Kirsten did an excellent job sharing her passion for social media with a group of genealogists. She has given me permission to share her handout on my blog. Thank you, Kirsten, for helping your mom and my society out. Thank you to my son-in-law, Chase Agnello-Dean, who created the promotional flyer for the program.
Social Media for Genealogy
The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users by Guy Kawasaki
Social Networking for Genealogists by Drew Smith
Find over 4000 genealogy groups and pages here: https://moonswings.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/genealogy-on-facebook-list-mar-7-2015.pdf
· USA-National and Regional areas
· Cultures: African American, Hispanic, Jewish and more
· Lineage Societies
· Surnames and more.
· # means hashtag in twitter
· Search #genealogy to find people to follow
· Search areas of interest, libraries, societies, etc. and follow them.
· http://www.familytreemagazine.com/article/Top-40-Genealogy-Blogs-2013 a list of the top 40 blogs honored by Family Tree Magazine.
· http://www.journeytothepastblog.com/ One of the above top 40 blogs, written by CCGS President, Brenda Leyndyke
Other Social Media Platforms
o Look for genealogy related materials, resources, libraries, areas of interest,etc.
· Instagram-available for ios (i-phone) and android devices. View-able on computers.
o Follow libraries, National Archives, and more to see great pictures on topics that are of interest to genealogists.