Sunday, June 15, 2008

I found this intriguing notice on one of the mailing lists I belong to today.
There is a new genealogy social networking site . Made especially for those that can't get enough of myspace/facebook type sites (and yes I realize some of you will have NO interest in this at all)

Some of you may wonder...why a site like this. Well I will tell you. Last year I made a myspace page for my genealogy forum and found lots of friends that have genealogy as an interest. Wednesday, I was "interviewed" about my thoughts on myspace and genealogy....did it help?

I got to thinking, nope, I've not found one piece of information or person with which to share information on myspace other than "genealogy news"

Then I got to thinking....I had seen a "myspace" type site for another hobby I'm interested in but I didnt know of one for one of the most widespread hobbies in the world. Why not have a social sight for people that were not looking to "find a date or a mate".

People that know me, know I have a passion for research and for helping other people find things and for helping other people find living relatives that might help them break down their brickwalls.

Will this work? I don't know...I have high hopes for it.

This site will be a work in progress for many weeks to come I'm sure, and suggestions are always welcome even if I might not always do what you suggest.

This is gonna be fun....yeah its gonna be fun
Shannon Byers
Well, I don't really care for MySpace or Facebook but I am a member of both. Some of those applications can be so annoying. I thought what they hay I will try this new site and see what it's about. Fellow genealogist are just the people I like to socialize with. It Appears to be a nice clean site. Why don't you hop over there and claim your own little AncestralSpace. Then we can check out the site together.

See ya tomorrow, for tomorrow is always another genealogy day!


Shannon said...

Thank you so much for promoting this, it really means a lot to me. It its my intention to keep it a cleaner version than myspace/facebook without all the application stuff (I hate that too) and all the teenage angst and drama. Just like minded researchers sharing tips, tricks, information, photos etc.

Kiril, The Mad Macedonian said...

As a new member, I had noticed the lack of Genealogy on Facebook, and was very surpised.

Also surprising is the limited number of Genealogy Stumbles on Stumble Upon.

I recently learned about Shannons Ancestral Space, and older Ancestrally Challenged Forums, when I came across her member page on SU, where, she, like me, is beginning to Stumble Genealogy related sites.

Needless to say I just joined both sites, and already have made 1 interesting contact, and got an interesting tip, on Ancestral Space, that have the potential to open some doors for me in my research.

BTW, I've just added your interesting blog to my growing Genealogy Blogroll. ;-D