During lectures I gave this past August at my local genealogy society and at a conference, I polled the audience asking how many who are on Facebook had checked if there is an existing Facebook Group for their ancestral hometowns, and few people raised their hands. When I showed them the kind of information that I have obtained from one of my ancestral hometown Groups, they were amazed.
Does your library or genealogical society run both a Facebook Page and a Facebook Group? Or multiple Groups? If so, you might not yet be aware that Facebook quietly rolled out a new feature recently–the ability to link together your Facebook Page and your Facebook Group.
Does Facebook have you frustrated and stumped? Still not sold on its usefulness? Are you an active Facebook user who wants to make sure you are getting the most out of it for your genealogy work?
This past weekend, Facebook finally opened up this platform to my own campus network, so I’ve been getting my hands dirty this week in the new Groups for Schools Platform.
Yesterday, Facebook announced the introduction of a new platform — Groups for Schools. Based on what I have read, these are features that I think are key to getting faculty and other higher ed Group administrators to embrace and champion the new Groups for Schools.