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

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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:
  • ask questions,
  • collaborate on your research, and
  • share knowledge you have gained as you've done your own research in a specific area.

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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).

*The United States (North America) and Ethnic Research Communities are not listed alphabetically with the countries, but are under their respective headings.

List of Genealogy Research Communities on Facebook

Community Name and link Language Region Admin Grouping
African American English North America
Alabama English North America Gulf-South
Alaska English North America Pacific States
American Indian English North America
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 Australia Oceania
Brasil Portuguese South America Latin America
California English North America Pacific States
Canada English North America Canada and British Isles
Canada First Nations English North America Canada and British Isles
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
Czech Republic English Europe Continental Europe
Czechoslovakia English Europe Continental Europe
Delaware English North America Mid-Atlantic
Denmark English Europe Scandinavia
District of Columbia English North America Mid-Atlantic
Ecuador Spanish South America Latin America
England English Europe Canada and British Isles
Finland English Europe Scandinavia
Florida English North America Gulf-South
France English Europe Continental Europe
France French Europe Continental Europe
Georgia English North America Gulf-South
Germany English Europe Continental Europe
Prussia English Europe Continental Europe
Guatemala Spanish Central America Latin America
Hawaii English Pacific Oceania
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
Indiana English North America Midwestern
Iowa English North America Midwestern
Ireland English Europe Canada and British Isles
Italy English Europe Continental Europe
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 Midwestern
Montana English North America Mountain West
Nebraska English North America Great Plains
Netherlands English Europe Continental Europe
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 Canada and British Isles
Norway English Europe Scandinavia
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 Continental Europe
Puerto Rico Spanish Caribbean Latin America
Rhode Island English North America New England
Russia English Europe Continental Europe
Russia Russian Europe Continental Europe
Samoa (Western) English Pacific Oceania
Scotland English Europe Canada and British Isles
Slovakia English Europe Continental 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 Continental Europe
Sweden English Europe Scandinavia
Switzerland English Europe Continental Europe
Taiwan Chinese Asia Asia
Tennessee English North America Mid-South
Texas English North America Gulf-South
Thailand Thai Asia Asia
Tonga English Pacific Oceania
Ukraine English Europe Continental 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 Canada and 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 / Young Adult English Worldwide

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



Questions?

What is Facebook?

  • 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.

Facebook safety

  • 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.

Facebook vs. Skype

  • 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?

  • 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.

Suggest a new 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.

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.

 

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