Online Content

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.

Widow Sarah Barnard d/o Elder John Strong, Remarries 1698

Widow Sarah Barnard d/o Elder John Strong, Remar­ries 1698

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!

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