My Blog "Carolina Girl Genealogy" was begun just over two years ago in order to help share my Family History Stories as well as a way to share my ongoing research and to discuss relevant happenings in genealogy, family history, and my road to completing the NGS Home Study Class.
Along with blogging, several other Social Media platforms are used. By reaching out daily to others in the Genealogy Community through @CarolinaGirlGen (Twitter), +Cheri Hudson Passey (Google+), Carolina Girl Genealogy (Face Book) and Cheryl Hudson Passey (Face Book), I have been able to establish a support group of knowledgeable friends in many areas.
I am a member and participate in many of the Genealogy Communities on Face Book and Google +. including The NextGen Genealogy Network, Dear Myrtle,The Indepthers, Legacy Virtual Users Group, as well as being an administrator of the Face Book Page for my local Genealogy Club, Grand Strand Genealogy Club. I recently joined Conference Keeper on Face Book and Genealogy Conferences on Google + as a moderator to help get the word out about upcoming Genealogy and Family History events all over the world.
Face Book Groups have been a wonderful source of State and County collaboration while the Google+ Communities have proven to be a wonderful source of learning and growth.
Another platform that is exciting to be a part of is the Second Life Genealogy Community. Through this virtual world meetings can be attended, classes can be held and book clubs can meet. Just pick your avatar, log in and there is no travel time!
Social Media is a wonderful tool for reaching out to others for help. Just last month, through Face Book and my Blog, I was able to seek out the identity and return a photo of a woman, taken in the late 1800's, to her descendants. A wonderful experience that once again showed me how necessary it is that we reach out, work together, and support one another as we do this important work of finding our people.
Cheri Hudson Passey
Carolina Girl Genealogy