15 October 2013

Fabulous Facebook (FB) Finds for Genealogists & Family Historians ...

In past Upfront with NGS posts we sometimes reference Facebook (FB) as there is a dynamic genealogical community there.

We recognize that not everyone wants to join FB and yet there is news that we share there because it’s easy to “share” something posted by another, it’s timely (e.g. a new edition of Genealogy Roadshow or WDYTYA that evening), or just something short and sweet that catches our eye and yet not the basis for a full blog post.  We also cross-post every Upfront with NGS post.  With a constant stream of genealogical news being published daily, it's another platform to quickly share some of that news!

To give you a sense of what the National Genealogical Society posts beyond Upfront with NGS cross-posts on FB, here is a recent sampling of posts as they appear to those on FB. 

A nice feature of the FB platform is that many readers find it an "easier" place to post comments to!

Consider joining FB and “liking” your National Genealogical Society to get periodically posted news items like these!  And, do remember that these are all “past” posts and some events may have already occurred

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Last episode of the current season is tonight!
Don't forget to watch tonight's episode of Genealogy Roadshow on PBS set in Austin, Texas.
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Just posted on twiitter ... Deal reached w/ Feds to re-open @StatueLibrtyNPS during fed gov't shutdown: governor.ny.gov/press/10112013… #StatueofLiberty #nyc#nys
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What do you think? Is this you? Which statement do you most identify with?
10. You stayed up all night to try to index the billionth name. 9. You dressed up your kids as their ancestors for Halloween. 8. You bought your kid an Android instead of an Iphone to make sure Ind...
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What do you think? A neat perspective on what archivists do to process new additions to their collection ...
When I tell people what I do for a living—I’m an archivist—they inevitably reply something like, “Oh, you are an architect,” or, “Archeology sounds so interesting!” Once I even had someone ask me ...
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What do you think? A new genealogy startup ...
At the VCIR conference in Park City, Utah, former Ancestry.com executives unveiled their stealthy new venture, called YouWho.
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FYI ... some vendors (subscription services) are starting to provide some access to their collections as a result of the US Federal Shutdown ...
The current shutdown in Washington is limiting the access that scholars and researchers have to vital materials. To that end, we have opened up ...
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So very true ...

(Genealogists.com photo)
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What do you think? We've talked about Celebrating Hispanic Heritage, Family History and now GLBT History ... who ever knew that October reminds us of so much that is dear to us ... our heritage and our family.
blog.mocavo.com
This week I wrote about October being Family History Month. But that is not the only thing being honored this month. October is also Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender History Month. Because of the way we have been suppressed for so long, it is important for us to ...
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What do you think? Is a local archive near you celebration American Archives Month? If so, tell us how!
American Archives Month
Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a ... 
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What do you think? Good? Bad? Doesn't Matter?
Ancestry.com now controls the first, third, sixth, seventh, ninth and tenth largest genealogy websites in the world.
http://tinyurl.com/ptqsrls
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What do you think? Are you an under-30 genealogist? If so, you might want to check out this new blog ...
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What do you think? As Judy G. Russell shares with us the impact of the current US Federal Government shutdown ...
The impact on genealogy The Library of Congress. The U.S. Commerce Department (including the Census Bureau). The U.S. Interior Department (including BLM Land Patents). The U.S. Copyright Office. Th...
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What do you think? I think Brilliant! What a timely use for Wayback Machine ... one of our favorite sites.

Congress has caused the U.S. federal government to shut down and many important 
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What do you think? A neat project taking place in NC, anything similar for your state or area? BTW, here's the link the mentioned FB page,https://www.facebook.com/AbandonedOldInterestingPlacesNorthCarolina
Two North Carolina men have built a following by photographing abandoned structures and posting those images to Facebook. This segment was produced ... 


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