Sunday, September 13, 2015

Involving Others in Family History

Older "traditional" genealogists
Younger "tech savvy" online socialites
It is no coincidence that FamilySearch and other tools have come forth at a time when young people are so familiar with a wide range of information and communication technologies. Your fingers have been trained to text and to tweet to accelerate and advance the work of the Lord—not just to communicate quickly with your friends. The skills and aptitude evident among many young people today are a preparation to contribute to the work of salvation.
This link provides a series of 3-5 minute videos about topics like:
  • Cousin Bait (fishing the Internet)
  • Start old school: searching and priming Message Boards
  • Writing that perfect message board query
  • Do you need more email
  • Facebook isn't just for cat videos
  • Twitter: Genealogy in 140 characters
  • Pinterest - Visualizing Genealogy
  • Searching for Blogs about your ancestors
  • Create your own blog

Message Boards
Genforum Message Boards:
Cyndi's List Message Board & Queries:

Email Lists
Rootsweb Email Lists:

Technology for Genealogy:


Pinterest Pinterest Boards:

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