Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

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How do you like the new EOGN webpage?

  • 4 Dec 2020 11:37 AM
    Reply # 9404711 on 9279668
    Anonymous

    I prefer the old weekly format rather than the daily that I'm now getting. I don't see a way to change back to weekly. Thanks.

  • 7 Dec 2020 6:29 PM
    Reply # 9411708 on 9279668
    Anonymous

    I don't like it at all. The layout is confusing and looks very unprofessional. I can't quickly get to the new articles.  Let's just go back to the old style which was good for a very long time!

  • 7 Dec 2020 7:00 PM
    Reply # 9411731 on 9279668
    Anonymous

    I am loving the new format. It took a little bit of getting used to, but I am getting there. The daily updates are great! Love them! The one thing that I have still not happened on are the Ancestry, Findmypast, and Family Search spotlights. Keep up the great work!  Thanks for all your efforts!

  • 8 Dec 2020 4:08 PM
    Reply # 9414566 on 9279668
    Anonymous

    ---> The one thing that I have still not happened on are the Ancestry, Findmypast, and Family Search spotlights.

    Go to the search box that is on most pages on this site (it says "Search Entire Website") and enter whatever it is that you are looking for such as Ancestry, Findmypast, or FamilySearch. That will show ALL articles that mention whatever you searched for.

  • 8 Dec 2020 4:09 PM
    Reply # 9414570 on 9279668
    Anonymous

    --->. The one thing that I have still not happened on are the Ancestry, Findmypast, and Family Search spotlights.

    The default setting is to show the newest articles first, then show earlier articles later down the list.

  • 8 Dec 2020 4:12 PM
    Reply # 9414576 on 9279668
    Anonymous

    ---> I don't see a way to change back to weekly.


    At the bottom of every daily email message you receive, there is a link labeled UNSUBSCRIBE. Click on that and you will not receive any more daily email messages but will continue to receive the weekly email messages.

    There is also an UNSUBSCRIBE link on the weekly message also in case you wish to not receive those.

  • 14 Dec 2020 4:02 PM
    Reply # 9429575 on 9279668
    Anonymous

    Hi Dick, I do like the look of your new newsletter.  I've always looked forward to reading all your previous, daily newsletters in the past over the years.  Yesterday I signed up for the Plus subscription and clicked on the link today to continue reading and I got an Error 403 message.  It said I wasn't a subscribed member.  I tried logging out and re-logging in and I still got the same message.  What am I doing wrong?

    Sandy Landers

  • 15 Dec 2020 12:06 PM
    Reply # 9431794 on 9279668
    Anonymous

    --->  It said I wasn't a subscribed member.  I tried logging out and re-logging in and I still got the same message. 

    You are indeed a Plus Edition member. Did you log back in using the correct email address and password? (Some people have 2 or more mail addresses and will sometimes use the "other" email address.)

    Next, after logging in, you DID click on "Latest News - Plus Edition", right?

  • 20 Dec 2020 4:44 AM
    Reply # 9441855 on 9279668
    Anonymous

    Much more "modern" look. Aesthetically more pleasing. However, the search functionality doesn't seem to retrieve information previous to the new site.

  • 21 Dec 2020 10:07 AM
    Reply # 9444062 on 9279668
    Anonymous

    ---> However, the search functionality doesn't seem to retrieve information previous to the new site.

    That is mostly correct with a few exceptions. 

    The articles in the old site software are in a radically different format from the new site so there is no automated method of copying from the old to the new. Instead, I am manually cutting-and-pasting articles as time allows. I copied several this past weekend.

    HOWEVER, I am finding that many of the old articles are either out-of-date or no longer relevant. For instance, an article I posed in 2006 describing the planned agenda for an "upcoming" genealogy conference to be held in 2007doesn't have much value now. I am not copying messages about "future" events that occurred years ago.

    Also, an amazing number of articles are for out-of-date products, URLs that have changed, companies that are no longer in business, and so on. I will not be copying those. Also, checking URLs and finding updated addresses is often a very slow process so the process of manually posting articles will require months to complete.

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