“Using Social Media to Find & Attract Descendants of Our Ancestors” Class
Speaker: Patti Huff Smith, Director of Volunteer Coordination at the Dallas Genealogical Society
Registration Fee: $10.00 Non-members ($5.00 Members)
Members must be logged in to receive discount.
Genealogical research isn’t just for finding ancestors from hundreds of years ago. Learn how to use social media to connect with living family members. By posting photos and interesting information about our ancestors everyone benefits from collective family data.
Discovering living relatives affords a chance to connect with unknown family members and stay in touch with ones we know. If you need help solving a family mystery or identifying family photos, using social media is an excellent way to achieve your goal.
Utilizing Social media outlets is another way to further family research and learn more information about your ancestors. This program will focus on how to create a Facebook page for ancestors your are searching, how to keep it interesting and engaging.
Patti Huff Smith’s passion for her family history began when her then 15 year old son developed an enthusiasm for the Civil War. The two of them began searching for documentation of their Civil War Veterans. This ignited a passion for genealogy research which has grown with each new fascinating discovery.
With the assistance of her 93 year-old grandmother and the genealogy community, Pattie has learned research techniques, attended genealogy conferences, and workshops to expand her understanding of genealogy and DNA. Patti is managing 54 of her family DNA kits. She has applied her knowledge to equip other in their own journey.