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27 Jan 2015

List of Facebook Genealogy Resources

Have you heard about the list of Facebook Genealogy Resources?

Download the 120-page PDF of 4,130+ links to genealogy resources on Facebook (updated 18 Oct 2014) here: Genealogy on Facebook List.

This list is compiled and updated at regular intervals by genealogist Katherine R. Willson of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Inspired by her success using Facebook to break down some of her brick walls, Katherine’s List of Facebook Genealogy Resources is a gold mine of information. Gail Dever has created a Canadian list that includes French-speaking groups & pages, available at this link:  Facebook for Canadian Genealogy.

Willson’s list is arranged by location or subject. Location links on Facebook include virtually every country from Australia to Zimbabwe; U.S. locations are broken out by state. Subject links run the gamut from adoption to surnames. The links include both subject groups that are only on Facebook, but also includes links for existing organizations, libraries, archives, and surname societies with Facebook pages.

There are at least 30 Facebook […]

3 Apr 2014

First Friday Genealogy April 2014

The First Friday Genealogy April 2014 issue goes out tomorrow, but there’s still time to sign up for my free newsletter.
Available (you guessed it) the first Friday of the month, First Friday Genealogy with Sassy Jane contains tips and tricks for your family history research and highlights from the Sassy Jane site, so you don’t miss a thing.

My focus is genealogy from an archivist’s perspective, including using primary sources effectively, search strategies, archives news, and technology tips. Frequent topics include how to organize genealogy research, catalog family photographs, and simplify sources and citations. I also like sharing information on using iPads and iPhones for mobile genealogy.

There are lots of genealogy newsletters out there, so I want you to know that First Friday Genealogy with Sassy Jane is: 1. short, 2. sweet, 3. free. Delivery is timed to inspire your weekend family history research.

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7 Mar 2014

Sassy Jane Genealogy in Family Tree Magazine

Welcome to all of my new readers. Last Friday I was happily surprised to find Sassy Jane Genealogy in Family Tree Magazine.
Lisa Louise Cooke’s article, “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow,” includes this site and my posts on Facebook. It’s been a wonderful week with lots of new readers and I want to thank Lisa for including me.
Let’s also take a look at some of the other genealogists in the article. You can’t go wrong with:

CeCe Moore
Genetic genealogist CeCe Moore specializes in genealogy and adoption research. Visit her websites Your Genetic Genealogist and Adoption and DNA.

The Legal Genealogist
Judy G. Russell just delivered the keynote at Rootstech and is one of genealogy’s shining stars. Visit her site, The Legal Genealogist, and follow her on Twitter @legalgen for useful information on legal issues and genealogy.

Ancestor Hunter
Ancestor Hunter’s Vintage Maps board features 60 maps at Pinterest. Check out 26 other boards devoted to genealogy and history from this researcher.

Robin […]

25 Feb 2014

Genealogy on Facebook List – Tuesday’s Tip

This Tuesday’s Tip is a new (to me) resource called the Genealogy on Facebook list.

Genealogist Katherine R. Willson of Ann Arbor, Michigan, has compiled a list of 3,000+ Facebook genealogy links and updates the list monthly. Inspired by her success using Facebook to break down some of her brick walls, Katherine’s Genealogy on Facebook list is a gold mine of resources.

The list is arranged either by location or subject. Links for locations on Facebook include virtually every country from Australia to Zimbabwe; U.S. locations are broken out by state. Subject links run the gamut from adoption to surnames. The links include subject groups that collaborate only on Facebook, and links for existing organizations, libraries, archives, and surname societies.

The German Genealogy research group has been instrumental in advancing my continuing Prussian research, as has the Norway Genealogy Research group. I can’t say enough good things about the level of collaboration and support provided by […]