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Research Notes 2020-10-19

Research Notes

Save the date . . . February 25 – 27, 2021 . . . and register now for RootsTech Connect. Even a worldwide pandemic can’t stop an awesome genealogy conference.


Introducing RootsTech Connect: A Free Online Conference that you can enjoy from your own home. RootsTech Connect will include classes hosted by speakers from around the world. You can browse through the Virtual Marketplace and see the latest innovations from genealogy companies. All the recordings and videos will be available to you – on demand – throughout the year.

Head to to register for free then download the RootsTech app – available at Apple’s App Store and Google Play. The app helps you navigate the presentations, speakers and exhibitors. Speaker handouts will also be posted to the app. You can even set up meetings with other attendees.



The Affordable Research blog on Tumblr continues to grow. There is so much content that it can take some time to find the post you need. Fortunately Tumblr provides a simple indexing feature to help you find specific content in the blog.

In the image at the top of this article you will notice a search box at the top left side of blog’s header. Enter your keywords – research wiki for example – and Tumblr will redraw the screen to display all posts containing the keyword you entered.


In this image you see the “research wiki” entry in the search box and the screen has been redrawn to display any and all posts that meet your search request.

The Affordable Research blog on Tumblr continues to grow as more freely accessible content is discovered and posted to the blog. Take advantage of these resources to find useful research information that costs you nothing.


The MeWe Help Center is now up and ready to help MeWe members make the most of their social networking. You will find it at The example you see below walks you through the steps to create a MeWe account. Notice that they offer instructions for your Apple device, Android device or your web browser. Choose the option you want and the Help Center will redraw to provide you the instructions for your device.


Take a look around the Help Center and you will find an impressive collection of articles to help you learn how to take advantage of MeWe’s many useful features.


Halloween’s almost here! Those ghosts and gobblins can be quite nasty so now would be a good time to backup your computer’s data. It wouldn’t hurt to have plenty of treats on hand too.


Many thanks to Victoria Pickering on Flickr for this frightning photo.


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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