Discover your roots with Family History for the Older and Wiser. This extremely easy-to-follow book will guide you through all the different stages of researching your family history online and how to record your findings. Using a case study approach, the book takes a single source item – an 1890 marriage certificate purchased at an antiques event – and uses it to highlight the questions you should be asking yourself about your own family documentation and how this can be used as a basis for online research. Learn how to: Access and investigate online records Use spreadsheets to record your findings and assess their validity and reliability Incorporate your family tree into online programs Share your research with friends and family and much more…
The Internet is not just for the youthful-it's for everyone! With plenty of leisure time and disposable income, the over 50s are the fastest growing segment of Internet users. From booking holidays to shopping, joining clubs and researching family history, the Internet is where the people over 50 can indulge in their favorite pastimes and stay in touch with friends and family. The Internet for the Older and Wiser is the ideal solution to get you up and running safely on the World Wide Web. This full-colour guide walks you step by step through the basics, while giving you the best advice on how to make the most of what the Internet has to offer. Shows you how to safely search and shop online; research your family tree; stay in touch with family; join social networks; and manage your finances Written in full colour with explanatory screenshots and an easy-to-read font Includes brain-teaser sections, a glossary for easy reference, and a useful website directory. Uses the latest release of Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows XP, and Internet Explorer 8-updates, including Windows 7, and training tutorials can be found online at pcwisdom.co.uk If you want to get started online but don't know how, you won't find a better guide than The Internet for the Older and Wiser.
Research your family history using the latest online tools and apps Genealogy Online For Dummies, 7th Edition is the perfect book to help you conduct genealogical research. Updated to cover the latest online tools, this new edition shows you how to leverage social networks and the rapidly increasing number of mobile apps to locate family members and trace their histories. You?ll discover how to start your investigation, develop a research plan of action, identify sites and resources that will be of the most use to you, get information from government records, preserve electronic materials, and share your findings with the rest of the family. Shows you how to conduct research into family history using the latest online tools, mobile apps, and other resources Explains how to use online and offline research techniques and tools for genealogical research, find and share information with other genealogists, and create your own site to showcase your family tree, digital images, and compiled genealogies Includes access to free versions of RootsMagic Essentials and Legacy Family Tree Standard Edition as well as information on free websites for storing your genealogical information Covers DNA research and testing, new geocoding applications, U.S. Census information available online, international records, public access catalogs, and more Genealogy Online For Dummies, 7th Edition helps you follow the clues to uncover your family?s legacy ? the fun and easy way.
The fun way to research your family history Genealogy For Dummies, 8th Edition covers everything you need to know about starting a genealogical research project—including where and how to find information, how to communicate with other online genealogists, how to leverage social networking sites and apps, how to add digital images to your family tree, and how to build your own site for sharing information. It also explains the use of compiled genealogies, U.S. Census information, and public access catalogs. Brand new to this edition is content on how to conduct genealogical research on the road, and on how to take this research and integrate it into the data found at home. It also contains new information on DNA research and testing, new geocoding applications to record geographic data into a genealogical database, and other new technologies. The book covers which apps are worth your money, and how to get the most out of them. Use the latest tools to research family history Create your own site to showcase your family tree, digital images, and compiled genealogies Get access to free versions of Legacy Family Tree and Personal Ancestral Files Utilize both online and offline research techniques and tools Follow the clues to uncover your family's legacy—and have fun along the way!
Computing with Windows® 7 for the Older & Wiser is a user friendly guide that takes you step-by-step through the basics of using a computer. Written in an easy-to-understand, jargon free language, it is aimed at complete beginners using PCs running on Microsoft Windows® 7. Inside, you will find step-by-step guidance on: Using the keyboard & the mouse Navigating files and folders Customising your desktop Using Email and the Internet Word processing Organising your digital photos Safely downloading files from the Internet Finding useful websites and much more
Apple’s iPad puts a limitless world of entertainment, communication, and everyday functionality in the palms of your hands. iPad for the Older and Wiser, 4th Edition quickly teaches you how to make the most of your new gadget with easy-to-follow instructions. Fully updated to include the iPad Air and iOS 7, this step-by-step guide shows you exactly how to set up your device and discover what it can do – all in jargon-free language. Learn how to: Set up your iPad and copy music and photos from your computer Keep in touch with email and messages Browse the web and shop online Have video chats with your friends and family Discover a digital library of books and magazines Use Siri to dictate memos, create and send emails, and answer questions Explore new places and get directions with maps Take photos and videos and share them with friends Enhance your iPad or iPad mini with amazing apps
Computing for the Older & Wiser is a simple-to-follow user friendly guide aimed at the older generation introducing the basics of mastering a computer. Covering the latest release of Windows Vista Home Premium(TM) and Windows XP(TM), this book is designed for people who want straightforward instructions on how to use their home PC. Written in plain English, using no unintelligible 'computer speak' Adrian guides you step-by-step through the basics of computing including chapters on: Use of the keyboard and mouse Email and the Internet Customising your desktop Word processing Digital photography Useful websites and much more Useful tips and tricks and a question and answer revision section in each chapter will build your confidence, get you up-to-date and technologically savvy in no time! If you want to learn how to search and shop online, email or chat to family and friends, and you have the enthusiasm to learn a new skill then this book is for you. With explanatory screenshots in full colour Easy to read font Supplementary website – including additional exercises to help improve your PC skills, further online hints and tips, and a directory of useful resources. www.pcwisdom.co.uk «Computing for the Older & Wiser will take readers comfortably through getting started on their home PC. The content is similar to what we would take our clients through if they were to attend a class, which is exactly the right level.» —Faye Lester, Computer Training Coordinator, Age Concern Camden, UK «I have not had so much fun for years» —Renee Moore, 79, pupil at Age Concern, Colchester, UK
Are you new to Microsoft Office software? Looking for instructions that aren't full of complicated computing terms? Microsoft Office for the Older and Wiser can answer all of your queries with its straightforward advice and easy-to-follow layout on using both Office 2010and Office 2007. Completely jargon-free and aimed at those wishing to extend their computing knowledge, Microsoft Office for the Older and Wiser will have you producing documents in Word, spreadsheets in Excel, slideshows in PowerPoint, and emails in Windows Live Mail in no time. Learn how to: Type and format a letter Create an address book Produce personalised invitations Publish a newsletter Form a basic holiday budget Create a photo slideshow Keep a digital recipe book Share and develop ideas over the Internet U3A is a self-help, learning cooperative for those no longer in full-time, gainful employment. Members come together to share their love of learning through educational, creative and leisure activities. U3A offer their members a wide choice of 300+ subjects in areas such as art, foreign languages, music, history, life sciences, literature, poetry, gardening, philosophy, crafts, field studies, archaeology, astronomy and computing. Currently there are over 230,000 members and more than 740 local U3A groups in the UK. Visit U3A online at www.u3a.org.uk
Guide to over 4,000 Scottish family names and their clan affiliations with pull out map of Scotland. Whether you are a Highlander curious in your local heritage or a second generation Scot living abroad and piecing together your origins, this book will help you track down your roots. Whether you are an Abbott or a Yuill the easy-to-use book will enable you to find: - Where and when your surname originated; - The clan to which you belong; - The history of your clan; - The correct tartan to wear for any occasion Features; - a fold-out colour map of Scotland showing the homelands of the clans and illustrating significant events in Scottish history.
Helpful, easy-to-follow guide for new digital photographers over the age of 50 Digital photography is a fun and exciting hobby, but digital cameras can be overwhelming and daunting to a newcomer. If you're entering the digital photography world as an older adult—and wondering about which digital camera will meet your needs—this straightforward, helpful book is for you. Written in full colour with lots of screenshots and clear, easy-to-read type, this friendly guide assumes no previous experience in digital photography and walks you through the subject of digital photography from start to finish: selecting which type of digital camera is right for you, understanding the seemingly endless jargon, benefiting from valuable photograph tips, and much more. Provides guidance for purchasing your digital camera and deciphers the common jargon that is used in the field Walks you through all the features and functions of a digital camera Reveals top photography tips Explains how to retouch, enhance, and print your photos Demonstrates easy ways to share photos with friends and family Prepare properly, enjoy the freedom, and maybe even show the family a thing or two with this fun and practical guide!