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Research Notes 2018-4-9

Research Notes

Sometime today Facebook will post a link at the top of their users’ news feeds that will show them which apps are connected to their account and what information those accounts are permitted to see. Users will also be able to delete those apps. Be aware that under Facebook’s rules, those data collections were allowed.

If you are looking for networking options that do protect your privacy, you might take a look at You won’t be bombarded with advertisements either. MeWe operates as a “freemium” service. Every user receives 8GB of storage (for photos, videos, files, etc.) at no cost. Should you need more, you can add it via an in-app purchase. Other paid services include Secret Chat, custom emojis and more. MeWe also supports groups and there are a number of groups focused on genealogy.

Another possibility is Famicity. It is a private social network designed for families. The Famicity platform looks more like a scrapbook than the timelines found in most networks. It is a free service and supports sharing stories, photos and videos. Members can add their comments or take advantage of the Inbox for private messages to one or more persons. Only the people in the conversation have access to those messages.


If you would like to learn how to use the FamilySearch Catalog, there is a free webinar scheduled for today beginning at 1:00pm Eastern time. For details on how to participate, visit the Classes page at FamilySearch.


Family History Daily has an interesting article on genealogy research resources that don’t cost money to use.


SAGS member Sharon Varnes has passed on the news that the Melrose United Methodist Church is unveiling their Historical Marker at 10:00am Saturday. There will be a short ceremony followed with refreshments and music. You will find the marker and festivities on Hampton Street in Melrose.

Final Notes

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