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A Treasure Trove of Information - EuroSCUG

A Treasure Trove of Information.

At EuroSCUG’s first meeting for 2017, senior computer users turned up in droves to marvel as popular local genealogist Cora Num demonstrated the wonders of the powerful Trove website.

Trove is an Australian online library database aggregator, collecting information from libraries, cultural and research organisations, and other sources. The aim is to provide free digitised information for current and future generations.

Above: popular local genealogist Cora Num

Cora showed how to find information on the website and how to organise such information for future reference. She demonstrated ways to refine your search to eliminate irrelevant entries and how to find out where the original copy of the book or photo is kept. In some cases a digital or printed copy of an item can be ordered.

After morning tea, Cora elaborated on her topic with a smaller group, while other small groups covered phones, computers and tablets for beginners, and moving files and photos between phones/tablets and laptops.

Above: Diane Hay (left) and Cora Num

EuroSCUG meets at 10am on the first Wednesday of the month at Moruya Golf Club and local area groups meet regularly in Batemans Bay, Moruya, Tuross Head and Narooma. Monthly tablet groups (iPad and Android) are also held.

A free Open Day will be held at Moruya Golf Club during Seniors Week, from 10.30am until 12.00 noon on Wednesday 8th March. So come along and watch short demonstrations of the group’s activities and share a free cuppa with members.

For more information visit our website at, or phone 0431 809 073.

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