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California Genealogical Society and Library


Saturday March 26, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM PDT

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California Genealogical Society and Library 
2201 Broadway
Suite LL2
Oakland, CA 94612

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Internet Security with Lisa B. Lee 

This "Internet Security" workshop will explore various ways that your computer, PDA and cellphone may be vulnerable to attack by computer viruses or unscrupulous persons intent on stealing your personal data. We'll explain what all those terms mean (phishing, denial of service, firewall, malware, etc.), steps you need to take to protect yourself, and precautions you need to take while traveling.  Is that hotel wi-fi really that safe?  Whether you're a Mac or PC user, this workshop will take the mystery out of internet security and help you prepare yourself for safe surfing.

Lisa will be doing a second lecture called FINDING YOUR UNFINDABLES

What do you do when Soundex and wild cards don't work?  This workshop will show you some common ways that records are either mis-transcribed or poorly indexed, and steps you can take to find your missing relatives.  Regardless of which online databases you use, you can find errors.  How you deal with them may make the difference in your ability to break through that brick wall.  You'll be amazed at some of the errors I've found, but delighted when I show you HOW to find them and HOW to get around them.  No more excuses – you're gonna find your unfindables.

This workshop is limited to 40 participants and is one of the free benefits for CGS members. Non-members fee is $20.00 (non-refundable) and can be applied towards a CGS membership the day of the workshop.

Preregistration is required.

Registration confirmations will be sent to the first 40 participants who register. Additional names will be collected and placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Walk-ins will not be admitted.