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Meetings During the Week 20 - 25 April 2015

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

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Hello and Welcome,
Details of next week's meetings are below. 
Tuesday 21 April - Tuesday Forum - T Kelly - 9:30am - 12:30pm
With the move toward smaller lighter laptops, netbooks and Chromebooks the inclusion of an inbuilt DVD-CD drive is becoming increasingly rare. This raises the problem of how the Windows operating system and other computer programs contained on CDs or DVDs can be installed on these devices.

At this meeting Tim Kelly will demonstrate how DVDs and CDs can be made into software “virtual disks” called ISO files and run on “virtual drives” on a computer.

Tim will also show how USB flash drives can be used as a “virtual disks” to store a bootable version of the Windows operating system or other computer programs.
As always the group will look at some interesting websites and free software and have a question and answer session.
Tuesday 21 April - Family History - T Eakin - 12:30pm - 3:30pm
This meeting will be about Cemeteries, Gravestone Inscriptions, Burial Registers and Associated Records. 
How often have you wished you had asked more questions of your parents, grandparents and their siblings about their knowledge of their family history when they were alive? 
Sometimes family history clues can be found on gravestone inscriptions or by observing the names on nearby gravestones or the state of care of the burial plot. You may also find fresh flowers and a card on a grave that is visited around Mother's Day and that may lead you to someone you do not know or have never contacted. 
Terry Eakin will explore all avenues of burial and cremation research with the main focus being on New South Wales and Australia but he will also briefly discuss the records that can be located in United Kingdom and elsewhere. 
Some people may have family members who were casualties during World War I or World War II and whose remains were interred overseas or were not recovered. As their names may be recorded on a memorial located in France, Turkey, Egypt or the United Kingdom Terry will also discuss how these records may be located as well. 
There will be a question and answer session during the meeting. 
Friday 24 April - Digital Photography - 9:30am - 12:30pm
At this meeting the group will discuss how PowerPoint or Libre Office Impress presentations can be made into videos.
There will also be a general discussion of items of interest to photographers and a question and answer session.
John Mathews

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