


DISCOVER family history   


 Saturday 24 January 2015

 9.30 – 12 noon     

    

EXPLORING ROOTS MAGIC 7  


Many new opportunities for research hints are now

available in the latest version of this genealogy software program.

This program just gets better and better and many of my longstanding issues

 with a database accumulated over 15 years have been resolved 

- solutions, corrections and sources are now so much easier! 

All in all, it's pretty impressive and very addictive!

Come along to find out all about the new features

and how they can help you find family links 

and add sources easily to your data and much more -


What's new in Rootsmagic 7


Bring your own laptop with your data and Rootsmagic 7 if you have it already.. 

we can help you get the best out of this excellent program.

We also have some laptops available with a number of genealogy programs installed for comparison.


  + SPECIAL = Sausage Sizzle for lunch $2.50 


        Saturday 24 January 2014

  1.00 - 3.30 pm   


The Best of the NET

Free online resources that are worth exploring


Come along for an informative session

 on our  favourite free websites

 and how you can use them 

to research your family and local history

 on the Internet. 


We guarantee you'll find strategies 

and websites that are new to your research!


-        Cost for GSC Members is $8.00 per workshop or $15.00 for both   -        Bookings preferred.

Non-members $10.00 per workshop or $20.00 for both

Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre

Petrie Park  Road, Nambour Qld 4560   ( opposite the swimming pool) 

Phone 07 5441 4266

Email: genealogysc@gmail.com

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/genealogysunshinecoastinc/