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{{See also|Pages and Groups on Facebook|Surname Pages and Groups on Facebook}}
[[Image:F logo.png|right|F logo.png]] The FamilySearch sponsored Genealogy Research Communities on Facebook were introduced in May 2011 and have been growing exponentially ever since. Currently there are 101 Community pages with a total of over 19,634 Fans. Both the Fans and the volunteer administrators facilitate free research help on all the community pages. The three most common ways to participate on these Community pages include:
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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:  
  
 
:*ask your research questions,  
 
:*ask your research questions,  
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:*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.
  
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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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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== 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/AustraliaGenealogy Australia]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/AustraliaGenealogy Australia]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
| Australia
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| Pacific
 
| Oceania
 
| Oceania
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|-
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| [https://www.facebook.com/AustriaGenealogyResearch Austria]
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| English
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| Europe
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| Europe
 
|-
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/GenealogicaBrasil Brasil]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/GenealogicaBrasil Brasil]  
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| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Canada and British Isles
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| Canada
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/CanadaFirstNationsGenealogy Canada First Nations]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/CanadaFirstNationsGenealogy Canada First Nations]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Canada and British Isles
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| Canada
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/ChileGenealogy Chile]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/ChileGenealogy Chile]  
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| New England
 
| New England
 
|-
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/CzechoslovakiaGenealogy Czech Republic]  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/CzechoslovakiaGenealogy Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic)]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Continental Europe
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| Europe
|-
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| [https://www.facebook.com/CzechoslovakiaGenealogy Czechoslovakia]
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| 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]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delaware-Genealogy-Research-Community/392767884085218 Delaware]  
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| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Canada and British Isles
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| British Isles
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/FinlandGenealogy Finland]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/FinlandGenealogy Finland]  
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| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Continental Europe
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| Europe
 
|-
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Recherche-G%C3%A9n%C3%A9alogique-en-France/128007843990247 France]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Recherche-G%C3%A9n%C3%A9alogique-en-France/128007843990247 France]  
 
| French  
 
| French  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Continental Europe
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| Europe
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaGenealogy Georgia]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaGenealogy Georgia]  
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| Gulf-South
 
| Gulf-South
 
|-
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/GermanyGenealogy Germany]  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/GermanyGenealogy Germany/Prussia]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Continental Europe
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| Europe
|-
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| [https://www.facebook.com/GermanyGenealogy Prussia]
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| English
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| Europe
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| Continental Europe
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|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/GuatemalaGenealogy Guatemala]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/GuatemalaGenealogy Guatemala]  
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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]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
| Pacific
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| North America
| Oceania
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| Pacific States
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/HispanicGenealogy Hispanic (Americas)]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/HispanicGenealogy Hispanic (Americas)]  
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| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Canada and British Isles
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| British Isles
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/ItalyGenealogy Italy]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/ItalyGenealogy Italy]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Continental Europe
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| Europe
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|-
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| [https://www.facebook.com/JapanGenealogyResearch Japan]
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| English
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| Asia
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| Asia
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/KansasGenealogy Kansas]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/KansasGenealogy Kansas]  
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| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Continental Europe
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| Nordic
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nevada-Genealogy-Research-Community/234071976689946 Nevada]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nevada-Genealogy-Research-Community/234071976689946 Nevada]  
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| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Canada and British Isles
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| British Isles
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/NorwayGenealogy Norway]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/NorwayGenealogy Norway]  
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| Pacific States
 
| Pacific States
 
|-
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Investigaci%C3%B3n-Geneal%C3%B3gica-en-Panam%C3%A1/323854047681563 Panama]  
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| [http://www.facebook.com/PanamaGenealogy Panama]  
 
| Spanish  
 
| Spanish  
 
| Central America  
 
| Central America  
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| Mid-Atlantic
 
| Mid-Atlantic
 
|-
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Investigaci%C3%B3n-Geneal%C3%B3gica-en-Per%C3%BA/362699047114748 Peru]  
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| [http://www.facebook.com/PeruGenealogy Peru]  
 
| Spanish  
 
| Spanish  
 
| South America  
 
| South America  
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| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Continental Europe
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| Europe
 
|-
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Investigaci%C3%B3n-Geneal%C3%B3gica-en-Puerto-Rico/147515058711451 Puerto Rico]  
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| [http://www.facebook.com/PuertoRicoGenealogy Puerto Rico]  
 
| Spanish  
 
| Spanish  
 
| Caribbean  
 
| Caribbean  
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| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Continental Europe
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| 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]  
 
| [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  
 
| Russian  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Continental Europe
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| Europe
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Samoa-Western-Genealogy-Research/356619414380652 Samoa (Western)]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Samoa-Western-Genealogy-Research/356619414380652 Samoa (Western)]  
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| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Canada and British Isles
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| British Isles
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/CzechoslovakiaGenealogy Slovakia]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/CzechoslovakiaGenealogy Slovakia]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Continental Europe
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| Europe
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/SouthAfricaGenealogy South Africa]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/SouthAfricaGenealogy South Africa]  
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| Spanish  
 
| Spanish  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Continental Europe
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| Europe
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/SwedenGenealogy Sweden]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/SwedenGenealogy Sweden]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
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| Europe
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| Nordic
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|-
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| [https://www.facebook.com/SlaktforskningOmSverige Sweden]
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| Swedish
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
 
| Nordic
 
| Nordic
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| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Continental Europe
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| Europe
 
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|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/TaiwanGenealogy Taiwan]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/TaiwanGenealogy Taiwan]  
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| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Continental Europe
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| Europe
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/UtahGenealogy Utah]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/UtahGenealogy Utah]  
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| New England
 
| New England
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/Uthnk Virginia]  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/VirginiaGenealogy Virginia]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
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| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Canada and British Isles
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| British Isles
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/WashingtonGenealogy Washington]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/WashingtonGenealogy Washington]  
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| Mountain West
 
| Mountain West
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Youth-Young-Adult-Genealogy-Research/382606761772774 Youth / Young Adult]  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/YouthandFamilyHistory Youth and Family History]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Worldwide  
 
| Worldwide  
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== 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.
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:Not interested in joining Facebook? Try our [[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype Communities]] instead.
  
== Questions? ==
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== Volunteer as a Community Administrator ==
  
==== What is Facebook?  ====
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: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?'''
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:*[https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFE5cjBnQ3RiYld2Q3ZWZkI1S2wxdFE6MQ Request to be an volunteer administrator]
  
::[[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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== Suggest a New Genealogy Research Community  ==
  
==== Facebook safety  ====
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:*'''I would like to see a page started for _________, could you create one?'''
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::If you would like to have a page created for a location you are researching:
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:::*Go to the [[Talk:Join a Facebook Research Community|Discussion page]] and click to edit the page. (You must be signed in to edit.)
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:::*Add a note about which pages you'd like to see next.
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:::*Include whether or not you'd like to volunteer to be the administrator for the page.
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:::*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.
  
:*'''I am concerned about Facebook safety and the privacy of my personal information. Where can I learn more?'''
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== Questions? ==
  
::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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'''What is Facebook?'''
  
==== Facebook vs. Skype  ====
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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].
  
:*'''What's the benefit of joining Facebook vs. Skype?'''
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'''Where can I learn more Facebook safety?'''  
  
::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:
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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.
  
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'''What's the benefit of joining a Facebook Community Page vs. a Skype Group?'''
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: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? ====
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'''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}}
 
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:*'''I would like to see a page started for _________, could you create one?'''
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::If you would like to have a page created for a location you are researching:
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:::*Go to the [[Talk:Join a Facebook Research Community|Discussion page]] and click to edit the page. (You must be signed in to edit.)
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:::*Add a note about which pages you'd like to see next.
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:::*Include whether or not you'd like to volunteer to be the administrator for the page.
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:::*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.
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== Volunteer as a Community Administrator  ==
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::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.
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[[Category:Research|Facebook]] [[Category:Social_Media]]
 
[[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.