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28 March 2012

Have You Seen Our New Facebook Timeline?

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Facebook is updating their look again and "Pages" are being moved to the new "Timeline" format. Non-profits have the opportunity to use new features to jazz things up and present an historical perspective. Like most genealogical societies and libraries, we don't have a marketing budget so we've completed the transfer with volunteer time and "creativity on a shoestring."

The Publications/Marketing Committee discussed cover photo options at the March 6, 2012 meeting. After weighing several options, the group unanimously chose Judy Bodycote's great black-and-white photograph of our volunteers at work in the library. Judy is also responsible for editing and enhancing the photograph of the California Genealogical Society's first president – Dr. Edward Stephen Clark – for the start of our timeline.

Changes implemented so far:
  1. Cover photo and thumbnail of the CGS seal as our inset photo.
  2. Milestones – "founded" in 1898. Only 114 more years of CGS history to record!
  3. Pinned posts – featured the Insider's Guide to California Research.
  4. Applications – featuring our YouTube and Twitter pages.
  5. Message inbox is activated for fans who want to contact us privately.
Please take a look and be sure to give us a Like if you approve!

Copyright © 2012 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library