AfriGeneas Genealogy Technology Forum
Technology and an Older Genealogist
One of my granddaughters dragged me to Facebook and it has turned into a new resource of family information for me.
I'm the unofficial family historian for my ADAMS family lines and have put together a "book" of over 2,000 descendants of Lewis & Susan Adams who lived between 1785 & 1864. The book contains family relationships for all, along with vital records and photos. There and some descriptive notes and other documentation for only deceased descendants.
Well, through the 'friends of' feature on Facebook I'm gathering photos and much information/connectios/relationships on the generation of my grandchildren and their children which I heretofore was having very little success in obtaining.
We (Adams descendants) also have a MyFamily.com member website and have been able through these new technologies and 'apps' to add quite a few new descendants to our family tree, both older deceased family members and the "newly' discovered members and their children, grandchildren, etc.
It seems my genealogy research, with these newer applications and resources coming on-line, are making my research efforts more rewarding and encompassing on an almost daily basis.
p.s. The International Black Genealogy Summit (IBGS) held in Ft. Wayne, IN, 29-31 Oct 2009, was truly a success in every sense of the word. Kudos & congratulations to the planners and to the 400-500 attendees. Let's do it again