Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Setting up a Facebook Page for Your Ancestors

Social Media is A Genealogy Godsend


The Facebook paragraph below is from the Family Search blog. One of many the church is publishing. The Family Facebook Page concept is in line with the new focus of FamilySearch Family Tree: that of collaboration. Click the link below to go to the full article.

We will be teaching our blogging for genealogy class next Saturday at the Riverton FamilySearch Library Saturday Seminar. This is a 9AM to noon event with three one hour sessions. They are great for learning family history.

Facebook has long since moved into first place as the social networking site of choice for millions upon millions of people. This is in part due to being in the right place at the right time with the right product. No matter what you think about Facebook as a social phenomena, you have to recognize the great potential the program has to connect families doing genealogical research. My own experience with the program only goes back a few years, but I have seen several very helpful connections with relatives as a result. There are several ways to enhance your chances of finding genealogy-minded relatives through Facebook Pages.

To go to the full article, click here.

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