05 November 2013

Pinterest Pinning Proliferates -- are you taking advantage?

Since Upfront with NGS first wrote about Pinterest back in March 2012 (Pinterest? Have You Joined Yet? Please Do Tell Us About How Genealogists Might Benefit!), it seems to have matured, become much more mainstream and used by an ever expanding cadre of genealogists.  For me, it’s nice to have an outlet which is visually based verses textually based.  When one wants a break from doing research or writing, images are a nice fit.  And, as we’ve often heard said, sometimes a picture does say a thousand words!

Throughout this post are images of various Pinterest Boards that I have stumbled across that I think would be of interest to family history researchers! Everything from NARA and LOC to how a State of NC entity (Government and Heritage Library),  local county (Dare County NC) and a local University (Duke University Libraries) all are using Pinterest Boards.  The use of Pinterest boards has really exploded!

Thinking of using Pinterest for your genealogical/family history research?  A great place to start is The 2013 Awards for Top Genealogy/Family History Boards on Pinterest (Valerie Elkins, Family Cherished). She has highlighted Pinterest boards for different categories:
- Top Genealogy and Family History Pinterest Boards
- Top Genealogy Business Pinterest Boards
- Top Genealogy Group Boards

A recent post about using Pinterest as a genealogical tool:

Helpful posts for getting started:
- Can you use Pinterest for Genealogy? (James Tanner via FamilySearch blog)
- Copyright, terms of use and Pinterest (Judy G Russell, The Legal Genealogist)

What is your favorite and/or most useful Pinterest Board?

What advice would you give to a person or group or entity just starting to create a Pinterest Board?

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