Browsed by
Tag: social networks

Facebook Puts Genealogists in Contact with New Cousins

Facebook Puts Genealogists in Contact with New Cousins

Looking back over the year, I could think of many things to be thankful for.  But, I am most grateful to several Azorean cousins who have taken the time to share their family stories with me.  I would have never found them had it not been for Facebook. Who Knows What Happened in the Azores After My Ancestors Left? Ten years ago, I came into contact with a woman from Massachusetts.  We had similar surnames in Maia, a village on…

Read More Read More

Joining The Google+ Bandwagon

Joining The Google+ Bandwagon

Yesterday, I got an invite and I made the plunge.  I’ve joined Google+.  In case you haven’t heard of it, Google+ is the new social network made by the folks at Google, of course. It is similar to other social networks, but not like them at all.  There’s a little bit of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  At this time there are no games, so it has a different feel to it. You have more control over your privacy with Google+. …

Read More Read More

GenealogyWise: My Page

GenealogyWise: My Page

My previous post gave a brief description of the new genealogy social networking website, GenealogyWise.com.  Now, I would like to take a look at My Page. My Page is your user profile.  It’s the page that people visiting GenealogyWise will see when they pull up your name. Besides wasting several minutes trying to find the right color background (like I did), there are many other features: The Left Hand Column Here you’ll find your basic links in text link form…

Read More Read More

Geneology Social Network Hits the Net

Geneology Social Network Hits the Net

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a new kid in town on the social network scene. It’s called GenealogyWise.com and it’s devoted to genealogy. I saw mention of GenealogyWise.com on Randy Seaver’s Genea-Musings Blog.  Because I’m behind on only about 50 projects right now, I had to check it out!  Before I knew it, I was creating a profile page and inviting friends. There have been a couple attempts at genealogy social networking.  In my view, the earlier attempts were…

Read More Read More