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Caring For Your Family Archives

This talk addresses three areas - organising your family records and memorabilia, storing and preserving your family archives and finally, sharing the results of your research with others and the long term future of your research and records. 

Brief Introduction to Family History Research

This talk looks at how to start by looking at family sources, archives and libraries, what's online, useful books to read, the benefits of joining genealogy and family history societies and recording and organising your research.

Beyond the IGI

The Vagaries of the Web

Social Media for Family Historians

Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, blogs, what does it all mean? Is it a waste of time? Is it safe? This talk will provide some answers.

This talk gives a broad overview of social networking sites:

  • definition and description of social networking
  • the advantages
  • the dangers and how to overcome them
  • communication sites and sharing sites
  • a look at a few of the most popular sites, such as Facebook, Twitter and a few blogs

Live demonstrations of some sites will be given where possible.

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