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Part Number: WXCROWDSRC_

Price: $9.95
Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest are not just for the teenagers anymore. These are just three of the many social media apps and websites that you need to utilize for your family history. Answers to brick walls are waiting! Using social media as a type of crowdsourcing tool will amaze you, so join us for this fun and informative topic.

36 minutes, plus 2 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXFACEBKTL_

Price: $9.95
While Facebook is the world’s largest online social network with more than 1.2 billion users, did you know that it can be leveraged as a genealogy research “work horse” to help find your ancestors?

In this session you’ll go beyond the basics of setting up a Facebook account and simply posting status updates or playing games. The class focus is on developing the following skill set for genealogy research:
  • Using the Search function to locate living relatives and others researching your same surnames.
  • Locating Facebook Groups and Pages related to your genealogy research, especially geographical locations and specific ethnic groups, as well as surname groups.
  • Creating a Facebook Group to facilitate collaboration and participant interaction around a specific genealogy topic such as a Surname Group or a One Place Study Group.
  • Creating a Facebook Page to advertise a genealogy society, an event and more.
  • Understanding the difference between a Facebook Page and a Facebook Group and why you might use one instead of the other as well as when it is best to use both.
  • Protecting your privacy and ensuring an enjoyable Facebook experience when researching genealogy.
1 hour 3 minutes, plus 8 page of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXTOOLS_

Price: $9.95
Have you ever wondered if you’re missing out on how some genealogists are using tools such as Evernote, Microsoft Word or Excel, Google and more? Learn what’s hot in the world of apps and websites and how you can start using them! We’ll review a group of familiar apps and websites that are being used in creative ways by the genealogy community. You’ll also learn how to think “outside the margins” and start repurposing other apps and sites for your genealogy research.

This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on September 11, 2013. 1 hour 36 minutes. Plus 1 page of supplemental syllabus materials.The recording is also included as part of themonthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXSTAYSAFE_

Price: $9.95
Are you hesitant to use popular social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter or even Pinterest and share your genealogy research because of issues involving personal information and privacy? Learn how to safely navigate these sites and still get the most out of them!
Part Number: WXCLOSELK_

Price: $9.95
In this updated webinar, Dan Lynch will step us through a closer look at Google+ and we’ll see how he and others are putting various features of the service to use for individual family history work, but also for societies and other organizations. As author of the award-winning book, "Google Your Family Tree" - Dan continues to share the benefits of Google and other technology offerings with family historians from around the world. You won’t want to miss this event!