Friday, December 24, 2010

Follow Friday - National Archives & Blogging Gems

The National Archives had a makeover! What impressed me the most was their asking for input from researchers on how the site should address their needs. Even now after the site has been unveiled they are asking for feedback from the public. Very proactive!

Being someone who enjoys social networking, I was pleased to find the Archives listing of sites to access information and communicate with other researchers. The Archives states they signed agreements with Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and Flickr. This information can be found on the "Social Media and Web 2.0 at the National Archives" page. The Archives also maintains several blogs, my personal favorite being "The Offical Blog of the Archivist of the United States." The blogger for this site is David S. Ferriero, 10th Archivest of the United States since 2009.

Recently I have discovered the Archives Wiki on which they state the following:

This wiki is a place for the public, researchers and staff of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to share those stories and a place to collaborate and share research tips, subject matter expertise, and knowledge about NARA records. We hope to hear from you!

One of my goals for the coming year is to research, discover, and hopefully contribute using this exciting tool!

Several must follow genealogy blog gems:

Family Archaeologist

Images Past

Melted and Merged: the Smiths

Happy Follow Friday!

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