Friday, September 26, 2008

The Week in Facebook: 9/26/2008

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

- Since last Friday, the Genea-Bloggers group has increased its membership by 14 more members for a total of 207. We've crossed the 200 member threshold!

If you know anyone who manages a genealogy or family history related blog, please encourage them to join the Genea-Bloggers group at Facebook. Remind them that ours is a welcoming, supportive community of like-minded people who not only blog, but encourage each other in terms of their writing and their use of current technology.

- New events which have been added include:

Cabinet of Curiosities 10th Edition
Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture 9th Edition
Canadian Genealogy Carnival 2nd Edition

And don't forget there is another Scanfest coming up on this Sunday, September 28th. Miriam at AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors has agreed to let me organize a Skype-based "voice session" that can accommodate up to 24 callers. This would mean a conference call and I'm not sure we can handle the pandemonium of 24 crazy caffeine-addled scanners talking over each other. We have trouble behaving in a simple instant messenger program! Stay tuned. Look for an Introduction to Skype post over on Facebook Bootcamp for Genea-Bloggers soon as well as a more in-depth post as to Skype and Scanfest here on DAF.

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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