Monday, September 07, 2009

Social Networking for Genealogists


Genealogists worldwide are embracing social network technology. Learn how to find information and share photos and more online with family, friends and other researchers. Diamond Valley Library. Wed 9 September 1.30 - 2.30 pm
Bookings : 9434 3809
Some of the online resources briefly explained will include:

Online Aggregators
Google Reader

Sage

Bloglines

Tags

Flickr Tutorial (including how to attach tags)

ABC Contribute
Your place to share videos, audio, photos, and stories. Join and get your own profile page, blog and unlimited media uploads

Example of tags on a blog
Fanning Family History and Research

Example of tags on a photo sharing website
Early Ryan Photos

Tagging on Australian Newspapers Beta

Message boards and mailing lists
GenForum

Ancestry.com Message Boards


Genealogy Mailing List (not just those hosted by Rootsweb)

Yahoo Groups

Google groups

Blogs
Free blog if you subscribe to BigPond

Blogger

WordPress

Examples of Australian Blogs
Patten Genealogy

Twigs of Yore

Genealogy Blog finder

Wiki
Wikipeadia

Wikinorthia: documenting life in Melbourne’s north

Old Bailey Wiki (UK)

Allows users to contribute information on people mentioned in the Proceedings, historical background, related source materials, and corrections. The wiki also includes the bibliography and school resources pages

PROV Wiki

Researchers will find the opportunity to contribute their own information, tips and discoveries in the records to help make visits to the PROV website more meaningful and fulfilling. PROV has developed the 1891 icon, the Women's Suffrage Petition into a wiki format which allows anyone to add content to the names of the women signatories on the petition. A number of signatories have already had information added including a photograph of one of the women. We are also inviting researchers to help us improve the quality of descriptions of photographs in our collection, such as those from our 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games collection.

Encyclopedia of Genealogy

WeRelate

WikiTree

Create your own Wiki

Collaborative editing
Google docs

WriteBoard

Photo and Video sharing
Flickr

State Records NSW photostream

Victorian War Memorials and Honour Rolls

Australian War Memorial Love and War

Contribute to PictureAustralia via Flickr

PhotoBucket

Video sharing
RootsTelevision

Five best video sharing sites

Video Sharing

http://www.youtube.com/

http://www.vimeo.com/

http://www.dailymotion.com/en

http://www.blip.tv/

Social Bookmarking
Delicious

How to explain Delicious to your parents

Video

Digo

Where you not only bookmark pages but you can highlight specific areas within the pages and come back to exactly the spot of relevance for bookmarking it in the first place.

Sharing Personal Libraries
Library Thing

Podcasts

Family History Feast (SLV) 2009

Australian War Memorial talks

National Trust Walking Tours (for IPod)

RHSV podcasts

Social Networking for its own sake
Facebook

My Space

Check the “take a tour” link

Friendster

Friends Reunited

Linked to Genes Reunited

GenealogyWise

Geni

Dynastree

My Heritage

Mapping our Anzacs

Build a tribute or add a scrapbook entry

1 comment:

Geniaus said...

Hope the event goes well - wish I could be in Melbourne