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Research Notes – 2016-11-14


There was a good crowd at Saturday’s member meeting. Judy Wright gave us an overview of what to expect from Family Tree Maker’s new owner, the MacKiev Company. Judy’s handout has been posted to the Speaker Handouts page in the SAGS Support library. If you would like to stay up-to-date on FTM features and updates, you can subscribe to their mailing list.

Saturday was also election day for the society. The results are in and the 2017 board is:

PresidentBernie Patruno1ST VP- ProgramsJudy Parrino2nd VP – MembershipSue DiDomenicoSecretaryPat TannerTreasurerNeda MakinImmediate Past PresidentBob Burns

Reminder . . . menu choices and payments must be received by November 30th. For more information, contact Bernie Patruno at


SAGS members are encouraged to submit family stories, research tips and genealogy book reviews for the December issue of the Ancient City Bulletin. Does your family have a special holiday tradition, heirloom recipe or special decoration that links you to your ancestors? Send your stories to

Deadline for the December issue is Friday, November 18th.


Speaking of Family Tree Maker . . . this popped up in my Reader this morning from MacKiev.

If you’d like to try out the latest build of FTM 2014.1 or Mac 3.1, here’s how:


  1. Go to

  2. Click “for further assistance” at the bottom of the page

  3. Select the Replacement Center tile.

Or if you decide to continue to wait for the final release and you’d like to be notified when we post it, just sign up for the FTM mailing list (at and we’ll let you know the moment it’s available. Promise.


Final Notes

Each new post published at SAGS Support is automatically emailed to member subscribers. Research Notes is published every Monday morning and other articles are posted during the week. Subscribers have the option to control how often these updates are delivered. Look down at the bottom of this message and you will find a Manage Subscriptions link in the fine print as you see in this example. Click it and you will be taken to the Subscription Management page. Use the Delivery Frequency column to change your delivery options from “Immediate” to either “Daily” or “Weekly”.

Fine Print

Sample of the “fine print” at the bottom of each post.

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