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Research Notes 2018-10-1

Once again Facebook is all over the news. This time it is a massive attack impacting 50 million Facebook users. According to Time magazine:

“On a call with reporters Friday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Rosen said the company had fixed the vulnerability and temporarily disabled the ‘View As’ feature amid an investigation into exactly what happened. While their review had not yet shown that the attackers leveraged the access for nefarious purposes — such as posting to people’s accounts or accessing their private messages — the company couldn’t say who the attackers were, what motivated them or what might be uncovered down the line. Facebook, they said, had alerted and was working with the FBI. As he fielded questions, Zuckerberg went into detail about the steps the company is taking in the wake of this particular snafu, but he struggled to provide fresh perspective on the big picture. Why, he was asked multiple times, should users should continue to trust Facebook, in the wake of another breach of trust?”

If you are a Facebook user, change your password now!


Are you looking for an affordable way to manage your research notes? If so, you might want to look at Zoho’s Notebook. The Zoho organization provides a comprehensive toolset for businesses. While focused on business, Zoho does have a number of apps that support individuals too. Even better, most of those apps are free. One of them is Notebook.


Notebook on a Mac

Notebook organizes your notes as cards and notebooks. There are a number of card types including text, checklist, file, photo, audio, sketch and smart. There is also a web clipper feature available for Safari, Firefox and Chrome browsers. Once installed in your browser, the clipper can quickly capture text and/or images from the site you are visiting and post them in the notebook you select.

Notebook is free and available for Mac desktop, iOS and Android devices or via the Web. It’s not the only free notes management app available. Mac/iOS users also have access to Notes.


Save a record to Notes via the Share option.

The Notes app is included on all Macs and iOS devices. At first look it appears quite simple, but with a little effort you will discover dozens of ways to capture and organize your research notes. In the sample above, the record was captured from the Fold3 website using the Share feature in the Safari browser. Notes are arranged in folders and also support hashtags to make it easy to find a note when you need it.

This is one affordable technology that can help you collect, organize and access your notes quickly and easily.


FamilySearch has posted its online classes for October. You will find the October schedule on the Family History Library Classes and Webinars page in the Research Wiki. They also record most of their webinars and make them available to watch at any time. You will find them in the Lessons section of the Help Center.

Family History Faire

October is Family History month and our Family History Faire is a great way to get your research out of the closet and show it off. We are asking our members who will be showing their work and/or their treasured photos, memorabilia and other artifacts to let us know who you are and how much table space you will need to display your treasures. Contact or so we can have things ready for you when you arrive. If you have any special needs – like access to an electrical outlet – we need to know those things as soon as possible.

The Faire isn’t just for members. Bring your family. This is a great opportunity to show them how fascinating their ancestors can be. Who knows, you might even go home with some new family historians in your family.

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 Subscription Management page. Use the Delivery Frequency column to change your delivery options from “Immediate” to either “Daily” or “Weekly”.

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.

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