Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Computer Group Summary - 15 July 2009

The Computer Group meeting of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society was well attended on 15 July - there were 12 in attendance and all available computers were taken. With the library time change, we can now get in early and set up so we can start right at noon.

While Gary was getting his laptop setup, Randy demonstrated the Genealogy Wise ( social networking site and recommended it to members.

Gary hooked his laptop into the projector, and we watched the Genealogy Germs YouTube video of Randy Seaver's interview with Lisa Cooke at the SCGS Jamboree (see to watch it yourself). Then Ruth told the group about her blogging experiences.

Gary has a developer's copy of Microsoft Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8 on his laptop, so he went through the Start menu, the File Folder setup, the browser options, etc. This took most of the time period, but the time was well spent as an introduction to the next Windows operating system and browser. Gary said that he liked it much better than Windows Vista.

The Flash player is still not installed on most of the library Computer Lab computers. this really limits the access to many genealogy web sites these days, including FamilySearch Record Search, Footnote, GenealogyWise, and others.

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