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WEEKLY SIG MEETING UPDATE  20 - 25 February 2012

1st Floor
Sydney Mechanics'
School of Arts
280 Pitt Street, Sydney

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Hello and Welcome,
There are meeting on Tuesday and Friday next week as follows:
Tuesday 21 February - Seniors -  G. Grant - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Question and answer sessions at the Seniors SIGs are deservedly popular for the quantity and quality of the information exchanged between members and this meeting will start with such a session.
Graham Grant will then discuss some useful utilities and give members an opportunity to share their experience with any new programs they have used.
Tuesday 21 February - Genealogy -  T. Eakin - 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Terry Eakin's main topic for this meeting is "finding civil registration births in Australia". He will concentrate on the records of New South Wales but will look at what is available in the other states and former colonies as well.
If you are having problems locating information of any children in the course of your family history research please bring the details to the meeting. Terry will do his best to find those hard to find records using resources available on the Internet rather than on CD ROMs.
Terry reports that there has been some disappointing news for people researching the NSW records. The wild card * search can no longer be used in the NSW databases and the reading room of the Records Authority's office at Globe Street, The Rocks is closing on June 30 2012.  After that date researchers will have to travel to Kingswood to do their research within an archives office.
Friday 24 February - Digital Photography 9:30am - 12:30pm

John Lucke will continue to explore the features in GIMP, a free Image manipulation program, at this meeting. He will show how the program's selection tools can be used to copy, crop, re-colour and enhance part or parts of an image.

A question and session will also be held to assist members.

Visitors and new members are always welcome at meetings,
John Mathews

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