This is a six-month update to the October 2013 post Family History Company Facebook Likeometer. Facebook is a great place to talk family history. Many of the major genealogy companies have a growing online presence on Facebook, reaching 100,000’s of people.
Benefits of genealogy company Facebook pages:
- Receive product updates
- Chat with like-minded individuals
- Communicate with company representatives
- Find interesting family history posts to share on your own wall
Here are some great pages to “Like.” It is free to “Like” Facebook pages. The table includes percent increases over the past six months:
|Facebook page||Likes (10/13)||Likes (3/14)||%+|
|Who Do You Think You Are?||226,114||235,029||3.9|
|Family Tree DNA||32,131||37,328||16|
(Note, numbers of “Likes” constantly fluctuate; they will be outdated by the time you read this post.)
Ancestry.com retains the #1 position, with “Likes” up 12%. FindMyPast has jumped from the #7 position to the #3 position. FindMyPast and FamilySearch have seen the largest percentage increases. This must be due in part to consolidating their various Facebook pages (or “Likes”) into single company pages (or “Like” totals). FindMyPast US, UK, Ireland, and Australia pages all now display the same number of “Likes;” FamilySearch has removed several subpages, such as FamilySearch Wiki. Overall, all companies have seen gains in page “Likes.”
This article was submitted by a guest blogger.