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Research Notes 2018-6-4

We are kicking off a new section in the Ancient City Bulletin called Family Jewels. It’s purpose is to give our members a place where they can share their research finds. Here’s how it works . . . Post a note in the SAGS Community group on Facebook describing a discovery or sharing a photo, letter or event. It doesn’t have to be lengthy – a paragraph will do. Each month your submissions will be published in the new Family Jewels section of the Bulletin.


Do you have a plan for your family history research after you’re gone? If not, you might want to take a look at Protecting Your Genealogy Research at Genealogy 101.


In 2011, MyHeritage acquired the services World Vital Records/Family Link and BackupMyTree. They are now announcing that these services will be retired on September 1, 2018.


Famicity recently added new updates and features to its family network. The invitations tool is now much easier to use and they have improved the loading time for displaying albums when you are connected to your mobile network. Several new features have been added making it easier for FamilySearch users to synch their family tree on Famicity.

Famicity provides a private family network where families can stay connected. It is a place where family and selected friends can stay in touch and share news, photos, videos and more in a secure environment. It is also a place for sharing the stories and ephemera of your ancestors. It is free and quite easy to use.


The New England Historic Genealogical Society – also known as – has announced a free online family tree program called AmericanAncesTREES. They describe it as an easy to use online tree that keeps your family history data safe. From the screenshot it appears they are using the Rootsfinder platform developed by Dallan Quass. That’s a good thing. The pricing also appears the same with free and pro ($35/year) plans.

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”.

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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