Social Media for Genealogy Series

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Social Media for Genealogy Series

A CGS series about how to use social media for researching, sharing and publicizing your genealogical interests

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Social Media for Genealogy Series


Three Individual Sessions, Tuesday Evenings

October 4, 11 & 18 5-6:30 PDT

Presented by 

Carly Morgan

The event is presented online via Zoom

These three individual sessions will cover how to use social media for researching, sharing and publicizing your genealogical interests. The sessions are as follows:

Oct 4 - Saving Social Media for Family History

Posts on social media now capture much of the information we would find in correspondence, journals, and photo albums. However, social media is not designed to be easily archived which means we are at risk of losing valuable parts of our family history if we don’t actively work to save the posts that are important to our stories and the stories unfolding in our families. In this presentation, we’ll look at the most commonly used social media platforms and discuss the easiest ways to ensure that we’re preserving anything we don’t want to lose.

Oct 11 - Using Social Media for Research

As social media has changed the way we communicate, we can now explore it as a tool for reaching out and finding research support for our family history work. Groups, message boards, comments, public albums…all of these are places where you might find unexpected treasures for your family tree. In this presentation, we’ll talk about how to start harnessing the power of social media as you’re researching along with best practices for working with efficiency and kindness in a noisy online world.

Oct 18 - Using Social Media to Grow Your Genealogy Society or Business

Social media is a powerful tool for growing any group or business but the field of genealogy faces a challenge since our audience tends to be less familiar with the newer platforms. Additionally, getting started with social media may feel overwhelming (even though it’s easier than ever to just jump in!). In this presentation, we’ll talk about what each of the major social media platforms has to offer and how you can take advantage of the ease of communicating with social media to get free advertising, a longer reach, and a deeper connection with the genealogy community you’re building.

The events will take place via Zoom. If you join, please sign in early to make sure you are able to see the program.  We will send you instructions the night before, and a reminder shortly before the event, which will give you access. Our remote classes now have live closed captioning. When registering, use an email address you will be checking. Please note all times are Pacific Time

You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting. You will be prompted to download the software, once you have clicked on the link that you have been provided. You may also wish to create an account, but that is not required to participate in a Zoom meeting.

This event is presented live. Some events may be recorded for CGS use.

See you online!

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CGS members enjoy reduced admission or viewing, $10.00*.

Non-member admission or viewing fee is $15.00*.

Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited so register early to confirm your spot.

You can purchase a $45 one-year CGS Basic membership when you check out. To sign up for other membership options go to our web page: CGS Membership application


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