Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow
6/9/2014
Get to know these 40 family historians to follow: top genealogy bloggers, Tweeters, Facebookers, Pinners and YouTubers who'll keep you in the know.

Search for the word genealogy on YouTube and you’ll dig up about 100,000 videos. Facebook has more than 1 billion users worldwide. Twitter has more than 230 million monthly users who create more than 500 million tweets per day. WordPress.com hosts more than 63 million blogs. Pinterest doesn’t even bother to provide numbers because they’d be instantly outdated. Although the social media world may seem overwhelming at first, ignoring it means missing out on the collective genealogical brain trust.
 
To help you get your social media feet wet, I’ve gathered 40 feeds worth following from blogs, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest. These social media mavericks provide quality genealogy content that’ll enrich your research know-how and enjoyment. Find social media intimidating? Start with just one service and choose a few genealogy-focused feeds—the ones on this list or others—to follow or like.