Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Tuesday's Tip - SlideShare.net has Some Genealogy Presentations

This week's Tuesday's Tip is:  Check out genealogy and family history presentations on www.SlideShare.net.  They are FREE!

On the Slideshare.net home page, enter "genealogy" or "family history" in the search box at the top of the screen.

Here is the top of the screen with a search term of [ family history ]:

There are over 223,000 matches for the search terms.

Here is the top of the screen for a search term of [ genealogy ]"

One of the presentations on the list was this one by Dick Eastman:

A reader can use the controls at the bottom of the presentation slide screen above - use the right or left arrows to advance the slides forward or backwards.  Obviously, there is no sound, but a reader can see the presentation content and advance at their own pace.

At the bottom of the screen above, you can see that Dick Eastman has 25 presentations on SlideShare at this time.  Clicking on the link (his name), you can see all of his presentations:

There are a number of other well-known genealogists with presentations on SlideShare.  I've found:

*  Tom Kemp/GenealogyBank (39 SlideShares):  http://www.slideshare.net/genealogybank

*  May Chan (20 SlideShares):  http://www.slideshare.net/maychan/presentations

*  Ancestry.com (19 SlideShares):  http://www.slideshare.net/ancestry

*  Jordan Jones (14 SlideShares):  http://www.slideshare.net/genealogymedia/presentations

*  Ben Baker (13 SlideShares):  http://www.slideshare.net/bakers84

There are many more - go explore!  Note:  I don't have any presentations on this site yet.

You can also use the Search field to find slide shows that include information about a company or web site - for instance, a search for [ genealogy findmypast ] provides 64 results.

A reader can Follow specific presenters if they wish - there is a "Follow" button on the presenters' page.  A reader can download the presentation to their computer to read at their leisure.

A person can register for a free account and upload their presentation or documents to the site. The web site accepts the following file types:

Presentations: pdf, ppt, pps, pptx, ppsx, pot, potx (Powerpoint); odp (OpenOffice); key, zip (Apple Keynote).

Documents: pdf, doc, docx, rtf, xls (MSOffice); odt, ods(OpenOffice); Apple iWork Pages.

Max file size: 300MB for presentations & documents.

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1 comment:

Elizabeth Handler said...

This is an interesting resource. I just took a quick look at the first result under Genealogy, which is a GenealogyBank Genealogy Boot Camp, Part 1 (22 slides). At the end, it is "linked" to part 2, which starts automatically if you let it.