Web 2.0 technologies give even the most apprehensive internet user an opportunity to connect almost instantly with hundreds or thousands of people with similar interests. If you're a regular visitor to the Maine Genealogy Network then you already know about the power of Community Based web sites. Perhaps you are one of the many, many people who have already found a way to dramatically accelerate your genealogy research, and help others kick start their own with the use of Social Networking sites, blogs, document sharing, etc... Join the Pejepscot Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society on Sunday March 13, 2011 (2pm) at the Morrell Meeting Room of the Curis Memorial Libvrary in Brunswick, as we elaborate on the benefits of sites like Facebook, Footnote, Flickr, WeRelate and of course, MaineGenealogy.net (and more) . Learn how to get started, and hear some real life stories of how these sites have helped connect cousins and expedite the gathering of information and documentation and created cause for celebration.
If you're not able to attend but have a story about how sites like these have helped aid your research that you are willing to share, please let me know. I'm a firm believer in using real life examples to help people understand the power of technology and want to share as many stories as I can.