FamilySearch Genealogy Research Community

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FamilySearch has recently created a new tool for you to get genealogical help in the comfort of your own home. If you can't make it to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, use the area groups within the online community to find the research help that you need. Of course, it’s free!

You will need a FamilySearch account in order to join the research groups. If you do not have an account, click on "Free Account" in the upper right-hand part of this page.

You can:

  • ask questions
  • upload documents and get help with translation
  • participate in discussions
  • learn about upcoming webinars
  • discover new resources

Using your knowledge and skills, you can also:

  • answer questions
  • translate documents for others
  • share new resources

Come get involved and make the group more valuable for everyone!

Community Research Groups

There are many groups, some focused on specialized research and others on specific countries or groupings of countries.

Click on the name of each group you wish to join.

Austro-Hungarian Empire
Belgium, Luxembourg, and The Netherlands
Chinese
Germany
Italy
Nordic Countries
Poland
Russian Empire
Switzerland

For more detailed information on how to join and participate in the research groups, click here.