You know what they say, "Idle hands . . ." Well, I've never been one to shy away from a challenge and this one is actually a labor of love. As the new Publicity Chair of the Illinois State Genealogical Society, I've been busy over the past few months trying to make certain social media tools such as blogs, Facebook and Twitter to work for ISGS.
This past Saturday, May 22, 2010, at our quarterly meeting, the Board approved my proposed social media plan for the society. I greatly appreciate this vote of confidence and finally I can say that it is taking shape.
The Illinois State Genealogical Society blog is now ready for public consumption and contains lots of helpful information for those researching Prairie State ancestors. In addition, ISGS now has its own Facebook fan page as well as a Twitter account!
If you get a chance please visit these sites and add them to your list of those you follow in the genealogy community. ISGS has great plans for the next year including our Fall Conference in Peoria, IL on October 23, 2010. And to top that, we'll be the host genealogical society for the FGS 2011 conference to be held September 7-11, 2011.
© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee