I am quite excited to speak at the St. Joseph County Public Library (SJCPL) in South Bend, Indiana in a couple weeks. This is a fabulous public library system, featuring a thought-provoking program series.
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?
My initial observations of the new Facebook Pages design that became available to all Pages this morning.
Watch for this potential problem if you use the Simple Facebook Connect plugin to publish your Wordpress blog to a Facebook Page.