Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Canadian Genealogy on Facebook has put Canada on Facebook! 

Although this particular Facebook first appeared in May 2011, how of us know that it existed?

FamilySearch says that is it a popular site, and “These pages and groups are run by experienced genealogy volunteers for those areas. These virtual communities are the online equivalent of asking for help at your local Family History Center. We grew from 4 communities to 59 over the past several months. With a minimum need of 2-3 admins per community--and a greater need for larger communities--we are at less than 50 percent "staffed." Advisers are looking to recruit more volunteers”.

Would you want to to help by volunteering your time to connecting researchers the world over? It looks like a good idea that FamilySearch has here. Maybe it could be a good place to post your brick wall. 

Find out about the Facebook Community by going to "Join a Facebook Research Community" at


BDM said...

This was new to me, Elizabeth. I posted that my blog has a series on United Empire Loyalists (mainly Upper Canada/Ontario-related):
- Brenda

Elizabeth Lapointe said...

Hi, Brenda,

I am glad I discovered it, and will keep my eye on it to see if people are using it.

It's a good idea, and I hope that people take advantage of it.