Most genealogists, hobbyists or professionals, use Facebook genealogy groups to connect but don't overlook that your tribe also hangs out on Twitter.
Jen Baldwin, @ancestryjourney, Data Acquisition Manager for the US at FindMyPast.com, is the founder and host of #genchat.
#Genchat is a genealogy chat session on Twitter held every other Friday at 8 pm MST. Follow them on Twitter at @_genchat and visit the genchat website for more background on this chat group and a 2017 calendar of topics.
The best thing about #genchat is you don't have to be a pro to join the conversation. I'm a total hobbyist and I always learn something. You can jump in and out of the conversation as your personal schedule allows or just lurk by following the hashtag.
My favorite ways to participate are either on Tweetdeck, by adding a search window for the hashtag #genchat or on tchat.io by following the hashtag #genchat. On both sites, you'll login with your Twitter account, allowing the app the abili…
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