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Research Notes 2018-2-26

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If you haven’t registered for the North Florida Genealogy Conference yet, time is running out. Online registration ends on March 8th. You can still register as a walk-in but many of the sessions will be full by then. Visit the conference website for session details, maps and registration.


Meet RootsFinder, a new and impressive online family tree. No, this isn’t another or RootsFinder is an online family tree with features that connect you to your choice of online archives and resources. As the information posted in your RootsFinder tree grows, the service continuously queries a number of sites looking for even more records that support your research.

Are you familiar with Genealogy Gophers, WeRelate and GenSmarts? All are connected to RootsFinder and use the data you input for the ancestors in your RootsFinder tree to offer hints and todos. also integrates with RootsFinder, giving you easy access to the records found there. Even better, there’s a web clipper tool (for Chrome and coming this week for Firefox browsers) that makes grabbing information from the archives and pasting them into your family tree a whole lot easier.


You can also invite people to your tree to see your media wall. This is a place where you can post photos and ephemera, add stories in the notes section and share all of this with selected family and friends.

It costs nothing to enjoy all this research goodness, but it gets even better if you upgrade to the Pro plan ($34.95/year). That gives you a private tree option along with 10GB of media storage to include photos, ephemera and such to show off to your family.

If you’d like to learn more, click on the image below and it will take you to YouTube to see how RootsFinder works.


RootsTech Update

RootsTech kicks off on Wednesday. Those planning to watch any of the live-streamed presentations need to remember that Salt Lake City is two hours behind us so to watch a presentation that’s scheduled for 11:00am you will need to look for it at 1:00pm our time. We’ll also be monitoring our SAGS Community group on Facebook so if you have questions or something to share, post it there. If you aren’t already part of the group, visit and ask to join.

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”.

Fine Print

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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