06 July 2009

Southern California: Facebook family, July 12

Facebook is a new way to find relatives. The social networking site has provided interesting opportunities for people to connect.

Learn how you can do it also at the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV) on Sunday, July 12.

The meeting begins at 1.30pm, at Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks,

Originally launched in 2004 at Harvard, Facebook grew to be the most popular social networking web site in English-speaking countries today with over 200 million users. In minutes, with no prior experience you can find those elusive cousins.
Michael Gallop, JGSCV's former webmaster, will discuss his success on Facebook and demonstrate how to make your family tree come alive and provide invaluable knowledge about your family.

Michael has been working on his genealogy for almost 20 years and has collected a tremendous amount of information about his family. However, it wasn't until he joined Facebook that he actually developed a relationship with many of his relatives and realized how useful those relationships were in helping him uncover information on his relatives he never would have been able to obtain otherwise.
Imagine being able to use your computer to connect with relatives and have them help you with your research just as if you had interviewed them all personally.

Following the presentation, JGSCV Board Members will share their own successes with Facebook.

The meeting is free. For more information, contact JGSCV.

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