I recently had a chance to talk with Drew Smith, author of the recent book, Social Networking for Genealogists. I described Drew as a "high energy guy" because he is involved in so many genealogy-related activities. He is a genealogy expert, president of a local genealogy society, a prolific author and lecturer, podcaster, editor of the FGS Voice (published by the Federation of Genealogical Societies), and he frequently makes presentations at genealogy conferences all over the country. He is also well-known for being one-half of the team (with George G. Morgan) that produces The Genealogy Guys podcasts.
In this interview, Drew talks about the strengths of local genealogy societies and some of the resources they provide. He also describes the many activities of the umbrella organization: the Federation of Genealogical Societies.
Drew also described his new book, Social Networking for Genealogists, that describes genealogy-related blogs, wikis, podcasts, photo sharing sites, video sharing sites, collaborative editing, catalogs of private libraries, and more.
Roots Television kindly recorded our conversation and has now made it available online. If you have listened to The Genealogy Guys podcasts, you can now see the face of one of the team whose voices you have listened to so often. If you have an interest in Drew Smith's many activities, go to http://www.rootstelevision.com/index.html?bcpid=7225568001&bclid=240119644&bctid=28906070001 or click on the image below.