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Issue number one hundred and forty-nine (May 2013) from the WorldU3A Service, sent on the first of every month to U3A members anywhere in the world.

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Please send items of possible interest to the editor, Tom Holloway.
Genealogy Groups: Forces War Records is the ONLY site where you can search military records of over 4 million British Armed Forces personnel exclusively cross matched with over 4000 units of the British Armed Forces going back to before 1630. Get information on your military ancestors and history on their military unit in one place – learn the battles they fought and what life was like for them.

The results are automatically categorised by war, date and record type to make your search as easy as possible.

Current Affairs Groups: The Asia Society is a US corporate-funded educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context.

It is recommended here for some insightful videos on current events.

Internet matters: What are 'Data Brokers' and how are they using Facebook? From the Internet to the iPod, technologies are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers, citizens, creators, and consumers. When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense. EFF continues to confront cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today.

Indian Societies of U3A: North Zone of Delhi celebrated its Foundation Day on 11th April, 2013 at Deer Park, New Delhi in which more than 500 senior citizens participated across all over Delhi. On this occasion, Chief Guest Kumari Selja, Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India released Souvenir 2013 containing useful information for senior citizens, daily activities. She was very much impressed to see presence of more than 500 senior citizens in the morning hours at Deer Park and she appreciated the efforts of J.R. Gupta, President of the Council for his initiatives to motivate more and more elderly people to join daily activities. Such daily get-together surely help lonely senior citizens to feel free from loneliness at this age which is quite necessary.
Art Groups: Art Industri promotes the work of students, amateur & professional artists and art galleries as well as encouraging the appreciation and interest in visual arts through a network of sites offering promotional tools, reference information and resource services to the art community.

The group of sites include free art directory listings, free webspace, free email accounts and online portfolio creation as well as the fine art e-card site, the creative & educational art kids site and the art icons and art movements reference sites.


Fraternal Visits: Members of the U3A International Costa Brava and U3A Pyrenée Orientales met in Figueres, Spain (a town near the border of France and Spain and also home of the famous Salvador Dali Teatro Museum) on April 30th. The two groups held a full day conference and Presidents Grace Knox and Jane Lorraine gave histories of the two associations and group coordinators and committee members shared important items of interest.

All members who attended felt that this was a valuable experience that should be repeated. Our website is www.u3acostabrava.org

Computing: A useful article (courtesy of Rick Swindell's GEMS newsletter) about Windows Operating Systems. Can I still buy a Windows 7 PC?

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