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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).

*Many of the communities listed below have not yet been created. Clicking the link for those communities will display the process of requesting a new community.

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

Find a Genealogy Research Community

Search by letter or region


A

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Africa

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Asia

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B

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C

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D

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E

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Ethnic Research Communities

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Europe

Continental Europe

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Scandinavia

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British Isles

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Latin America

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Argentina

Brasil (Portuguese)

Chile

Colombia

Ecuador

Guatemala

Honduras

Mexico

Panamá

Perú

Puerto Rico

Venezuela

Venezuela (English)

Spanish is the language of Latin American communities unless otherwise noted. English speakers are encouraged to use the Hispanic community.


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North America

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Canada

Canada First Nations

Alabama, United States

Alaska, United States

Arizona, United States

Arkansas, United States

California, United States

Colorado, United States

Connecticut, United States

Delaware, United States

District of Columbia, United States

Florida, United States

Georgia, United States

Hawaii, United States

Idaho, United States

Illinois, United States

Indiana, United States

Iowa, United States

Kansas, United States

Kentucky, United States

Louisiana, United States

Maine, United States

Maryland, United States

Massachusetts, United States

Michigan, United States

Minnesota, United States

Mississippi, United States

Missouri, United States

Montana, United States

Nebraska, United States

Nevada, United States

New Hampshire, United States

New Jersey, United States

New Mexico, United States

New York, United States

North Carolina, United States

North Dakota, United States

Ohio, United States

Oklahoma, United States

Oregon, United States

Pennsylvania, United States

Rhode Island, United States

South Carolina, United States

South Dakota, United States

Tennessee, United States

Texas, United States

Utah, United States

Vermont, United States

Virginia, United States

Washington, United States

West Virginia, United States

Wisconsin, United States

Wyoming, United States 


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See also List of extinct states

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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