Genealogy guru Thomas MacEntee has written a helpful guide to using Pinterest and other image and map based websites in family history research. Thomas provides some ideas on Pinterest boards you can create, as well as advice on copyright and terms of service issues. While I am already an avid user of Google Maps, one of the other sites he recommends, and am familiar with Historypin, I appreciated learning about other sites I was unfamiliar with, like What Was There (love the slider through time!) and uencounter.me. There's also a link to a free webinar on genealogy pinning at the end of the e-book. Thomas practices what he preaches, providing visibility for many family history blogs by pinning blog posts -- many on boards visible at his GeneaBloggers website. I will be trying some of his suggestions on my own Pinterest boards, and on the other sites he recommends.
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