Facebook has been around for a long time now. Many I know have a bit of a love/hate relationship. Whether you love Facebook or just tolerate it, the fact is genealogists are on Facebook. Facebook is not just for the “young” social media minded. In fact, my teenager loves to remind me that Facebook is “old people social media”. Ahem…. well, moving right along. If you are looking to connect with family, find “long-lost” or distant relatives, or other researchers to collaborate with, Facebook is a great place to start. 4 Strategies for Using Genealogy in Your Genealogy Research
Having a good set of genealogy tools and gadgets helps to ensure you find your ancestors efficiently. Explore both genealogy and non-genealogy options. Having great genealogy tools in your research toolbox ensures you become an efficient and successful researcher. Fantastic software exists for the genealogy researcher to use to build a family tree or search far away records. Researching on the go? Explore genealogy apps to ease your search. Bonus: Many apps will sync across your devices making genealogy research a breeze where ever you go. So many smartphone apps are available to assist you in your research. The Best Genealogy Apps To Keep You Organized highlights some of my favorites. Looking to further your genealogy education? Many great podcasts are available and are perfect for long car rides or when working out at the gym. But did you know some great tools to use in your genealogy research are not specific to genealogy researchers? Some of the best genealogy project management and organizational tools are not specific to genealogy researchers. Best of all, many are free to use. Learn how to use them to your advantage. Learn to use Google Books in this post How To Find & Use Google Books For Genealogy Research. Tip: Google has a host of great products to use absolutely free. Learn how WordCat will benefit your genealogy research. Or learn how to get more out of your genealogy searches. Many researchers are not taking advantage of the different variety of searchers available. You might be surprised at what you are missing.
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I fell in love with Pinterest when it first came on the scene. My Pinterest boards became my bulletin boards helping to track new recipes, fashions, crafts…… Well, you get the picture. Then I discovered Genealogy on Pinterest! Use Pinterest to Find North Carolina Genealogy Related Sites Search “North Carolina genealogy” on Pinterest and you may find: Historic maps related to North Carolina and its neighbors A video where you can hear the Carolina Brogue – an accent unique to the NC Outer Banks A link to colonial North Carolina currency Books on North Carolina genealogy. These might be general NC genealogy books or books related to specific counties.…
I love sharing stories about my ancestors. I don’t know many genealogists or family historians who do not. The problem? Most people do not want to hear an hour long summary of my ancestor. Or a 10 minute summary. Or a 5 minute summary…(think teenagers.) It seems most family members want a “quick version” when asking about an ancestor (think teenagers again!). In terms of social media, people want the twitter version, not the blog post version. For example, when my teenager asked me about this photograph of my grandmother Cecile White Howard, he wasn’t asking for her entire life history. He was simply asking who she was. On some…