Using Social Media for your Family History

In your family history research you have probably stumbled upon Social Media or used it. Social Media is an ideal platform for communicating, collaborating and networking. It is becoming a very popular way to communicate and share your family history with family, friends and followers.

Talk overview

During my talk I explore:

+ What is social media and why use it for Family History?
+ Myth busting
+ How to use social media for your Family History
+ Forums, Facebook, Twitter and
+ Other platforms

Why use for Family History?

For family historians we can:

+ contact distant relatives
+ swap family stories
+ discover new facts and new records
+ share family photos and documents
+ collaborate with researchers and family
+ and more

So what’s not to like?

How to use social media for your Family History

+ Forums

Bulletin Boards were the first platforms. They are forums where you post information or questions and other subscribers generally provide answers. So, use them to find answers to questions, gain help and support and make ‘friends’.

+ Facebook and Twitter are free to use

You can use these websites to spread messages far and wide, quickly and easily. Remember there is no such thing as a free lunch. These services are businesses and will be looking for revenue. Check out the privacy policy and check all your settings upon signing up so you are aware of the implications.

Book my talk to discover:

+ What is social media?
+ Why use for Family History?
+ Myth busting
+ How to use social media for your Family History
+ Using Facebook
+ Using Twitter
+ Other platforms (YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat)
+ Blogging, and
+ much more

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Robert Parker is a Genealogist and Trainer, based in Kent. He delivers courses, guidance, talks and research services for those interested in tracing their ancestors. See for his 5 steps to discovering your ancestors. Contact Robert to discuss your requirements without obligation.

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