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Research Notes 2018-10-29

The holiday season is almost here! For us, Thanksgiving is our favorite. It’s all about family and food. It’s also an opportunity to share our family history. One of the things I have found to get attention is a photo slide show of family photos. They are easy to create and you will be surprised at what you can learn from them. It’s not unusual for a photo to spark a memory.

Flickr ( is an amazing platform for photographs. Not only does it save your photos at their original size and resolution, Flickr also has a number of features making it easy to share your photos. One of those makes it possible to display a Flickr album on your TV. If you would like to learn more about Flickr, join us at the Storytellers Studio on (


We missed the 2018 Virtual Genealogy Fair hosted by the National Archives, but don’t worry . . . you can view the presentations at your leisure thanks to YouTube. You will find the 2018 Fair at The YouTube page also includes links to the handouts.


iPhone users . . . Do you know that the Notes app has a document scanning feature? This can be quite useful when researching in the library or an archive. The steps for scanning are quite simple:

  1. unlock your iPhone

  2. open the Notes app and create a new note

  3. tap the “+” button

  4. choose Scan Documents

  5. line up the page/document you want to scan

  6. the phone will find the edges of the document and automatically capture it

  7. save.


Are you researching your WWII veterans? The Digital Library page at SAGS Support has a section on Military Research with links to a number of useful resources.

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