I have been researching and helping people discover and share information about their ancestors since 1985. I have a full knowledge of historical documentation and current online technologies used in genealogical research to document ancestors who lived in Southern states and in other regions. I specialize in resources generated in Southern States.
I am an expert in social media networking and in helping others develop an online presence. I have been publishing and designing Heritage Makers storybooks since 2007. My storybook, “Brought Home By a Story,” was selected “Best of Heritage Past” in 2008.
With my expert research skills, I have been able to help many identify resources to document their ancestors, organize findings, and share findings with extended family. I recently
I love helping others find their voice using social media. I consider myself a social media and social networking guru since I have had so much success integrating technology and genealogy on the most common sites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn. You can also find me on YouTube, BlogInteract, FamilySearch Wiki, FamilySearch Forums, StumbleUpon, Scribd, BlogTalkRadio, and more!
I have taught social networking classes at the local LDS Employment Resource Center.
Are you feeling somewhat of a learning curve but do not know how to begin social networking? This is a place where you can ask questions and learn about the principles others have used to successfully find and establish relationships where they are able to collaborate together. Check out my FREE online course: "Going Social with Genealogy."
To help people break free from the limitations which stem from lack of knowledge, misconceptions, and distractions in order to experience freedom to the fullest extent and to leave a legacy for future posterity.
This is to be accomplished through:
Understanding history and it's many interpretations
Document a Civil War or Reconstruction Era ancestor, and qualify to display this badge.
Just send a tweet to me announcing your post: @SavingStories. Please specify 350px or 250px wide.
This badge was inspired by the African American History Monument on The State House grounds in Columbia, South Carolina
Freedom Maverick Awards
The awards below were inspired by a photograph that I took at The State House in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. There is so much said about the Confederate flag that hangs there, but I never have seen much about the African American Monument that depicts the history of African Americans.
Taking down a flag alone does not change a people's vision. Those we acknowledge as being a Freedom Maverick (a word coined by Angela Y.Walton-Raji in podcast #91) will help us have the right perspective.
Freedom Maverick: Education
Individuals past and present who help us to better understand history and heritage
Freedom Maverick: Service
Individuals past and present who have devoted a vast amount of time and energy to serving humankind
Freedom Maverick: Valor
Individuals present and past who exhibit a courageous amount of valor in battle
I actively promote useful social networking and genealogy resources. I currently am building communities and assisting others on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google Plus. I am a regular presenter at genealogical societies, libraries, and family history centers. Visit robinrfoster.com to learn more.