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NAGS Monthly Meetings - Saturday: 24 April & 22 May 2021, at 1:00 PM via Zoom
Peggy Ash - Advanced Creative Search Techniques Part 1 and 2
Learn creative iterative search techniques on FamilySearch and Ancestry which will enable you to find missing or hard to find items. Manipulate the database’s search fields to your advantage using Ancestry’s “fuzzy” search and FamilySearch’s nonfuzzy search. Become a master of no-name searches, wildcard searches, exact searches, category searches, etc. A challenging exercise will be given out for practice to test the skills of even the most talented researcher. The answers will be reviewed in Part 2.
A child of professional genealogists, Peggy Ash, has been around genealogy most of her life. She has earned the Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research and has attended many RootsTech, SLIG, and GRIP courses, including Tom Jones Advanced Genealogical Methods. Before the Mesa FamilySearch Library closed, she served as a volunteer and trainer there for two years and taught classes. She has taught free family history classes locally for many years and does presentations throughout the valley. Peggy is currently working on accreditation with ICAP Gen.
Arizona State Library offers lectures - must register as space is limited
2. Dr. Elsie Szecsy will present a talk, "The U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps in Arizona: Stories of Service" as part of the State of Arizona Research Library’s 2021 Arizona Author Series. The talk is at 1 p.m., Thursday, 20th May 2021 and will be held virtually on Cisco WebEx. Please register to attend.
3. Author Lisa Schnebly Heidinger will present a talk, "Sedona Schnebly: Telling My Great-Grandmother’s Story" as part of the State of Arizona Research Library’s 2021 Arizona Author Series. The talk is at 1 p.m., Wednesday, 14 July 2021 and will be held virtually on Cisco WebEx Meetings. Attendees are encouraged to register below to receive the link to the presentation.
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GETTING STARTED WITH ZOOM - You may connect by using a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile telephone. Each type of device will participate in the meeting a little differently. For tablet and mobile you may want to download the Zoom App. You can download the Zoom Client app. For iOS devices look in the app store for “Zoom Cloud Meetings” and for Android it’s in Google Play. Alternately you can get the download at https://ZOOM.us/download#client_4meeting
Here is a link to a 1 minute YouTube Video "How to Join a Zoom Meeting."
If you just want to sit in on a Zoom meeting all you need is the ability to watch a video on your computer. If you want to participate you need a microphone. Many computers have a speaker and a microphone built in. If yours does not, you can obtain a headset with a boom microphone. External speakers will improve your experience. If you want to be seen by others you need a web camera. If your computer does not have a camera you can purchase one.
There is a good video tutorial at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_8vQDfSzdY
And zoom.us has some demonstrations.
To run a test of your setup type zoom.us/test into your search bar.
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