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Research Notes 2020-9-7

Research Notes

Great news for genealogists! FamilySearch has announced a free, virtual RootsTech conference to be held next February. This conference is scheduled for February 25-27, 2021 and is being called “RootsTech Connect 2021.”

Both livestream and on-demand content will be offered to accommodate participants’ time zones. According to the conference’s release, sessions will be available to watch on-demand after the event concludes.

It isn’t just speakers and presentations either! They are including a virtual marketplace and vendor hall. Content from RootsTech Connect will be available on-demand throughout the year so you won’t miss anything.

RootsTech Connect 2021 registration is open now. Submit your registration at and take a look at some of the events planned for the conference.

Do you have Georgia ancestors in your family tree? The

Digital Library of Georgia includes the Georgia Historic Newspapers section. You can use it to search newspaper pages in a specific region of Georgia. It also includes a section displaying recently added titles. Add Georgia Historic Newspapers to your newsreader and new additions will be delivered to you automatically.

You can also find other newspaper resources on the Affordable Research blog.


We have added three new guides to the SAGS Members Network group at You will find them in the group’s Files section. The new guides are:

  1. Sharpen Your Digital Pencil – An Introduction to Metadata

  2. Research Delivered – An Introduction to Newsreaders

  3. Digital Disaster Plan

You will also find a MeWe Beginners Guide to help you take advantage of the many features that makes MeWe so useful to family historians. If you need help getting started with MeWe, contact Denise Olson at

Final Notes

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