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Research Notes 2019-1-21

Registration is now open for the North Florida Genealogy Conference!


Visit the conference site for details on speakers and presentations. The Amelia Island Genealogical Society is offering research consultations. If you need help breaking down a brick wall in your research, check out the Brick Wall Help page to arrange a consultation during the conference. The Family History Center will be open during the conference to help attendees take advantage of FamilySearch resources. Your $25 registration also includes a box lunch.

Online registration is now open at Eventbrite.


If you missed Saturday’s meeting, you missed a great presentation. Miles Meyer took us on a tour of online European archives, showing us how to best use them in our research. Fortunately, his handout includes a lot of the information included in his presentation. You can download a PDF copy of his handout in the SAGS Support Library.

Did you know that PDF documents – like the speaker handouts in our online library – often include working links? It’s much easier to click a link than it is to copy/paste it into your browser.


Our family has been having a great time with Famicity. If you aren’t familiar with Famicity, it is a private online network designed for families. Once you create your Famicity network, you control who to include and what will be posted.


Our Famicity network includes a growing collection of photo albums and even videos. The News section provides a timeline of posts added to the network. We use it to share current news, photos and videos along with old ones. We also create funny birthday “cards” to post in the timeline so everyone can add their own thoughts in the comment section.

It’s also a great way to show off your family’s history. This can be something like the portrait you see above, old family photos, stories and more.

Famicity offers both a free and premium ($4.99/mo) option. The premium option gives you more storage space for photos and even high-def videos. To learn more visit the Famicity website.

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”.

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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