The new social networking websites are becoming increasingly important for one-name studies. They provide a new way of communicating and
have the power to reach a phenomenal number of people. They are
especially useful for making contact with living people, something which
is increasingly difficult by conventional means now that so many people
opt out of the electoral register and have ex-directory telephone
This talk will cover the use of Facebook, Google+, Twitter and
LinkedIn, the four main social networking sites that can have a practical
application for a one-name study. It will also look at the use of a blog,
which provides an easy-to-use and interactive alternative or addition to
a newsletter or website.
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About the Speaker
Debbie Kennett has been a member of the
Guild since 2006 and is studying the surname
Cruwys (pronounced Cruise), an Anglo-
Norman surname which first appeared in
North Devon in the twelfth century.
the Guild's Social Networking Coordinator
and a member of the Marketing
Subcommittee; enjoys experimenting with
new technology and has been one of the early adopters of the various
social media, being an enthusiastic user of Facebook, Twitter and
She has written two family history books for the History Press - DNA and Social Networking, published in 2011, and The Surnames
Handbook which was published in October 2012.