We know that you will find this to be information packed and an easy site to navigate. The main menu is located along the left side with familiar tabs like Home, About Us, Research Center, Members and Surname Research. New things to navigate include Forums, an Events page and others. Go ahead and explore.
The right side of this site is our calendar of Events to include Training & Education, Conferences, Special Interest Groups, and monthly speakers. The next upcoming event will appear near the top. At midnight of the current events final day, it will automatically disappear and the next training or meeting will move to the top.
The bottom of our home page has three quick links, one to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), a video taking you on a tour of our Research Center and our Facebook page.
For all you MVGS members you now will be able to determine your own personal login and password. Once you are signed in, you will be able to see a list of your fellow members and our latest bi monthly newsletters. Non members will be able to view our past archived newsletters. Under the Members tab is a navigation tab called Profile. This is your own personal profile, not visible to others. Here you will find your address, phone number, email and current membership information. Those who desired not to publish either address, phone number, or email should note that the appropriate box will not be checked. When a box is checked then the corresponding information will be displayed on membership lists available to other members.
Behind the scenes will be our webmaster, Bill Noel. Previously he was basically the sole operator of our website. This new site will have several administrators assisting Bill in keeping the site up to date and hopefully enjoyable to view.
We should mention that this site was developed and managed by the EasyNetSites Company. They specialize in creating web sites just for genealogical organizations. They currently have 90 clients and therefore definitely understand the needs and desires of ancestry buffs.
We will be informing you of some of the other facets of the web site as time progresses, but in the mean time go ahead and start clicking. Be adventurous and investigate all the nooks and crannies of our new home. Don’t forget to record your new login and password so you can come back later to see our latest news.