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It’s no longer possible to be a solitary genealogy researcher, regardless of where you live. The Internet has provided so very many opportunities to us over the years. Not only can we access webpages, databases, message boards, and mailing lists, but we can publish our own blogs and participate in collaborative projects in wikis. A more recent addition to our toolkits is the social networking site. There are a number of them on the Web, and if you’re not yet involved, it’s time to jump in and take advantage of “living social” with other genealogists.
What is a Social Network?
Drew Smith, my partner and co-host of “The Genealogy Guys Podcast” and the author of Social Networking for Genealogists (Genealogical Publishing Co., 2009), defines social networking in his book as “a way of using online resources and online services to create and maintain a community of individuals who share a common interest.”
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