Now more than ever it is possible to stay informed about what is happening within businesses and organizations. With the help of social media and electronic mail, we are able to get an instant notification as soon as new information becomes available. Unless there is a business or organization that is not connected to social media or has an available eNewsletter Subscription from their website there is no reason why we shouldn't be in the 'Know.'
For genealogists and family historians, this is a great benefit. We can learn:
What is available digitally to help us learn about our ancestors.
Calendar of events - presentations, conferences, and webinars.
Hours of operations as well as changes to the schedule.
Publications that are available for purchase.
Links to sign up for eNewsletter and blogs.
An opportunity to connect with other like-minded individuals.
There is no excuse for not knowing what is going on in the world today related to our family history. We are extremely lucky to have the opportunity to connect instantly with the world around us. Genealogy research prior to the 21st century was so much harder than it is today.
Checking to see if businesses and organizations that you enjoy using to learn about your ancestors are on specific social media platforms by simply going to their websites. Most websites have the information on their home page. If they don't simply reach out to them as ask if they are linked to any social media platforms. Most are at least linked to one.
By reaching out to them it also helps businesses and organizations become aware that the public is interested in them being available on social media.
Staying connected to genealogy-related businesses and organizations it the best way to know what is happening within the genealogy community.