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Research Notes 2017-11-13

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The November issue of the Ancient City Bulletin is now posted in the SAGS Support Library. Visit the Bulletin page and download your copy now. The November issue will also be distributed via email later today. Included in this month’s issue are:

  1. Editorial Notes – SAGS Community Research Center

  2. Research Toolbox – Journaling in the 21st Century

  3. In the Archives – Find A Grave Update

North Florida Genealogy Conference Update

Jim Miller, the coordinator for the Brick Wall Help Desk is asking the sponsoring societies – Amelia Island Genealogical Society (AIGS), Jacksonville Genealogical Society (JGS), Southern Genealogist’s Exchange Society (SGES) and St. Augustine Genelogical Society (SAGS) – if they can help provide research mentors for the Help Desk. He hopes to recruit 3 -4 members from each society. If you would like to volunteer as a mentor during the conference, contact Denise Olson.

SAGS is sponsoring the Storytellers Studio – a table in the main room offering project ideas, resources and publishing information for family historians looking for creative ways to share the stories their reseach discovers.


This month’s Ancient City Bulletin introduces our new Facebook group – the SAGS Community Research Center. Our research chair, Denise Olson, will be available before and after the meeting to help members get connected to the new group. Bring your phone or tablet and we’ll get you set up.


Our November member meeting kicks off Saturday with a special treat. Meredith Wayne Price is our speaker this month and he will tell us about his genealogy-inspired novel, Gretel’s Cross.

Although this is fiction, it is based on the life of a real person, Gretel Forner. Sounds like it will be a great presentation.

By the way, there is a growing number of genealogy-based fiction – especially mysteries – that are great reads.

Check-in begins at 12:45pm and the meeting will be called to order at 1:00pm.


Don’t forget the Christmas luncheon at Amici’s Restaurant on December 16th. The cost for lunch – including tax and gratuity – is $20.00 per person. The luncheon menu includes your choice of :

  1. manicotti

  2. eggplant parmigian with spaghetti

  3. chicken parmigian with spaghetti

Each meal includes a garden salad with your choice of creamy Italian or balsamic dressing, miniature cannoli for dessert and your choice of coffee or tea. Coke and alcoholic beverages are available at the individual’s expense.

There will be door prizes!

Your menu selection and payment can be made at Saturday’s meeting, but it must be received no later that December 1st.

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