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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,  
 
 
:*ask questions,  
 
 
:*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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== Find a Genealogy Research Community ==
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== List of Genealogy Research Communities on Facebook ==
  
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! Community Name and link
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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
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| Gulf-South
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alaska-Genealogy-Research-Community/176484095801496 Alaska]
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| English
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| North America
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| Pacific States
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| [https://www.facebook.com/AmericanIndian.se.Genealogy American Indian]
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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/pages/American-Samoa-Genealogy-Research/269901906429453 American Samoa]
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| English
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| Pacific
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| Oceania
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| [https://www.facebook.com/familysearch.argentina Argentina]
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| Spanish
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| South America
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| Latin America
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| [https://www.facebook.com/ArizonaGenealogy Arizona]
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| English
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| North America
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| Mountain West
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| [https://www.facebook.com/ArkansasGenealogy Arkansas]
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| English
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| North America
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| Gulf-South
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| [https://www.facebook.com/AustraliaGenealogy Australia]
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| English
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| Pacific
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| Oceania
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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]
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| Portuguese
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| South America
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| Latin America
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| [https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaGenealogy California]
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| English
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| North America
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| Pacific States
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| [https://www.facebook.com/CanadaGenealogy Canada]
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| English
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| North America
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| Canada
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| [https://www.facebook.com/CanadaFirstNationsGenealogy Canada First Nations]
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| English
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| North America
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| Canada
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| [https://www.facebook.com/ChileGenealogy Chile]
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| Spanish
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| South America
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| 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]
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| Chinese
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| Asia
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| Asia
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| [https://www.facebook.com/ColombiaGenealogy Colombia]
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| Spanish
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| South America
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| Latin America
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| [https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoGenealogy Colorado]
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| English
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| North America
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| Mountain West
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| [https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutGenealogy Connecticut]
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| English
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| North America
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| New England
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| [https://www.facebook.com/CzechoslovakiaGenealogy Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic)]
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| English
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| Europe
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| 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
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| [https://www.facebook.com/DenmarkGenealogy Denmark]
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| English
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| Europe
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| Nordic
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| [https://www.facebook.com/DistrictofColumbiaGenealogy District of Columbia]
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| English
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| North America
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| Mid-Atlantic
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| [https://www.facebook.com/EcuadorGenealogy Ecuador]
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| Spanish
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| South America
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| Latin America
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| [https://www.facebook.com/EnglandGenealogy England]
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| English
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| Europe
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| British Isles
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| [https://www.facebook.com/FinlandGenealogy Finland]
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| English
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| Europe
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| Nordic
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| [https://www.facebook.com/FloridaGenealogy Florida]
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| English
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| North America
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| Gulf-South
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/France-Genealogy-Research/374516879237899 France]
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| English
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| 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]
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| French
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| Europe
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| Europe
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| [https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaGenealogy Georgia]
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| English
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| North America
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| Gulf-South
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/GermanyGenealogy Germany/Prussia]
=== Search by region or letter  ===
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| English
 
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| Europe
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| Europe
 
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=== Africa  ===
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| [https://www.facebook.com/GuatemalaGenealogy Guatemala]
 
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| Spanish
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
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| Central America
 
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| Latin America
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[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nigeria-Genealogy-Research/429364087077554 Nigeria]  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hawaii-Genealogy-Research-Community/282281345138235 Hawaii]  
 
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| English
[https://www.facebook.com/SouthAfricaGenealogy South Africa]<br>
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| North America
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| Pacific States
 
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=== Asia  ===
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| [https://www.facebook.com/HispanicGenealogy Hispanic (Americas)]  
 
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| English
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
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| North America
 
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| 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 中国 / China]  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Investigaci%C3%B3n-Geneal%C3%B3gica-en-Honduras/211448302294702 Honduras]  
 
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| Spanish
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/%E9%A6%99%E6%B8%AF%E5%AE%B6%E8%AD%9C%E7%A0%94%E7%A9%B6-Hong-Kong-Genealogy-Research/263154667109091 香港 / Hong Kong]
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| Central America
 
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| Latin America
[https://www.facebook.com/TaiwanGenealogy 台灣 / Taiwan]  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/HongKongGenealogy Hong Kong]
[https://www.facebook.com/ThailandGenealogy ประเทศไทย / Thailand]<br>
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| Chinese
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| Asia
 
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| Asia
=== Ethnic Research Communities  ===
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| [https://www.facebook.com/IdahoGenealogyResearch Idaho]  
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
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| English
 
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| North America
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| Mountain West
[https://www.facebook.com/AfricanAmericanGenealogy African American (United States)]<br>
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| [https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisGenealogy Illinois]  
[https://www.facebook.com/AmericanIndian.se.Genealogy American Indian (Southeastern United States)]<br>
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| English
 
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| North America
[https://www.facebook.com/HispanicGenealogy Hispanic (Americas)]  
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| Midwestern
 
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[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Youth-Young-Adult-Genealogy-Research/382606761772774 Youth / Young Adult] <br>
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| [https://www.facebook.com/IndiaGenealogy India]  
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| English
 
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| Asia
=== Europe ===
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| Asia
 
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==== Continental Europe  ====
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| [https://www.facebook.com/IndianaGenealogy Indiana]  
 
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| English
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
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| North America
 
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| Midwestern
{{columns-list|3|
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[https://www.facebook.com/CzechoslovakiaGenealogy Czechoslovakia]  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/IowaGenealogy Iowa]  
 
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| English
[https://www.facebook.com/ItalyGenealogy Italy]
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| North America
 
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| Midwestern
[https://www.facebook.com/NetherlandsGenealogy Netherlands]  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/IrelandGenealogy Ireland]
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/France-Genealogy-Research/374516879237899 France (English)]
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| English
 
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| Europe  
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Recherche-G%C3%A9n%C3%A9alogique-en-France/128007843990247 France (French)]
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| British Isles
 
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[https://www.facebook.com/GermanyGenealogy Germany/Prussia]  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/ItalyGenealogy Italy]  
 
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| English
[https://www.facebook.com/PolandGenealogy Poland]  
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| Europe
 
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| Europe
[https://www.facebook.com/RussiaGenealogy Russia (English)]
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| [https://www.facebook.com/JapanGenealogyResearch Japan]  
[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 (русский язык)]
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| English
 
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| Asia
[https://www.facebook.com/SpainGenealogy Spain (Español)]  
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| Asia
 
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[https://www.facebook.com/SwitzerlandGenealogy Switzerland]  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/KansasGenealogy Kansas]
 
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| English  
[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]
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| North America
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| Great Plains
 
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==== Scandinavia  ====
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| [https://www.facebook.com/KentuckyGenealogy Kentucky]  
 
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| English
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
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| North America
 
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| Mid-South
{{columns-list|3|
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[https://www.facebook.com/DenmarkGenealogy Denmark]  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/LouisianaGenealogy Louisiana]  
 
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| English
[https://www.facebook.com/FinlandGenealogy Finland]  
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| North America
 
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| Gulf-South
[https://www.facebook.com/NorwayGenealogy Norway]
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|-
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/MaineGenealogyCommunity Maine]  
[https://www.facebook.com/SwedenGenealogy Sweden]
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| English
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| North America
 
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| New England
==== British Isles  ====
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|-
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/MarylandGenealogy Maryland]
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
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| English  
 
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| North America
{{columns-list|3|
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| Mid-Atlantic
[https://www.facebook.com/EnglandGenealogy England]  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/MassachusettsGenealogyResearch Massachusetts]
[https://www.facebook.com/IrelandGenealogy Ireland]
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| English
 
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| North America
[https://www.facebook.com/ScotlandGenealogy Scotland]  
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| New England
 
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[https://www.facebook.com/WalesGenealogy Wales]<br>
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| [https://www.facebook.com/MexicoGenealogyResearch Mexico]
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| Spanish
 
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| Central America
=== Latin America ===
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| Latin America
 
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''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
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| [https://www.facebook.com/MichiganGenealogy Michigan]
 
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| English
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| North America
[https://www.facebook.com/familysearch.argentina Argentina]  
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| Midwestern
 
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[https://www.facebook.com/GenealogicaBrasil Brasil (Portuguese)]  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/MinnesotaGenealogy Minnesota]
 
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| English
[https://www.facebook.com/ChileGenealogy Chile]  
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| North America
 
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| Midwestern
[https://www.facebook.com/ColombiaGenealogy Colombia]  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/MississippiGenealogy Mississippi]
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Investigaci%C3%B3n-Geneal%C3%B3gica-en-Ecuador/371101399601587 Ecuador]
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| English
 
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| North America
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Investigaci%C3%B3n-Geneal%C3%B3gica-en-Guatemala/142384049221621 Guatemala]
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| Gulf-South
 
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[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Investigaci%C3%B3n-Geneal%C3%B3gica-en-Honduras/211448302294702 Honduras]
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| [https://www.facebook.com/MissouriGenealogy Missouri]  
 
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| English
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mexico-Genealogy-Research-Community/231395763572280 Mexico]  
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| North America
 
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| Mid-South
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Investigaci%C3%B3n-Geneal%C3%B3gica-en-Panam%C3%A1/323854047681563 Panamá]
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| [https://www.facebook.com/MontanaGenealogy Montana]  
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Investigaci%C3%B3n-Geneal%C3%B3gica-en-Per%C3%BA/362699047114748 Perú]
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| English
 
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| North America
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Investigaci%C3%B3n-Geneal%C3%B3gica-en-Puerto-Rico/147515058711451 Puerto Rico]
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| Mountain West
 
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[https://www.facebook.com/Genealogica.en.Venezuela Venezuela]
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| [https://www.facebook.com/NebraskaGenealogy Nebraska]  
 
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| English
[https://www.facebook.com/VenezuelaGenealogy Venezuela (English)]  
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| North America
 
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| Great Plains
Spanish is the language of Latin American communities unless otherwise noted. English speakers are encouraged to use the [[#Ethnic_Research_Communities|Hispanic community]].
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| [https://www.facebook.com/NetherlandsGenealogy Netherlands]
 
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| English
=== North America  ===
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| Europe
 
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| Nordic
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nevada-Genealogy-Research-Community/234071976689946 Nevada]
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| English
[https://www.facebook.com/CanadaGenealogy Canada]
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| North America
 
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| Mountain West
[https://www.facebook.com/CanadaFirstNationsGenealogy Canada First Nations]<br>
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| [https://www.facebook.com/NewHampshireGenealogy New Hampshire]
[http://www.facebook.com/AlabamaGenealogy Alabama, United States]
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| English
 
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| North America
[http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Alaska-Genealogy-Research-Community/176484095801496 Alaska, United States]
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| New England
 
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[https://www.facebook.com/ArizonaGenealogy Arizona, United States]
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| [https://www.facebook.com/NewJerseyGenealogy New Jersey]  
 
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| English
[http://www.facebook.com/ArkansasGenealogy Arkansas, United States]
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| North America
 
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| Mid-Atlantic
[http://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaGenealogy California, United States]
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Mexico-Genealogy-Research/278353502243281 New Mexico]  
[https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoGenealogy Colorado, United States]
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| English
 
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| North America
[https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutGenealogy Connecticut, United States]
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| Mountain West
 
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[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Delaware-Genealogy-Research-Community/392767884085218 Delaware, United States]  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/NewYorkGenealogy New York]  
 
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| English
[http://www.facebook.com/DistrictofColumbiaGenealogy District of Columbia, United States]  
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| North America
 
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| Mid-Atlantic
[https://www.facebook.com/FloridaGenealogy Florida, United States]  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Zealand-Genealogy-Research/202148613221374 New Zealand]  
[http://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaGenealogy Georgia, United States]  
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| English
 
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| Pacific
[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hawaii-Genealogy-Research-Community/282281345138235 Hawaii, United States]
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| Oceania
 
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[http://www.facebook.com/IdahoGenealogyResearch Idaho, United States]  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nigeria-Genealogy-Research/429364087077554 Nigeria]  
 
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| English
[http://www.facebook.com/IllinoisGenealogy Illinois, United States]
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| Africa
 
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| Africa and Middle East
[http://www.facebook.com/IndianaGenealogy Indiana, United States]  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/NorthCarolinaGenealogy North Carolina]  
[http://www.facebook.com/IowaGenealogy Iowa, United States]  
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| English
 
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| North America
[https://www.facebook.com/KansasGenealogy Kansas, United States]  
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| Mid-South
 
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[http://www.facebook.com/KentuckyGenealogy Kentucky, United States]
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| [https://www.facebook.com/NorthDakotaGenealogy North Dakota]  
 
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| English
[http://www.facebook.com/LouisianaGenealogy Louisiana, United States]  
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| North America  
 
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| Great Plains
[https://www.facebook.com/MaineGenealogyCommunity Maine, United States]  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/IrelandGenealogy Northern Ireland]  
[https://www.facebook.com/MarylandGenealogy Maryland, United States]  
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| English
 
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| Europe
[http://www.facebook.com/MassachusettsGenealogyResearch Massachusetts, United States]  
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| British Isles
 
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[http://www.facebook.com/MichiganGenealogy Michigan, United States]  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/NorwayGenealogy Norway]  
 
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| English
[https://www.facebook.com/MinnesotaGenealogy Minnesota, United States]
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| Europe
 
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| Nordic
[http://www.facebook.com/MississippiGenealogy Mississippi, United States]  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/OhioGenealogyResearch Ohio]  
[http://www.facebook.com/MissouriGenealogy Missouri, United States]
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| English
 
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| North America
[https://www.facebook.com/MontanaGenealogy Montana, United States]
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| Midwestern
 
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|-
[https://www.facebook.com/NebraskaGenealogy Nebraska, United States]
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| [https://www.facebook.com/OklahomaGenealogy Oklahoma]  
 
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| English
[http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Nevada-Genealogy-Research-Community/234071976689946 Nevada, United States]
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| North America
 
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| Great Plains
[https://www.facebook.com/NewHampshireGenealogy New Hampshire, United States]
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| [https://www.facebook.com/OregonGenealogy Oregon]
[http://www.facebook.com/NewJerseyGenealogy New Jersey, United States]
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| English
 
+
| North America
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Mexico-Genealogy-Research/278353502243281 New Mexico, United States]
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| Pacific States
 
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|-
[http://www.facebook.com/NewYorkGenealogy New York, United States]  
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| [http://www.facebook.com/PanamaGenealogy Panama]
 
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| Spanish
[http://www.facebook.com/NorthCarolinaGenealogy North Carolina, United States]
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| Central America
 
+
| Latin America
[https://www.facebook.com/NorthDakotaGenealogy North Dakota, United States]  
+
|-
 
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaGenealogy Pennsylvania]
[http://www.facebook.com/OhioGenealogyResearch Ohio, United States]
+
| English
 
+
| North America
[http://www.facebook.com/OklahomaGenealogy Oklahoma, United States]  
+
| Mid-Atlantic
 
+
|-
[https://www.facebook.com/OregonGenealogy Oregon, United States]  
+
| [http://www.facebook.com/PeruGenealogy Peru]  
 
+
| Spanish
[http://www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaGenealogy Pennsylvania, United States]
+
| South America
 
+
| Latin America
[https://www.facebook.com/RhodeIslandGenealogy Rhode Island, United States]  
+
|-
 
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/PolandGenealogy Poland]  
[http://www.facebook.com/SouthCarolinaGenealogy South Carolina, United States]
+
| English
 
+
| Europe
[https://www.facebook.com/SouthDakotaGenealogy South Dakota, United States]  
+
| Europe
 
+
|-
[http://www.facebook.com/TennesseeGenealogy Tennessee, United States]
+
| [http://www.facebook.com/PuertoRicoGenealogy Puerto Rico]  
 
+
| Spanish
[http://www.facebook.com/TexasGenealogy Texas, United States]  
+
| Caribbean
 
+
| Latin America
[http://www.facebook.com/UtahGenealogy Utah, United States]  
+
|-
 
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/RhodeIslandGenealogy Rhode Island]  
[http://www.facebook.com/VermontGenealogy Vermont, United States]  
+
| English
 
+
| North America
[http://www.facebook.com/Uthnk Virginia, United States]
+
| New England
 
+
|-
[http://www.facebook.com/WashingtonGenealogy Washington, United States]
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/RussiaGenealogy Russia]  
 
+
| English
[http://www.facebook.com/WestVirginiaGenealogy West Virginia, United States]
+
| Europe
 
+
| Europe
[https://www.facebook.com/WisconsinGenealogy Wisconsin, United States]
+
|-
 
+
| [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]  
[http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Wyoming-Genealogy-Research-Community/377679668923263 Wyoming, United States&nbsp;]
+
| Russian
}} <br>
+
| Europe
 
+
| Europe
=== Oceania  ===
+
|-
 
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Samoa-Western-Genealogy-Research/356619414380652 Samoa (Western)]  
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
+
| English
 
+
| Pacific
{{columns-list|3|
+
| Oceania
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Samoa-Genealogy-Research/269901906429453 American Samoa]
+
|-
 
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/ScotlandGenealogy Scotland]  
[https://www.facebook.com/AustraliaGenealogy Australia]
+
| English
 
+
| Europe
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Zealand-Genealogy-Research/202148613221374 New Zealand]
+
| British Isles
 
+
|-
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Samoa-Western-Genealogy-Research/356619414380652 Samoa (Western)]
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/CzechoslovakiaGenealogy Slovakia]  
 
+
| English
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tonga-Genealogy-Research/302442853157108 Tonga]
+
| Europe
}} <br>
+
| Europe
 
+
|-
==== A  ====
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/SouthAfricaGenealogy South Africa]
 
+
| English
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
+
| Africa
 
+
| Africa and Middle East
{{columns-list|3|
+
|-
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Samoa-Genealogy-Research/269901906429453?cid&#61;GRCW_AmericanSamoa American Samoa]
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/SouthCarolinaGenealogy South Carolina]  
 
+
| English
[https://www.facebook.com/familysearch.argentina Argentina]
+
| North America
 
+
| Mid-South
[https://www.facebook.com/AustraliaGenealogy Australia]
+
|-
}} <br>
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/SouthDakotaGenealogy South Dakota]  
 
+
| English
==== B  ====
+
| North America
 
+
| Great Plains
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
+
|-
 
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/SpainGenealogy Spain]  
{{columns-list|3|
+
| Spanish
[https://www.facebook.com/GenealogicaBrasil Brazil]
+
| Europe
 
+
| Europe
[[#British_Isles|British Isles]]
+
|-
}} <br>
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/SwedenGenealogy Sweden]  
 
+
| English
==== C  ====
+
| Europe
 
+
| Nordic
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
+
|-
 
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/SlaktforskningOmSverige Sweden]
{{columns-list|3|
+
| Swedish
[https://www.facebook.com/CanadaGenealogy Canada]
+
| Europe
 
+
| Nordic
[https://www.facebook.com/ChileGenealogy Chile]
+
|-
 
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/SwitzerlandGenealogy Switzerland]  
[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]
+
| English
 
+
| Europe
[https://www.facebook.com/ColombiaGenealogy Colombia]
+
| Europe
 
+
|-
[https://www.facebook.com/CzechoslovakiaGenealogy Czech Republic (Czechoslovakia)]
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/TaiwanGenealogy Taiwan]  
}} <br>
+
| Chinese
 
+
| Asia
==== D  ====
+
| Asia
 
+
|-
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/TennesseeGenealogy Tennessee]  
 
+
| English
{{columns-list|3|
+
| North America
[https://www.facebook.com/DenmarkGenealogy Denmark]
+
| Mid-South
}} <br>
+
|-
 
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/TexasGenealogy Texas]  
==== E  ====
+
| English
 
+
| North America
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
+
| Great Plains
 
+
|-
{{columns-list|3|
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/ThailandGenealogy Thailand]  
[https://www.facebook.com/EcuadorGenealogy Ecuador]
+
| Thai
 
+
| Asia
[https://www.facebook.com/EnglandGenealogy England]
+
| Asia
}} <br>
+
|-
 
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tonga-Genealogy-Research/302442853157108 Tonga]  
==== F  ====
+
| English
 
+
| Pacific
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
+
| Oceania
 
+
|-
{{columns-list|3|
+
| [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/FinlandGenealogy Finland]
+
| English
 
+
| Europe
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Recherche-G%C3%A9n%C3%A9alogique-en-France/128007843990247 France (French)]
+
| Europe
 
+
|-
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/France-Genealogy-Research/374516879237899 France (English)]
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/UtahGenealogy Utah]
}} <br>
+
| English
 
+
| North America
==== G  ====
+
| Mountain West
 
+
|-
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/Genealogica.en.Venezuela Venezuela]  
 
+
| Spanish
{{columns-list|3|
+
| South America
[https://www.facebook.com/GermanyGenealogy Germany]
+
| Latin America
 
+
|-
[https://www.facebook.com/GuatemalaGenealogy Guatemala]
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/VenezuelaGenealogy Venezuela]  
}} <br>
+
| English
 
+
| South America
==== H  ====
+
| Latin America
 
+
|-
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/VermontGenealogy Vermont]  
 
+
| English
{{columns-list|3|
+
| North America
[https://www.facebook.com/HondurasGenealogy Honduras]
+
| New England
 
+
|-
[https://www.facebook.com/HongKongGenealogy Hong Kong]
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/VirginiaGenealogy Virginia]
}} <br>
+
| English
 
+
| North America
==== I  ====
+
| Mid-South
 
+
|-
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/WalesGenealogy Wales]  
 
+
| English
{{columns-list|3|
+
| Europe
[https://www.facebook.com/IrelandGenealogy Ireland]
+
| British Isles
 
+
|-
[https://www.facebook.com/ItalyGenealogy Italy]
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/WashingtonGenealogy Washington]
}} <br>
+
| English
 
+
| North America
==== J  ====
+
| Pacific States
 
+
|-
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/WestVirginiaGenealogy West Virginia]  
 
+
| English
{{columns-list|3|
+
| North America
}} <br>
+
| Mid-South
 
+
|-
==== K  ====
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/WisconsinGenealogy Wisconsin]  
 
+
| English
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
+
| North America
 
+
| Midwestern
{{columns-list|3|
+
|-
}} <br>
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wyoming-Genealogy-Research-Community/377679668923263 Wyoming]  
 
+
| English
==== L  ====
+
| North America
 
+
| Mountain West
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
+
|-
 
+
| [https://www.facebook.com/YouthandFamilyHistory Youth and Family History]  
{{columns-list|3|
+
| English
}} <br>
+
| Worldwide
 
+
| Ethnic Communities
==== M  ====
 
 
 
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
 
 
 
{{columns-list|3|
 
[https://www.facebook.com/MexicoGenealogyResearch Mexico]
 
}} <br>
 
 
 
==== N  ====
 
 
 
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
 
 
 
{{columns-list|3|
 
[https://www.facebook.com/NetherlandsGenealogy Netherlands]
 
 
 
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Zealand-Genealogy-Research/202148613221374 New Zealand]
 
 
 
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nigeria-Genealogy-Research/429364087077554 Nigeria]
 
 
 
[https://www.facebook.com/IrelandGenealogy Northern Ireland (Ireland)]
 
 
 
[https://www.facebook.com/NorwayGenealogy Norway]
 
}} <br>
 
 
 
==== O  ====
 
 
 
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
 
 
 
{{columns-list|1|
 
}} <br>
 
 
 
==== P  ====
 
 
 
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
 
 
 
{{columns-list|3|
 
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Investigaci%C3%B3n-Geneal%C3%B3gica-en-Panam%C3%A1/323854047681563 Panama]
 
 
 
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Investigaci%C3%B3n-Geneal%C3%B3gica-en-Per%C3%BA/362699047114748 Peru]
 
 
 
[https://www.facebook.com/PolandGenealogy Poland]
 
 
 
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Investigaci%C3%B3n-Geneal%C3%B3gica-en-Puerto-Rico/147515058711451 Puerto Rico]
 
}} <br>
 
 
 
==== Q  ====
 
 
 
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
 
 
 
{{columns-list|1|
 
}} <br>
 
 
 
==== R  ====
 
 
 
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
 
 
 
{{columns-list|3|
 
[https://www.facebook.com/RussiaGenealogy Russia (English)]
 
 
 
[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 (русский язык)]
 
}} <br>
 
 
 
==== S  ====
 
 
 
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
 
 
 
{{columns-list|3|
 
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Samoa-Western-Genealogy-Research/356619414380652 Samoa (Western)]
 
 
 
[[#Scandinavia|Scandinavia]]
 
 
 
[https://www.facebook.com/ScotlandGenealogy Scotland]
 
 
 
[https://www.facebook.com/CzechoslovakiaGenealogy Slovakia (Czechoslovakia)]
 
 
 
[https://www.facebook.com/SouthAfricaGenealogy South Africa]
 
 
 
[https://www.facebook.com/SpainGenealogy Spain (Español)]
 
 
 
[https://www.facebook.com/SwedenGenealogy Sweden]
 
 
 
[https://www.facebook.com/SwitzerlandGenealogy Switzerland]
 
}} <br>
 
 
 
==== T  ====
 
 
 
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
 
 
 
{{columns-list|3|
 
[https://www.facebook.com/TaiwanGenealogy Taiwan]
 
 
 
[https://www.facebook.com/ThailandGenealogy Thailand]
 
 
 
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tonga-Genealogy-Research/302442853157108 Tonga]
 
}} <br>
 
 
 
==== U  ====
 
 
 
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
 
 
 
{{columns-list|3|
 
[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]
 
 
 
[[#British_Isles|United Kingdom]]
 
 
 
[[#North_America|United States]]
 
}} <br>
 
 
 
==== V  ====
 
 
 
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
 
 
 
{{columns-list|3|
 
[https://www.facebook.com/Genealogica.en.Venezuela Venezuela (Español)]
 
 
 
[https://www.facebook.com/VenezuelaGenealogy Venezuela (English)]
 
}} <br>
 
 
 
==== W  ====
 
 
 
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
 
 
 
{{columns-list|3|
 
[https://www.facebook.com/WalesGenealogy Wales]
 
}} <br>
 
 
 
==== X  ====
 
 
 
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
 
 
 
{{columns-list|3|
 
&nbsp;
 
}} <br>
 
 
 
==== Y  ====
 
 
 
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
 
 
 
{{columns-list|1|
 
}} <br>
 
 
 
==== Z  ====
 
 
 
''(''[[#Find_a_Genealogy_Research_Community|''return to the top'']]'')''
 
 
 
{{columns-list|3|
 
}} <br>
 
<center>'''''See also [[List of extinct states|List of extinct states]]'''''</center>
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
== 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]  
+
:#'''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  
+
:#'''Click''' on the '''link for the locality''' above to go to that research community page.
:#'''Click''' on&nbsp;the '''LIKE'''&nbsp;button&nbsp;
+
:#'''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>
+
:#'''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>
+
:Not interested in joining Facebook? Try our [[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype Communities]] instead.
  
<br><br>
+
== 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?'''
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'''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  ====
+
{{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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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.