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How do you like the new EOGN webpage?

  • 19 Oct 2020 2:36 PM
    Reply # 9313158 on 9279668

    I'm not sure if its the new digest form of the emails or the site itself. I quite liked being able to read most/all of the articles in the original email and then link directly to each one. Just the titles with no context and no direct link to each is a bit off putting.

    Perhaps I am just getting cranky in my old age...

  • 19 Oct 2020 2:56 PM
    Reply # 9313171 on 9296526
    Anonymous wrote:

    ---> Where do I locate Genealogy Society Events/Calendars for each state?

    There are great online (Gotowebinar, Zoom, etc) genealogical events all over the world. A silver lining to the pandemic is that we now have access to so many more programs and presentations than ever before. Most societies are posting their online events on their websites. I'm currently taking a 7 week genealogy class in London that I never would have had the opportunity to take before the pandemic. The good news is many of these organizations have found this has really broaden their member base and they plan to continue to offer more things online. I live in California but have attended genealogical events this week in London, Chicago, Salt Lake City and Peoria (IL)--most while at my computer in my pajamas with a cup of coffee! Love it!

    Last modified: 19 Oct 2020 3:02 PM | Anonymous
  • 19 Oct 2020 10:33 PM
    Reply # 9313966 on 9279668

    Great to upgrade and  congratulations - I know it was a lot of work.  My only comment is that I liked to be able to scroll through the text of the articles - not just a list.  Often I would not be all that interested in the topic, but a link or a word would draw me in.  With just a list, I will likely scroll through the offerings and not click on on them all.   Anyway, I am a loyal fan and thank you for all you do!

  • 20 Oct 2020 4:54 PM
    Reply # 9315723 on 9279668

    When I went to log in, the system didn't even recognize my email, let alone my password, and I've been getting your newsletter since it was in print. I also can't figure out how to get either the daily (preferred) or weekly list of articles emailed to me as before.  With those I could quickly skim the headlines and decide if I wanted anything there, open what I wanted, and many times set up a reminder to follow up on something mentioned.  So how do I get a weekly email (monthly is too cumbersome).

  • 20 Oct 2020 5:06 PM
    Reply # 9315783 on 9279668

    Love the new look. Been away awhile & now catching up and since I am very visual I love the fancier style but with the same great stuff as always. Wading thru the more "newspapery" style was way less fun. And, coming from an 80 year old who grew up on newspapers that is a real complement. Thanks for all you do for the world of Genealogy.

  • 20 Oct 2020 6:19 PM
    Reply # 9315968 on 9279668

    ---> I also can't figure out how to get either the daily (preferred) or weekly list of articles emailed to me as before. 

    At this moment, the email messages are weekly only. However, that may change sometime soon as I gain more experiences with the software and as I received feedback and recommendations from subscribers.

    By the way, until 2 weeks ago, I never sent any daily email messages. If you were receiving daily email messages they obviously came from one of several third-party providers of those messages, not from me. There are several companies that do that and then add in their own advertisements which are paid for by various companies. I never sent them.

     - Dick Eastman

  • 22 Oct 2020 3:08 PM
    Reply # 9320199 on 9279668

    Will you be adding an archive of articles that were posted before September 2020?

  • 23 Oct 2020 1:20 PM
    Reply # 9322033 on 9320199
    IRENE MONLEY wrote:

    Will you be adding an archive of articles that were posted before September 2020?

    Yes, although it will be selected article only. About 100 or so such articles have already been added.

    Articles about "upcoming conferences" in the year 2014 won't be copied over as those articles are obsolete now..

  • 24 Oct 2020 6:17 AM
    Reply # 9323065 on 9279668

    I suggest you change the font you are using to one that is a bit larger or bolder.  I find the small print against the stark white background very difficult to read.  Quite jarring in fact.  I also miss the intros to the various articles.  Often, it was that brief sentence or two that got me to read an article rather than just seeing the title.





  • 24 Oct 2020 6:09 PM
    Reply # 9323916 on 9279668

    A few weeks ago I kept getting a message that the site couldn't be found and then life got busy and only today did I realize I hadn't had any DE newsletters because of a comment in our Ontario Ancestors weekly e-mail.  So now have signed up again.  Dick, we've been with you since Compuserve days and I think it would have been wise to better inform your readers what was happening.

    Next (man that is a big space having used the enter to start at new paragraph!) I have to agree with a number of your commenters - the stark white is really hard to deal with as well as the faded portions.  A good clear black lettering would be wise for many of us folks with poorer eyesight (be we young or old).

    Suggestion for your idea of a weekly 'blog' don't pick Saturday's as too many are already coming in on that day. Now with so many webinars to watch we need things we can scan for the articles that are most pertinent to us.

    Just my thoughts


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