Facebook is great for keeping up with family and friends, but its potential goes well beyond a social hub. With a wealth of information and access to numerous groups and individuals, it can be a strong and useful tool to enhance your genealogical research, if you know how to navigate and use it smartly. Daniel Sample, Librarian in the Genealogy & Local History Department of the Fort Bend County Library in Richmond, Texas, will share his expertise, help us unlock some of the mysteries of using Facebook for genealogy, and show us how to take advantage of these valuable resources.
Prior knowledge of Facebook is not mandatory for participating in this meeting, but if you already have a Facebook account and are familiar with using the application, you will have the advantage of being able to test these methods immediately. Either way, you will gain a great deal of valuable information out of this session.
Daniel, a native of Fort Worth, received his Bachelors Degree from Texas Tech in 1992. In 1996 he received a Masters degree in Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas. He join the Houston Public Library in 1997 and worked in the Social Sciences department. While there, he did a six week cross-training at the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research. In 2005, Daniel went to work for the Fort Bend County Library system, where he became the Manager of the Genealogy and Local History Department in 2010.
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