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Research Notes 2018-5-14

If you have a Yahoo or AOL email address, you may want to look for another email provider. Oath, the new name of the online service now owned by Verizon that used to be Yahoo and AOL, is now requiring users to consent to give them access to your personal data. This includes viewing and analyzing every email sent or received on either email service. They have also added a policy that gives them access to your banking information. If you haven’t already, you can read the new policy at https://policies.oath.com. The new policy goes in to effect beginning May 25, 2018.

 

Did you know the State Archives of Florida holds records documenting the service of virtually every county official ever commissioned in the state’s history? All those judges, sheriffs, county commissioners, justices of the peace, tax assessors and such have to be officially commissioned before they really have the job, and the paperwork from that process generally ends up here at the State Archives, permanently preserved as part of Florida’s official records.

Florida Memory has details on the information you will find in this collection and how to search for your ancestors in this fascinating recordset. You can learn more at http://www.floridamemory.com/blog/2018/05/08/i-quit/.

 

The Library of Congress has created a new blog, Headlines and Heroes: Newspaper, Comics & More Fine Print! This blog features stories and highlights from the Library’s extensive collections of newspapers, including Chronicling America, as well as our comic book collection and other highlights. Add it to your newsreader so you can have each new post delivered to your desktop or mobile device.

If you aren’t familiar with the newsreader, check out Research Delivered: An Introduction to the Newsreader at the Moultrie Creek Gazette.

 

The May issue of the Ancient City Bulletin is ready for download. You can download it and any previous issues of the Bulletin in the SAGS Support Library.  This month’s issue includes the following articles:

  1. Editorial Notes: Research on the Road

  2. Research Toolbox: Organize Your Research With Simplenote

  3. In the Archives: Are You A Collaborator?

  4. Storytellers Studio: A Diary for the Digital Age

 

Final Notes

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