October 20, 2009

Sharing Ancestry.com's findings via Facebook, Twitter and Emai

Yesterday I tried out Ancestry.com NEW method of sharing records via Facebook, Twitter and Email - very nice!

I found, and shared via Facebook the passenger list for my great grandparents Charles Fuller and Mary Ann Norman Caspall, coming from Kent England to visit their son Charles Jr and family in Guelph Ontario in 1930.

Apparently even those without an Ancestry.com subscription will be able to view this record once I have shared it. What a terrific idea! It was a bit confusing to use, and at first I couldn't figure out how to share the image on Facebook. But that was because I was actually looking at the image on Ancestry and clicking on the SHARE button at the top of the image. That only gave me the option to share via email.

However, going back to the details you see when you click on the link on the index entry (not the image itself!), brings up a page with details and to the left, PAGE TOOLS. Clicking on SHARE THIS REPORT brings up the options to share via Facebook, Twitter or Email. It is not clear on the Ancestry website page, but it is the IMAGE that is shared, not the text detail. A little window opens which gives you the chance to write some explanatory text about what you are sharing.

I'm so excited at the thought that I can now share my Genealogy research much more quickly and easily with my family who are linked to me on Facebook.

2 comments:

Amy (We Tree) said...

Thank you for sharing your experience with this Ancestry feature. I haven't tried it yet, mainly because my family isn't interested in genealogy. :/

Tracy said...

I didn't even know about that! Thanks for the tip.