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Kristie Wells
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Jason, it really comes down to personal preference.

I have one master tree for my husband and my lines and it is easy to move around in it. I put both our names in the title so it was clear it was combined.  

I have a separate tree I am working on for part of my pre-1500 clan as it is not verified and I am not 100% sure they are my line so I wanted to keep it disconnected for now. 

I also know some people who have split the trees up even by their maternal and paternal lines. 

Do do what makes the most sense for you. 
 
Had a quick question - hoping someone can help. Been working on my family tree on an off for a couple years now - using Ancestry.ca (Family Tree Maker). Currently I have it set up as a Bouwmeester Family Tree with me as the starting point. 

I've started adding my wife's ancestry as well - my question is, should this be a separate tree or is it fine being part of my tree - the thing is, once you select her side, it's no longer a Bouwmeester Family Tree.

Is there a common practice for this?
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Thanks for the comments - I think I'm going to stick with a single tree.
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Social Media Club Inc is hosting a Google+ [right now] where we will be discussing how businesses can use tools like this one to gain awareness for their product/brand. Join us! https://plus.google.com/u/0/115698665194924961017/posts
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nice
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New report from ComScore states Google+ users averaged only three minutes on the site during January, a pittance compared to Facebook’s average of 405 minutes per visitor. Tumblr and Pinterest both saw 89 minutes per user on average, while LinkedIn clocked in at 17 minutes per user and Twitter at 21 minutes.

As for that three minute stat, I am totally guilty. not quite there for me yet...not sure why. It will be, one day.

http://marketingland.com/google-users-spend-3-minutes-per-month-there-6960
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It's hard for me to envision the Google+ landscape- I am lost, but trying to find my way.
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Good to know the basics of what you can and cannot do on a brand page before getting started.
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Google+ is finally releasing 'Pages' for businesses with a select few live now (all big brands). Just wish they had audited what businesses HAD set up pages back in June before they terminated them and allowed us early access as a way to thank early supporters like +***** +Ford Motor Company and more.
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The +*** was linking to Social Media Club, but it looks like it picked up the naming and then broke.
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Excited to announce that I've joined Ancestry.com as their Director of Global Social Media and Customer Engagement. 

As the journey begins today, I am looking forward to meeting and connecting with the members of my new community. If you aren’t already a member, I hope you might consider joining me and the millions of others who are exploring their family histories with me. Let's do this!
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Hello am olivier am 26years and i want yu for serious relationship +22501861657 
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What does midnight oil, HTML and beer have in common? The +Swipp Engineers. http://bit.ly/zCnW5Y
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Great work
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We are still semi-stealthy, but I can give you a glimpse into what I’ve been working on. So much to come over the next couple of weeks!
 
Every decade or so, something changes that changes everything else. Computers. The Internet. Mobile Devices. The Social Web. One idea is built on the last, like scaffolding for the future. These are fundamental forces.

The next big change is one that will bring it all together so that everyone is heard, and everyone is counted. We believe that working together, the world gets better. We believe that we are on the verge of a globally shared “living intelligence”, which will result in a better, smarter and more open planet.

We are Swipp, and we are onto something...
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+Kristie Wells Haha, you said you love my eyeballs (totally taken out of context).
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Need to spend a days worth of effort to add people to circles, while easy, I would love a checkbox or some other streamlined way to add people en masse.
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+Beth Wise you can select multiple people in the top area to drag to a circle.
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If I 'x' a suggestion on Google+, I really don't want to see them show up as a suggestion again.
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good point
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President and Founder
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Social Media Evangelist, Marketing, Connector, Communicator, Community Manager, Customer Advocate, Content Marketing, Engagement Strategy, Influencer Relations, Brand Advocacy, Media Relations, Business Development, Partner Relations, Project Management, Event Management, Customer Relations Management, Herding cats.
Employment
  • Ancestry.com Inc.
    Director, Global Social Media and Customer Engagement, 2013 - present
    In addition to managing Ancestry.com’s engagement strategy and social media channels, I will be working closely with Marketing, Product Management and Support to improve the service and its value for existing customers while helping more people find the joys of history through their personal family trees.
  • AdHocnium
    Creative Catalyst, 2008 - present
    AdHocnium is a consulting agency I co-founded in 2008 that provides social business education, workshops and strategy. Additionally, we develop influencer marketing programs and events for major brands such as Lenovo, Sony and Chevrolet. Services are available via a monthly retainer or on event based projects.
  • Social Media Club, Inc.
    President and CoFounder, 2006 - 2013
    Social Media Club (SMC) is a not-for-profit, volunteer run, industry association and community organization I co-founded in 2006. SMC hosts conversations around the globe that explore key issues facing our society as technologies transform the way we connect, communicate, collaborate and relate to each other. In my role as President and Community Manager, I oversee the global operations and expansion of the organization; including chapter management (currently 300+ active groups), sponsorship and partnership opportunities, mentor local leadership teams (over 2000 volunteers), support the content and curriculum editorial staff and member management teams, organize and manage board of director meetings, oversee website development, and develop relationships with media and analysts to obtain national coverage.
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Director, Global Social Media and Customer Engagement of @Ancestry. CoFounder of @socialmediaclub. Social Media + Community Advocate. Connector. Communicator. Spender of @chrisheuer's money.
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For the past 25 years I have helped organizations understand, engage and support their customers to strengthen their brand, improve their products, increase their revenue streams, and create better experiences for all stakeholders, internally and externally. While my roles and titles have changed over time, my passion to connect people, ideas and resources remains at the core of what I do.

Most of my professional life has been spent in and around technology companies, with an emphasis on bridging the gap between technology and people. This has been accomplished in sales, marketing, customer support, community management and senior leadership roles. Core to each of these positions is the development of content marketing, influencer and ambassador programs, brand development and reputation management.

My contributions as a business leader has been extensive, including areas such as mergers and acquisitions, product development, project management, and human resources. 


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