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GGCS Meetings

Fourth Monday, 7:15 PM at the Drake’s Landing Community Room (next to Jason’s Restaurant). There is a non-member fee of $5 to attend this meeting (free if you choose to join the club @$48/yr).

Monday, March 27, 2017

This Month’s Subject: 

Social media: What you have to gain

MANY OF US HAVE BEEN BOMBARDED with different types of social media, directly or through the traditional news outlets: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and e-mails, etc.

For the March 27 GGCS General Meeting, Philip King will explain and demonstrate the different types and purposes of social media in this new world of cell phones, tablets, and e-mail hackers. Topics will include:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Snapchat
  • Twitter
  • Using your cell phone to take, edit, and share your photos on social media.
  • Parental controls and social media.

Philip King,, is a 21-year-old tech wizard who has been helping seniors, family members, teachers, and strangers learn how to use technology to improve their lives since he was 13 years old. He has extensive experience using many different types of social media and works for a social media startup in Sausalito.

Philip has presented iOS tech classes for the Belvidere Tiburon Library since 2014, serves as iOS tech support for the GGCS Tablet/smartphone SIG, and continues to be a private consultant for in-home tech tutoring and support.

We are delighted to have him come back to the GGCS General Meeting and help us out with this new digital world.

GGCS Welcomes Philip King, social media guru

Watch this space for updated information as it becomes available.

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Weekly GGCS Announcement


Week of March 20 to March 24, 2017

There are no scheduled SIGs or Classes for GGCS for this week.

From our “Sister” Group, Marin County Genealogical Society:

“Irish Genealogy”
Presented by Margaret Cooley
Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Researching your Irish ancestors is becoming easier with the publication of the Catholic Parish Registers and the rapid increase in DNA testing.

Speaker, Margaret Cooley, has researched her Irish genealogy and published The McQueeneys: From Ireland to America. Margaret will focus on the effects of the Famine in Ireland and why the Irish people left their native land for opportunities all over the world, including personalized stories of the immigrants.

The Irish diaspora during the famine years -1840-1870 – is at the heart of understanding how and why our Irish ancestors came to be in America.

Margaret is an educator and author, she will be presenting “Family Stories Workshop: Creating Narratives from Family Records” as part of The Irish- American Crossroads program series on March 26th, 2017.

The share and tell segment of the meeting will focus on sharing tips and techniques for tracking down Irish ancestors.Irish Flag

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Golden Gate Computer Society, Marin County’s premiere computer user group since

December 31st, 1990!

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