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*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canada-First-Nations-Genealogy-Research-Community/296714040355341 Canada First Nations]<br>
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canada-First-Nations-Genealogy-Research-Community/296714040355341 Canada First Nations]<br>
  
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alabama-Genealogy-Research-Community/206956949379740 Alabama, United States]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alabama-Genealogy-Research-Community/206956949379740 Alabama, United States <br>Arizona, United States <br>Arkansas, United States <br>California, United States <br>Colorado, United States <br>District of Columbia, United States <br>Florida, United States <br>Georgia, United States <br>Hawaii, United States <br>Idaho, United States <br>Illinois, United States <br>Indiana, United States <br>Iowa, United States <br>Kansas, United States<br>Kentucky, United States <br>Louisiana, United States <br>Maine, United States <br>Massachusetts, United States <br>Michigan, United States <br>Minnesota, United States <br>Mississippi, United States <br>Missouri, United States <br>Montana, United States <br>Nebraska, United States <br>New Hampshire, United States <br>New Jersey, United States <br>New York, United States <br>North Carolina, United States <br>North Dakota, United States <br>Ohio, United States <br>Oklahoma, United States <br>Oregon, United States <br>Pennsylvania, United States <br>Rhode Island, United States <br>South Carolina, United States <br>South Dakota, United States <br>Tennessee, United States <br>Texas, United States <br>Utah, United States <br>Vermont, United States <br>Virginia, United States <br>Washington, United States <br>West Virginia, United States
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arizona-Genealogy-Research-Community/139992052772767 Arizona, United States]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arkansas-Genealogy-Research-Community/198552340222026?sk=wall Arkansas, United States]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Genealogy-Research-Community/186533058095986 California, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Colorado-Genealogy-Research-Community/225431564215876?sk=wall Colorado, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/District-of-Columbia-Genealogy-Research-Community/235771906495088 District of Columbia, United States]&nbsp;
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Florida-Genealogy-Research-Community/293540730666213 Florida, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Georgia-Genealogy-Research-Community/142162622551395?sk=wall Georgia, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hawaii-Genealogy-Research-Community/282281345138235?sk=wall Hawaii, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Idaho-Genealogy-Research-Community/261177783920085?sk=wall Idaho, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisGenealogy?ref=ts Illinois, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Indiana-Genealogy-Research-Community/175296955893693?sk=wall Indiana, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iowa-Genealogy-Research-Community/138067019632383?sk=wall Iowa, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kentucky-Genealogy-Research-Community/180735095347817?ref=notif&notif_t=fbpage_fan_invite&sk=wall Kentucky, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Louisiana-Genealogy-Research-Community/188710631201997?sk=wall Louisiana, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maine-Genealogy-Research-Community/216458801783186?ref=notif&notif_t=fbpage_admin&sk=wall Maine, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Massachusetts-Genealogy-Research-Community/162730413823047?sk=wall Massachusetts, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michigan-Genealogy-Research-Community/196906893717940?sk=wall Michigan, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/pages/Minnesota-Genealogy-Research-Community/309626609082868 Minnesota, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mississippi-Genealogy-Research-Community/263452507017196?sk=wall Mississippi, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Missouri-Genealogy-Research-Community/216269005073385 Missouri, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Montana-Genealogy-Research-Community/296992370330709?sk=wall Montana, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nebraska-Genealogy-Research-Community/165777110201012?sk=wall Nebraska, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Hampshire-Genealogy-Research-Community/207640612666809 New Hampshire, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Jersey-Genealogy-Research-Community/141272549293976 New Jersey, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/New-York-Genealogy-Research-Community/130185953722196 New York, United States] [[Image:Can you help.jpg|right]]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Carolina-Genealogy-Research-Community/216323471741673 North Carolina, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Dakota-Genealogy-Research-Community/171420249635109?sk=wall North Dakota, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ohio-Genealogy-Research-Community/220414391316082 Ohio, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oklahoma-Genealogy-Research-Community/283164515041221 Oklahoma, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oregon-Genealogy-Research-Community/161132680654792?ref=ts Oregon,&nbsp;United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pennsylvania-Genealogy-Research-Community/153869304693415 Pennsylvania, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rhode-Island-Genealogy-Research-Community/239822579433839?sk=wall Rhode Island, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Carolina-Genealogy-Research-Community/127694763975842?ref=ts South Carolina, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Dakota-Genealogy-Research-Community/301123229898345?sk=wall South Dakota, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tennessee-Genealogy-Research-Community/215080951846974?sk=wall Tennessee, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Texas-Genealogy-Research-Community/117055888382845 Texas, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Utah-Genealogy-Research-Community/160515114025430?sk=wall Utah, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vermont-Genealogy-Research-Community/215080775207397 Vermont, United States]&nbsp;
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/Uthnk?ref=ts Virginia, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-Genealogy-Research-Community/181077748638842 Washington, United States]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Virginia-Genealogy-Research-Community/230624450282663 West Virginia, United States]<br>
 
  
 
=== Latin America  ===
 
=== Latin America  ===

Revision as of 22:11, 8 March 2012

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We are excited to announce the creation of several online research communities powered by FamilySearch.  These communities have been created to help you and others researching in the same area to:
  • ask questions,
  • collaborate on your research, and
  • share knowledge you have gained as you've done your own research in a specific area.

Ethnic Research Communities

North America

  • [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alabama-Genealogy-Research-Community/206956949379740 Alabama, United States
    Arizona, United States
    Arkansas, United States
    California, United States
    Colorado, United States
    District of Columbia, United States
    Florida, United States
    Georgia, United States
    Hawaii, United States
    Idaho, United States
    Illinois, United States
    Indiana, United States
    Iowa, United States
    Kansas, United States
    Kentucky, United States
    Louisiana, United States
    Maine, United States
    Massachusetts, United States
    Michigan, United States
    Minnesota, United States
    Mississippi, United States
    Missouri, United States
    Montana, United States
    Nebraska, United States
    New Hampshire, United States
    New Jersey, United States
    New York, United States
    North Carolina, United States
    North Dakota, United States
    Ohio, United States
    Oklahoma, United States
    Oregon, United States
    Pennsylvania, United States
    Rhode Island, United States
    South Carolina, United States
    South Dakota, United States
    Tennessee, United States
    Texas, United States
    Utah, United States
    Vermont, United States
    Virginia, United States
    Washington, United States
    West Virginia, United States

]

Latin America

Europe


Africa

Asia

Australia


How to join a Facebook group:

  1. Register for a Facebook account if you do not have one at Facebook.com
  2. Click on the link for the locality above to go to that research community page
  3. Click on the LIKE button 
  4. Join in the discussions! It's that easy.
  5. Learn more about Facebook in this brief video tutorial.
Not interested in joining Facebook? Try our Skype Communities instead.



Questions?

  • I would like to see a community started for _Nebraska_<LynetteF>_________, could you create one?
Since this is a pilot program, only a few limited localities are being created now. If you would like to have a group 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 groups you'd like to see next.
  • Include whether or not you'd like to be considered for a moderator for the group.
  • 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.
To add additional communities, we need admins to help take care of them. If you would be interested in being an admin, see Facebook and Skype Community Administrators for more information.


  • 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.


  • I am concerned about Facebook safety and the privacy of my personal information. Where can I learn more?
Facebook has created a website about keeping yourself safe at Facebook Safety. If you are very concerned and would rather not use Facebook, you are welcome to Join a Skype Research Community instead.


  • What's the benefit of joining Facebook vs. Skype?
Both will be places where you can go to collaborate with other researchers. You may prefer one or the other simply because you already use one tool or the other. Other benefits to each are:
  • Facebook is a leading social media website. You can join a group on Facebook and just visit the website when you wish. Or, if you'd like to be more involved, you can even sign up to receive a text message when something is posted to the page.
  • Skype is a chat program that allows for more detailed communications and interaction between individuals or groups of users. It allows groups to participate together in group discussions. It also allows for sending documents that others can review to help with evaluating records and, if desired, live video discussions or screen sharing.


  • Additional questions?
  • Ask on the Discussion page. Click Edit this page and add your question.
  • Be sure to add ~~~ after your question to sign your name to it so that someone can contact you if need be.