Thursday, June 9, 2011

Closing Program of Youth Historical Research Program

Next week, we will have a closing program for the youth historical project I have been teaching during the past eight weeks. This program taught middle and high school youth how to conduct historical research of their faith-based institution through the researching of historical documents, artifacts, and by conducting oral history interviews.

This has been a fantastic experience and the youth participants from Ivy Baptist Church and Gospel Light United Holy Church in Newport News, VA have made this pilot program a great success.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Genealogy Niche

Do you have a genealogy specialty or niche? “Often the niche finds you. It’s another form of genealogical serendipity” says Paula Stuart-Warren, CG. In her presentation Niche Planning and Marketing, Paula tells us what steps to take to further develop and market our genealogy niche and how to transition from being a generalist of genealogy to a specialist.

Genealogist may have more than one niche and I feel that mine are African American genealogy, Virginia and North Carolina records, Technology, and most recently Youth Genealogy. The tips shared by Paula in this presentation were invaluable.

To all genealogist, tell us about your genealogy niche(s).

Thanks for sharing, Paula.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Going Social With Genealogy

Check out Robin Foster’s new online course, Going Social With Genealogy. In this course, you will “learn how to identify principles and tools which will help you to have more enriching relationships in finding, sharing, connecting and engaging with genealogists and others using social media.”

I learned about a few social media sites which I have not yet tried. Great job, Robin!