This Tuesday’s Tip is a new (to me) resource called the Genealogy on Facebook list.
Genealogist Katherine R. Willson of Ann Arbor, Michigan, has compiled a list of 3,000+ Facebook genealogy links and updates the list monthly. Inspired by her success using Facebook to break down some of her brick walls, Katherine’s Genealogy on Facebook list is a gold mine of resources.
The list is arranged either by location or subject. Links for locations on Facebook include virtually every country from Australia to Zimbabwe; U.S. locations are broken out by state. Subject links run the gamut from adoption to surnames. The links include subject groups that collaborate only on Facebook, and links for existing organizations, libraries, archives, and surname societies.
The German Genealogy research group has been instrumental in advancing my continuing Prussian research, as has the Norway Genealogy Research group. I can’t say enough good things about the level of collaboration and support provided by the members of these groups, including help with translation, geography, customs, and culture.
In some ways I think the Facebook groups – with the ability to post photos and records – are a natural evolution from the Internet email lists that served us all so well for years.
So download the Genealogy on Facebook list. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the many, many resources it contains.