Facebook – A Tool for Genealogy Research (BONUS webinar for subscribers)

Thomas MacEntee
Aug 7, 2015
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Graph Search
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Explore All Results
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Result Types
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Clear Past Searches
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Using Facebook Content for Genealogy
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Every Post Has a Link
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Asking Permission
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Citing Facebook
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Pages vs Groups
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Using Facebook Groups
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Update Posts
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Manage Notifications
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Files Section
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Creating a Group
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Facebook Pages
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Page Insights
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About this webinar

While Facebook is the world's largest online social network with more than 1.2 billion users, did you know that it can be leveraged as a genealogy research "work horse" to help find your ancestors?

In this session you'll go beyond the basics of setting up a Facebook account and simply posting status updates or playing games. The class focus is on developing the following skill set for genealogy research:


  • Using the Search function to locate living relatives and others researching your same surnames.
  • Locating Facebook Groups and Pages related to your genealogy research, especially geographical locations and specific ethnic groups, as well as surname groups.
  • Creating a Facebook Group to facilitate collaboration and participant interaction around a specific genealogy topic such as a Surname Group or a One Place Study Group.
  • Creating a Facebook Page to advertise a genealogy society, an event and more.
  • Understanding the difference between a Facebook Page and a Facebook Group and why you might use one instead of the other as well as when it is best to use both.
  • Protecting your privacy and ensuring an enjoyable Facebook experience when researching genealogy.

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About the speaker

So, what if I told you that a Baby Boomer guy with a love of punk rock music but also Renaissance Art, somehow “fell” into the technology industry almost 40 years ago, and then left a lucrative career in information technology to pursue his love o
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