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Research Notes 2019-11-11

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Today is Veterans Day – a day to honor those who served our country as soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines. The program for this month’s member meeting is an introduction to the Fold3 platform.


Fold3 is unique in that it not only offers access to military records ranging from colonial days to the present, it also provides a memorial section where we can share the stories of our military ancestors. Join us Saturday, November 16th, to learn more about your military ancestors.


To celebrate Veteran’s Day, Ancestry is offering free access to the world’s largest US military records collection. The offer is available from now until 11:59pm on November 17th. Use to access the records. You can also explore a number of featured collections including:


Are you looking for an easy and affordable way to share the stories your research discovers? If you are, you need to check out Tumblr. Tumblr is easy to use and it costs you nothing. See for yourself!


Here’s a look at Tumblr in action. This is Tumblr on an iPhone. It’s easy to add photos, text and even videos to create a story. There is also a “social” element with Tumblr. You will quickly find that there are a number of family historians sharing their stories. You can connect with them to see what they have to say and you can leave your own messages on their posts.

To get started, download the free Tumblr app to your phone or tablet. Tumblr supports both Apple and Android devices. Follow the directions to set up your account and you are good to go! Check out the Tumblr help desk for more information on managing your blog along with some great tips and tricks.

If you want to see Tumblr in action before you jump in, see Denise Olson after Saturday’s meeting for a demonstration.

Final Notes

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