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[[Image:F logo.png|right|F logo.png]] The FamilySearch-sponsored Genealogy Research Communities on Facebook were introduced in May 2011. Currently there are 109 Community pages with a total of over 24,677 Fans. Both the Fans and the volunteer administrators facilitate free research help on all the community pages. The three most common ways to participate include:
  
[[Image:F logo.png|right|F logo.png]] FamilySearch volunteers facilitate free research help in more than 100 online communities. These Genealogy Research Communities have been created to help you and others researching in the same area to:
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:*ask your research questions,  
 
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:*ask questions,  
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:*collaborate on your research, and  
 
:*collaborate on your research, and  
 
:*share knowledge you have gained as you've done your own research in a specific area.
 
:*share knowledge you have gained as you've done your own research in a specific area.
  
{{TOC left|limit=3}} {{Admin_volunteer}} <br> FamilySearch's Genealogy Research Communities were introduced on Facebook in May 2011 and have been growing exponentially ever since. Currently the communities total over 15,000 fans (community members).  
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In addition, there are other locality-specific genealogy research '''[[Pages and Groups on Facebook]]''' that are not sponsored by FamilySearch. The '''[[Surname Pages and Groups on Facebook]]''' can also be of assistance to you in your research.  
  
<nowiki>*</nowiki>The United States (North America) and Ethnic Research Communities are not listed alphabetically with the countries, but are under their respective headings.
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== List of Genealogy Research Communities on Facebook  ==
 
== List of Genealogy Research Communities on Facebook  ==
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! Community Name and link
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/AfricanAmericanGenealogy African American]
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| North America
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| [https://www.facebook.com/AlabamaGenealogy Alabama]
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| English
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! Community Name and link
| North America
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! Language
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! Region
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! Admin Grouping
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| [https://www.facebook.com/AfricanAmericanGenealogy African American]
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| English
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| North America
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| Ethnic Communities
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| [https://www.facebook.com/AlabamaGenealogy Alabama]  
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| English  
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| North America  
 
| Gulf-South
 
| Gulf-South
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alaska-Genealogy-Research-Community/176484095801496 Alaska]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alaska-Genealogy-Research-Community/176484095801496 Alaska]
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| English  
| English
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| North America  
| North America
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| Pacific States
 
| Pacific States
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/AmericanIndian.se.Genealogy American Indian]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/AmericanIndian.se.Genealogy American Indian]
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| English  
| English
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| North America  
| North America
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| Ethnic Communities
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Samoa-Genealogy-Research/269901906429453 American Samoa]  
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| English  
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Samoa-Genealogy-Research/269901906429453 American Samoa]
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| Pacific  
| English
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| Pacific
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| Oceania
 
| Oceania
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/familysearch.argentina Argentina]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/familysearch.argentina Argentina]
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| Spanish  
| Spanish
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| South America  
| South America
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| Latin America
 
| Latin America
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/ArizonaGenealogy Arizona]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/ArizonaGenealogy Arizona]
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| English  
| English
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| North America  
| North America
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| Mountain West
 
| Mountain West
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/ArkansasGenealogy Arkansas]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/ArkansasGenealogy Arkansas]
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| English  
| English
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| North America  
| North America
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| Gulf-South
 
| Gulf-South
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/AustraliaGenealogy Australia]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/AustraliaGenealogy Australia]
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| English  
| English
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| Pacific
| Australia
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| Oceania
 
| Oceania
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/AustriaGenealogyResearch Austria]
| [https://www.facebook.com/GenealogicaBrasil Brasil]
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| English
| Portuguese
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| Europe
| South America
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| Europe
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| [https://www.facebook.com/GenealogicaBrasil Brasil]  
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| Portuguese  
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| South America  
 
| Latin America
 
| Latin America
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaGenealogy California]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaGenealogy California]
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| English  
| English
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| North America  
| North America
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| Pacific States
 
| Pacific States
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/CanadaGenealogy Canada]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/CanadaGenealogy Canada]
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| English  
| English
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| North America  
| North America
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| Canada
| Canada and British Isles
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| [https://www.facebook.com/CanadaFirstNationsGenealogy Canada First Nations]  
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| English  
| [https://www.facebook.com/CanadaFirstNationsGenealogy Canada First Nations]
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| North America  
| English
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| Canada
| North America
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| Canada and British Isles
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| [https://www.facebook.com/ChileGenealogy Chile]  
 
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| Spanish  
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| South America  
| [https://www.facebook.com/ChileGenealogy Chile]
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| Spanish
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| South America
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| Latin America
 
| Latin America
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/%E4%B8%AD%E5%9B%BD-%E6%97%8F%E8%B0%B1-%E7%A0%94%E7%A9%B6-China-Genealogy-Research/334053793317868 China]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/%E4%B8%AD%E5%9B%BD-%E6%97%8F%E8%B0%B1-%E7%A0%94%E7%A9%B6-China-Genealogy-Research/334053793317868 China]
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| Chinese  
| Chinese
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| Asia
 
| Asia
 
| Asia
| Asia
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| [https://www.facebook.com/ColombiaGenealogy Colombia]  
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| Spanish  
| [https://www.facebook.com/ColombiaGenealogy Colombia]
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| South America  
| Spanish
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| South America
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| Latin America
 
| Latin America
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoGenealogy Colorado]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoGenealogy Colorado]
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| English  
| English
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| North America  
| North America
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| Mountain West
 
| Mountain West
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutGenealogy Connecticut]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutGenealogy Connecticut]
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| English  
| English
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| North America  
| North America
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| New England
 
| New England
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/CzechoslovakiaGenealogy Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic)]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/CzechoslovakiaGenealogy Czech Republic]
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| English  
| English
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| Europe
 
| Europe
 
| Europe
| Continental Europe
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delaware-Genealogy-Research-Community/392767884085218 Delaware]  
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| English  
| [https://www.facebook.com/CzechoslovakiaGenealogy Czechoslovakia]
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| North America  
| English
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| Europe
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| Continental Europe
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delaware-Genealogy-Research-Community/392767884085218 Delaware]
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| English
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| North America
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| Mid-Atlantic
 
| Mid-Atlantic
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/DenmarkGenealogy Denmark]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/DenmarkGenealogy Denmark]
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| English  
| English
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| Europe  
| Europe
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| Nordic
| Scandinavia
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| [https://www.facebook.com/DistrictofColumbiaGenealogy District of Columbia]  
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| English  
| [https://www.facebook.com/DistrictofColumbiaGenealogy District of Columbia]
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| North America  
| English
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| North America
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| Mid-Atlantic
 
| Mid-Atlantic
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/EcuadorGenealogy Ecuador]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/EcuadorGenealogy Ecuador]
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| Spanish  
| Spanish
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| South America  
| South America
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| Latin America
 
| Latin America
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/EnglandGenealogy England]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/EnglandGenealogy England]
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| English  
| English
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| Europe  
| Europe
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| British Isles
| Canada and British Isles
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| [https://www.facebook.com/FinlandGenealogy Finland]  
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| English  
| [https://www.facebook.com/FinlandGenealogy Finland]
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| Europe  
| English
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| Nordic
| Europe
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| Scandinavia
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| [https://www.facebook.com/FloridaGenealogy Florida]  
 
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| English  
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| North America  
| [https://www.facebook.com/FloridaGenealogy Florida]
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| English
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| North America
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| Gulf-South
 
| Gulf-South
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/France-Genealogy-Research/374516879237899 France]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/France-Genealogy-Research/374516879237899 France]
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| English  
| English
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| Europe
 
| Europe
 
| Europe
| Continental Europe
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Recherche-G%C3%A9n%C3%A9alogique-en-France/128007843990247 France]  
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| French  
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Recherche-G%C3%A9n%C3%A9alogique-en-France/128007843990247 France]
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| Europe
| French
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| Europe
 
| Europe
| Continental Europe
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| [https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaGenealogy Georgia]  
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| English  
| [https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaGenealogy Georgia]
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| North America  
| English
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| North America
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| Gulf-South
 
| Gulf-South
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/GermanyGenealogy Germany/Prussia]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/GermanyGenealogy Germany]
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| English  
| English
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| Europe
 
| Europe
 
| Europe
| Continental Europe
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| [https://www.facebook.com/GuatemalaGenealogy Guatemala]  
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| Spanish  
| [https://www.facebook.com/GermanyGenealogy Prussia]
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| Central America  
| English
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| Europe
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| Continental Europe
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| [https://www.facebook.com/GuatemalaGenealogy Guatemala]
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| Spanish
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| Central America
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| Latin America
 
| Latin America
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hawaii-Genealogy-Research-Community/282281345138235 Hawaii]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hawaii-Genealogy-Research-Community/282281345138235 Hawaii]
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| English  
| English
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| North America
| Pacific
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| Pacific States
| Oceania
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| [https://www.facebook.com/HispanicGenealogy Hispanic (Americas)]  
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| English  
| [https://www.facebook.com/HispanicGenealogy Hispanic (Americas)]
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| North America  
| English
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| North America
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| Latin America
 
| Latin America
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Investigaci%C3%B3n-Geneal%C3%B3gica-en-Honduras/211448302294702 Honduras]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Investigaci%C3%B3n-Geneal%C3%B3gica-en-Honduras/211448302294702 Honduras]
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| Spanish  
| Spanish
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| Central America  
| Central America
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| Latin America
 
| Latin America
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/HongKongGenealogy Hong Kong]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/HongKongGenealogy Hong Kong]
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| Chinese  
| Chinese
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| Asia
 
| Asia
 
| Asia
| Asia
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| [https://www.facebook.com/IdahoGenealogyResearch Idaho]  
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| English  
| [https://www.facebook.com/IdahoGenealogyResearch Idaho]
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| North America  
| English
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| North America
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| Mountain West
 
| Mountain West
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisGenealogy Illinois]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisGenealogy Illinois]
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| English  
| English
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| North America  
| North America
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| Midwestern
 
| Midwestern
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/IndiaGenealogy India]
| [https://www.facebook.com/IndianaGenealogy Indiana]
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| English
| English
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| Asia
| North America
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| Asia
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| [https://www.facebook.com/IndianaGenealogy Indiana]  
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| English  
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| North America  
 
| Midwestern
 
| Midwestern
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/IowaGenealogy Iowa]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/IowaGenealogy Iowa]
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| English  
| English
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| North America  
| North America
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| Midwestern
 
| Midwestern
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/IrelandGenealogy Ireland]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/IrelandGenealogy Ireland]
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| English  
| English
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| Europe
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| British Isles
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| [https://www.facebook.com/ItalyGenealogy Italy]
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| English
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| Europe
 
| Europe
 
| Europe
| Canada and British Isles
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| [https://www.facebook.com/JapanGenealogyResearch Japan]  
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| English  
| [https://www.facebook.com/ItalyGenealogy Italy]
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| Asia
| English
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| Asia
| Europe
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| Continental Europe
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| [https://www.facebook.com/KansasGenealogy Kansas]  
 
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| English  
|-  
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| North America  
| [https://www.facebook.com/KansasGenealogy Kansas]
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| English
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| North America
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| Great Plains
 
| Great Plains
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/KentuckyGenealogy Kentucky]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/KentuckyGenealogy Kentucky]
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| English  
| English
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| North America  
| North America
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| Mid-South
 
| Mid-South
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/LouisianaGenealogy Louisiana]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/LouisianaGenealogy Louisiana]
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| English  
| English
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| North America  
| North America
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| Gulf-South
 
| Gulf-South
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/MaineGenealogyCommunity Maine]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/MaineGenealogyCommunity Maine]
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| English  
| English
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| North America  
| North America
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| New England
 
| New England
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/MarylandGenealogy Maryland]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/MarylandGenealogy Maryland]
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| English  
| English
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| North America  
| North America
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| Mid-Atlantic
 
| Mid-Atlantic
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/MassachusettsGenealogyResearch Massachusetts]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/MassachusettsGenealogyResearch Massachusetts]
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| English  
| English
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| North America  
| North America
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| New England
 
| New England
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/MexicoGenealogyResearch Mexico]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/MexicoGenealogyResearch Mexico]
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| Spanish  
| Spanish
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| Central America  
| Central America
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| Latin America
 
| Latin America
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/MichiganGenealogy Michigan]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/MichiganGenealogy Michigan]
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| English  
| English
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| North America  
| North America
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| Midwestern
 
| Midwestern
 
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|-  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/MinnesotaGenealogy Minnesota]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/MinnesotaGenealogy Minnesota]
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| English  
| English
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| North America  
| North America
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| Midwestern
 
| Midwestern
 
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|-  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/MississippiGenealogy Mississippi]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/MississippiGenealogy Mississippi]
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| English  
| English
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| North America  
| North America
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| Gulf-South
 
| Gulf-South
 
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|-  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/MissouriGenealogy Missouri]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/MissouriGenealogy Missouri]
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| English  
| English
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| North America  
| North America
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| Mid-South
| Midwestern
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| [https://www.facebook.com/MontanaGenealogy Montana]  
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| English  
| [https://www.facebook.com/MontanaGenealogy Montana]
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| North America  
| English
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| North America
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| Mountain West
 
| Mountain West
 
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|-  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/NebraskaGenealogy Nebraska]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/NebraskaGenealogy Nebraska]
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| English  
| English
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| North America  
| North America
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| Great Plains
 
| Great Plains
 
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|-  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/NetherlandsGenealogy Netherlands]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/NetherlandsGenealogy Netherlands]
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| English  
| English
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| Europe  
| Europe
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| Nordic
| Continental Europe
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nevada-Genealogy-Research-Community/234071976689946 Nevada]  
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| English  
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nevada-Genealogy-Research-Community/234071976689946 Nevada]
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| North America  
| English
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| North America
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| Mountain West
 
| Mountain West
 
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|-  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/NewHampshireGenealogy New Hampshire]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/NewHampshireGenealogy New Hampshire]
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| English  
| English
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| North America  
| North America
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| New England
 
| New England
 
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|-  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/NewJerseyGenealogy New Jersey]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/NewJerseyGenealogy New Jersey]
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| English  
| English
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| North America  
| North America
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| Mid-Atlantic
 
| Mid-Atlantic
 
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|-  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Mexico-Genealogy-Research/278353502243281 New Mexico]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Mexico-Genealogy-Research/278353502243281 New Mexico]
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| English  
| English
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| North America  
| North America
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| Mountain West
 
| Mountain West
 
+
|-
|-  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/NewYorkGenealogy New York]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/NewYorkGenealogy New York]
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| English  
| English
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| North America  
| North America
+
 
| Mid-Atlantic
 
| Mid-Atlantic
 
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|-
|-  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Zealand-Genealogy-Research/202148613221374 New Zealand]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Zealand-Genealogy-Research/202148613221374 New Zealand]
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| English  
| English
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| Pacific  
| Pacific
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| Oceania
 
| Oceania
 
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|-  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nigeria-Genealogy-Research/429364087077554 Nigeria]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nigeria-Genealogy-Research/429364087077554 Nigeria]
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| English  
| English
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| Africa  
| Africa
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| Africa and Middle East
 
| Africa and Middle East
 
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|-  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/NorthCarolinaGenealogy North Carolina]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/NorthCarolinaGenealogy North Carolina]
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| English  
| English
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| North America  
| North America
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| Mid-South
 
| Mid-South
 
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|-  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/NorthDakotaGenealogy North Dakota]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/NorthDakotaGenealogy North Dakota]
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| English  
| English
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| North America  
| North America
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| Great Plains
 
| Great Plains
 
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|-  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/IrelandGenealogy Northern Ireland]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/IrelandGenealogy Northern Ireland]
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| English  
| English
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| Europe  
| Europe
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| British Isles
| Canada and British Isles
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| [https://www.facebook.com/NorwayGenealogy Norway]  
|-  
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| English  
| [https://www.facebook.com/NorwayGenealogy Norway]
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| Europe  
| English
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| Nordic
| Europe
+
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| Scandinavia
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| [https://www.facebook.com/OhioGenealogyResearch Ohio]  
 
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| English  
|-  
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| North America  
| [https://www.facebook.com/OhioGenealogyResearch Ohio]
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| English
+
| North America
+
 
| Midwestern
 
| Midwestern
 
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|-
|-  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/OklahomaGenealogy Oklahoma]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/OklahomaGenealogy Oklahoma]
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| English  
| English
+
| North America  
| North America
+
 
| Great Plains
 
| Great Plains
 
+
|-
|-  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/OregonGenealogy Oregon]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/OregonGenealogy Oregon]
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| English  
| English
+
| North America  
| North America
+
 
| Pacific States
 
| Pacific States
 
+
|-
|-  
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| [http://www.facebook.com/PanamaGenealogy Panama]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Investigaci%C3%B3n-Geneal%C3%B3gica-en-Panam%C3%A1/323854047681563 Panama]
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| Spanish  
| Spanish
+
| Central America  
| Central America
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| Latin America
 
| Latin America
 
+
|-
|-  
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaGenealogy Pennsylvania]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaGenealogy Pennsylvania]
+
| English  
| English
+
| North America  
| North America
+
 
| Mid-Atlantic
 
| Mid-Atlantic
 
+
|-
|-  
+
| [http://www.facebook.com/PeruGenealogy Peru]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Investigaci%C3%B3n-Geneal%C3%B3gica-en-Per%C3%BA/362699047114748 Peru]
+
| Spanish  
| Spanish
+
| South America  
| South America
+
 
| Latin America
 
| Latin America
 
+
|-
|-  
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/PolandGenealogy Poland]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/PolandGenealogy Poland]
+
| English  
| English
+
| Europe
 
| Europe
 
| Europe
| Continental Europe
+
|-
 
+
| [http://www.facebook.com/PuertoRicoGenealogy Puerto Rico]  
|-  
+
| Spanish  
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Investigaci%C3%B3n-Geneal%C3%B3gica-en-Puerto-Rico/147515058711451 Puerto Rico]
+
| Caribbean  
| Spanish
+
| Caribbean
+
 
| Latin America
 
| Latin America
 
+
|-
|-  
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/RhodeIslandGenealogy Rhode Island]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/RhodeIslandGenealogy Rhode Island]
+
| English  
| English
+
| North America  
| North America
+
 
| New England
 
| New England
 
+
|-
|-  
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/RussiaGenealogy Russia]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/RussiaGenealogy Russia]
+
| English  
| English
+
| Europe
 
| Europe
 
| Europe
| Continental Europe
+
|-
 
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/%D0%A1%D0%BE%D0%BE%D0%B1%D1%89%D0%B5%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B2%D0%BE-%D0%B8%D1%81%D1%81%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%B4%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B8%D1%8F-%D1%80%D1%83%D1%81%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B9-%D0%B3%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B5%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%B3%D0%B8%D0%B8/283429521712516 Russia]  
|-  
+
| Russian  
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/%D0%A1%D0%BE%D0%BE%D0%B1%D1%89%D0%B5%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B2%D0%BE-%D0%B8%D1%81%D1%81%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%B4%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B8%D1%8F-%D1%80%D1%83%D1%81%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B9-%D0%B3%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B5%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%B3%D0%B8%D0%B8/283429521712516 Russia]
+
| Europe
| Russian
+
 
| Europe
 
| Europe
| Continental Europe
+
|-
 
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Samoa-Western-Genealogy-Research/356619414380652 Samoa (Western)]  
|-  
+
| English  
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Samoa-Western-Genealogy-Research/356619414380652 Samoa (Western)]
+
| Pacific  
| English
+
| Pacific
+
 
| Oceania
 
| Oceania
 
+
|-
|-  
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/ScotlandGenealogy Scotland]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/ScotlandGenealogy Scotland]
+
| English  
| English
+
| Europe
 +
| British Isles
 +
|-
 +
| [https://www.facebook.com/CzechoslovakiaGenealogy Slovakia]
 +
| English
 +
| Europe
 
| Europe
 
| Europe
| Canada and British Isles
+
|-
 
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/SouthAfricaGenealogy South Africa]  
|-
+
| English  
| [https://www.facebook.com/CzechoslovakiaGenealogy Slovakia]
+
| Africa  
| English
+
| Europe
+
| Continental Europe
+
 
+
|-  
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/SouthAfricaGenealogy South Africa]
+
| English
+
| Africa
+
 
| Africa and Middle East
 
| Africa and Middle East
 
+
|-
|-  
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/SouthCarolinaGenealogy South Carolina]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/SouthCarolinaGenealogy South Carolina]
+
| English  
| English
+
| North America  
| North America
+
 
| Mid-South
 
| Mid-South
 
+
|-
|-  
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/SouthDakotaGenealogy South Dakota]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/SouthDakotaGenealogy South Dakota]
+
| English  
| English
+
| North America  
| North America
+
 
| Great Plains
 
| Great Plains
 
+
|-
|-  
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/SpainGenealogy Spain]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/SpainGenealogy Spain]
+
| Spanish  
| Spanish
+
| Europe
 
| Europe
 
| Europe
| Continental Europe
+
|-
 
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/SwedenGenealogy Sweden]
|-  
+
| English
| [https://www.facebook.com/SwedenGenealogy Sweden]
+
| Europe  
| English
+
| Nordic
 +
|-
 +
| [https://www.facebook.com/SlaktforskningOmSverige Sweden]
 +
| Swedish
 +
| Europe
 +
| Nordic
 +
|-
 +
| [https://www.facebook.com/SwitzerlandGenealogy Switzerland]  
 +
| English  
 +
| Europe
 
| Europe
 
| Europe
| Scandinavia
+
|-
 
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/TaiwanGenealogy Taiwan]  
|-
+
| Chinese  
| [https://www.facebook.com/SwitzerlandGenealogy Switzerland]
+
| Asia
| English
+
| Europe
+
| Continental Europe
+
 
+
|-  
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/TaiwanGenealogy Taiwan]
+
| Chinese
+
 
| Asia
 
| Asia
| Asia
+
|-
 
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/TennesseeGenealogy Tennessee]  
|-  
+
| English  
| [https://www.facebook.com/TennesseeGenealogy Tennessee]
+
| North America  
| English
+
| North America
+
 
| Mid-South
 
| Mid-South
 
+
|-
|-  
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/TexasGenealogy Texas]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/TexasGenealogy Texas]
+
| English  
| English
+
| North America  
| North America
+
| Great Plains
| Gulf-South
+
|-
 
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/ThailandGenealogy Thailand]  
|-  
+
| Thai  
| [https://www.facebook.com/ThailandGenealogy Thailand]
+
| Asia
| Thai
+
 
| Asia
 
| Asia
| Asia
+
|-
 
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tonga-Genealogy-Research/302442853157108 Tonga]  
|-  
+
| English  
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tonga-Genealogy-Research/302442853157108 Tonga]
+
| Pacific  
| English
+
| Pacific
+
 
| Oceania
 
| Oceania
 
+
|-
|-  
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/%D0%A3%D0%BA%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%97%D0%BD%D0%B0-%D0%B3%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B5%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%B3%D1%96%D1%87%D0%BD%D0%B8%D1%85-%D0%B4%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%BB%D1%96%D0%B4%D0%B6%D0%B5%D0%BD%D1%8C-Ukraine-Genealogy-Research/307439229321561 Ukraine]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/%D0%A3%D0%BA%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%97%D0%BD%D0%B0-%D0%B3%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B5%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%B3%D1%96%D1%87%D0%BD%D0%B8%D1%85-%D0%B4%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%BB%D1%96%D0%B4%D0%B6%D0%B5%D0%BD%D1%8C-Ukraine-Genealogy-Research/307439229321561 Ukraine]
+
| English  
| English
+
| Europe
 
| Europe
 
| Europe
| Continental Europe
+
|-
 
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/UtahGenealogy Utah]  
|-  
+
| English  
| [https://www.facebook.com/UtahGenealogy Utah]
+
| North America  
| English
+
| North America
+
 
| Mountain West
 
| Mountain West
 
+
|-
|-  
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/Genealogica.en.Venezuela Venezuela]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/Genealogica.en.Venezuela Venezuela]
+
| Spanish  
| Spanish
+
| South America  
| South America
+
 
| Latin America
 
| Latin America
 
+
|-
|-  
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/VenezuelaGenealogy Venezuela]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/VenezuelaGenealogy Venezuela]
+
| English  
| English
+
| South America  
| South America
+
 
| Latin America
 
| Latin America
 
+
|-
|-  
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/VermontGenealogy Vermont]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/VermontGenealogy Vermont]
+
| English  
| English
+
| North America  
| North America
+
 
| New England
 
| New England
 
+
|-
|-  
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/VirginiaGenealogy Virginia]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/Uthnk Virginia]
+
| English  
| English
+
| North America  
| North America
+
 
| Mid-South
 
| Mid-South
 
+
|-
|-  
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/WalesGenealogy Wales]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/WalesGenealogy Wales]
+
| English  
| English
+
| Europe  
| Europe
+
| British Isles
| Canada and British Isles
+
|-
 
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/WashingtonGenealogy Washington]  
|-  
+
| English  
| [https://www.facebook.com/WashingtonGenealogy Washington]
+
| North America  
| English
+
| North America
+
 
| Pacific States
 
| Pacific States
 
+
|-
|-  
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/WestVirginiaGenealogy West Virginia]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/WestVirginiaGenealogy West Virginia]
+
| English  
| English
+
| North America  
| North America
+
 
| Mid-South
 
| Mid-South
 
+
|-
|-  
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/WisconsinGenealogy Wisconsin]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/WisconsinGenealogy Wisconsin]
+
| English  
| English
+
| North America  
| North America
+
 
| Midwestern
 
| Midwestern
 
+
|-
|-  
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wyoming-Genealogy-Research-Community/377679668923263 Wyoming]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wyoming-Genealogy-Research-Community/377679668923263 Wyoming]
+
| English  
| English
+
| North America  
| North America
+
 
| Mountain West
 
| Mountain West
 
+
|-
|-  
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/YouthandFamilyHistory Youth and Family History]  
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Youth-Young-Adult-Genealogy-Research/382606761772774 Youth / Young Adult]
+
| English  
| English
+
| Worldwide  
| Worldwide
+
| Ethnic Communities
|
+
 
|}
 
|}
  
== How to join a Facebook page  ==
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== How to join a Genealogy Research Community page  ==
  
:#'''Register''' for a Facebook account if you do not have one at [http://www.facebook.com Facebook.com]  
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:#'''Register''' for a Facebook account if you do not have one at [http://www.facebook.com Facebook.com].
:#'''Click''' on the '''link for the locality''' above to go to that research community page  
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:#'''Click''' on the '''link for the locality''' above to go to that research community page.
:#'''Click''' on&nbsp;the '''LIKE'''&nbsp;button&nbsp;
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:#'''Click''' on the '''LIKE''' button.
 
:#'''Join''' in the discussions! It's that easy.  
 
:#'''Join''' in the discussions! It's that easy.  
:#'''Learn '''more about [http://www.allfacebook.com/facebook-tutorials/facebook-profile-tutorial Facebook] in this brief video tutorial.<br>
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:#'''Learn '''more about [http://youtu.be/TMBTD0vNYqs Facebook] pages in this brief video tutorial.<br>
  
:Not interested in joining Facebook?&nbsp;Try our [[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype&nbsp;Communities]] instead.<br>
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:Not interested in joining Facebook? Try our [[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype Communities]] instead.
  
<br><br>
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== Volunteer as a Community Administrator  ==
  
== Questions?  ==
+
:Each Genealogy Research Community page is supported by at least two volunteer administrators. If you would be interested in being an administrator, see [[FamilySearch Communities: Administrator Guide]] for more information. We are always looking for new volunteers! Sign up to join our administrative team by filling out this form:
  
==== What is Facebook?<br>  ====
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:*[https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFE5cjBnQ3RiYld2Q3ZWZkI1S2wxdFE6MQ Request to be an volunteer administrator]
  
:*'''What is Facebook?'''
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== Suggest a New Genealogy Research Community  ==
  
::[[Facebook|Facebook]] is a leading "social media" website where individuals communicate and interact with one another. You can learn more or register for an account at [http://www.facebook.com Facebook.com].
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:*'''I would like to see a page started for _________, could you create one?'''
 +
::If you would like to have a page created for a location you are researching:
 +
:::*Go to the [[Talk:Join a Facebook Research Community|Discussion page]] and click to edit the page. (You must be signed in to edit.)
 +
:::*Add a note about which pages you'd like to see next.
 +
:::*Include whether or not you'd like to volunteer to be the administrator for the page.
 +
:::*After your request, add <nowiki>~~~~</nowiki>. That will [[Sign your username]] to the request and allow us to notify you when a community is created for that area.
  
==== Facebook safety<br> ====
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== Questions? ==
  
:*'''I am concerned about Facebook safety and the privacy of my personal information. Where can I learn more?'''
+
'''What is Facebook?'''  
  
::Facebook has created a website about keeping yourself safe at [http://www.facebook.com/safety Facebook Safety]. If you are very concerned and would rather not use Facebook, you are welcome to [[Join a Skype Research Community]] instead.
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:*[[Facebook|Facebook]] is a leading "social media" website where individuals communicate and interact with one another. You can learn more or register for an account at [http://www.facebook.com Facebook.com].
  
==== Facebook vs. Skype<br>  ====
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'''Where can I learn more Facebook safety?'''
  
:*'''What's the benefit of joining Facebook vs. Skype?'''
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:Facebook has created a website about keeping yourself safe at [http://www.facebook.com/safety Facebook Safety]. If you are very concerned and would rather not use Facebook, you are welcome to [[Join a Skype Research Community]] instead.
  
::Both will be places where you can go to collaborate with other researchers. You may prefer one or the other simply because you already use one tool or the other. Other benefits to each are:
+
'''What's the benefit of joining a Facebook Community Page vs. a Skype Group?'''
  
 +
:Both will be places where you can go to collaborate with other researchers. You may prefer one or the other simply because you already use one tool or the other. Other benefits to each are:
 
::*Facebook is a leading social media website. You can join a group on Facebook and just visit the website when you wish. Or, if you'd like to be more involved, you can even sign up to receive a text message when something is posted to the page.  
 
::*Facebook is a leading social media website. You can join a group on Facebook and just visit the website when you wish. Or, if you'd like to be more involved, you can even sign up to receive a text message when something is posted to the page.  
 
::*Skype is a chat program that allows for more detailed communications and interaction between individuals or groups of users. It allows groups to participate together in group discussions. It also allows for sending documents that others can review to help with evaluating records and, if desired, live video discussions or screen sharing.
 
::*Skype is a chat program that allows for more detailed communications and interaction between individuals or groups of users. It allows groups to participate together in group discussions. It also allows for sending documents that others can review to help with evaluating records and, if desired, live video discussions or screen sharing.
  
==== Additional questions?<br>  ====
+
'''Additional questions?'''
  
:*'''Additional questions?'''
 
 
::*Ask on the [[Talk:Join a Facebook Research Community|Discussion page]]. Click '''Edit this page '''and add your question.  
 
::*Ask on the [[Talk:Join a Facebook Research Community|Discussion page]]. Click '''Edit this page '''and add your question.  
 
::*Be sure to add <nowiki>~~~~</nowiki> after your question to sign your name so that someone can contact you if needed.
 
::*Be sure to add <nowiki>~~~~</nowiki> after your question to sign your name so that someone can contact you if needed.
  
==== Suggest a new community  ====
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{{H-langs|en=Research Communities on Facebook|es=Únase a una Comunidad de Investigación en Facebook|sv=Gemenskapssidor_p%C3%A5_Facebook}}
 
+
:*'''I would like to see a page started for _________, could you create one?'''
+
::If you would like to have a page created for a location you are researching:
+
:::*Go to the [[Talk:Join a Facebook Research Community|Discussion page]] and click to edit the page. (You must be signed in to edit.)
+
:::*Add a note about which pages you'd like to see next.
+
:::*Include whether or not you'd like to volunteer to be the administrator for the page.
+
:::*After your request, add <nowiki>~~~~</nowiki>. That will [[Sign your username]] to the request and allow us to notify you when a community is created for that area.
+
 
+
== Volunteer as a Community Administrator  ==
+
 
+
::To add additional pages, we need administrators to help take care of them. If you would be interested in being an administrator, see [[Facebook and Skype Community Administrators]] for more information.
+
  
[[Category:Research|Facebook]] [[Category:Social_Media]] [[Category:Countries]]
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[[Category:Research|Facebook]] [[Category:Social_Media]]

Revision as of 17:05, 8 November 2012

FamilySearch Communities This article is about an aspect of the Genealogy Research Communities sponsored by FamilySearch.


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The FamilySearch-sponsored Genealogy Research Communities on Facebook were introduced in May 2011. Currently there are 109 Community pages with a total of over 24,677 Fans. Both the Fans and the volunteer administrators facilitate free research help on all the community pages. The three most common ways to participate include:
  • ask your research questions,
  • collaborate on your research, and
  • share knowledge you have gained as you've done your own research in a specific area.

In addition, there are other locality-specific genealogy research Pages and Groups on Facebook that are not sponsored by FamilySearch. The Surname Pages and Groups on Facebook can also be of assistance to you in your research.

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Contents


List of Genealogy Research Communities on Facebook

(Click the icon next to each column heading to sort the table.)

Community Name and link Language Region Admin Grouping
African American English North America Ethnic Communities
Alabama English North America Gulf-South
Alaska English North America Pacific States
American Indian English North America Ethnic Communities
American Samoa English Pacific Oceania
Argentina Spanish South America Latin America
Arizona English North America Mountain West
Arkansas English North America Gulf-South
Australia English Pacific Oceania
Austria English Europe Europe
Brasil Portuguese South America Latin America
California English North America Pacific States
Canada English North America Canada
Canada First Nations English North America Canada
Chile Spanish South America Latin America
China Chinese Asia Asia
Colombia Spanish South America Latin America
Colorado English North America Mountain West
Connecticut English North America New England
Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic) English Europe Europe
Delaware English North America Mid-Atlantic
Denmark English Europe Nordic
District of Columbia English North America Mid-Atlantic
Ecuador Spanish South America Latin America
England English Europe British Isles
Finland English Europe Nordic
Florida English North America Gulf-South
France English Europe Europe
France French Europe Europe
Georgia English North America Gulf-South
Germany/Prussia English Europe Europe
Guatemala Spanish Central America Latin America
Hawaii English North America Pacific States
Hispanic (Americas) English North America Latin America
Honduras Spanish Central America Latin America
Hong Kong Chinese Asia Asia
Idaho English North America Mountain West
Illinois English North America Midwestern
India English Asia Asia
Indiana English North America Midwestern
Iowa English North America Midwestern
Ireland English Europe British Isles
Italy English Europe Europe
Japan English Asia Asia
Kansas English North America Great Plains
Kentucky English North America Mid-South
Louisiana English North America Gulf-South
Maine English North America New England
Maryland English North America Mid-Atlantic
Massachusetts English North America New England
Mexico Spanish Central America Latin America
Michigan English North America Midwestern
Minnesota English North America Midwestern
Mississippi English North America Gulf-South
Missouri English North America Mid-South
Montana English North America Mountain West
Nebraska English North America Great Plains
Netherlands English Europe Nordic
Nevada English North America Mountain West
New Hampshire English North America New England
New Jersey English North America Mid-Atlantic
New Mexico English North America Mountain West
New York English North America Mid-Atlantic
New Zealand English Pacific Oceania
Nigeria English Africa Africa and Middle East
North Carolina English North America Mid-South
North Dakota English North America Great Plains
Northern Ireland English Europe British Isles
Norway English Europe Nordic
Ohio English North America Midwestern
Oklahoma English North America Great Plains
Oregon English North America Pacific States
Panama Spanish Central America Latin America
Pennsylvania English North America Mid-Atlantic
Peru Spanish South America Latin America
Poland English Europe Europe
Puerto Rico Spanish Caribbean Latin America
Rhode Island English North America New England
Russia English Europe Europe
Russia Russian Europe Europe
Samoa (Western) English Pacific Oceania
Scotland English Europe British Isles
Slovakia English Europe Europe
South Africa English Africa Africa and Middle East
South Carolina English North America Mid-South
South Dakota English North America Great Plains
Spain Spanish Europe Europe
Sweden English Europe Nordic
Sweden Swedish Europe Nordic
Switzerland English Europe Europe
Taiwan Chinese Asia Asia
Tennessee English North America Mid-South
Texas English North America Great Plains
Thailand Thai Asia Asia
Tonga English Pacific Oceania
Ukraine English Europe Europe
Utah English North America Mountain West
Venezuela Spanish South America Latin America
Venezuela English South America Latin America
Vermont English North America New England
Virginia English North America Mid-South
Wales English Europe British Isles
Washington English North America Pacific States
West Virginia English North America Mid-South
Wisconsin English North America Midwestern
Wyoming English North America Mountain West
Youth and Family History English Worldwide Ethnic Communities

How to join a Genealogy Research Community page

  1. Register for a Facebook account if you do not have one at Facebook.com.
  2. Click on the link for the locality above to go to that research community page.
  3. Click on the LIKE button.
  4. Join in the discussions! It's that easy.
  5. Learn more about Facebook pages in this brief video tutorial.
Not interested in joining Facebook? Try our Skype Communities instead.

Volunteer as a Community Administrator

Each Genealogy Research Community page is supported by at least two volunteer administrators. If you would be interested in being an administrator, see FamilySearch Communities: Administrator Guide for more information. We are always looking for new volunteers! Sign up to join our administrative team by filling out this form:

Suggest a New Genealogy Research Community

  • I would like to see a page started for _________, could you create one?
If you would like to have a page created for a location you are researching:
  • Go to the Discussion page and click to edit the page. (You must be signed in to edit.)
  • Add a note about which pages you'd like to see next.
  • Include whether or not you'd like to volunteer to be the administrator for the page.
  • After your request, add ~~~~. That will Sign your username to the request and allow us to notify you when a community is created for that area.

Questions?

What is Facebook?

  • Facebook is a leading "social media" website where individuals communicate and interact with one another. You can learn more or register for an account at Facebook.com.

Where can I learn more Facebook safety?

Facebook has created a website about keeping yourself safe at Facebook Safety. If you are very concerned and would rather not use Facebook, you are welcome to Join a Skype Research Community instead.

What's the benefit of joining a Facebook Community Page vs. a Skype Group?

Both will be places where you can go to collaborate with other researchers. You may prefer one or the other simply because you already use one tool or the other. Other benefits to each are:
  • Facebook is a leading social media website. You can join a group on Facebook and just visit the website when you wish. Or, if you'd like to be more involved, you can even sign up to receive a text message when something is posted to the page.
  • Skype is a chat program that allows for more detailed communications and interaction between individuals or groups of users. It allows groups to participate together in group discussions. It also allows for sending documents that others can review to help with evaluating records and, if desired, live video discussions or screen sharing.

Additional questions?

  • Ask on the Discussion page. Click Edit this page and add your question.
  • Be sure to add ~~~~ after your question to sign your name so that someone can contact you if needed.