Sharing our Knowledge
Part 8: Online Content
Sharing our Knowledge is a series of articles about the Historian Archives Project and how you can become involved.
It is strange but true, that the more top-quality unique information you give away online for free, the more people you bring to your doorstep who are seriously interested in what you have to offer.
The “Preliminary Updates” program provides us a wealth of possible material to permanently share online. As we share more and more material online, more and more people will find us, and keep coming back to us.
For example, if we share a stripped-down genealogy database (names, relationships and birth/marriage/death dates only, no further information or sources), people can search for that information, find it, and realize that exactly what they are looking for is in one of our books, or available for instant download on one of our CDs.
I’m sure you can picture one family member bringing other family members to see a photo album on our Web site. All these things help generate interest in our Association and what we have to offer. The more we share online, the more we become a desirable and authoritative presence.
Please share your ideas!