Facebook is a great free resource for genealogy and family history and new groups and pages are created daily so I've updated the blog with the most current lists of Facebook Groups and Pages.
Here are three genealogists who've created Facebook group lists:
Katherine R. Willson has created the largest comprehensive list of Facebook groups and pages for Genealogy Facebook Groups worldwide
Gail Dever has a Facebook for Canadian Genealogy list covering all of Canada
Alona Tester has a list of Facebook groups and pages for Australia and New Zealand
And please follow OnGenealogy on Facebook by hitting "Like" for the OnGenealogy Facebook page and share any of your leads in the comments!
Summertime, and the livin' is easy . . . for the kids, lol.
School's out and for us it's all about keeping the kids busy, happy, and creating great memories. This doesn't leave a lot of time for "genealogy." It's not going to be the summer of starting projects that turn into all day genealogy binges; I've counted the Saturdays till my oldest is gone, and it's too few; this summer I have a new challenge: a 15 minute limit.
What can actually be accomplished in 15 minutes? Here are a few of my 15 minutes a day accomplishments:
Read the MyHeritage blog about their recently released Sun Charts-needless to say I want one.
Made a Sun Chart for my side of the family. (MyHeritage generates these automatically, but I gazed adoringly for at least 10 minutes.)
Inspired by Sun Charts, I called a sister-in-law and got the birth information for all her children and added them into my MyHeritage tree.
Called a second sister-in-law and got the missing birth information for a…
Genealogy Message Boards and Forums are a fun way to connect with other researchers or jump-start your family history research when you’ve hit a bump in the road. It’s encouraging to chat with others who are working on similar lines. And with the advantages of Social Media you have more options than ever!
Top Free Genealogy Message Boards include:
RootsWeb and the Message Boards at Ancestry
RootsWeb and the Message boards at Ancestry.com are the same thing. This is a free family history message board. RootsWeb was purchased by Ancestry.com and Ancestry has kept it as a free offering and they have merged the message boards. You can search by Locale, Surname, Topic, or Keyword. They boast 25 million posts over 198,000 boards so there’s a lot of content.
GenForum is a free genealogy message board. It was started by Genealogy.com which was acquired by Ancestry.com and is kept as a separate message board/forum from RootsWeb. It boasts “14,000 on…
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