This new social networking tool has taken the genealogy world by storm, and we won’t let you be left out if we can help it. Our next webinar, Genealogist’s Guide to Google+, will show you how to use Google+. Your registration for the live event even includes 30 days of one-on-one tech support from instructor Kerry Scott.
You’ll learn how to get started, set up your “circles,” and take advantage of the genealogical possibilities on Google+. Here’s a sampling of tips Kerry will share:
- Fill out your profile and upload a picture before you start adding friends. If you don’t, people may mistake you for a spammer.
- Most genealogists will add you to their circles even if you’re a complete stranger … but only if your profile indicates that you’re into family history.
- You can have people in multiple circles. Is Aunt Millie into genealogy? Add her to your Family and Genealogy circles, so she sees the cute kid pictures and the big research breakthrough you had at the library last weekend.
- If you’re posting something to a specific circle to keep it from being public, make sure you use the “lock this post” feature to prevent others from sharing it. Otherwise, one of your carefully selected circle members can share it with anyone.
The hour-long webinar takes place Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. Eastern (that’s 7 Central, 6 Mountain, 5 Pacific).
In addition to the month of tech support, attendees will get access to the webinar recording to view again as many times as they want,plus a PDF of the presentation slides.
Learn more and register for the Genealogist’s Guide to Google+ webinar at Family Tree Shop (for a limited time, our Early Bird registration special saves you 20 percent!).