16 May 2015
Jamboree 2015 - Meet the Speaker: Kristie Wells
FR017 Friday June 5, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Using Social Media To Help Build Your Family Tree
The internet, much like the world of genealogy, has come a long way in 20 years. While many of us still enjoy the smell of old books and digging through a stack of documents found in our grandmother’s attic, we can all benefit from embracing the social web and using these tools to move your genealogy research forward.
What started with message boards, chat rooms and wikis has been expanded to include blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube, to name some of the platforms where you can make connections. The key is finding the right platform and understanding a few tricks of the trade to find those cousins, photos and stories.