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Test Your Social Networking Knowledge

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Test Your Genealogy Social Networking Knowledge

How much do you know about social networking, and what it means for genealogists and their research methods? Drew Smith's Social Networking for Genealogists will familiarize you with networking sites and concepts you may not have thought of, and give you a host of ideas about how to use social networking to enhance your genealogical research.

Take the quiz below and see if you can figure out which genealogy-related task in the first column goes with which social networking site or concept in the second column. Answers are at the bottom of the page.

Our Genealogy Social Networking Quiz

1. Link your family tree to other trees by marriage.
2. Share ancestral photos with other researchers.
3. Participate in genealogy events in an online virtual world.
4. Listen to and interact online with others about genealogical research.
5. Discover genealogy book libraries held by other individuals and see how others have reviewed these books.
6. Share your bookmarks with other genealogists.
7. Find or share video versions of family stories and travelogues of ancestral towns.
8. Collaborate online with someone on a family history document.
a. Delicious
b. YouTube
c. Google Docs
d. Geni
e. Podcasts
f. Second Life
g. LibraryThing
h. Flickr

Answers:
1. d
Geni allows you to add individuals to and manipulate your family tree, search for surnames, create a map view with locations of relatives or births, share information with family members, create a "forest" of linked family trees, as well as perform many other social networking functions.

2. h
You can search Flickr's huge database of photos, upload your own photos, comment on other researchers' photos, or set up yours so people can tag them and comment on them. Flickr also can be used for sharing videos.

3. f
Second Life is a three-dimensional virtual world, in which you can create a persona (an "avatar") and visit specific areas set aside for genealogists, and join groups in order to be notified of genealogy-related events.

4. e
Podcasts let you listen to genealogy-related programs and contact the podcasters with your own questions and ideas.

5. g
Using LibraryThing, you can search for books of interest, enter your own books into it, invite friends and other genealogical researchers to join and share what's on their shelves, talk with others about books, and rate and review books and share those ratings with others.

6. a
Delicious can be used to share bookmarks with others or maintain a private list of bookmarks that you can access from any computer.

7. b
YouTube's videos include a significant number of genealogy instructional videos, interviews with well-known genealogists, and other genealogy-related items. You can share your own genealogy videos there and on RootsTube.

8. c
Using Google Docs you and a collaborator can simultaneously edit a manuscript and share your family history manuscript with other family members.

The above are just a few of the genealogy-related social networking concepts discussed in Drew Smith's new book, Social Networking for Genealogists. For those who have never ventured into the world of social networking, Smith gives easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for how to use a wide variety of general and genealogy-specific social networking sites and programs.

Even those genealogists who already have a familiarity with social networking sites such as Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube will learn something new about enhancing their genealogical research through social networking.

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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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