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22 December 2014

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Family history societies using social media

Trees and cloudy skyI have written previously about how family history societies can use social media and why I think they should. Social media is a great way to connect with people and let them know what you offer, especially people you may not otherwise reach.

I would love to start a list of societies that use social media – Facebook, Twitter, a blog, Flickr, YouTube, and so on – and put it on this site somewhere. Currently the list is so small that it seems almost counter-productive, but I am willing to try it.

If your society uses social media in any way, or you know of a society that uses it, please let me know.


  1. The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society uses Facebook and Twitter.

    Our website is: http://torontofamilyhistory.org/
    Twitter: @TOFamilyHistory
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ontario-Genealogical-Society-Toronto-Branch/109914192424515

  2. Hello, Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society has had a website for sometime. We have recently started a blog at http://rootcellarramblings.blogspot.com and have a Facebook page. We are in California.

  3. Hi Carole,

    The Carnamah Historical Society (www.carnamah.com.au) in Western Australia has:

    Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/carnamah
    Twitter -http:// http://www.twitter.com/carnamah
    Blog – http://www.carnamah.blogspot.com

    Although we’re a historical society we have a wealth of information useful to genealogists and family historians on our website.

  4. Hi Carole,
    I’ve been keeping a Twitter list of genealogical societies and libraries for over a year now. More and more are cropping up. Check it out: https://twitter.com/#!/CAancestors/gensocieties-6/members

  5. Excellent post. Thank you for the inspiration and helpful guidance! The British Isle Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (Canada) now has a Twitter account, http://twitter.com/?lang=en&logged_out=1#!/BIFHSGO.

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