FOR RELEASE: 26 January 2017
Contact: Tami Mize, firstname.lastname@example.org
February 1 is #GenealogySelfie Day!
Last year’s #GenealogySelfie Day was such a success that we want to do it again! We shared 155 tagged #GenealogySelfie photos on a Pinterest board — photos of people, societies, families, even a few with cats. Let’s do it again this year, and double the number! You can take your selfie prior to February 1, but just be sure that you post it ON Feb. 1 (and that it is a recent, accurate picture of you).
Why Share your Selfie?
The genealogy community is a friendly and rather social bunch. We share knowledge, information, documents, research triumphs and struggles, joys, sorrows – even pictures of cats. So why not selfies? Chances are good that if you’re on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you have a hefty number of “genealogy” friends – many that you probably have never met in person, but regularly interact with through Likes, Shares, and Comments on one another’s posts. Peruse your list of “genealogy’ friends and you’ll most likely find that many use a photo of an ancestor, or a baby picture, as their profile pic. It adds quite the variety to your friends list, but you wouldn’t know them if you ran into them in the vendor hall at a conference, or sat next to them at a workshop. And with RootsTech just around the corner, there’s an opportunity to possibly run into thousands of them in person!
ConferenceKeeper and Geneabloggers have proclaimed February 1st as #GenealogySelfie Day – a day for social folks who love genealogy to snap a picture of themselves and share it on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter with the hashtag #GenealogySelfie. It will be fun to put faces to names, and increase the chances of recognizing one another at RootsTech and other upcoming events and conferences.
Join in the fun, and participate in #GenealogySelfie Day on February 1.
About Conference Keeper: Growing since 2012, ConferenceKeeper.org is a website dedicated to curating and calendaring genealogy and family history conference details. Events are posted on the Calendar tab, as well as under the specific page of their location. Along with a listing of events, those pages also include links to useful research websites specific to each location, including genealogical and historical societies, archives, and other helpful information. See: http://www.conferencekeeper.org.
GeneaBloggers is an online community resource listing over 3,000 genealogy and family history blogs all over the world. Blogs are listed when they are submitted by the owner of the blog or by one of their readers. The only qualification is that the blog have current articles and that it be focused on genealogy and family history. See: http://www.geneabloggers.com.