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User Groups in Calif

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Digital Cameras

Digital Camera Resource

Digital Camera Info

Digital Product Review

Imaging Resource


PC Photo Review

Photography Review

Steve's Digicams

DC Views

Digital Movie Cameras

 Simply DVD



Bloomberg Lists Stocks that are moving that day and Why

SEC Filings SEC site with SEC filings

Free SEC Filings including Today's Lists SEC filings for current day in addition to history of filings  Lists Stock Quotes (and Funds) and Top Current Stocks with their Prices and P/E

Mortgage Loan Calculator - features over 100 different financial calculators

Google Finance - real-time stock quotes & charts, financial news, currency conversions, or track your portfolio

Mint - Financial planning, help with making and keeping a budget.

CNN Money - News & advice and more


Geni lets you create a family tree through our fun simple interface. You can expand your tree by adding relatives' email addresses. Your tree will continue to grow as relatives invite other relatives. Each family member has a profile which can be viewed by clicking their name in the tree. Family members can also share photos and work together to build profiles for common ancestors. Geni is private. Only the people in your family tree can see your tree and your profile. gives you 14 free days to search through their records which is extensive. You can view U.S. Census from 1790 on to 1930. They also have the UK Census Collection from 1841 to 1901, including original images of the census documents. Also there is Birth, Marriage & Death Records, and U.S. Immigration Collection.

Family Tree Maker Software and References By Broderbund. Has Tutorial on where to start genealogy search.

Washington University genealogical links to other sites, genealogy records, and associations.

Cyndi List has genealogical links (more than 180,000). The site is comprehensive, well-organized and updated frequently

RootsWeb provides guides to genealogical research, mailing lists, links to genealogy sites and a searchable surname registry of more than a million names.

USGENWEB Project is designed to "provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States." This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free genealogy access for everyone.

Richard Wilson's Listing Listing of Genealogy Internet Sites sorted by topic.

CAGenWeb Project provides a single entry point for all counties and towns within the state of California where collected data will be stored.

Internet help                                                                                                                                                                                                 Return to Top

Domain Names Find if a Domain Name is taken- Internic site

Lavasoft software that will help get rid of spyware - to download it will take you to

The Trail You Leave On The Internet - What happens when you go to a Website

Scams - Don't forward that email without checking to see if its real


Federal Citizen Information Center

Truth or Fiction

Internet Fraud - article by Security Exchange Commission

FBI Internet Fraud

Urban Legends

Federal Consumer Information

Scams and Swindles

Hoax Busters

Crimes-of-persuasion How con artist are trying to get you

Media                                               Computer news

 Australia PC Mag



 CMP magazine group

 CNet News

 Computer Users


Computer World

 Digital Video Editing

 E-Commerce News

 Extreme Tech

 Industry Standard

 Internet News


 I Want News

 Laptop Mag

 Maximum PC

 Magazine Boy 

 Monitor - Canada

 PC Advisor (UK)

 PC Today

 PC Magazine

 PC World Today

 Silicon Valley

 Smart Computing

 Technology Review

 The Register - UK




 Newspaper and Radio


Detroit Free Press

Los Angeles Times

Washington Post

NY Times

OC Register


Daily Pilot

USA Today

Jerusalem Post

The Times of India

Japan Times

The Mirror (UK)

International Hearld

Law - Legal headlines

National Public Radio

Senior Reporter

KNX - LA radio

KKBM - Chicago

KRLD - Dallas

Multiple listings                                                                                                                                                                                             Return to Top

Newseum - List the front page of over 400 newspapers from all over the world. You can sort by region or map view

The Paperboy - Shows the front page of some newspapers (usually 3) and NY Times headlines. Has a listing of over 200 newspapers from all over the world.

Newslink - List newspapers from the United States separated by states

The Magazine Boy - You can read from a list over 1500 magazines from all over the world.

Canadian Newspapers - Hundreds of Canadian newspapers listed and available to read.

Places of Help -  Computer

eHow – howto’s, tips, emergency help - great tutorials for users

Pitstop – will test your computer

Windows Help from Microsoft

Microsoft Support

Microsoft TechNet - Networking - drivers for printers CD-ROM, etc.

PC Mechanic - reviews and support forums

PC Show and Tell - Online Software Help

Windows 98 Maintain your computer

Windows XP

Tom’s Hardware - Reviews and news

System Optimization - PC Hardware

PC Guide - reference information

Website tutor - website help tips

 Other places of help                                                                                                                                                                                      Return to Top

Car Talk

Windows Training Portal - Learn Windows 7

Federal Consumer Information Center

How Things Work- Physics in everyday life


EdSurf - Online Learning for Adult Students

US Gov Department of Education

Project Gutenberg - Online Book Catalog library of 18,000 free e-books


Information Please



Educational Games - from Steve Bass of PC World - Shareware

Animated Puzzles more than 50 jigsaw puzzles Sean's Magic Slate coloring game for 3-to-7-year-olds
Astro-Mania - helps explain the planets, stars, and universe to kids Exploring Weather – helps explain what affects weather to a limited extent.
Animated Coloring - Once the picture is colored in, a click animates it, bringing it to life with sounds and motion. Dino Tiles - helps enhance pattern recognition and memory in 5- to 9-year-olds.
Finders Keepers – memory game. If the picture matches, the program responds with a happy child's voice Animated Beginning Phonics - for youngsters in kindergarten, first, or second grade
Musical Tutorial - help them grasp the fundamentals of treble, bass, and chords Animated Software - Offers animated software from phonics to spellling and math.

Radio Shows (computer)                                                                                                                                                                              Return to Top

Leo Laporte in Los Angeles Sunday Noon - 3pm  KFI on the Internet   /  Saturday KNWH AM 1250  in Yucca Valley 11am-2pm

Jeff Levy each Wednesday, 8AM to 9:00 AM PST.

Kim Komando -  Saturdays 7 am - 10 am Pacific Time. Not streamed over the Internet you will have to go to the website and look for a radio station near you. Their web site also list good tips.

Lets Talk Computers - Saturday mornings at 8:00. Produced in Nashville. At present, it is broadcast via radio in 7 states: Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Texas and New Mexico and the Internet using either Microsoft's Windows Media Player or RealAudio.

Dave Graveline every Sunday from 2 pm - 5 pm EST (11 am - 2 pm PST): The Consumer Electronics and Technology Show on the air on over 100 radio stations and via Internet.

The PC Radio Show every Wednesday night from 8:00PM to 9:00PM EST on WBAI-FM 99.5 in New York City. It is also streamed over the Internet. Bringing you computer industry news, hardware and software reviews, guest interviews and news of User Group meetings.

Search engines



Bing (Microsoft)

Dog Pile




IX Quick





Shopping                                                                                                                                                                                                      Return to Top

Google - Go to Google click on shopping at the top - will list price, and you can also compare rating of the sellers.

PriceGrabber - look here to compare prices and rating of the sellers, or sell your own items

Mass email out of great deals - Groupon - Living

GottaDeal - Hot Deals and coupons.

ShopLocal is a fast way to find the best deals at stores near you.

Steve Bass likes to go to these sites to help compare prices: providing consumers comprehensive, unbiased, and relevant product reviews and information on millions of products, and the ability to shop for those products from brand name retailers from across the web.

Sales Circular - What's on Sale at the Retail Stores this Week?  Check it out right here. Best Buy, Kmart, Office Depot, Office Max, Radio Shack, Sears, Staples, Target, WalMart. Select by state or local retailers.

Shopzilla - Home and garden, electronics, computers, toys, jewelry, toys and more. - Many different merchants. You are able to shop by categories or put in for search

Coupon and deal codes Jump on Deals list by store then gives product names and expiration date. Current Codes find the codes by merchant, alphabetically, or by category. Coupon Cabin sorted by store or category, also listed by printed only or most used. They even have coupons for stores in retail malls.
Group Coupons - people hop on the deal of the day for great discounts, because of volume buys. put in your zip code to find restaurants in your area. Purchase certificates for meals at a reduced cost. Be sure to read the minimum purchase amounts needed at the restaurants before buying.

Overstock - Reported to be overstocked items sold for less / Set Your Table - directory of antiques dealers, matching services who specialize in discontinued and hard-to-find patterns of tableware.

Auction sites: ebay biggest /  Police Auction seized items up for bid / ubid just that / Quidbids/ Auctions at Yahoo / Internet Auction Listing /

Software                                                                                                                                                                                                     Return to Top

Nerd's Heaven Huge list of Software Download sites

Microsoft Office Information

Tucows software downloads click on downloads

Major Geeks- Shareware and Freeware - from Cnet

Freeware Home - Tested Freeware software

No Nags - Tested Freeware software


Security Programs


McAffee VirusScan 

PC Tools

Trend Micro or for free scan

Avira (has a free version)

F-Prot Antivirus

Norton Antivirus


avast! (has a free version)

AVG AntiVirus (has a free version)

Microsoft Security Essentials (free) F-Secure

Panda AntiVirus Software (your choice)

Anti-Spyware - Free Ad-Aware,  Spy BotThreathTrackSecurity, Spy Sweeper, Pest Patrol, Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware
Forums - Spyware Guide, Spyware Warrior, 2-Spyware, Benjamin Edelman
Comparisons of Anti-Virus software -

Trojan-horse checkers - Steve Bass's article  Cleaner     

Firewalls    McAffee,  ZoneAlarm  

Travel                                                                                                                                                                                                             Return to Top



 Orbitz  Travelocity Hotwire  Priceline

Travel Zoo

Hotel At Anywhere



Travel planner - here is an activity and packing planner.

Luggage Limits - Baggage allowance information is available on all routes and ticket classes for over 170 airlines.

Transportation Security Administration - will list the average wait time to clear security checkpoints

See America - Explore destinations by region or state. Plan your trip with helpful information on weather, local transportation and accommodations. You can search for guidelines within numerous categories.

Roadside America - lists strange attractions. They range from the world’s largest cow to birds that re-enact Bible stories. You’ll see things you never thought possible. Search by state to find a list of attractions.

Know your travel rights - It helps to know your rights before you set off around the world. My Travel Rights has just the information you need. You can browse articles by category – the major modes of transportation are included.

Rand McNally - If you need ideas on places to see, just click "Go Explore America." Then select a state or National Park. The descriptions will help you decide if a destination is right for you. Then make sure the timing is right -- check weather forecasts and construction projects. You'll get maps and driving directions neatly packaged for printing.

FlyerTalk - Focuses primarily on air travel. Read the user reviews. Or use the chart to compare airlines. There are forums offering advice and news.

Fly or Drive Calculator will help you calculate how much it will cost you to drive compared to flying. It will ask you if there are baggage fees, amount of time you will drive each day, how much spent on meals and hotels, and at the end present the amount of time spent for each, and cost.

Hotels by City - An online travel company focused primarily on hotels. They custom write all of the city guides, they  have over 500 travel guides located here, and more than 1000 images of cities worldwide - Good prices also.

Flight Arrivals Lets you check real-time flight arrivals and departures. But more importantly, you can verify delays,schedule changes and airport status. Search by airline, airport or city. As a bonus, the weather at 71 major airports is also included.

Hosted at

Links to Members Web Pages

Net Surfer News Technology News

Margolin Development
George Margolin will work to create whatever you need

Haviland dishs


Miscellaneous                                                                                                                                                                                         Return to Top

@LA - the guide to Greater Los Angeles and Southern California

Clip Art - A listing of web sites that have free clip art

Computer Fraud - Tips on what to look for

Compu-Kiss - Go here for reviews and tips on computer-related information which includes tutorials, lifestyle articles, and instructional videos. There is a message board where you can get accurate answers to all their computer-related questions or share their knowledge with others.

Free TV Tickets - Television Tickets - Order Here

Medical Websites - Here is a list of suggested sites to get health news and information

People Search- E-mail or phone (Yahoo bought Four11) Search for a person's e-mail address

Reverse Telephone Lookup Enter a phone number and it will tell you the Person and address (if listed)

Scanning Information Detailed information on how to scan photos, etc.

Southwest Computer Conference videos

Steve Gibson's site for information on Internet Security Search for a Person or Business telephone and address- Find lost friends. Maps for Businesses.

Free Wi-Fi look up - WifFreeSpot HotSpotHaven Anywhere in the world JiWire

Wi-Fi - Home network guide PC Guidebook Network setup from PC World

Zip Code look up at United States Postal Service

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