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Research Notes 2017-3-20

The Florida State Genealogical Society has announced their Spring Virtual Conference. Attendees can attend each presentation live via GoToWebinar. The recorded video presentations will also be available to registered attendees for two weeks following the conference. Five lectures will be presented including Donna Moughty’s Finding The Women in Your Family Tree, Victor Dunn presenting Deed Books: More Than Just Land Records, Ginger Smith presenting How to Use to Optimize Your DNA Testing Experience and Mary Roddy speaking on FamilyBrowse: Finding Unindexed Records on FamilySearch.

But that’s not all! Lisa Louise Cooke has a Genealogy Gem just for participants . . . Google! Everything New That You Need to Know for Genealogy. 

Handouts and archive access will be available for two weeks after the end of the conference. Conference fees are $35 for FSGS members and $40 for non-members. Visit the conference site for details and to register.


Kincaid Kin scrapbook page

Did you know that PowerPoint is an impressive storytelling tool? You would if you were a member of the SAGS Writers Group. The Writers Group is a virtual (online-only) group focused on creative ways to tell the stories your research discovers. Our goal is to help members find ways to grab their family’s attention and hopefully generate some new genealogists. A virtual group is one that operates almost entirely online. In addition to articles on applications, services and project ideas, the group site also supports Facebook-style networking tools to share ideas, ask questions and participate in discussions. This group is only open to members of the St. Augustine Genealogical Society.

If you are already following SAGS Support, your existing WordPress account is used to connect to this site too. Joining is easy – just email us at and we’ll send you an invitation.


The Ancestry Insider is reporting on the future of microfilm at the Family History Library. It definitely worth reading. I won’t miss microfilm but I know many others will.


Findmypast is offering 10% off a 12-month World subscription with access to 8 billion global records, including the largest collection of Irish records online. Use promo code IRISH10 – offer valid through March 22nd.


A PDF copy of Denise’s Evernote handout can be downloaded from the Speakers Handouts page in the SAGS Support Library. You’ll also find more information at her Moultrie Creek Gazette. During the meeting we also discussed using the WordPress Reader to keep up with society news and participate in discussions here and at the Writers Group site. If you want to view the video demonstrations again, you’ll find them on the Help Desk page. Visit the Member Guides section of the Library for guides on using WordPress and the SAGS members-only sites.


Final Notes

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