Social Networking for Genealogists

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Genealogical Publishing Company, 2009 - Reference - 129 pages
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Using genealogy-related examples, Smith demonstrates how many social networking and Web 2.0 sites and services can be used to share resources and communicate with other genealogists.

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User Review  - malob - LibraryThing

Basic reading for those considering getting involved in social networking. Could use a little more about privacy issues. I found several interesting sites I didn't know about until I read this book, and I consider myself to be pretty adept with computers and with genealogy. Read full review

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User Review  - Gwnhwyfer - Goodreads

It was a good introduction to various social networking sites specifically (and sometimes not so specifically) for genealogists. If you're an absolute newbie, this is the book for you. If you know what you're doing, skip it. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Drew Smith (Odessa, FL) has been a librarian in the Academic Services department at the University of South Florida (USF) Tampa Library since 2007. Between 1994 and 2007, he was an instructor for the USF School of Library and Information Science (now the School of Information), where he taught undergraduate-level courses in library/Internet research skills and website design, and graduate-level courses in genealogical librarianship and indexing/abstracting. Drew has been a volunteer in the America Online (AOL) Genealogy Forum, writes regular genealogy articles for Genealogical Computing, Digital Computing, and NGS NewsMagazine (now NGS Magazine). He also served as the editor of the FGS Voice (formerly the FGS Delegate Digest), the newsletter of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. In 2009, Genealogical Publishing Company published his first genealogy book, Social Networking for Genealogists. Drew currently serves as the President of the Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa, and as a Director of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. He served as Secretary of the Association of Professional Genealogists from 2010 to 2011, and continues to serve as one of its mailing list administrators. In 1996, Drew founded the mailing list GENEALIB for genealogy librarians, and continues to administer it for more than 1100 subscribers. Drew regularly speaks at conferences and meetings of national, state, and local genealogy societies, especially on topics linking genealogy and technology. Together with George G. Morgan, Drew has been the co-host of the Genealogy Guys Podcast since September 2005

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