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Genealogy 2pt0 Simcoe OGS April 2010

  1. 1. Genealogy 2.0 Presentation by Elise C. Cole, BAH, MLIS The Canadian Lib Genie elisecole@rogers.com http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com
  2. 2. Genealogy 2.0 • Our Agenda: – Definitions of Web 2.0 and Genealogy 2.0 – Message Boards & Mailing Lists – Blogs, Comments & RSS – Social Networking Sites – Wikis – Podcasts,YouTube & Photosharing http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com
  3. 3. Genealogy 2.0 • Web 2.0 The term "Web 2.0" refers to a perceived second generation of web development and design, that aims to facilitate communication, secure information sharing, interoperability, and collaboration on the World Wide Web. Web 2.0 concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities, hosted services, and applications; such as social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis, blogs, and folksonomies. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0 http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com
  4. 4. Genealogy 2.0 • Genealogy 2.0 Genealogy 2.0 sites use advanced social computing and networking technologies like wikis, RSS, mapping, and online family tree building to help people connect with family members and other researchers … http://genealogy.about.com/od/social_networking/tp/portals.htm http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com
  5. 5. Genealogy 2.0 • Message Boards – Free to join – Have to remember to check for new messages or ask to be notified of replies • http://boards.ancestry.ca/ • Search for Surname boards, geographic, topical http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com
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  10. 10. Genealogy 2.0 • Mailing Lists – The Complete Resource for Genealogy Mailing Lists • http://www.cyndislist.com/mailing.htm#John – Geographically-based (i.e., Simcoe County) – Surname – Others http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com
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  16. 16. Genealogy 2.0 • Genealogy Blogs – Interactivity is reliant on people making comments on blog entries – Can lead to further learning/leads http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com
  17. 17. Genealogy 2.0 • Genealogy Blogs: lots of them out there! – How do you find blogs to follow? • Google blog search – http://blogsearch.google.ca • Blog Rolls – Where do other bloggers point? http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com
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  20. 20. Genealogy 2.0 • Genealogy Blogs: lots of them out there! – How do you follow your favourite genealogy blogs without visiting everyday? RSS feeds! http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com
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  24. 24. Genealogy 2.0 • Social Networking Sites: – Facebook • Applications • Individual family trees • Genealogy “fan” pages (i.e., Cyndi’s List) http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com
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  28. 28. Genealogy 2.0 • Social Networking Sites: – Non-Facebook sites • Famillion – http://www.famillion.com • Genes Reunited – http://www.genesreunited.co.uk • Geni: everyone’s related – http://www.geni.com http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com
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  33. 33. Genealogy 2.0 • Wikis – A wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content (excluding blocked users), …. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki – Wikipedia.org is the best known example of a collaborative site http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com
  34. 34. Genealogy 2.0 • Wikis in Plain English: YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com
  35. 35. Genealogy 2.0 • Genealogy Wikis – Cyndi’s List Category: Wikis for Genealogy • http://www.cyndislist.com/wikis.htm – Vancouver Public Library • Chinese-Canadians: Profiles from a Community • http://ccgwiki.vpl.ca/ – Allen County Public Library • WeRelate: “"The world's largest genealogy wiki.” • http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Main_Page http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com
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  41. 41. Genealogy 2.0 • Podcasts – Search through Google or iTunes • http://www.apple.com/itunes/ • YouTube – Search box • Photosharing – Flickr & DeadFred • http://www.flickr.com/ & http://deadfred.com/ http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com
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  51. 51. Genealogy 2.0 • Three further helpful sites/tips – Sitejot • http://www.sitejot.com/ – Mozy • http://mozy.com/ – Google tilde (~) search http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com
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  60. 60. Genealogy 2.0 Thank You! Presentation Slides will be available at http://www.slideshare.net/craighen Elise C. Cole, BAH, MLIS The Canadian Lib Genie elisecole@rogers.com http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com

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