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Social Butterflies
4/20/2010
You’re already fluttering around Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube. Learn how you can spread your genealogy wings to make family finds on these social networking sites.

The raging success of sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr  and YouTube isn’t due just to kids collecting loads of friends, or to unlikely Joe Schmoes achieving video stardom. No, sir. Plenty of people use such sites to create online communities of those pursuing the same passions. Genealogists are right there among them, sharing resources, spreading news like wildfire, cheering research successes and finding internet cousins—smoothly blending their family history hobby into their nongenealogical networking.

If you’re already lurking around on Facebook and Twitter and Flickr and YouTube—or you’ve thought about it—you can grab a piece of this action to discover ancestors and enhance your genealogical enjoyment. The seven following strategies show you how to take advantage of these four social networking sites to enhance your family tree search.

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