Julie's Genealogy & History Hub

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Following Specific Posts on Facebook + A Bonus Tip

If you’re a genealogist on Facebook, you probably encounter lots of posts from genealogy friends or groups that you want to keep tabs on. Say someone asks a question about resources in an area of interest. You may not have an answer, but you’d love to hear what others might say. What are you to do? Check back every few days (assuming you can even find the post again)? There must be a better way!

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Managing Your Facebook Experience

More and more, people are beginning to realize the benefit of using Facebook as a networking tool beyond just family and friends.  Today, so many genealogists are hopping on the Facebook bandwagon to connect with other genealogists.  But at the same time, people also want to use Facebook to be, well, social with family and friends.  So how can you effectively utilize Facebook for both personal and networking purposes?  The answer is quite simple:  filters.

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RAOGK Abound

There are some many wonderful people out there willing to help others in the genealogy research.  Between Facebook and blogging, I’ve met many of those wonderful people, and it’s a pleasure to know them.

Just in the last few days, I’ve experienced RAOGK (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness) all over the place.  I thought I’d take a few moments to share them with you and to publicly thank these wonderful people.

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Create a Facebook Page for You Blog(s)

I’ve been trying to figure out other ways to get the word out about my blogs.  Facebook’s Networked Blogs application (formerly known as Blog Network) is a great tool and had been effective.  However, not everyone uses the application.  Additionally, a Facebook search will not find the blogs listed in the application.

Taking a cue from Miriam, footnoteMaven, and Lorine, who have created a Facebook page for their blogs, I decided to create my own.  I chose to do one page that incorporated all of my genealogy-related blogs, entitled Julie’s Genealogy Blogs.  Note: I have removed my page with the intent of doing something different.  The concept/idea and instructions are still relevant so I will keep this post up.

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