Chapter 8

Social Networking

Social networks are the most popular way to contact other folks on the Web these days. You can keep up with genealogists all over the world with social network services. Using these tools, you can have conversations involving video and sound, read up on the latest news, make new friends, and have fun generally. Oh, and by the way, get some genealogy done!

“Social networks have expanded in all directions, and it’s often difficult to wrap your head around the size and the scope of all these possibilities,” said Amy Coffin, a professional genealogist, librarian, and blogger. “Genealogists who are just beginning to discover all that is available online should pick one or two social networking tools and learn to use ...

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