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:
    Twitter: @TOFamilyHistory

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

  3. Carole Riley says

    Thanks for the shout outs – I can see there is a need for such a list!

  4. Hi Carole,

    The Carnamah Historical Society ( in Western Australia has:

    Facebook –
    Twitter -http://
    Blog –

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

  5. 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:!/CAancestors/gensocieties-6/members

  6. 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,!/BIFHSGO.

  7. Carole Riley says

    Well done Susan! Always happy to help!