I’ve been thinking for a long time about what things I can do with a .gedcom file. A GEDCOM is a plain text file, which means you can read it in a text editor as well as being able to search it and extract data from it for statistical and other purposes. That is how … [Read more…]
I’m helping out with a school holiday event called Minecraft At The Museum (click the link and go about half way down the page) this week and Sunday we were setting up the computer network in an old museum building called The Armoury which is behind the South Australian Museum on North Terrace, Adelaide. I hadn’t … [Read more…]
I’ve been scanning and sorting more of my Dad’s photos and I wanted to see if there were any photos of a taxi similar to his online. This is where Google’s search by image function comes in handy.
When I have found a result in the Trove digitised newspapers which I need to keep this is what I do: Zoom in on the section of the newspaper that I want to keep. In this case it is a notice about Heinrich Rubeni my 3x great grandfather. Position the text under the name of … [Read more…]
This is the pedigree view of my family tree. Near the top left hand corner of the screen next to the name of my tree, ‘Willison Family Tree’ is a menu titled Tree Pages. Click on Tree Pages and then click Tree Settings. Near the bottom right hand corner of the screen it says, “Export … [Read more…]
I’ve been using the Linux operating system on my desktop pcs and laptops since about 2002. I used to administer Linux systems and a network as well as building computers and teaching computing using the Linux operating system. Now I’m more of an ‘end user’. There are many flavours of Linux operating system. I’m currently … [Read more…]