A Cautionary Tale

A Cautionary Tale
The year 2015 brings new ideas into the marketplace when it comes to genealogy research. For one thing, social media’s latest high tech revolution tools are Google’s LinkedIn for business networking and Pinterest—a content sharing service that allows members to “pin” images, videos and other objects to their pinboard. It is meant to be an all encompassing connection tool.
I suggest we are still transitioning into an even much more evolved open network where you can get in touch with just about anyone, anywhere, and at any time. The world is everyone’s oyster. We are in a world of instant communications where absolutely no-one is isolated anymore.
Our ancestors never had this privilege. Doing genealogy research outlines just how isolated family members were to each other and why it was so difficult to achieve linkages.
Today, finding the right relative and the follow-up documentation is at the touch of the fingertips. Make sure you don’t step on any unwanted advertising—relatively speaking! Use today’s technology wisely and with caution.
~ Ken Drabinsky  October 4, 2015

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