01 February 2017

Today (1 February) is #GenealogySelfie Day!

Today (1 February) is #GenealogySelfie Day!

From Tami Mize, ConferenceKeeper.org we are reminded …

Last year’s #GenealogySelfie Day was such a success that we want to do it again!  We shared 155 tagged #GenealogySelfie photos on a Pinterest board — photos of people, societies, families, even a few with cats. Let’s do it again this year, and double the number! You can take your selfie prior to February 1, but just be sure that you post it ON Feb. 1 (and that it is a recent, accurate picture of you).

Why Share your Selfie?

#GenealogySelfie Day Pinterest Board

The genealogy community is a friendly and rather social bunch.  We share knowledge, information, documents, research triumphs and struggles, joys, sorrows – even pictures of cats. So why not selfies? Chances are good that if you’re on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you have a hefty number of “genealogy” friends – many that you probably have never met in person, but regularly interact with through Likes, Shares, and Comments on one another’s posts.  Peruse your list of “genealogy’ friends and you’ll most likely find that many use a photo of an ancestor, or a baby picture, as their profile pic.  It adds quite the variety to your friends list, but you wouldn’t know them if you ran into them in the vendor hall at a conference, or sat next to them at a workshop. And with RootsTech just around the corner, there’s an opportunity to possibly run into thousands of them in person!

ConferenceKeeper and Geneabloggers have proclaimed February 1st as #GenealogySelfie Day – a day for social folks who love genealogy to snap a picture of themselves and share it on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter with the hashtag #GenealogySelfie.  It will be fun to put faces to names, and increase the chances of recognizing one another at RootsTech and other upcoming events and conferences.

Join in the fun, and participate in #GenealogySelfie Day on February 1.

You may have noticed last week that some of your favorite libraries participated in Library Shelfie day (Instagram, Twitter and across Facebook).

Did you participate in #GenealogySelfie Day?  Share your #GenealogySelfie to NCGS via your social media platform of choice!

Use your #GenealogySelfie Day image for your photo when the NGS 2017 Conference app comes out! 

Faces connected to names really does add to the fun and familiarity when one attends a conference.

Here's a shelfie that I did a few years ago (when I returned to my youth by having braces) when I set up a new computer and needed an image. I'll plan to do an update for this year's #genealogyshelfie day!  Please join me.

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