Sunday, April 19, 2009

On May 5th our own Karen Meyers will present a "Beginning Genealogy Workshop". This is a great opportunity to invite friends to discover their roots and for all of us to review strategies to help us continue our own research. Be sure to come and enjoy interesting fellowship.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Microsoft ending support for XP

From Dick Eastman's newsletter:
Windows XP is the most widely used operating system in the world. It seems a bit strange that Microsoft is ending general support of its most widely used product.

Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP on 14 April 2009, more than seven years after the operating system originally shipped. While the company says it will continue to provide free security fixes for XP until 2014, any future bugs found in the platform will not be fixed unless customers pay.


I am looking for program ideas. Is there anything that is especially interesting to you.? Have you heard about a speaker or topic? What have you been searching lately? What have you found lately? and how did you find it. Many members state organization is a problem ( or at least something they often let slide and get behing on) Do you have any organizational strategies you want to share? Do you need help with a brick wall? Do you have a story to share with the members? I am often amazed at the talents we have within our membership. Is there something you can share with the membership?

web site

I want to remind you what a great web site EGS has. When I search on line I make it a point to visit the local genealogy web site and have found them useful. You have an opportunity to help others on our EGS web site. There is a member surname list ( our members and their surnames they have searched ) under the alaphabet is a printable form. By printing out and filling out this form ( and turning it in to EGS) you can update or add your surname and search list. You may provide information to others or maybe someone has something for you. I have found information this way.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Computer Interest Group

Hi all,
Don't forget about the Computer Interest Group the Thursday, April 9 at 9:00 am in the Computer Class Room at Gail Borden Public Library.
Our topic is a review of the basics using files and folders. I'm sure we'll have time to address other more general questions you may have as well.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Use your coupons

Remember we have Shop & Share Days set up at Jewel for April 6, 7, and 8, 2009. Present your coupon at any Jewel checkout and EGS will receive 5 percent of your purchase. This is a great way to give money to your society without it costing anything more than the groceries you are buying. A coupon was in the March newsletter and will be available at the April 7 meeting at the Historical Society. If you need a coupon and need it before the meeting or you can't make the morning meeting, please let me know. Sara