World wide

World wide

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.

Sharing Photos on the Web

There are a growing number of websites that allow you to share your photos with others without having to email them directly. You can make your photos public or share them securely with selected people. You can also find the pictures shared by others that may relate to your own family history, of people, buildings, and places. 

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