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This new social networking tool has taken the genealogy world by storm, and we won’t
let you be left out if we can help it. Our next webinar, Google+
for Genealogists, will show you how to use Google+. Your registration for
the live event even includes 30 days of one-on-one tech support from instructor Kerry
You’ll learn how to get started, set up your “circles,” and take advantage of the
genealogical possibilities on Google+. Here’s a sampling of tips Kerry will share:
Fill out your profile and upload a picture before you start adding friends. If you
don’t, people may mistake you for a spammer.
Most genealogists will add you to their circles even if you’re a complete stranger
… but only if your profile indicates that you’re into family history.
You can have people in multiple circles. Is Aunt Millie into genealogy? Add her to
your Family and Genealogy circles, so she sees the cute kid pictures and the big research
breakthrough you had at the library last weekend.
If you’re posting something to a specific circle to keep it from being public, make
sure you use the “lock this post” feature to prevent others from sharing it. Otherwise,
one of your carefully selected circle members can share it with anyone.
The hour-long webinar takes place Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. Eastern (that’s
7 Central, 6 Mountain, 5 Pacific).
In addition to the month of tech support, attendees will get access to the webinar
recording to view again as many times as they want,plus a PDF of the presentation
more and register for the Google+ for Genealogists webinar at ShopFamilyTree.com (for
a limited time, our Early Bird registration special saves you 20 percent!).