"Fumbling with Facebook? Bewildered by bloggers? Terrified of Twitter? Don’t be left behind! Casey Zahn, a frequent guest speaker at MCGS, will help get you on the right track with Social Media.
Casey, whose presentations have been enthusiastically received at MCGS, will speak on "Utilizing Social Media in Your Genealogical Research" at our May general meeting.
Many genealogical researchers have been turning to different forms of social media (defined as websites that connect individuals and provide for user-generated content) and are looking for help in how to discover genealogical clues. How do researchers access the information they are seeking? Casey invites us to learn how to use blogs, videos (such as YouTube), photo sharing (as in Flickr) and other social media to make new connections in our search for more information about our ancestors.
Come find out it’s not as hard as it may look. Or, if you are an old hand at this, come and contribute your own hints and techniques to keep up-to-date in this fast-evolving world.
Casey, a Norwich, CT native, is a third grade teacher in Robbinsville, NJ and a former trustee of the Genealogical Society of New Jersey. She has written two teacher guides for the National Genealogical Society and has had two articles published in Heritage Quest magazine about teaching genealogy to children.
She was recently elected to serve on the National Alumni Council of Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, WV and was a 1997 recipient of the NJ Governor’s Teacher of the Year Award for her school district. She is an American History Fellow for the Nathanael Greene Liberty Fellowship and teaches adult genealogy classes throughout New Jersey.
Casey resides in Pennington, NJ with her husband and often goes home to New England to seek out her relatives, past and present."