Bob’s Bytes

For the last fifteen years Bob Dawes has been providing computer advice for his fellow genealogists in the Quinte Branch and beyond, from his article on “Using a Spreadsheet to Record Research Findings” in the March 2006 edition of The New Searchlight to his advice on “Capturing Images for Genealogy” in the most recent edition. Bob has provided timely advice on a very wide variety of topics over the years. For many months Bob led the Computer Tech SIG (Special Interest Group) exploring the application of technology to family history. Bob also continues to publish Bob’s Bytes, a source of insightful information for genealogists, in the current Quinte Searchlight. These articles are available to OGS/Quinte Branch members from the “Members Only” page under MEMBERS on the Quinte Branch website by accessing the Quinte Searchlight newsletters which are archived back to the beginning of 2006. Also check out the “Quinte Branch Tech SIG” under BRANCH INFORMATION in the website menu.

The list below names “topics” and the “dates” on which these topics were presented to the Quinte Branch “Tech SIG”. The archives of the Quinte Branch “Tech SIG” can be found HERE, as can the handouts from each meeting. The “Quinte Searchlight” newsletter archive is located HERE for Quinte Branch members.

TOPIC —– SIG DATE
Adding Accounts to your Email Client —– 05-Sep-18
Adding Icons (Desktop) —– 07-Dec-16
Ancestry – Adding a Global Source —– 07-Nov-18
Ancestry – Controlling Private Information —– 07-Nov-18
Ancestry – Editor vs Public Views —– 07-Nov-18
Ancestry – Member Connect —– 07-Nov-18
Ancestry – Saving Online Trees —– 05-Jun-19
Anti-virus —– 05-Apr-17
Backing Up to the Cloud —– 05-Dec-18
Backing Up Your Files —– 02-Nov-16
Backup Plans —– 04-Apr-18
Best Utility Programs for a New PC —– 04-Jan-17
Bookmarks (Chrome) —– 05-Jun-19
Canadian Military Records —– 04-Oct-17
Canadian Privacy Clousure Periods —– 06-Dec-17
C-Cleaner —– 05-Apr-17
CCleaner, BleachBit & AtomicCleaner 3 —– 03-Oct-18
Changing Default Programs —– 02-May-18
Citing Genealogy Sources —– 01-Nov-17
Cleaning Out Your Computer —– 06-Mar-19
Cloud Storage —– 05-Apr-17
Copyright and Genealogy —– 01-Nov-17
Copyright Issues —– 04-Oct-17
Cost of Genealogy Memberships —– 01-Nov-17
Decrapifier —– 03-Jan-18
Diagnose Windows Connection Issues —– 05-Apr-17
DNA – 3rd Party Upload Sites —– 03-Apr-19
DNA – Do Over —– 03-Jan-18
DNA – GEDmatch —– 1 to 1 Analysis 03-Oct-18
DNA – Y Test – How Many Markers? —– 03-Jan-18
DNA (Ancestry.com) —– 06-Sep-17
DNA (AncestryDNA Reports) —– 01-Nov-17
DNA (Books) —– 05-Apr-17
DNA (Family Tree – Adding Match Links) —– 06-Mar-19
DNA (Family Tree Linked Relationships) —– 03-May-17
DNA (Finding Projects) —– 05-Apr-17
DNA (GEDmatch & DNA.land) —– 01-Feb-17
DNA (GEDmatch) —– 05-Apr-17
DNA (GEDmatch Legacy vs Genesis) —– 03-Apr-19
DNA (General) —– 04-Jan-17
DNA (General) —– 04-Apr-18
DNA (Living DNA Review) —– 04-Oct-17
DNA (Match Analysis) —– 01-Mar-17
DNA (Painter) —– 06-Mar-19
DNA (Phasing of Missing Parents) —– 03-May-17
DNA (Raw Data) —– 01-Mar-17
DNA (Relationships) —– 02-Jan-19
DNA (Test Upgrades) —– 06-Mar-19
Downloading and Saving an Online Image —– 07-Jun-17
Dr Fone smartphone utilities —– 02-Jan-19
Email – Empty Folder Command —– 03-Jan-18
eMail Distribution Lists —– 02-May-18
Email Scams —– 01-Feb-17
English Research —– 04-Jan-17
Facebook – DNA Matchfinder —– 02-Jan-19
Family History Library – Salt Lake City —– 03-Jan-18
Family Tree Analyzer —– 02-May-18
Family Tree Analyzer —– 05-Dec-18
Family Tree Maker 2009 Charting Options —– 01-May-19
Family Tree Maker 2014 & 2014.1 —– 06-Dec-17
Family Tree Maker 2017 —– 04-Oct-17
Family Tree Maker 2017 —– 04-Apr-18
Family Tree Maker 2017 – Media Storage —– 05-Sep-18
Family Tree Maker 2017 (Support) —– 06-Jun-18
Family Tree Maker 2017 (Support) —– 05-Sep-18
Family Tree Maker 2017 (Syncing) —– 01-Nov-17
FamilySearch (Bulk Record Downloads) —– 05-Jun-19
File Associations —– 03-Apr-19
File Cleanup (Hard Drive) —– 02-Nov-16
File Folders —– 05-Apr-17
File Format Conversion —– 06-Mar-19
File Management —– 02-Nov-16
File Manager Tricks —– 06-Mar-19
Firewalls —– 03-Jan-18
Fixing Family Tree Maker Files —– 02-May-18
Fonts & Font Libraries —– 03-Apr-19
French Canadian Records —– 05-Sep-18
Frozen Windows Taskbar —– 03-May-17
FT Analyzer —– 03-Oct-18
FTM2017 – Marking as Private —– 07-Nov-18
FTM2017 – Personal Notes —– 07-Nov-18
FTM2017 – Updating Ancestry.com —– 05-Sep-18
FTM2017 & Ancestry Syncing —– 07-Nov-18
GEDCOM Usage —– 04-Apr-18
GEDCOM’s —– 04-Jan-17
GEDStar Pro —– 05-Dec-18
GEDStar Pro —– 01-May-19
Genealogy Charts & Reports —– 05-Sep-18
Genealogy Programs —– 07-Dec-16
Genealogy Programs —– 01-Feb-17
Genealogy Programs —– 04-Oct-17
Genealogy Programs —– 06-Dec-17
Genealogy Programs —– 05-Sep-18
Genealogy Programs —– 03-Oct-18
Genealogy Software —– 03-Jan-18
Getting Started in Family History —– 04-Oct-17
Google Ads —– 06-Dec-17
Google Apps —– 02-May-18
Google Backup & Sync —– 02-Jan-19
Google Drive —– 02-Jan-19
Google Earth —– 03-Jan-18
Google Photos —– 02-Jan-19
Google Translate —– 06-Dec-17
Grosse Isle Visit —– 04-Oct-17
Hard Drive Clean Up —– 05-Sep-18
Hard Drive Enclousures —– 02-May-18
High Speed Internet —– 02-May-18
Home Children —– 05-Sep-18
i-Drive Cloud Backup —– 02-Jan-19
Image Locations on your Computer —– 05-Dec-18
Inserting Pictures in Word —– 07-Dec-16
Installling Older Programs on 64 Bit PC’s —– 01-Feb-17
Irfanview —– 07-Jun-17
Irfanview – Adding Medadata to Pictures —– 05-Dec-18
Irfanview – Editing Images —– 05-Dec-18
Irish Research —– 03-Jan-18
Kitchener Public Library Genealogy Fair —– 01-Nov-17
Laptop Battery Replacement —– 06-Jun-18
Legacy – Adding Pictures & Images —– 05-Dec-18
Legacy – Adding Sources & Citations —– 05-Dec-18
Legacy – Changing the Home Person —– 07-Nov-18
Legacy – Underling Missing Information —– 07-Nov-18
LibreOffice —– 03-Apr-19
Lost Cousins Website —– 05-Dec-18
Mailbox Migration —– 06-Jun-18
Merging Family Files —– 03-Oct-18
Merging Family Tree Maker Files —– 02-May-18
Mouse – Find Your Mouse —– 02-Jan-19
MOZ Thunderbird & Firefox backup —– 02-Jan-19
New Websites (New Brunswick & Dundee) —– 06-Sep-17
Note Takers —– 06-Mar-19
One Drive Syncing Issues / Errors —– 05-Dec-18
Online Searching (Nove Scotia) —– 07-Dec-16
Ontario Death Registrations —– 03-Jan-18
Organizing Email —– 03-May-17
Pier 21 Visit —– 04-Oct-17
Publishing —– 01-Mar-17
Publishing & Indexing —– 03-Oct-18
Removing Zombies from Family Tree Maker —– 04-Apr-18
Researching England —– 06-Jun-18
Running Old Programs on Windows —– 10 07-Dec-16
Scanners —– 03-Jan-18
Scanning General —– 05-Jun-19
Searching Newspapers —– 06-Jun-18
Shorthand Symbols —– 06-Dec-17
Shut Down Options for PC’s —– 07-Dec-16
Shutdown & Startup —– 03-May-17
Snipping Tool —– 01-Feb-17
Snipping Tool —– 02-May-18
Snipping Tool —– 05-Dec-18
Sorting Data in Spreadsheets —– 07-Dec-16
Summer Homework —– 07-Jun-17
Surge Suppressors —– 07-Jun-17
Tablets – General —– 01-May-19
Tablets – Using GedStar Pro & Families —– 01-May-19
Tech Hints (Slow System – HDMI Stopped) —– 01-Nov-17
The 1939 Register for England & Wales —– 01-Feb-17
Thunderbird – Email —– 02-Jan-19
Thunderbird – Message Display Options —– 01-May-19
Tiny Scanner —– 01-May-19
Using Cloud Drives —– 01-Feb-17
Using OCR (Optical Character Recognition) —– 01-Mar-17
Verifing Internet Speeds —– 06-Jun-18
Webinars —– 06-Dec-17
Webpage Translator —– 04-Oct-17
Windows —– 10 04-Apr-18
Windows Updates —– 01-May-19
Windows Updates Failing —– 06-Mar-19
YouTube —– 06-Sep-17
ZoomPast —– 03-Apr-19

Find previous “Tech SIG” articles here: https://quinte.ogs.on.ca/tech-sig/


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