As a long-time member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), I have received "The Weekly Genealogist" e-mail on a weekly basis to keep me informed of changes which they make. However, they recently changed their website to www.AmericanAncestors.org. Like many of our members, I suppose, I was very disappointed at first because I was so used to using the old New Eng Hist Gen website that these web pages seemed like a step backwards. I was having very little success now with doing searches.
Then, in Volume 13, No. 47 of "The Weekly Genealogist," published on November 24, 2010, they recommended a new tutorial which they had posted to teach how to better use the new website. I HIGHLY recommend it! It takes 15 or 20 minutes but really helped me to clarify how to better use the site and get better results.
This web tutorial for using AmericanAncestors.org, the new online home for NEHGS, covers basic navigation, search options and tips, filtering and sorting results, using the image viewers, and customizable profile features. You can view the tutorial on the AmericanAncestors.org homepage.
Try it! You'll like it! -- Nancy Daniels