Genealogy Help on Facebook

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*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canada-First-Nations-Genealogy-Research-Community/296714040355341 Canada First Nations]<br>
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canada-First-Nations-Genealogy-Research-Community/296714040355341 Canada First Nations]<br>
  
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/African-American-Genealogy-Research-Community/285025428198694?sk=app_129982580378550 African &nbsp;American (United States)]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/African-American-Genealogy-Research-Community/285025428198694?sk=app_129982580378550 African &nbsp;American (United States)]
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Indian-Southeastern-US-Genealogy-Research-Community/217746328279090?sk=wall American Indian (Southeastern United States)]<br>
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*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Indian-Southeastern-US-Genealogy-Research-Community/217746328279090?sk=wall American Indian (Southeastern United States)]<br>  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arizona-Genealogy-Research-Community/139992052772767 Arizona, United States]
  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arkansas-Genealogy-Research-Community/198552340222026?sk=wall Arkansas, United States]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arkansas-Genealogy-Research-Community/198552340222026?sk=wall Arkansas, United States]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Indiana-Genealogy-Research-Community/175296955893693?sk=wall Indiana, United States]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Indiana-Genealogy-Research-Community/175296955893693?sk=wall Indiana, United States]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iowa-Genealogy-Research-Community/138067019632383?sk=wall Iowa, United States]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iowa-Genealogy-Research-Community/138067019632383?sk=wall Iowa, United States]  
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kentucky-Genealogy-Research-Community/180735095347817?ref=notif&notif_t=fbpage_fan_invite&sk=wall Kentucky, United States]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kentucky-Genealogy-Research-Community/180735095347817?ref=notif&notif_t=fbpage_fan_invite&sk=wall Kentucky, United States]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Louisiana-Genealogy-Research-Community/188710631201997?sk=wall Louisiana, United States]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Louisiana-Genealogy-Research-Community/188710631201997?sk=wall Louisiana, United States]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Massachusetts-Genealogy-Research-Community/162730413823047?sk=wall Massachusetts, United States]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Massachusetts-Genealogy-Research-Community/162730413823047?sk=wall Massachusetts, United States]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vermont-Genealogy-Research-Community/215080775207397 Vermont, United States]&nbsp;  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vermont-Genealogy-Research-Community/215080775207397 Vermont, United States]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/Uthnk?ref=ts Virginia, United States]  
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/Uthnk?ref=ts Virginia, United States]  
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-Genealogy-Research-Community/181077748638842 Washington, United States]<br>
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*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-Genealogy-Research-Community/181077748638842 Washington, United States]<br>  
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Virginia-Genealogy-Research-Community/230624450282663 West Virginia, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Virginia-Genealogy-Research-Community/230624450282663 West Virginia, United States]
  
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=== Latin America  ===
 
=== Latin America  ===
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*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mexico-Genealogy-Research-Community/231395763572280 Mexico]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mexico-Genealogy-Research-Community/231395763572280 Mexico]
  
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=== Europe  ===
 
=== Europe  ===
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wales-Genealogy-Research-Community/224401064237715 Wales]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wales-Genealogy-Research-Community/224401064237715 Wales]
  
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=== Asia  ===
 
=== Asia  ===
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:Not interested in joining Facebook?&nbsp;Try our [[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype&nbsp;Communities]] instead.<br>
 
:Not interested in joining Facebook?&nbsp;Try our [[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype&nbsp;Communities]] instead.<br>
  
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=== Questions?  ===
 
=== Questions?  ===
  
:*'''I would like to see a community started for ___________, could you create one?'''
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:*'''I would like to see a community started for ___________, could you create one?'''  
 
::Since this is a pilot program, only a few limited localities are being created now. If you would like to have a group created for a location you are researching:  
 
::Since this is a pilot program, only a few limited localities are being created now. If you would like to have a group 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.)  
 
:::*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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::To add additional communities, we need admins to help take care of them. If you would be interested in being an admin, see [[Facebook and Skype Community Administrators]] for more information.
 
::To add additional communities, we need admins to help take care of them. If you would be interested in being an admin, see [[Facebook and Skype Community Administrators]] for more information.
  
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:*'''What is Facebook?'''
 
:*'''What is Facebook?'''
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::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 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 am concerned about Facebook safety and the privacy of my personal information. Where can I learn more?'''
 
:*'''I am concerned about Facebook safety and the privacy of my personal information. Where can I learn more?'''
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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.
 
::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 Facebook vs. Skype?'''
 
:*'''What's the benefit of joining Facebook vs. Skype?'''
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::*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.
  
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:*'''Additional questions?'''
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:*'''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 to it so that someone can contact you if need be.
 
::*Be sure to add <nowiki>~~~</nowiki> after your question to sign your name to it so that someone can contact you if need be.

Revision as of 03:25, 16 November 2011

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We are excited to announce the creation of several online research communities powered by FamilySearch.  These communities have been created to help you and others researching in the same area to:
  • ask questions,
  • collaborate on your research, and
  • share knowledge you have gained as you've done your own research in a specific area.

North America


Latin America


Europe



Asia

Australia

To join a Facebook group:

  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 in this brief video tutorial.
Not interested in joining Facebook? Try our Skype Communities instead.



Questions?

  • I would like to see a community started for ___________, could you create one?
Since this is a pilot program, only a few limited localities are being created now. If you would like to have a group 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 groups you'd like to see next.
  • Include whether or not you'd like to be considered for a moderator for the group.
  • 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.
To add additional communities, we need admins to help take care of them. If you would be interested in being an admin, see Facebook and Skype Community Administrators for more information.


  • 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.


  • I am concerned about Facebook safety and the privacy of my personal information. Where can I learn more?
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 Facebook vs. Skype?
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 to it so that someone can contact you if need be.