The Week In Facebook

This is a weekly feature which will document some of the genea-blogger happenings as they relate to Facebook®.

– This weekly post will now appear here at  Geneabloggers instead of my Destination: Austin Family blog.  This leaves me free to concentrate more on my research and my surnames over at DAF and I think the weekly Facebook post fits more with the Geneabloggers site’s goals and vision.

– We’ seen an increase of 12 members this week to bring us to 330 as of today. Check out Genea-Bloggers group listing on Facebook. If you know anyone who blogs about their genealogy or family history and you think they might benefit from membership in Geneabloggers please let me know and send me their email info!

– As mentioned all over the genealogy blogosphere as well as right here at Geneabloggers, it is like that we will see a great deal of interest in Geneabloggers with the debut of the series “Who Do You Think You Are” on  April 20, 2009.  Over the next few weeks I’ll be soliciting input and ideas from readers for ways in which we can make our Facebook group more inviting and welcoming to potential new members.

– The feature This Week’s New Geneablogs has also moved over here from DAF and appears each Saturday.  Check out the new sites and welcome the new bloggers since many if not all are now members of Geneablggers.

– Upcoming carnivals includes: Carnival of Genealogy on Sunday, February 1st (the theme is Genealogy Happy Dance) and Data Backup Day also on Sunday, February 1st.

– Don’t forget Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt #4: Genealogy Road Trip! “Take a genealogy day trip and blog about it. Discover the local history and genealogy in your area. Take a trip to a cemetery or other historic location. Describe the day, what you learned, where you went, how it looked, how it sounded. Armchair genealogists will love the mini travelogue.”

Again, if anyone has a question as to how to use Facebook, I’d be happy to help. You can always email me directly but if you post your question as a Discussion Topic at the Genea-Bloggers group, you might find that other members also have the same questions.

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.