This presentation focuses on the way social media sites like Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn etc can aid in genealogy research and finding descendants of common ancestors, who may hold solutions to breaking down brick walls. Guests will also learn how to use their search engine to find lesser known websites, records, books, databases and personal memoirs unavailable through sites like Ancestry and FamilySearch.
Tracy Keeney's creative methods for researching her family tree (which had been deemed "practically impossible") and locating previously unknown records spawned the creation of the Armenian Genealogy Group on Facebook which now has over 8000 members worldwide. The demand from group members around the world resulted in the creation of the first ever Armenian Genealogy Conference, which she co-founded and directed. The initial conference was held in Boston in 2016, followed by Detroit in 2017 and the 3rd annual conference will be held in NYC this coming fall. Tracy is also in the process of formalizing the Armenian Genealogy Society.