Mornington Peninsula PC Family History
Monday, 20th September 2021 at 1.00 PM
Our meetings will no longer be at the Mornington Information Centre but at the Mornington Community House
3/91 Wilsons Road, Mornington 3931
Life has gone on since our Zoom meeting that was held on Monday, 16th August and not much has changed. So, the meeting to be held at 1:00pm on Monday, 20th September will be another 100% Zoom meeting. Our equipment, most of which has now become redundant, is still at the Information Centre and we are making plans to acquire a new laptop, which will become our principal item of equipment and much more portable than the old desktop computer. The projector has become unnecessary now that we are using a wall-mounted flat screen.
In regard to zoom, it is advisable that you keep your computer updated with the latest version of zoom. I have just updated to version 5.7.8 (1247)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 921 8231 3071
Monday, 20th July 2021
**** 1:00pm to 4:00pm ****
- Q & A Session
If you have any questions relating to your Family History research, we would like to hear them, and someone might be able to help you. We would also like to hear about any “Eureka Moments” that you have had in recent times.
- Some unusual results from a research project
I have been undertaking a research project on the family of a particular lady, in an attempt to prove a theory. I encountered some unusual results that I hope you will find interesting.
- A report on attending a zoom meeting of Geneast
Genealogy East used to meet at Vermont, but a combination of the loss of their meeting venue and Covid has transformed this to a monthly zoom meeting on the third Thursday.
- An update on various Family History websites
4.1 The Lost Cousins Newsletter www.LostCousins.com
A summary of recent items from Peter Calver’s Newsletters
Plan to map churchyards causes confusion
A Spanish problem resolved by DNA
4.2 Ancestry www.ancestry.com
Ancestry is claiming that the AncestryDNA results will be updated with even more precision this September. What does this really mean?
4.3 Find my Past www.findmypast.com
Private Messaging in Australia and New Zealand
New Warwickshire Parish Records
A quick look at some Friday Videos
4.4 Family Search www.familysearch.com
Some recent experiences with Family Search
4.5 My Heritage www.myheritage.com
Some recent information from My Heritage
4.6 Family Tree Maker
Backing up Family Tree Maker
4.7 Who do you think you are (the magazine)
We will have some items from the most recent edition (September)
The Merchant Navy
4.8 Scotlands People
The problem of Covid seems to have slowed down any new developments from Scotlands People. This includes any announcements about the date that the 1921 Scotland Census will be available for download.
4.9 PROV Public Record Office Victoria www.prov.vic.gov.au
Latest news from Despatch
4.10 TROVE www.trove.nla.gov.au
Recent searches in Trove
4.11 VicGUM www.vicgum.asn.au
A short report on the most recent VicGUM zoom meeting.
4.12 Family Tree DNA www.familytreedna.com
In an e-mail dated 2nd September, FamilyTreeDNA announced the release of the new myOrigins Chromosome Painter for Family Finder
5 Afternoon Tea Break at about 2:30
6.1 Managing Scanned and Digital Photos Jenny Joyce 23:46
From Family History Downunder
Ian Thomson, on behalf of the Mornington Peninsula PC User Committee
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Updated: 15th September 2021