I like blogs because of the immediacy of it all… I type a little and click on ‘publish’ and whatever I write is out there now for anybody to read and comment on. I think I am going to like the Family Search Forum even more.
The Family Search Forum is a relatively new idea. It is much like a blog except for the fact that each thread (or topic) is made up of a series of posts – questions and answers and more questions and answers all related to a specific topic, all of it available for all the world to see.
Although its primary purpose is to provide a forum for the 50,000+ Family History Consultants located throughout the world, it is being opened to the public. Still very much a work in progress it appears to have a lot of potential.
One exciting feature is the ability to create a Social Group to associate threads. For example, we could create a Dallas Genealogical Society group (or a North Texas Genealogy group) and use it for queries related to our part of the country. It would much the same way this blog does, only on a much larger scale.
Take a look yourself at http://fsbeta.familysearch.org/ . From there, select Learn, then select Forums: Ask Others