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About Robin Foster

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Robin has been researching and helping people discover and share information about their ancestors since 1985 and has extensive knowledge of historical documentation and current online technologies used in genealogical research. She works to heighten awareness about genealogical and historical resources and the worthy pursuits of organizations and enthusiasts involved therein through social media. She has an established social presence on Facebook. LinkedIn, Google Plus, Twitter, and Instagram. For a complete list of all social sites, see:

Robin is the National Genealogy Examiner and a member of the South Carolina Genealogical Society - Columbia Chapter, and has presented for the following chapters: Anderson, Pinckney, Greenville, Columbia. She presented at the 41st Annual Summer Workshop of the South Carolina Genealogical Society held at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History July 12-13 in 2013. Libraries and museums that have requested presentations that she has honored include: Greenwood County Public Library, Lexington County Public Library (Cayce Branch), Union Carnegie Library, Richland Library (Main), and Union County Museum. She also presented at the 2010 symposium held at the Penn Center on African American Genealogy Resources. 

A regular presenter at the annual Charleston, SC Family History Workshop, Robin serves as a Team Lead for FamilySearch Wiki Support, a family history consultant in the Greenwood Ward of the Greenville, SC Stake of the Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints, a volunteer at the Lawrence Local History and Genealogy Room of the Greenwood County Library, and a volunteer at the Greenwood, SC Family History Center.

Robin is a LinkedIn Open Networker (LION), and has made many pioneering efforts to help connect people to genealogical resources online. Also, see this interview at Madame Noire: Tech Talk: Pinterest Gains Ground with African-American Women 

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