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Facebook & Genealogy

August 4, 2018 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm EDT

Over the decades genealogists have communicated with fellow researchers using whatever tools were available, from newsletter queries to online message boards. Enter the 21st century and ‘social media’! Learn tips and techniques to use the newest genealogical tool — Facebook — from document translations to research questions to connecting with family. Michelle will show you how to effectively use Facebook for your genealogical research without getting lost in your newsfeed or overrun by notifications. You will learn about joining Groups and following Pages for your areas of interest, whether it’s a specific ethnicity or a geographic area, and learn tips for managing your level of interaction.

Michelle Tucker Chubenko is a professional genealogist and researcher with Legacy Tree Genealogists. With 28 years’ experience researching her paternal ancestral roots in colonial America and the 20th century flair of her maternal Eastern European ancestry (Ukrainian and Hungarian), she specializes in New Jersey and Eastern European research. She is a founding member with the “Nashi Predky/Our Ancestors” Family History Group at the Ukrainian History and Education Center.  She has presented locally on Eastern European research and volunteers as co-coordinator for the Facebook group “Our Ancestors — Наші Предки / Ukrainian Genealogy” and the UkraineGenWeb project.

She was a researcher on TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? (Season one) and appeared in the Brooke Shields episode, which aired in April 2010.  She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, local and ethnic genealogical societies, and is active in local history organizations. Michelle has presented genealogical lectures to audiences on a local, regional (NERGC 2017) and national level (FGS 2008/Philadelphia and GRIP 2017) and attended Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research (IGHR), and Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and a ProGen17 graduate.

As always, our meetings are open to the public and start at 10:15 with a group discussion oriented to assist with solving your issues and helping to breaking down your brick walls. Kelli’s presentation will begin at 11:00am.


August 4, 2018
10:15 am - 12:30 pm
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John F. Germany Public Library
900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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(813) 273-3652