I just watched a new video by the Federation of Genealogical Societies presented by Thomas MacEntee entitled Social Networking for Genealogy Societies. I would encourage all genealogy societies to watch this video and share it at your next meeting. I think it will open you eyes as you listen to Thomas’ presentation because he is giving you a very valuable lesson in how to bring your local society up to speed by utilizing social networking.
Social Networking Is Affordable Advertising
FREE: Your society may already be on Facebook, but if not, you may want to create a page and take advantage of this no cost way to advertise your organization. As Thomas MacEntee said, Facebook is now surpassing Google when it comes to being found on the Internet.
FREE: Twitter should be your additional choice for social networking. It’s a great tool for keeping your readers up to date.
FREE: Vimeo is where the Social Networking for Genealogy Societies video presentation is located. Be ready to take notes when you watch the video because you’re going to want to refer back to other social networking sites and the mentioned ideas if your genealogy society is ready to “get social”.