#GenealogySelfie Day is Back – 1 February 2017

Good news everyone, it’s baaaaack!! Yes, #GenealogySelfie Day is back, and it’s on again on 1 February 2017.

It was such fun last year, that the organisers (Conference Keeper and GeneaBloggers) have decided to do it all again. So for all those who are social media minded, why not join in the fun?

#GenealogySelfie Day is a day for people (no matter where you are in the world) who love genealogy, and don’t mind snapping a picture of themselves and some of their genealogy, to share it on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram with the hashtag #GenealogySelfie. Old photos, family heirlooms, charts, libraries, archives, a grave or two there’s so many options? It’s a great way to show off your genealogy, or love of genealogy, as well as being able to put some faces to names that you know so well from online.

The Press Release from Conference Keeper says …

Last year’s #GenealogySelfie Day was such a success that we want to do it again!  We shared 155 tagged #GenealogySelfie photos on a Pinterest board — photos of people, societies, families, even a few with cats. Let’s do it again this year, and double the number! You can take your selfie prior to February 1, but just be sure that you post it ON February 1 (and that it is a recent, accurate picture of you).

#GenealogySelfie Day Pinterest Board

Why Share Your Selfie?
The genealogy community is a friendly and rather social bunch.  We share knowledge, information, documents, research triumphs and struggles, joys, sorrows – even pictures of cats. So why not selfies? Chances are good that if you’re on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you have a hefty number of “genealogy” friends – many that you probably have never met in person, but regularly interact with through Likes, Shares, and Comments on one another’s posts. Peruse your list of “genealogy’ friends and you’ll most likely find that many use a photo of an ancestor, or a baby picture, as their profile pic. It adds quite the variety to your friends list, but you wouldn’t know them if you ran into them in the vendor hall at a conference, or sat next to them at a workshop. And with RootsTech just around the corner, there’s an opportunity to possibly run into thousands of them in person!

So join in the fun, and participate in #GenealogySelfie Day on February 1, just don’t forget to hashtag it!

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