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Research Notes – 2019-9-30

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For those members who will be showing your family history at this year’s Faire, we need to know how much room you need for your display so we can have enough tables set up for everyone. You can request a full table, half table or just some space. If you need access to an electrical outlet, let us know about that too. Send your request to sags.communications@yahoo.com.

It’s not too late to pull together something to show. Here are a couple of ideas . . .

  1. Create your own personal social network with Famicity. It costs nothing to get started and it’s very easy to create and manage. It includes a timeline for sharing news and posting the stories your research discovers. You can build photo albums and even create a family tree. It’s not limited to family members . . . you can add friends to your network too. Point your web browser to https://www.famicity.com to get started.

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  1. Another good place to display and share photos and ephemera is Flickr.

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For more ideas, stop by the Storytellers Studio at MeWe.com.

Even if you don’t have anything to show, don’t let that stop you. You will find lots of great ideas on how to share your family history in a way that captures your family’s interest.

 

From Ancestry Blog . . .


Set your DVRs and mark your calendars — we have a new television show debuting on NBC! We heard your feedback: You love “Who Do You Think You Are?” – but also want to see everyday people embark on journeys of personal discovery too. So, we bring you – “A New Leaf”! Each week “A New Leaf” will follow people on the cusp of key life inflection points, who using family history, genealogy, and sometimes AncestryDNA® analysis will go on a journey of self-discovery and learn from the past while looking to the future. In partnership with Ancestry, Fuentes will join families as they learn the importance of appreciating and understanding their family history and ancestors in order to make important life decisions. “A New Leaf” will be included in the Saturday NBC morning programming block, The More You Know, beginning October 5, 2019.  Please check your local listings.

 

Are you familiar with FamilySearch’s Research Wiki? It now has 90,000 articles providing all kinds of research support information. The Research Wiki is free and available to everyone. You will find all kinds of useful information such as how to read German handwritten records, word lists in various languages, church and civil records and much more. That’s just a few of the resources available to us all. Stop by FamilySearch’s Research Wiki at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki.

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