Have you ever wondered about a strange symbol attached to a website? Do you only use Facebook to keep up with your kids? Are you vaguely aware of tools like Twitter or Pinterest but think they’re only good for passing along breaking news and recipes? In our April program Social Networking for Genealogists, social media enthusiast Debora Kerr will present an overview of the many ways you can use the power of social applications to expand and share your family history. This presentation is geared toward a non-technical audience, so please join us as Debora shares interesting genealogical evidence that can be uncovered by joining social networks.

Debora Kerr began her work with computers back in the days of punch cards and paper tape, and holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Arizona State University. She is a member of GRIVA’s Board of Directors and assists the society by running GRIVA’s website and administering our Paypal services. Debora belongs to many genealogical organizations, including Virginia Genealogical Society, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Southern Dames of America, Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars, and the Order of Descendants of Ancient Planters.

Join us on April 24, 2012 at 7:45 p.m. at the Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 West Huguenot Road, Richmond, Virginia. There will be a short GRIVA meeting before the program with refreshments and social time afterwards. Our meetings are free to the public and visitors are welcome.