Social Media and a Search Engine: Genealogy Tools for the 21st Century

Tracy Keeney

This presentation will focus on the ways social media sites, like Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn etc., can aide in genealogy research and finding descendants of common ancestors who may hold solutions to breaking down brick walls.  Additionally, attendees will learn how to use their search engine to find lesser known records, books, databases and personal memoirs currently unavailable through sites like Ancestry and FamilySearch.  These are simple techniques that even those who are “genealogy pros” are often unaware of, making the presentation useful to those who are just beginning their genealogy quest as well as those who’ve been pursuing it for decades.