13 June 2017

Read Worthy Stuff Posted to NGS FB Page That is NOT Blogged About on Upfront with NGS!

Read Worthy Stuff Posted to NGS FB Page That is NOT Blogged About on Upfront with NGS!

Hello, everyone …

I like to periodically remind Upfront with NGS readers that in addition to doing blog posts, I also post material to the NGS FB Page.

A blog is suitable to many topics where a bit more than a “sound bite” is needed.  A blog is suitable for topics that are a bit more “generic” in scope and have wide audience appeal. A blog is suitable to address the series issues of legislation that impact records access and preservation, and much more.

Sometimes there are neat blog posts, news articles, new resources and more which don’t fit the above criteria.  Sometimes there is material that I stumble across that is either a bit narrow in scope or it’s so generic that anyone with an interest in history might find relevant.  Basically, not all material is suitable for a blog post.  In those situations, such might get so-called cross-posted to the NGS FB Page.

My point is to remind you of this additional place where the material of interest to genealogists might be placed.  The blog is always given priority for material suitable for that platform and the FB page then provides a platform for some of the other material that I want to share with readers and for which the blog is not the best place to share. Every FB post comes with an image that directly connects to the article shared.

Remember also that you can “share” any Upfront with NGS Blog post or NGS FB page cross-post to your own FB page or via other means.

Here are some examples of items recently posted to the NGS FB page [and yes, I realized after creating this list that I was on a jag using “neat” in many of my comments ]  and NOT posted to Upfront with NGS

·        Though the U.S. Census informs us, it can also entertain us as with this 1880 census entry where the occupation of this individual, a 15-year-old female" is listed as "does as she pleases!" That sounds like how many today, might describe their children! https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNHX-2RQ
·        Neat grant opportunities that will benefit family historians ... https://www.facebook.com/nhprc/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf
·        Who has responsibility for and how do we preserve old decaying records of interest to many ?!?! … http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/prison-documents-hmp-museum-1.4128972

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