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Research Notes 2017-1-2

Happy New Year! This is going to be a very exciting year for SAGS members. This year’s speaker lineup for our monthly meetings is quite impressive thanks to Judy Parino’s hard work. Our meeting schedule is changing. We are going back to afternoon meetings, but on the third Saturday of the month instead of the second. This schedule change gives us more time allowing us to include things like special interest groups and tutoring after each meeting.

Want more say in society operations? We sent out a test poll last week and will post more in the future. These polls give you an opportunity to help us create a society that supports all our members. Each poll allows members to do more than just select from several options. You are encouraged to add your own comments and suggestions. If you missed last week’s poll, you’ll find it here.

Graphic - Family History Faire

We are kicking off the new year with our Family History Faire. Members are encouraged to share family stories, precious family treasures, photo albums and other ephemera that connects you to your past.

North Florida Genealogy Conference logo

Registration is now open for the North Florida Genealogy Conference. You can register online or by mail. Cost of the conference is $25/person which includes a delicious box lunch. Visit the Conference Schedule page to select the sessions you want to attend. Submit your registration early to insure you get the sessions you want. SAGS members Paul Howes and Denise Olson are among the many presenters. You can also sign up to receive email updates about the conference. Stop by the conference site for the latest news and information.

Family Tree Maker Releases Update

MacKiev promised that Family Tree Maker would be upgraded to improve performance and functionality with Ancestry.com before the end of 2016. They kept their promise by releasing the update on December 31st. If you are a FTM user – either Windows or Mac – check out Keith Riggle’s article at GenealogyTools.com for details on the update, how to get it and instructions to install it.

Final Notes

Each new post published at SAGS Support is automatically emailed to member subscribers and/or delivered to their newsreader. 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 WordPress.com 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.


Also down at the bottom of each delivered post is a Comment button. If you would like to comment on something discussed in a post or ask a question, just click the Comment button and you will be taken online to the comment section of the post where you can share your thoughts and read what others have shared.

To learn more, download a copy of the SAGS Support Guide on the Member Guides page at SAGS Support.

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