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Research Notes 2017-12-4

If you haven’t already, now is a good time to join the SAGS Community Research Center on Facebook. The group is designed to keep you updated on the latest news in the genealogy community and give you a way to share tips, ask for help and announce your successes. This SAGS group is always open so you can visit any time.

We have made this group a “closed group”. This means you must ask to join and wait for a group administrator to authorize access. Once you request is approved, you have full access to the group. Why have we done it this way? We did it to protect us from spammers and marketeers who just want to plaster groups with unwanted advertising.

Right now, we are focused on getting our members connected to the group and providing you with the latest genealogy news. Once the holidays are over, we will take advantage of the opportunities that Facebook provides to better support our members.

 

Research Section Update

If you haven’t visited lately, you’ll be amazed to see how the Research section at SAGS Support has grown.  Members Pat Tanner and Denise Olson have collected the resources from the old society website and moved them to SAGS Support. When you follow the link to the Research page you will find an overview of the collections with links. Mouse over the Research menu at the top of the screen to display the data collections. Use the menus to browse the collections or you can take advatage of the Search box at the top of the right sidebar. Enter a surname then press your Return key and the site will present you with a list of the collections containing that name. Click on the Continue Reading button to open a specific collection. Once displayed, you can browse the collection to find the entry you want or you can take advantage of the “find on page” (CTRL/f) command to let your browser find the record(s) you want.

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Note that your search will only list three data pages. Use the Older Posts link below the last listed page to display more. Also note that some of the data pages are quite large and may not display correctly on some browsers and mobile devices. This is where the find on page command (CTRL/f) can be quite useful.

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.

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