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Research Notes 2018-12-10

The weather was perfect for the SAGS Christmas Luncheon at Aunt Kate’s. The food was great but the conversations were even better. We need to do this more often!

MyHeritage recently held a user conference in Oslo, Norway. All 24 classes from the conference are now available online for free. The topics in these session covered genealogy, DNA and “the intersection between the two.” You will find details on viewing the lectures on the MyHeritage blog.


Apple has opened the Apple Veterans and Military Store for current and veteran members of the US military, National Guard, and Reserve along with members of their immediate families residing in the same household. They are offering a 10% discount on all products.


The FamilySearch Blog has three very interesting articles on the 1790 U.S. Census. This was the first census taken in the United States and it was quite a feat to pull together. These articles not only include the history behind this census, they are full of great tips to help you find your ancestors in the census. Access to the 1790 U.S. Census is free on


How to Organize Family History Paperwork: A Genealogist’s Guide to Effective Record Keeping by Denise May Levenick gives you step-by-step instructions on how to organize and digitize your genealogy research papers. You will learn how to:

  1. create a personalized filing system to suit your genealogy research style and experience

  2. turn your computer into a top-notch filing clerk and research assistant by establishing a clear, consistent naming pattern for files and folders

  3. scan old paper records and store them electronically to save space and make them easier to find

  4. make digital copies of original source documents

  5. organize your family history research to pass on to future generations

This book is only available for Kindle edition at a cost of $6.91. It can be read on a Kindle reader, the free Kindle mobile app (iOS and Android) or the Kindle desktop app.


Final Notes

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