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Research Notes 2017-2-13

RootsTech may be over, but the North Florida Genealogy Conference is just a few weeks away. The conference will be held on Saturday, March 4th at the Orange Park Family History Center on Blanding Boulevard. Cost for the conference is $25.00 and includes a box lunch. You’ll find session descriptions and registration information at the conference website.


February is “Donate a Book Month”. We are asking our members to donate a genealogy book for the Genealogy Section of the SE Branch of the Public Library. Bring the books to the February 18, 2017 meeting for presentation to the library. Any questions contact


Just a friendly reminder to our members . . . dues are due!

Feb 2017 meeting promo

Reminder . . . meeting times have moved back to the afternoon. Check-in begins at 12:45pm and the meeting starts at 1:00pm.

Did you know your mobile phone is also an impressive scanner? It’s easy and can save you a lot of time and copy fees when you are researching in a library. Want to learn more? Stick around after Jim Vearil’s presentation for a “short course” on mobile scanning. We’ll have demonstrations, tips and a list of affordable apps (many are free).

Recommended Reading

For those of you who are using the WordPress Reader to follow SAGS Support, we have started listing some additional genealogical sites you might find interesting. To add sites to your reading list, just click the Manage button next to Followed Sites in the left sidebar then enter the URL (address) to the site you want to follow.

We’ve posted a video demonstration on how to use the WordPress Reader. You’ll find it on the Member Guides page.

This week’s recommendations include:

  1. The Ancestry Insider provides an unofficial, unauthorized view of and

  2. Lynn Palermo is the Armchair Genealogist offering tips on how to research and write your family history.

Final Notes

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