Friday, February 25, 2011

Social Networking – New Horizons for Genealogists - March 5, 2011


The Southern California Genealogical Society presents, as part of its new Jamboree Extension Series, a FREE webinar on social media presented by Thomas MacEntee entitled Social Networking – New Horizons for Genealogists:
Did you know that the over-55 crowd is the fastest growing group of Facebook users? Did you know that Twitter is not the domain of the much younger “texting” crowd but is used by an older more savvy group of people? Did you ever wonder how and if these programs, along with others such as blogs and wikis, can be used to help genealogists? Wonder no more as we explore what makes up the oft-mystifying term “social networking” and how each program is currently being used by genealogists and family historians of all ages.
This FREE webinar is available to the public and you can register by clicking here. Members of SCGS will be able to access a recorded version of this webinar in the Members Only section at the SCGS website.

Title:    Social Networking – New Horizons for Genealogists
Date:  Saturday, March 5, 2011
Time:  10:00 AM - PST, 11:00 AM - MST, 12:00 PM - CST, 1:00 PM - EST

About the Jamboree Extension Series

The Southern California Genealogical Society is proud to announce a new program, the Jamboree Extension Series, that provides family history and genealogy educational webinar (web-based seminar) sessions for genealogists around the world. The program will offer Jamboree-style seminars for up to 1000 attendees per session, at no charge. The Jamboree Extension Series is offered as a service to the genealogical community as part of the Society's mission "to foster interest in family history and genealogy, preserve genealogical materials, and provide instruction in accepted and effective research techniques."

While the original webcasts are available to all genealogists, SCGS members will be able to review archived sessions at any time by accessing the SCGS members-only section of this website. Archive sessions will be available approximately three days following the webinar. To view the webinar, you will need a computer with audio speakers or a headset. Those persons with a fast Internet connection (either broadband or DSL) will have the most satisfactory experience.

Jamboree Extension Series presentations will be scheduled on the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month. Saturday sessions will be held at 10am Pacific time / 1pm Eastern time; Wednesday sessions will be scheduled at 6pm Pacific time / 9pm Eastern time.
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