Very Nice Genealogy Article Appeared in the December 1, 2011 Issue of the “Wall Street Journal”

Hi Everyone!

Bruce H. , a frequent participant at our monthly genealogy programs, made me aware of a genealogy article that appeared in the December 1, 2011 issue of the Wall Street Journal.

The article is titled ” Not Your Grandmother’s Genealogy Hobby”.

The article does a lot to identify how the world of digitization in all forms and genealogy are so tied together at the hip.

You can read the full article online via the following link:

December 1, 2011 Wall Street Journal Article Titled “Not Your Grandmother’s Genealogy Hobby”

As researchers we must open our hearts and minds to participating in the evolving world of social media and how that participation can help us immensely with our own genealogical research.

As a sidenote, our Genealogy Program for January 10, 2012 is titled “Social Networking for Genealogy: Family Trees, FaceBook, Blogs and More”.  Our upcoming program and the Wall Street Journal article are trying to raise the level of attention being placed on Social Media and Genealogy.

Take a look at the article from the above link.  I think it will open your eyes to aspects of Social Media and the connection to genealogy if you are not familiar with the growth of Social Media like Wikis, Facebook, Google +.  The article also notes many websites of note for you to consider in your genealogy research.

A big “Thank You” to Bruce H. for making me aware of this nice article.

Enjoy the article.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library


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