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{{See also|Pages and Groups on Facebook|Surname Pages and Groups on Facebook}}
[[Image:F logo.png|right|F logo.png]] The FamilySearch sponsored Genealogy Research Communities on Facebook were introduced in May 2011. Currently there are 101 Community pages with a total of over 19,634 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:  
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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:  
  
 
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:*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.
  
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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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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| [https://www.facebook.com/AfricanAmericanGenealogy African American]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/AfricanAmericanGenealogy African American]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Ethnic Communities
 
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/AlabamaGenealogy Alabama]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/AlabamaGenealogy Alabama]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Gulf-South
 
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alaska-Genealogy-Research-Community/176484095801496 Alaska]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alaska-Genealogy-Research-Community/176484095801496 Alaska]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Pacific States
 
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/AmericanIndian.se.Genealogy American Indian]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/AmericanIndian.se.Genealogy American Indian]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Ethnic Communities
 
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Samoa-Genealogy-Research/269901906429453 American Samoa]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Samoa-Genealogy-Research/269901906429453 American Samoa]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Pacific  
 
| Pacific  
| Oceania
 
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/familysearch.argentina Argentina]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/familysearch.argentina Argentina]  
 
| Spanish  
 
| Spanish  
 
| South America  
 
| South America  
| Latin America
 
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/ArizonaGenealogy Arizona]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/ArizonaGenealogy Arizona]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Mountain West
 
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/ArkansasGenealogy Arkansas]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/ArkansasGenealogy Arkansas]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Gulf-South
 
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/AustraliaGenealogy Australia]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/AustraliaGenealogy Australia]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Pacific  
 
| Pacific  
| 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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| [https://www.facebook.com/GenealogicaBrasil Brasil]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/GenealogicaBrasil Brasil]  
 
| Portuguese  
 
| Portuguese  
 
| South America  
 
| South America  
| Latin America
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaGenealogy California]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaGenealogy California]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Pacific States
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/CanadaGenealogy Canada]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/CanadaGenealogy Canada]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Canada and British Isles
 
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/CanadaFirstNationsGenealogy Canada First Nations]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/CanadaFirstNationsGenealogy Canada First Nations]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Canada and British Isles
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/ChileGenealogy Chile]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/ChileGenealogy Chile]  
 
| Spanish  
 
| Spanish  
 
| South America  
 
| South America  
| Latin America
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [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]  
 
| [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]  
 
| Chinese  
 
| Chinese  
 
| Asia  
 
| Asia  
| Asia
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/ColombiaGenealogy Colombia]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/ColombiaGenealogy Colombia]  
 
| Spanish  
 
| Spanish  
 
| South America  
 
| South America  
| Latin America
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoGenealogy Colorado]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoGenealogy Colorado]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Mountain West
 
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutGenealogy Connecticut]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutGenealogy Connecticut]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| New England
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/CzechoslovakiaGenealogy Czech Republic]
 
| English
 
| Europe
 
| Continental Europe
 
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/CzechoslovakiaGenealogy Czechoslovakia]  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/CzechoslovakiaGenealogy Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic)]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Continental Europe
 
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delaware-Genealogy-Research-Community/392767884085218 Delaware]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delaware-Genealogy-Research-Community/392767884085218 Delaware]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Mid-Atlantic
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Danmark-Sl%C3%A6gtsforskning/331893243592525 Danmark]
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| Danish
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| Europe
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/DenmarkGenealogy Denmark]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/DenmarkGenealogy Denmark]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Nordic
 
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/DistrictofColumbiaGenealogy District of Columbia]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/DistrictofColumbiaGenealogy District of Columbia]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Mid-Atlantic
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/EcuadorGenealogy Ecuador]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/EcuadorGenealogy Ecuador]  
 
| Spanish  
 
| Spanish  
 
| South America  
 
| South America  
| Latin America
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/EnglandGenealogy England]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/EnglandGenealogy England]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Canada and British Isles
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/FinlandGenealogy Finland]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/FinlandGenealogy Finland]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Nordic
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/FloridaGenealogy Florida]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/FloridaGenealogy Florida]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Gulf-South
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/France-Genealogy-Research/374516879237899 France]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/France-Genealogy-Research/374516879237899 France]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Continental Europe
 
 
|-
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Recherche-G%C3%A9n%C3%A9alogique-en-France/128007843990247 France]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Recherche-G%C3%A9n%C3%A9alogique-en-France/128007843990247 France]  
 
| French  
 
| French  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Continental Europe
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaGenealogy Georgia]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaGenealogy Georgia]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Gulf-South
 
 
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| [https://www.facebook.com/GermanyGenealogy Germany]  
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| [https://www.facebook.com/GermanyGenealogy Germany/Prussia]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Continental Europe
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/GermanyGenealogy Prussia]
 
| English
 
| Europe
 
| Continental Europe
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/GuatemalaGenealogy Guatemala]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/GuatemalaGenealogy Guatemala]  
 
| Spanish  
 
| Spanish  
 
| Central America  
 
| Central America  
| Latin America
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hawaii-Genealogy-Research-Community/282281345138235 Hawaii]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hawaii-Genealogy-Research-Community/282281345138235 Hawaii]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Pacific States
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/HispanicGenealogy Hispanic (Americas)]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/HispanicGenealogy Hispanic (Americas)]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Latin America
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Investigaci%C3%B3n-Geneal%C3%B3gica-en-Honduras/211448302294702 Honduras]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Investigaci%C3%B3n-Geneal%C3%B3gica-en-Honduras/211448302294702 Honduras]  
 
| Spanish  
 
| Spanish  
 
| Central America  
 
| Central America  
| Latin America
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/HongKongGenealogy Hong Kong]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/HongKongGenealogy Hong Kong]  
 
| Chinese  
 
| Chinese  
 
| Asia  
 
| Asia  
| Asia
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/IdahoGenealogyResearch Idaho]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/IdahoGenealogyResearch Idaho]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Mountain West
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisGenealogy Illinois]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisGenealogy Illinois]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Midwestern
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/IndiaGenealogy India]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/IndiaGenealogy India]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Asia  
 
| Asia  
| Asia
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/IndianaGenealogy Indiana]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/IndianaGenealogy Indiana]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Midwestern
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/IowaGenealogy Iowa]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/IowaGenealogy Iowa]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Midwestern
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/IrelandGenealogy Ireland]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/IrelandGenealogy Ireland]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Canada and British Isles
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/ItalyGenealogy Italy]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/ItalyGenealogy Italy]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Continental Europe
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/JapanGenealogyResearch Japan]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/JapanGenealogyResearch Japan]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Asia  
 
| Asia  
| Asia
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/KansasGenealogy Kansas]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/KansasGenealogy Kansas]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Great Plains
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/KentuckyGenealogy Kentucky]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/KentuckyGenealogy Kentucky]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Mid-South
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/LouisianaGenealogy Louisiana]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/LouisianaGenealogy Louisiana]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Gulf-South
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/MaineGenealogyCommunity Maine]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/MaineGenealogyCommunity Maine]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| New England
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/MarylandGenealogy Maryland]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/MarylandGenealogy Maryland]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Mid-Atlantic
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/MassachusettsGenealogyResearch Massachusetts]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/MassachusettsGenealogyResearch Massachusetts]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| New England
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/MexicoGenealogyResearch Mexico]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/MexicoGenealogyResearch Mexico]  
 
| Spanish  
 
| Spanish  
 
| Central America  
 
| Central America  
| Latin America
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/MichiganGenealogy Michigan]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/MichiganGenealogy Michigan]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Midwestern
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/MinnesotaGenealogy Minnesota]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/MinnesotaGenealogy Minnesota]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Midwestern
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/MississippiGenealogy Mississippi]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/MississippiGenealogy Mississippi]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Gulf-South
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/MissouriGenealogy Missouri]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/MissouriGenealogy Missouri]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Mid-South
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/MontanaGenealogy Montana]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/MontanaGenealogy Montana]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Mountain West
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/NebraskaGenealogy Nebraska]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/NebraskaGenealogy Nebraska]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Great Plains
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/NetherlandsGenealogy Netherlands]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/NetherlandsGenealogy Netherlands]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Continental Europe
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nevada-Genealogy-Research-Community/234071976689946 Nevada]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nevada-Genealogy-Research-Community/234071976689946 Nevada]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Mountain West
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/NewHampshireGenealogy New Hampshire]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/NewHampshireGenealogy New Hampshire]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| New England
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/NewJerseyGenealogy New Jersey]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/NewJerseyGenealogy New Jersey]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Mid-Atlantic
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Mexico-Genealogy-Research/278353502243281 New Mexico]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Mexico-Genealogy-Research/278353502243281 New Mexico]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Mountain West
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/NewYorkGenealogy New York]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/NewYorkGenealogy New York]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Mid-Atlantic
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Zealand-Genealogy-Research/202148613221374 New Zealand]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Zealand-Genealogy-Research/202148613221374 New Zealand]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Pacific  
 
| Pacific  
| Oceania
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nigeria-Genealogy-Research/429364087077554 Nigeria]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nigeria-Genealogy-Research/429364087077554 Nigeria]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Africa  
 
| Africa  
| Africa and Middle East
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/NorthCarolinaGenealogy North Carolina]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/NorthCarolinaGenealogy North Carolina]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Mid-South
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/NorthDakotaGenealogy North Dakota]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/NorthDakotaGenealogy North Dakota]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Great Plains
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/IrelandGenealogy Northern Ireland]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/IrelandGenealogy Northern Ireland]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Canada and British Isles
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/NorwayGenealogy Norway]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/NorwayGenealogy Norway]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Nordic
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/OhioGenealogyResearch Ohio]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/OhioGenealogyResearch Ohio]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Midwestern
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/OklahomaGenealogy Oklahoma]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/OklahomaGenealogy Oklahoma]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Great Plains
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/OregonGenealogy Oregon]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/OregonGenealogy Oregon]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Pacific States
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [http://www.facebook.com/PanamaGenealogy Panama]  
 
| [http://www.facebook.com/PanamaGenealogy Panama]  
 
| Spanish  
 
| Spanish  
 
| Central America  
 
| Central America  
| Latin America
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| [http://www.facebook.com/ParaguayGenealogy Paraguay]
 +
| Spanish
 +
| South America  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaGenealogy Pennsylvania]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaGenealogy Pennsylvania]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Mid-Atlantic
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [http://www.facebook.com/PeruGenealogy Peru]  
 
| [http://www.facebook.com/PeruGenealogy Peru]  
 
| Spanish  
 
| Spanish  
 
| South America  
 
| South America  
| Latin America
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/PolandGenealogy Poland]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/PolandGenealogy Poland]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Continental Europe
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [http://www.facebook.com/PuertoRicoGenealogy Puerto Rico]  
 
| [http://www.facebook.com/PuertoRicoGenealogy Puerto Rico]  
 
| Spanish  
 
| Spanish  
 
| Caribbean  
 
| Caribbean  
| Latin America
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/RhodeIslandGenealogy Rhode Island]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/RhodeIslandGenealogy Rhode Island]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| New England
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/RussiaGenealogy Russia]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/RussiaGenealogy Russia]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Continental Europe
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [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]  
 
| [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]  
 
| Russian  
 
| Russian  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Continental Europe
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Samoa-Western-Genealogy-Research/356619414380652 Samoa (Western)]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Samoa-Western-Genealogy-Research/356619414380652 Samoa (Western)]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Pacific  
 
| Pacific  
| Oceania
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/ScotlandGenealogy Scotland]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/ScotlandGenealogy Scotland]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Canada and British Isles
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/CzechoslovakiaGenealogy Slovakia]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/CzechoslovakiaGenealogy Slovakia]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Continental Europe
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/SouthAfricaGenealogy South Africa]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/SouthAfricaGenealogy South Africa]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Africa  
 
| Africa  
| Africa and Middle East
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/SouthCarolinaGenealogy South Carolina]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/SouthCarolinaGenealogy South Carolina]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Mid-South
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/SouthDakotaGenealogy South Dakota]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/SouthDakotaGenealogy South Dakota]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Great Plains
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/SpainGenealogy Spain]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/SpainGenealogy Spain]  
 
| Spanish  
 
| Spanish  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Continental Europe
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/SwedenGenealogy Sweden]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/SwedenGenealogy Sweden]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Nordic
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|-
 +
| [https://www.facebook.com/SlaktforskningOmSverige Sweden]
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| Swedish
 +
| Europe
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/SwitzerlandGenealogy Switzerland]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/SwitzerlandGenealogy Switzerland]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Continental Europe
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/TaiwanGenealogy Taiwan]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/TaiwanGenealogy Taiwan]  
 
| Chinese  
 
| Chinese  
 
| Asia  
 
| Asia  
| Asia
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/TennesseeGenealogy Tennessee]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/TennesseeGenealogy Tennessee]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Mid-South
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/TexasGenealogy Texas]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/TexasGenealogy Texas]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Great Plains
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/ThailandGenealogy Thailand]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/ThailandGenealogy Thailand]  
 
| Thai  
 
| Thai  
 
| Asia  
 
| Asia  
| Asia
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tonga-Genealogy-Research/302442853157108 Tonga]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tonga-Genealogy-Research/302442853157108 Tonga]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Pacific  
 
| Pacific  
| Oceania
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [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/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]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Continental Europe
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/UtahGenealogy Utah]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/UtahGenealogy Utah]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Mountain West
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/Genealogica.en.Venezuela Venezuela]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/Genealogica.en.Venezuela Venezuela]  
 
| Spanish  
 
| Spanish  
 
| South America  
 
| South America  
| Latin America
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/VenezuelaGenealogy Venezuela]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/VenezuelaGenealogy Venezuela]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| South America  
 
| South America  
| Latin America
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/VermontGenealogy Vermont]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/VermontGenealogy Vermont]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| New England
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/VirginiaGenealogy Virginia]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/VirginiaGenealogy Virginia]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Mid-South
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/WalesGenealogy Wales]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/WalesGenealogy Wales]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| Europe  
 
| Europe  
| Canada and British Isles
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/WashingtonGenealogy Washington]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/WashingtonGenealogy Washington]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Pacific States
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/WestVirginiaGenealogy West Virginia]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/WestVirginiaGenealogy West Virginia]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Mid-South
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/WisconsinGenealogy Wisconsin]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/WisconsinGenealogy Wisconsin]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Midwestern
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wyoming-Genealogy-Research-Community/377679668923263 Wyoming]  
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wyoming-Genealogy-Research-Community/377679668923263 Wyoming]  
 
| English  
 
| English  
 
| North America  
 
| North America  
| Mountain West
 
|-
 
| [https://www.facebook.com/YouthandFamilyHistory Youth and Family History]
 
| English
 
| Worldwide
 
| Ethnic Communities
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
== How to join a Genealogy Research Community page  ==
 
== 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]  
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:#'''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  
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:#'''Click''' on the '''link for the locality''' above to go to that research community page.
:#'''Click''' on the '''LIKE''' button  
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:#'''Click''' on the '''LIKE''' button and participate in the discussions on the page!
:#'''Join''' in the discussions! It's that easy.
 
:#'''Learn '''more about [http://youtu.be/TMBTD0vNYqs Facebook] pages in this brief video tutorial.<br>
 
 
 
:Not interested in joining Facebook? Try our [[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype Communities]] instead.
 
  
 
== Volunteer as a Community Administrator  ==
 
== 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:
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We are always looking for new volunteers! Sign up to join our team by filling out this form:
 
 
:*[https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFVZMWdHSVBzSXdNTDhQYk40Q2V5b0E6MQ Request to be an Admin of a Genealogy Research Community]
 
 
 
== 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 [[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.
 
 
 
== Questions?  ==
 
 
 
'''What is Facebook?'''
 
 
 
:*[[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].
 
 
 
'''Where can I learn more Facebook safety?'''
 
 
 
: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.
 
 
 
'''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?'''
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:*[https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFE5cjBnQ3RiYld2Q3ZWZkI1S2wxdFE6MQ Request to be an volunteer administrator]
  
::*Ask on the [[Talk:Join a Facebook Research Community|Discussion page]]. Click '''Edit this page '''and add your question.
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Each Genealogy Research Community page is supported by at least two volunteer administrators. If you would want to learn more about a volunteer administrator, see [[FamilySearch Communities: Administrator Guide]] for more information.  
::*Be sure to add <nowiki>~~~~</nowiki> after your question to sign your name so that someone can contact you if needed.
 
  
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Revision as of 16:23, 13 March 2013

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
African American English North America
Alabama English North America
Alaska English North America
American Indian English North America
American Samoa English Pacific
Argentina Spanish South America
Arizona English North America
Arkansas English North America
Australia English Pacific
Austria English Europe
Brasil Portuguese South America
California English North America
Canada English North America
Canada First Nations English North America
Chile Spanish South America
China Chinese Asia
Colombia Spanish South America
Colorado English North America
Connecticut English North America
Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic) English Europe
Delaware English North America
Danmark Danish Europe
Denmark English Europe
District of Columbia English North America
Ecuador Spanish South America
England English Europe
Finland English Europe
Florida English North America
France English Europe
France French Europe
Georgia English North America
Germany/Prussia English Europe
Guatemala Spanish Central America
Hawaii English North America
Hispanic (Americas) English North America
Honduras Spanish Central America
Hong Kong Chinese Asia
Idaho English North America
Illinois English North America
India English Asia
Indiana English North America
Iowa English North America
Ireland English Europe
Italy English Europe
Japan English Asia
Kansas English North America
Kentucky English North America
Louisiana English North America
Maine English North America
Maryland English North America
Massachusetts English North America
Mexico Spanish Central America
Michigan English North America
Minnesota English North America
Mississippi English North America
Missouri English North America
Montana English North America
Nebraska English North America
Netherlands English Europe
Nevada English North America
New Hampshire English North America
New Jersey English North America
New Mexico English North America
New York English North America
New Zealand English Pacific
Nigeria English Africa
North Carolina English North America
North Dakota English North America
Northern Ireland English Europe
Norway English Europe
Ohio English North America
Oklahoma English North America
Oregon English North America
Panama Spanish Central America
Paraguay Spanish South America
Pennsylvania English North America
Peru Spanish South America
Poland English Europe
Puerto Rico Spanish Caribbean
Rhode Island English North America
Russia English Europe
Russia Russian Europe
Samoa (Western) English Pacific
Scotland English Europe
Slovakia English Europe
South Africa English Africa
South Carolina English North America
South Dakota English North America
Spain Spanish Europe
Sweden English Europe
Sweden Swedish Europe
Switzerland English Europe
Taiwan Chinese Asia
Tennessee English North America
Texas English North America
Thailand Thai Asia
Tonga English Pacific
Ukraine English Europe
Utah English North America
Venezuela Spanish South America
Venezuela English South America
Vermont English North America
Virginia English North America
Wales English Europe
Washington English North America
West Virginia English North America
Wisconsin English North America
Wyoming English North America

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 and participate in the discussions on the page!

Volunteer as a Community Administrator

We are always looking for new volunteers! Sign up to join our team by filling out this form:

Each Genealogy Research Community page is supported by at least two volunteer administrators. If you would want to learn more about a volunteer administrator, see FamilySearch Communities: Administrator Guide for more information.