My Facebook genealogy alter ego, Benjamin McClure, uses the family tree shown above as his cover photo. Benji has "liked" or joined the pages of a number of local genealogical societies on FB, including:
- Adams County, Ohio Genealogy Researchers
- Crawford County Ohio History & Genealogy
- British Isles Genealogy
- Ohio Historical Society
- Genealogical Society of Ireland
- Indiana Genealogical Society
- Elkhart Genealogical Society
- Genealogy Club of Newtown, CT
On the Adams County FB page, I requested an invite, and once approved, I posted a query about Benji's in-laws. Another participant on that site soon sent me a file listing early marriages in that county--including several members of the McClure family and the Denning family. What a find!
NOW for the biggest tip of all: Thanks to my Facebook participation, I learned of a fabulous resource assembled by researcher extraordinaire Katherine R. Willson, whose site is Social Media Genealogy. She has developed an extensive listing of links to genealogical and historical societies' Facebook pages for all 50 states--and she's willing to share! This valuable list is downloadable as a free pdf from her special page here.
I found 4 pages of Ohio societies to explore on Facebook, and 3 pages of Connecticut societies on Facebook. Thank you, Katherine!