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MyHeritage

Founded in 2003, MyHeritage has grown to be one of the world's largest social networks and genealogy sites. It focuses primarily on connecting families offering SmartMatches to link families together. It also offers tagging of photos, free genealogy software, web research and more - in 38 different languages.


Create your own website

Other Notes: Under development

It is relatively easy to create your own website, either by using free blogging websites such as Blogger and Wordpress, or by using the software provided with most hosting plans. and the data created by your family tree program. You can write up your research, discuss your hobbies, publicise your family history society, whatever you like! 

Topics covered:


Facebook Start-up

Facebook helps people to connect and share information and the news of daily life with each other on the internet. It can help you to find and build lasting relationships with distant family members and reconnect with old school friends.  

This talk will demonstrate how to start your own Facebook account using a live demonstration where possible. Privacy settings will be covered in detail. 

This talk is the second half of the longer Facebook for Family Historians


Blogs for Family Historians

Other Notes: A handout giving the addresses of all websites mentioned in the talk will be provided.

A blog is a website for letting people know what you’re doing and what you’ve found, and can be an effective way to locate other family researchers. In this session you will learn about blogs – what they are, what they are for, how to find them, how to create your own, and why you would want to.

The talk is in two parts. The first part covers blogs in general:


Social Media for Family Historians

Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, blogs, what does it all mean? Is it a waste of time? Is it safe? This talk will provide some answers.

This talk gives a broad overview of social networking sites:

  • definition and description of social networking
  • the advantages
  • the dangers and how to overcome them
  • communication sites and sharing sites
  • a look at a few of the most popular sites, such as Facebook, Twitter and a few blogs

Live demonstrations of some sites will be given where possible.


Sharing Photos on the Web

There are a growing number of websites that allow you to share your photos with others without having to email them directly. You can make your photos public or share them securely with selected people. You can also find the pictures shared by others that may relate to your own family history, of people, buildings, and places. 


Facebook for Family Historians

Facebook helps people to connect and share information and the news of daily life with each other on the internet. It can help you to find and build lasting relationships with distant family members and reconnect with old school friends.  

This talk explains what Facebook is, how it works and how to protect yourself while using it. Live demonstrations can be given:

  • a working account (mine!) showing the different areas and options
  • how to start a new account and update the privacy settings

 


Introduction to Australian and New Zealand Land Records

Land research can tell us so much about how our ancestors lived and worked. It can help us find out the truth about stories we’ve heard, and can give us a much richer picture of our ancestors’ social and economic position. If they owned a house, business premises or rural property there are records to be found, many of which contain a wealth of information.


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