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Next Meeting:  Saturday January 19th, 10 am


Annual December Lunch

Saturday Dec. 15th, 2018

11:30am EST

The annual Northern Neck Computer Users Group Holiday Luncheon will be held on Saturday December 15, 2018 at 11:30 am at the Kilmarnock Inn, located at 34E Church Street in Kilmarnock.  Each guest will be responsible for their luncheon choice.  If you are planning on attending, please RSVP Mary Stewart.  Please respond by December 13, 2018.

Chrome and Firefox Users

There are malicious web pages that will try to claim you need to update Chrome or Firefox.  These applications never update from webpages, it is somebody trying to take over your browser.  You will not be able to exit these pages if you land one one, you need to close down your browser from the task manager.  To access this program press ctrl-alt-delete and pick task manager then terminate your browser.  If you allow these pages to update your browser you will likely have delete and reinstall the browser to get rid of it, the rouge program disables most other ways to get rid of it.

There is another type of web page that tells you your computer is infected, and wants you to call a number for support.  Again, you will need to go to task manager to shut down your browser, but your computer is not impacted by it despite what that screen says.

The Tablet SIG

will be meeting at 9:00 a.m. before the NNCUG regular meeting on Saturday, May 19th 2018 at the Lancaster Public Library in Kilmarnock.   It will include hands-on help, Q&A, and sharing info about what new apps you’ve discovered.  Topic of the meeting will be Photo Apps

GAMES (Apps for Tablets and Phones)

GAMES – Downloadable PDF

From BJ’s February Presentation

Note: Many of these require Internet access to play.

Photo SIG

Tuesday, may 8, 10 o’clock, Lancaster community library meeting room
We will continue to work on selecting and layering, but really don’t have anything scheduled (what’s new?) also, think it would be fun to see  photos of the glorious fields of canola–I’m sure none of us has been able to resist stopping and “shooting.”  bring them and share.  also, bring any and all questions, suggestions, successes and failures for our review/criticism/editing/complimenting.  that’s the best part of our gatherings I think.  m

Free software for organizing Photos

FastStone – BJ demonstrated this at the meeting.

Click here for the August 2018 edition of the newsletter. Older editions can be found under “newsletters” on the menu at the top of the page.

TWITTER Handout (Full PDF)


  • Go to www.twitter.com – Click on Get Started/Sign Up/Join Today.
  • Enter a name (If you want your friends to find you to “follow” your tweets, you should use your real name.)
  • Choose a password
  • Type in a valid email. (Twitter will use this to send a confirmation email – and, depending on your settings, notifications when, for example, someone new “follows” you, or retweets a tweet of yours, etc.)
  • Check box to let others find you by searching for your email address (but your email address itself will not be displayed).
  • For now – skip entering a phone #. If you enter a phone #, Twitter will seek to verify it by having you enter it ON THE PHONE WHOSE NUMBER YOU ENTERED.
  • Choose a username (which will be your @catchy name)
  • Choose photo for your account (Profile icon: View Profile: click on Camera Box to browse to a photo on your computer.)
  • This creates an URL for your Twitter homepage: www.twitter.com/yourusername

(Download full handout from link at top of section)

Upcoming Meetings of the Computer Genealogy Group.

Each meeting will be held at 1 P.M. in the Auditorium at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury in Irvington.

Genealogy Meeting Notice

September NNCUG Genealogy Special Interest Group Meeting Cancelled

I am very sorry to tell you my computer’s hard drive has died a badly timed death taking my presentation for tomorrow with it and I must cancel our meeting.
We’ll try again at our next meeting November 9th.
Best regards,
Mary E Stewart

More Genealogy notes and announcements can be found here

 Treasurer’s Report

The Treasurers report is included in each month’s issue of the computer link which is available on the menu at the top of this page.

NNCUG Meeting Site