Facebook and Genealogy: 100 Links for Australian Researchers

Facebook and Genealogy: 100 Links for Australian Researchers

There is no doubt that Facebook is THE popular to keep you connected to family and friends. But do you realise just how important it can be for your genealogy? Facebook and genealogy … really? Absolutely!

You can find genealogy related groups online to ask your how-to questions, you can keep up with what your local societies are doing, you can help track down your digger ancestors, ask for help identifying those old photos you’ve inherited, find out the latest publications from companies, find a researcher and so much more.

Facebook is there to be used, so why not use it to your advantage.

I’ve compiled 100 links to mostly Australian Facebook sites (a few are non-country orientated, but still very useful so have decided to throw them in too). And to make life easier for you, have divided them into categories.

Let me state right now that this list is not comprehensive. I am aware that there are more groups, museums, historical tourist places, as so on that I have not listed. It is however a reasonable list for those of you who’ve never thought of using Facebook as a genealogical tool. So go to your Facebook page, type key words in the search box up the top … you might to just type in “genealogy” and see what comes up, or you might like to type in a surname (if doing so, remember to narrow it by looking for groups or pages) not just individuals, you might want to type in a place to see if there is anything on the area you’re interested in.

Happy researching on Facebook 😉

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RESEARCH HELP
Australian Genealogy
http://www.facebook.com/groups/talltrees/

South Australian Genealogy
http://www.facebook.com/groups/146931945380414/

FamilySearch Australia Genealogy Research
http://www.facebook.com/AustraliaGenealogy?ref=ts&fref=ts

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 RESEARCH ONLINE
Ancestry.com.au
http://www.facebook.com/ancestry.com.au?fref=ts

Cyndi’s List
http://www.facebook.com/CyndisList?fref=pb

Findmypast.com.au
http://www.facebook.com/findmypastAustralia

Ryerson Index
http://www.facebook.com/RyersonIndex?fref=pb

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 SOCIETIES/GROUPS
Adelaide Northern Districts Family History Group
http://www.facebook.com/andfhg

Ballarat & District Genealogical Society
http://www.facebook.com/ballaratgen?fref=pb

Bli Bli on Maroochy Historical Society
http://www.facebook.com/BliBliOnMaroochyHistoricalSocietyInc?fref=pb

Cairns & District Family History Society
http://www.facebook.com/CairnsFHS?fref=pb

Caboolture Family History Research Group
http://www.facebook.com/CabooltureFamilyHistoryResearchGroupInc

Campbelltown District Family History Society
http://www.facebook.com/cdfhs

Carnamah Historical Society & Museum
http://www.facebook.com/carnamah?fref=pb

Central Highlands Historical Association
http://www.facebook.com/historychha?fref=pb

Central Queensland Family History Association
http://www.facebook.com/cqfamilyhistory?fref=pb

City of Moorabbin Historical Society
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-city-of-Moorabbin-Historical-Society/111092825609765?fref=pb

Dunolly & District History
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dunolly-District-History/157363057656075?fref=pb

Eastern Goldfields Historical Society
http://www.facebook.com/kalgoorliehistory

Echuca-Moama Family History Group
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Echuca-Moama-Family-History-Group-Inc/133805373301415?fref=pb

Geelong & District: Local and Family History
http://www.facebook.com/GeelongandDistrict

Genealogical Society of Queensland
http://www.facebook.com/GSQld?fref=pb

Genealogical Society of Victoria
http://www.facebook.com/genealogyworld?fref=pb

GenealogySA – Irish Group
http://www.facebook.com/pages/GenealogySA-Irish-Group/307484292683967

Genealogy Sunshine Coast
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Genealogy-Sunshine-Coast/236804566387152

Hamley Bridge Past and Present
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hamley-Bridge-Past-and-Present/119715658040246

Hawkesbury Family History Group
http://www.facebook.com/HawkesburyFHG?fref=pb

Historical Society of the Northern Territory
http://www.facebook.com/HistoricalSocietyNT

Knox Historical Society
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Knox-Historical-Society/170208823044346?fref=pb

Ku-ring-gai Historical Society
http://www.facebook.com/kuringgaihs?fref=pb

Lilydale Historical Society
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lilydale-Historical-Society-Inc/377527205605292?fref=pb

Lithgow & District Family History Society
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lithgow-District-Family-History-Society-Inc/103317106399715

Liverpool Regional Family History Centre
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Liverpool-Regional-Family-History-Centre/124521810954236?fref=pb

Maitland & District Genealogical Society
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maitland-District-Genealogical-Society-Inc/174693202567568?fref=pb

Montville Historical Group
http://www.facebook.com/MontvilleHistoricalGroup

Mount Dandenong & District Historical Society
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mt-Dandenong-District-Historical-Society-Inc/305213398167?fref=pb

Mundaring & Hills Historical Society
http://www.facebook.com/MundaringAndHillsHistoricalSocietyInc?fref=pb

National Archives of Australia
http://www.facebook.com/naagovau?fref=pb

National Library of Australia
http://www.facebook.com/National.Library.of.Australia?fref=pb

Narre Warren & District Family History Group
http://www.facebook.com/NarreWarrenDistrictFamilyHistoryGroup?fref=pb

North Perth No-Name Historical Society
http://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Perth-No-Name-Historical-Society/240115792708211?fref=pb

NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies
http://www.facebook.com/pages/NSW-ACT-Association-of-Family-History-Societies-Inc/314582685286726?fref=pb

Peachester History Committee
http://www.facebook.com/PeachesterHistoryCommittee

Phillip Island & District Genealogy Society
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Phillip-Island-and-District-Genealogy-Society-Inc/209077235780244?fref=pb

Prospect Local History Group, South Australia
http://www.facebook.com/e.historyprospect?fref=pb

Public Records Office Victoria
http://www.facebook.com/PublicRecordOfficeVictoria?fref=pb

Queensland Family History Society
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Queensland-Family-History-Society/103979389654140

Queensland History
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Queensland-History/159219184158145?fref=pb

Queensland State Archives
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Queensland-State-Archives/102560513131058

Royal Australian Historical Society
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Royal-Australian-Historical-Society/293859893962314

Royal Historical Society of Victoria
http://www.facebook.com/historyvictoria?fref=pb

Society of Australian Genealogists
http://www.facebook.com/SocAustGen?fref=pb

South Australian Genealogy & Heraldry Society
http://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Australian-Genealogy-Heraldry-Society/202358506526451?ref=ts&fref=ts

Southern Suburbs Branch of GSQ
http://www.facebook.com/SouthernSubsGSQ

State Library of New South Wales
http://www.facebook.com/statelibrarynsw?fref=pb

State Library of Queensland
http://www.facebook.com/statelibraryqld?fref=pb

State Library of South Australia
http://www.facebook.com/StateLibrarySA?fref=pb

State Library of Victoria
http://www.facebook.com/statelibraryofvictoria?fref=pb

State Library of Western Australia
http://www.facebook.com/StateLibraryWA?fref=pb

State Records NSW
http://www.facebook.com/srnsw?fref=pb

State Records Office of Western Australia
http://www.facebook.com/pages/State-Records-Office-of-Western-Australia/169430863071684?fref=pb

Western Australian Genealogical Society
http://www.facebook.com/WAGS.WA

Whitehorse Historical Society
http://www.facebook.com/whitehorsehistory

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 GENEALOGY SOFTWARE USER GROUPS
Adelaide Family Tree Maker User Group
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Family-Tree-Maker-Adelaide-User-Group/130167707058063?fref=pb

The Master Genealogist (TMG) Sydney
http://www.facebook.com/TMGSydney?fref=pb

VicGUM
http://www.facebook.com/VicGUM

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 CEMETERIES
Australian Cemeteries
http://www.facebook.com/AustralianCemeteriesWebsite?ref=ts&fref=ts

Ballarat New Cemetery, Victoria
http://www.facebook.com/BallaratNewCemeteryVictoriaAustralia?fref=pb

Friends of Cheltenham and Regional Cemeteries
http://www.facebook.com/focrc?fref=pb

Hawkesbury Cemetery Register
http://www.facebook.com/HawkesburyCemeteries

Torie’s South Australian Grave Photos
http://www.facebook.com/ToriesGravePhotos?ref=ts&fref=ts

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RESEARCHERS
Adelaide Proformat
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Adelaide-Proformat/107051096013534?fref=pb

Judy Webster – Queensland Genealogy
http://www.facebook.com/judy.webster.genealogy?fref=pb

NSW Genealogy
http://www.facebook.com/NSWGenealogy?fref=pb

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 MILITARY
Adopt a Digger Project
http://www.facebook.com/adoptadiggerproject?fref=pb

The All-Australia Memorial photos
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-All-Australia-Memorial-photos/143680875700801?fref=pb

The ANZACs
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-ANZACs/34460830430?fref=pb

ANZACs Online
http://www.facebook.com/anzacsonline?fref=pb

Australian War Graves Photographic Archive
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Australian-War-Graves-Photographic-Archive/115372195220461?fref=pb

Australian War Memorial
http://www.facebook.com/AWMemorial?fref=pb

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
http://www.facebook.com/commonwealthwargravescommission?fref=pb

Discover a Digger
http://www.facebook.com/Discoveradigger

The Lost Diggers
http://www.facebook.com/lostdiggers?fref=pb

WW1 Lost Boys
http://www.facebook.com/WW1lostboys?fref=pb

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MISCELLANEOUS
Australian Generations Oral History Project
http://www.facebook.com/australiangenerations?fref=pb

Bytes of Australian History
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bytes-of-Australian-History/221429124543609?fref=pb

Dictionary of Sydney
http://www.facebook.com/dictionaryofsydney?fref=pb

Free Pages Past
http://www.facebook.com/FreePagesPast?fref=pb

Genealogists for Families Project
http://www.facebook.com/groups/GFFKiva/

Unidentified Photos Australia
http://www.facebook.com/groups/263643847036979/

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TECHNOLOGY
GeneaWebinars
http://www.facebook.com/GeneaWebinars?fref=pb

High-Definition Genealogy
http://www.facebook.com/hidefgen?fref=pb

Kindle for Genealogy
http://www.facebook.com/groups/351158218238516/

Social Media and Genealogy
http://www.facebook.com/socialmediagen

Technology for Genealogy
http://www.facebook.com/groups/techgen/

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 COMMERCIAL COMPANIES
Gould Genealogy & History
http://www.facebook.com/GouldGenealogy

Inside History Magazine
http://www.facebook.com/InsideHistoryMagazine

Irish Wattle
http://www.facebook.com/IrishWattle?fref=pb

Regimental Books
http://www.facebook.com/regimentalbooks?fref=pb

Unlock the Past
http://www.facebook.com/unlockthepast

 

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6 Responses to “Facebook and Genealogy: 100 Links for Australian Researchers”

  1. Kerryn says:

    Thanks Alona, quite a few there I didn’t know about.

  2. Catherine says:

    Amazing!!! Fabulous info… thanks Alona.

  3. Alona says:

    Great to know that I introduced you to some you didn’t know of … that was my aim 😉

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