Saturday, May 29, 2010

Checking out Genealogy on SlideShare

As I was working on an article for GenWeekly, I came across a website that although I've seen before I've never really played with much.  This website has some great slideshows on it that will provide you with additional ideas for your genealogy.

Slideshare is a community for sharing presentations.  You can upload Powerpoint slides,  PDF's, OpenOffice presentations thus allowing others to learn from your presentation/research. Their "About" page states,
"SlideShare is a business media site for sharing presentations, documents and pdfs. SlideShare features a vibrant professional community that regularly comments, favorites and downloads content. Content also spreads virally through blogs and social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook and twitter. Individuals & organizations upload documents to SlideShare to share ideas, connect with others, and generate leads for their businesses. Anyone can view presentations & documents on topics that interest them. The site is growing rapidly with over 25 million monthly visitors."

"SlideShare is the best way to get your slides out there on the web, so your ideas can be found and shared by a wide audience"

So basically SlideShare is a Web 2.0 website that allows you yet one more way to network with others or learn from others.

While obviously this website was not created with genealogists in mind, there is a lot of great genealogical content.  Search on the words "genealogy," "history," or "family history" and you will find everything from slides made about an individual's research, genealogical how to's, and resources. 

While I was playing with the site I came across some great presentations from fellow blogger Mark Tucker.  I love Mark's blog and his presentations, some of which you can review on SlideShare, including The Twittering Genealogist and Navigating Research with the Genealogical Proof Standard.

It can be difficult to go to all the presentations, society meetings or conferences that you want to but with Slide Share you can learn more about genealogy from the comfort of your home and best of all it's Free.

1 comment:

Becky Jamison said...

Thank you for bringing this to my attention, Gena. I'm going to go take a look!