Facebook is the largest social networking site in the world. Launched in 2004, it became available to the general public (ages 13 an over) in 2006. 79% of all U.S. adults who engage in online activities use Facebook (Pew Research Center). This reach in terms of geography, demographics, and usage makes it a powerhouse tool for genealogists. And it is free! Learn more about how individuals, societies, and professionals can get the most out of Facebook. The practical everyday uses cases presented will benefit those who are skeptical of Facebook, those still figuring their way around using it, and those with years of experience.
Colleen Greene has been using Facebook personally and professionally since 2005, and has been teaching classes on it since 2006
- Gain familiarity with the different communication formats on Facebook: Profiles, Pages, Groups, and Messenger.
- Gain familiarity with many of the ways that genealogists use Facebook for research, sharing family histories, correspondence, networking, education, society activities, and society or business marketing.
- Discuss privacy and security risks, and learn how to proactively mitigate those.
- Find out where you can learn more and get more help.
- Format: Instructional lecture.
- Length: 60 minutes, including Q&A.
- Audience: Genealogists and family historians.
- Experience: All levels.