Sunday, May 15, 2011

Illinois Genealogical/Historical Societies Using Social Media

**An up-to-date listing can be found in my list “Societies Using Social Media
at the social bookmarking website, Diigo.**

As I was preparing a contact list for Illinois genealogical and historical societies for an FGS publicity task, I made an interesting discovery.  A fair number of Illinois societies are taking advantage of social media/networking sites such as Facebook and blogs.  Better yet, most of them are active, posting all sorts of information including history tidbits, photos, and events.  It also seems that even those who do not have an actual website for their society are embracing these alternative online options.

Since this was a pleasant discovery, I thought I’d give them some free advertising.  Kudos to these societies who are taking advantage of social media and embracing an online presence with an interactive twist.  If you know of an Illinois society that has a Facebook page or a blog, please let me a comment and I’ll add it to this list.

Facebook Pages


Updated 09/01/2012 – This is the last update that will be made.  An up-to-date listing can be found in my list “Societies Using Social Media” at the social bookmarking website, Diigo.



taneya said...

Thanks for compiling this list. It is great to see so many societies using social media.

Nita Davis said...

This is fantastic, thanks for all you do. I will be sharing a link back on my blog.

Susan (Nolichucky Roots) said...

One more for you and your readers! The Historical Society of Montgomery County is on Facebook and has an outstanding website. 

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