24 March 2015

Social Media for Genealogy

My local genealogical society, Calhoun County (MI) presented a program on Social Media for Genealogy tonight.  I tapped my daughter, Kirsten Agnello-Dean, to present.  Kirsten is a Chicago based Social Media Strategist and Creative Copywriter. She is currently working as the Social Media Manager for Artisan Talent; Social Media Strategist and Creative Copywriter for Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide; and Copywriter for Liquid Thread.  I couldn't think of a better presenter than Kirsten. Plus, I get to spend some time with her and she showed her mom some blog love in her presentation.

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

Kirsten Agnello-Dean

Recommended Reading
The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users by Guy Kawasaki
Social Networking for Genealogists by Drew Smith

Facebook:  www.facebook.com

Search for:
·         USA-National and Regional areas
·         States
·         Countries
·         Cultures: African American, Hispanic, Jewish and more
·         Cemeteries
·         DNA
·         Lineage Societies
·         Military
·         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
·         Pinterest- www.pinterest.com
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.