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[[Image:F logo.png|right]]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:
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#REDIRECT [[FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups]]
 
 
:*ask questions,
 
:*collaborate on your research, and
 
:*share knowledge you have gained as you've done your own research in a specific area.
 
 
 
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=== Ethnic Research Communities  ===
 
 
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/African-American-Genealogy-Research-Community/285025428198694?sk=app_129982580378550 African American (United States)]<br>
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Indian-Southeastern-US-Genealogy-Research-Community/217746328279090 American Indian (Southeastern United States)]<br>
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hispanic-Genealogy-Research-Community/208047659290547 Hispanic (Americas)] <br>
 
 
 
=== North America  ===
 
 
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canada-Genealogy-Research-Community/282554708437970 Canada]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canada-First-Nations-Genealogy-Research-Community/296714040355341 Canada First Nations]<br>
 
 
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/AlabamaGenealogy Alabama, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Alaska-Genealogy-Research-Community/176484095801496 Alaska, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Arizona-Genealogy-Research-Community/139992052772767 Arizona, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/ArkansasGenealogy Arkansas, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaGenealogy California, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Colorado-Genealogy-Research-Community/225431564215876 Colorado, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Connecticut-Genealogy-Research-Community/311620435559499 Connecticut, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Delaware-Genealogy-Research-Community/392767884085218 Delaware, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/DistrictofColumbiaGenealogy?ref=ts District of Columbia, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Florida-Genealogy-Research-Community/293540730666213 Florida, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaGenealogy Georgia, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hawaii-Genealogy-Research-Community/282281345138235 Hawaii, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/IdahoGenealogyResearch Idaho, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/IllinoisGenealogy Illinois, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/IndianaGenealogy Indiana, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/IowaGenealogy Iowa, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kansas-Genealogy-Research-Community/206726626101545 Kansas, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/KentuckyGenealogy Kentucky, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/LouisianaGenealogy?ref=ts Louisiana, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maine-Genealogy-Research-Community/216458801783186 Maine, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Maryland-Genealogy-Research-Community/254994651255361 Maryland, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/MassachusettsGenealogyResearch Massachusetts, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/MichiganGenealogy Michigan, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Minnesota-Genealogy-Research-Community/309626609082868 Minnesota, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/MississippiGenealogy Mississippi, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/MissouriGenealogy Missouri, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Montana-Genealogy-Research-Community/296992370330709 Montana, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nebraska-Genealogy-Research-Community/165777110201012 Nebraska, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Nevada-Genealogy-Research-Community/234071976689946 Nevada, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Hampshire-Genealogy-Research-Community/207640612666809 New Hampshire, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/NewJerseyGenealogy?ref=ts New Jersey, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/NewYorkGenealogy New York, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/NorthCarolinaGenealogy North Carolina, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Dakota-Genealogy-Research-Community/171420249635109 North Dakota, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/OhioGenealogyResearch Ohio, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/OklahomaGenealogy Oklahoma, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Oregon-Genealogy-Research-Community/161132680654792 Oregon, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaGenealogy Pennsylvania, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/pages/Rhode-Island-Genealogy-Research-Community/239822579433839 Rhode Island, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/SouthCarolinaGenealogy South Carolina, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Dakota-Genealogy-Research-Community/301123229898345 South Dakota, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/TennesseeGenealogy?ref=ts Tennessee, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/TexasGenealogy Texas, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/UtahGenealogy Utah, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/VermontGenealogy Vermont, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/Uthnk Virginia, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/WashingtonGenealogy Washington, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/WestVirginiaGenealogy West Virginia, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wisconsin-Genealogy-Research-Community/188506914593977 Wisconsin, United States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Wyoming-Genealogy-Research-Community/377679668923263 Wyoming, United States&nbsp;]
 
 
 
=== Latin America  ===
 
 
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Comunidad-de-Investigaci%C3%B3n-Geneal%C3%B3gica-en-Argentina/204847259601131?sk=wall Argentina]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mexico-Genealogy-Research-Community/231395763572280 Mexico]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Venezuela-Genealogy/372428736105076?ref=notif&notif_t=fbpage_admin&sk=wall Venezuela] ([https://www.facebook.com/pages/Comunidad-de-Genealogia-Venezolana/327557783951654 Español])
 
 
 
=== Europe  ===
 
 
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Czechoslovakia-Genealogy-Research-Community/194902290592879?sk=wall Czechoslovakia]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Denmark-Genealogy-Research-Community/177513258970923?ref=ts Denmark]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/England-Genealogy-Research-Community/183991398317906 England]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Finland-Genealogy-Research-Community/193372724045988 Finland]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/German-Genealogy-Research-Community/127231670710853?sk=wall Germany/Prussia]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ireland-Genealogy-Research-Community/111217125636860 Ireland]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Italy-Genealogy-Research-Community/236564383083639 Italy]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Netherlands-Genealogy-Research-Community/211295978937144?sk=wall Netherlands]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Norway-Genealogy-Research-Community/135187329923304 Norway]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Poland-Genealogy-Research-Community/288167854541247 Poland]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Russia-Genealogy-Research-Community/271834032871307 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 Russian/русский язык])
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scotland-Genealogy-Research-Community/225339430873235 Scotland]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spain-Genealogy-Research-Community/227145867354657 Spain] (Español)
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Sweden-Genealogy-Research-Community/119750384772989 Sweden] {{Admin_volunteer}}
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Switzerland-Genealogy-Research-Community/198083210292836 Switzerland]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wales-Genealogy-Research-Community/224401064237715 Wales]<br>
 
 
 
=== Africa  ===
 
 
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Africa-Genealogy-Research-Community/276019629101275 South Africa]<br>
 
 
 
=== Asia  ===
 
 
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thailand-Genealogy-Research-Community/232503860120147 Thailand]<br>
 
 
 
=== Australia  ===
 
 
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Australia-Genealogy-Research-Community/216859308382749?sk=wall Australia]<br>
 
 
 
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=== How to join a Facebook group:  ===
 
 
 
:#'''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&nbsp;the '''LIKE'''&nbsp;button&nbsp;
 
:#'''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>
 
 
 
:Not interested in joining Facebook?&nbsp;Try our [[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype&nbsp;Communities]] instead.<br>
 
 
 
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=== Questions?  ===
 
 
 
:*'''I would like to see a community started for _Nebraska_&lt;LynetteF&gt;_________, 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 [[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 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 <nowiki>~~~</nowiki>. 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.
 
 
 
<br>
 
 
 
:*'''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 [http://www.facebook.com Facebook.com].
 
 
 
<br>
 
 
 
:*'''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 [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.
 
 
 
<br>
 
 
 
:*'''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.
 
 
 
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:*'''Additional questions?'''
 
::*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 to it so that someone can contact you if need be.
 
 
 
[[Category:Research|Facebook]] [[Category:Social_Media]]
 

Latest revision as of 12:25, 26 April 2018