Unscientific survey: The top genealogy Pages on Facebook

On Facebook, besides a personal profile, you can create a “page” or public profile. A Facebook public profile gives a voice to any public figure or organization to join the conversation with Facebook users who have personal pages. Quite a number of genealogy companies, groups and sites have used pages to create connections with clients, customers, members and friends on Facebook. When someone “likes” a Facebook public profile page, then that user will get any news and notes posted to it on the user’s news scroll. 

To find a page that might interest you, use the search box at the top of any Facebook profile, and type in your search term. Then use the tab at the top of the results to see only “Pages” as opposed to all pages and personal profiles. 

I did that today, searching for genealogy pages, and was amazed at the number that popped up. I put them all in a table and sorted by the number of people who “like” each one, and came up with the top 20 by popularity. Interesting, at least to me! 

1.       Genealogy – As an Interest

 119,223 people
2.       Genealogy – A News and information page  27,064 people
3.       Ancestorville Genealogy  14,398 people
4.       GenealogyBuff.com  10,221 people
5.       Genealogy Research  10,195 people
6.       Genealogy Family History  7,457 people
7.       AfriGeneas ~ African Ancestored Genealogy  4,896 people
8.       GenealogyWise  4,287 people
9.       Family Genealogy  3,813 people
10.   Genealogy Tip of the Day  2,664 people
11.   RootsMagic Genealogy & Family Tree Software  2,607 people
12.   Olive Tree Genealogy  2,224 people
13.   GenealogyBank  1,448 people
14.   S and N Genealogy  1,402 people
15.   Genealogy Center  1,343 people
16.   Genealogy  1,317 people
17.   The Genealogy Gems Podcast  1,092 people
18.   Genealogy Today  1,036 people
19.   Heritage Genealogy Corner  832 people
20.   Apple Manor Press — Genealogy and Local History books  777 people

About Libbi

Writer for 30 years. Genealogy a hobby for about 40 years. Yes, I'm in my 50's, I learned about genealogy at my mother's knee!
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