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Research Notes 2018-10-15

This year’s Family History Faire was a real delight. If you missed the photos posted yesterday, you can find them here.


Do you have an iPhone or iPad? Apple has just released an update to fix a couple of bugs found in the recently released iOS 12.0. It’s a small update and can be completed in just a couple of minutes.


The 22nd Annual Florida Family History Conference is scheduled for Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Orlando. Registration is open now. The cost to attend is $50. There is an impressive list of classes with well-known speakers like Crista Cowan, Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, Bruce Buzbee and more. You will find the details, conference schedule and registration at the conference website.


Are you looking for a specific kind of record? The Historical Record Collections at FamilySearch can help.


FamilySearch Historical Record Collections

As you can see in the example above, you can browse or search for the records you need. The camera icon to the left of a collection means there are digitized copies of the original record. Use the search box and filters in the left column to help you find the collection you need. Another useful resource is the FamilySearch Wiki. There is a section focused on records with plenty of information on what you can expect to find, search tips and lots more.


FamilySearch Wiki page

Need more help? Check out The Family History Guide. It’s a free online learning center for researching your family history. Even better . . . it’s open 24/7.


Did you know you have delivery options for our Research Notes newletter? You can also use the Reader component in the free WordPress app (available for Windows and Mac desktops along with iOS and Android mobile devices). Why is this useful? The Reader makes it possible to subscribe to multiple websites to read just the posts you find interesting. This saves your email Inbox from article overload.

In this example, you see the WordPress Reader as displayed on an iPhone. It shows the latest posts from both the public SAGS Online website and the private SAGS Support site. Initially the reader displays just the title and a short bit of the post’s content. Tap the title and the entire content is displayed.

The icons below each post make it possible to visit the online site and even save an article for later review. You can also leave comments and/or ask questions.

The Reader makes it easy to follow a number of other sites too – like Storytellers Studio and Genealogy 101. We regularly spotlight other useful websites which can also be added to your Reader.

Want to learn more? There’s a more complete introduction to the WordPress Reader at SAGS Support.


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.

To learn more, download a copy of the SAGS Support Guide.

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