"Cyndi: Can you put forth some suggestions on how to use Facebook for genealogical purposes/research? Thanks."Here's a quick run-through of ideas based on my knowledge of the features available with Facebook.
- Obviously, Facebook is a great way to network with other genealogists. You can make friends with fellow genealogists, learn from one another, and expand your genealogical horizons. When all else fails, you can always get a pick-me-up from your Facebook friends.
- Facebook is just one more way to publish information online. It gives you the opportunity to share what you know with the genealogical world. Create a Facebook Group page for a specific topic, location, surname, or ancestor. There are FB groups for genealogical societies, one-name studies, etc. Examples:
- National Genealogical Society, http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=23768127467
- DAR, http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2213701990
- Association of Graveyard Rabbits, http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=39809897326
- Grierson-One - A Global Study, 1311-2010, http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=info&gid=89985823480
- Ancestry World Archives Project, http://www.facebook.com/AncestryWorldArchivesProject?ref=ts
- CyndisList.com, http://www.facebook.com/CyndisList
- FamilySearch Indexing, http://www.facebook.com/pages/FamilySearch-Indexing/338864574155?ref=ts