Genealogy Remediated: Family Memories on the Web

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Genealogical websites are becoming an increasingly popular genre on the Web. This chapter will examine how remediation is used creatively in the construction of family history. While remediation of different kinds of old memory materials is essential in genealogy, digital technology opens new possibilities. Genealogists use their private websites to negotiate family identity and hereby create a sense of belonging in an increasingly complex society. Digital technologies enhance the possibilities of coorporation between genealogists. Therefore, the websites are also used to present archival and technological competences, which helps to anchor the owner within the genealogical community.
Translated title of the contributionRemediering af slægtsforksning: Familieerindringer i Web-mediet
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMoving Media Studies : Remediation Revisited
EditorsHeidi Philipsen, Lars Qvortrup
Number of pages23
Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
Publication date2007
ISBN (Print)978-87-593-1261-2
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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