Facebook for Genealogists

Facebook for Genealogists

Summary Details

Length: 60 minutes

Summary: Afraid to make the jump into Facebook? Wondering what all the fuss is about or how Facebook can work to the genealogists advantage? Come along for a journey through this exciting social media application.

Description: If you’ve decided to set up a Facebook account not only to stay in touch with family but to expand your genealogy experience, learn the basics of the program including how to protect your privacy, how to make friends on Facebook, and how to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Audience Level: Beginner

Requirements: Projection for laptop/netbook computer on large screen; internet connection – wired or wireless (preferred in order to show live interaction using various websites).

Content: 6 page handout

Outline

  • What Is Facebook?
  • Why All The Fuss?
  • Setting Up A Facebook Account
  • Setting Up A Facebook Profile
  • Protecting Your Privacy
  • You Gotta Have Friends!
  • How Genealogists Use Facebook
  • Applications and Games
  • Facebook Best Practices
  • Glossary
  • Links

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