February 2014 Newsletter

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“The NNCUG Needs YOU!”.  This article by the BOARD starts the discussion with the members of the NNCUG about the need to fill leadership positions (including the Computer Link Editor).  Membership input is also requested on ways to reverse the declining membership of the NNCUG and to bring the Group into alignment with the changing realities of the computing world.  Members are strongly encouraged to go to the NNCUG web site and participate in the discussion of these topics.!

“NNCUG Future Discusssion and Internet as an Information Resourrce”.  The Membership Meeting on February 15 will be devoted to discussion of the results of member input to the issues raised in “The NNCUG Needs YOU!”.  In addition, Brian Riley will kick off a three part series on using the Internet as an information resource.

“Genealogy SIG Meeting”.  This SIG will meet on February 13 to focus on finding ancestors using the U.S. Fedeal Census of Population data.  Participants will then break into groups to discuss individual family history software titles or a basic group addressing the needs of beginning genealogists.

“February Photo SIG Meeting”.  The SIG will meet on February 11 at the LCL.  This meeting will be an “open meeting” where participants, particularly those who hung photos at the annual Photo SIG exhibit, will show and present an informal “Artist’s Statement” describing their work.  In addition, participants can discuss tools and techniques used in their work.

“Tablet SIG”.  The SIG will meet on February 18, at the Lancaster Community Library (LCL) where participants will explore downloading apps and installing them on their devices.  Help will be available for registering Apple and Google gift cards to buy apps or other media from the Apple and Google stores.

“Goodby XP”.  This article is a fairwell to Windows XP that Microsoft will no longer support effective April 8, 2014.  Of course, this operating system will still work on April 9!.  Courses of action for users of the 35 percent of computers still with Win XP are prorvided.

“STILL WANTED – Computer Link Newsletter Editor”.  Bruce Mc Millan, Computer Link Editor, is “retiring” as editor, effective March 1, 2014.   Editor wanted and needed for this fun job!

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