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Research Notes 2020-2-3

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As we all know, this year is an election year. We’ve already been bombarded with commercials promoting this or that politician. It will also have an impact on our society. The Southeast Branch Library is a polling place. Because of that there will be some changes in meeting dates for our society. This month is primaries month so our meeting date for February has been moved up to this Saturday, February 8th.


This month we have David McFee of Lighthouse Archiving as the speaker for our February meeting. He will show us how easy and affordable scanning is for making copies of our treasured photos, documents and memorabilia so they can be used to share stories, include photos in our family histories and attract younger members of our families to learn more about their ancestors. David will introduce us to the various types of scanners and what we can do with them. There will also be opportunities for your own hands-on experiments to see how easy scanning can be.

If you have a mobile phone or tablet with a scanning app installed, bring it with you to do some experimenting.

Join us Saturday, February 8th to see how scanning can help your research efforts. Check-in begins at 12:45pm and the meeting will be called to order at 1:00pm.


The 2020 North Florida Genealogy Conference is scheduled for March 14th. The registration brochure is now online. You will find the link to download it on the front page of the website. Use it to choose which sessions you want to attend and get your registration completed before the classes you want are filled. Cost for the conference is $25 and that includes lunch. 

To get registered, visit the conference website                                                                               at


FamilySearch has added a new community feature which means we now have a social network just for family historians. What a wonderful idea! I’ve only been a member of the community for the weekend and already I’m amazed at all the research goodness I’ve found here.

You will need to be a FamilySearch user to take advantage of this delightful resource. It costs you nothing and gives you access to all of FamilySearch’s wonderful resources. I’m still getting aclimated to how the community operates, but I’m already finding lots of useful tips and ideas to help me with my research.


You will find the FamilySearch community at


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