Social media has become an excellent place for genealogists to meet, share ideas, and learn more about genealogy and family history. Each form of social media has its own uses. Instagram is a great place to share family photos. While you are there, you can check out FamilyTree.com’s Instagram page!
Instagram is social media website that was designed to showcase photos. It’s a good place to post your old family photos for many reasons. Those photos might get lost in all the clutter of Facebook, but will be easy to spot on Instagram. Your family members can view the photos you put on Instagram even if they do not have an Instagram account themselves.
Another great thing about Instagram is that it gives you enough room to make a detailed comment about the people who are in the photo. You can explain who they are, how they are related to you, and tell the story behind the photo.
FamilyTree.com recently joined Instagram. You will find a variety of things on the FamilyTree.com Instagram page. Some photos are genealogy related comics. Others contain useful genealogy information, ideas, or inspiration. Many of the photos on the FamilyTree.com Instagram account have a link in the comments that connects to an article on FamilyTree.com.
Any time you post an old family photo onto the internet, there is a chance that someone else might see it who can tell you more about it. One of your relatives might see the photo and decide to add a comment that gives you more information about the person in the photo or the story behind the photo itself. Post a family photo of an unidentified person on Instagram, and a total stranger might find it and tell you who that is.
FamilyTree.com also has a Twitter account that you can follow. It is a good place to find links to the latest articles that have been posted at FamilyTree.com. In addition, the account tweets or retweets things that would be of interest to genealogists and family historians. If you have a Facebook account, you can find similar things on the FamilyTree.com Facebook page.
The FamilyTree.com Pinterest is filled with useful and inspiring information for family historians and genealogists. Many of the pins lead to the original source article at FamilyTree.com. It is super easy to re-pin the things you find helpful into your own Pinterest boards.
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