Facebook for Canadian Genealogy

Facebook for Canadian Genealogy is a list of more than 1,000 Facebook groups and pages that can help genealogists research their ancestors who lived in Canada. In addition to listing resources for all Canadian provinces and territories, I have included genealogical and historical societies, national and provincial archives, museums, military, photos, New France, British Home Children, First Nations, United Empire Loyalist groups, vintage photos, military history, and special interests — in English and French.

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I encourage you to share my Facebook for Canadian Genealogy list in its entirety, but please give me credit. I also appreciate receiving suggestions for the list.

Katherine R. Willson, who inspired me to produce the Canadian list, has assembled an international Facebook on Genealogy list that contains more than 13,000 groups and pages available in English.

For those with ancestors who lived Down Under, I encourage you to take a look at Alona Tester’s Australian History and Genealogy Groups and Pages on Facebook.

If you have suggestions for the Facebook for Canadian Genealogy list, please leave a comment here, or send me an email at the address on the Contact page.

54 Responses to Facebook for Canadian Genealogy

  1. Shirley ALLEN Alexander says:

    What a wonderful thing for you to do.

  2. Margaret O. alexander says:

    Great chance for those of us who are really at a loss as to our ancestors. Thank you for putting this together and allowing it to be public.

  3. Rosie Couture says:

    Thank you Gail!
    I’m sharing with two FC face book groups!

  4. Alex Daw says:

    Thanks so much for all the hard work you have done here. I look forward to exploring your links.

  5. Sharon E Syrette says:

    Aboriginal Genealogy Network is at facebook/aboriginal.ancestors

    mostly southwestern BC, but we encourage anyone searching for aboriginal, Metis, or Inuit roots to contact us

  6. Bill Young says:

    Thanks Gail for the updated FB group list! I have placed this link on my report template included on my final research reports for queries sent to the Niagara Peninsula Branch- The Ontario Genealogical Society. Thanks for continuing to improve your site and educating fellow genealogists of the events happening in Canada.

  7. Peter Violette says:

    Carleton County, New Brunswick Family Trees is at


  8. Thanks! Shared with the Seventh Town Historical Society on FB.

  9. There’s the Société du Patrimoine de Saint Antoine-de-Tilly at https://www.facebook.com/societedupatrimoinestantoinedetilly/

  10. Helen Gillespie says:

    Calgary-based SGGEE – the Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe – http://www.sggee.org also has a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SGGEE-German-Genealogy-in-Eastern-Europe-450920501736548

  11. Darlene Corkum Parkington says:

    This is tremendous! Thank you so much for the hard work and dedication you have put into this. I’m positive I will now have some new leads to follow, from your list. Off to my computer. ?

  12. Hi Gail! Another page for the the list is for the island of Campobello, NB. The link is at https://www.facebook.com/groups/153889861417376/851882548284767/?notif_t=like&notif_id=1487722632315305 Campobello Genealogy.



  13. Alice Adams says:

    This is great. I had a few ancestors living in Canada so this is going to help.

  14. Linda Cormier Tourigny says:

    Thanks so much, Gail, for all your hard work. I actually found a cousin in the USA via Facebook. Social Media has much to offer if used correctly.

  15. Susan says:

    Thank you Gail, for sharing this information. I am grateful for your blog you always have great information. Have a great 2018!

  16. Philip Noel says:

    I tried the link for “Canada East-Guild of one name studies.” It does not work and I could not find the page.

    • Gail Dever says:

      Thanks for the heads up. I have posted a message on the Guild of One Name Studies to find out if the Canada East group has been discontinued or moved.

  17. Thank you, Gail. What a lot of work, even for a person so dedicated to Canadian research for genealogists. I’ll put this link on one or two of my blogs. Happy New Year.

  18. Valerie Edmondson says:

    great list which I will share with our group. Please add facebook page Genealogy Group Agassiz. We do not have a website. We meet once a month (first Thursday at 10:30 am) at the FVRL Agassiz Public Library. Thanks for compiling and sharing.

  19. Mary Angus-Yanke says:

    Please add the group ‘Saskatchewan Genealogy’ to your list. S

  20. Ron Kawalilak says:

    Great list Gail. thank you. You’re a legend.

  21. Paulette Miller says:

    Thanks so much Gail. I feel encouraged each time I read your daily posts. This collection is such a gift……thank you.

  22. Molly Monks says:

    Great site! Another link for your list is Victoria County, NB Genealogy & Family Trees, https://www.facebook.com/groups/132361937549011/.

  23. Paulette Miller says:

    Once again you have unselfishly provided us with such a treasure trove of information.Thank you for all you do.

  24. Please add in your list for Quebec OUR FACEBOOK PAGE
    and our web site if you wish
    Lucien Provost Pilotte-Lewis

  25. Jan Moon says:

    How do I find the Australian listing please?

  26. Gloria Addis says:

    Thank you Gail great site.
    Regards Gloria

  27. Kathy O'Neill says:

    Can I request help with ancestors that seem to have vanished with no trace? I have lots of info but have hit a brick wall. Is this a place I can do that?

  28. Linda says:

    You have the finest collection of FB genealogy links I’ve found in years of searching. Thanks for what you bring to the genealogy community, Gail.

  29. Teresa says:

    I’ll add the link to both my personal blog and to the library’s genealogy page 🙂

  30. Teresa says:

    Two more for the Resources category:

    RootsMagic users group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RootsMagicUsers/
    Legacy users group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LegacyUserGroup/

  31. Tami says:

    For BC: https://www.facebook.com/AlderGroveHeritageSociety/ Alder Grove Heritage Society. The museum is primarily full of telephone objects & history as the building was once the Aldergrove Telephone Office, but we have an extensive collection of local history stories, photos and artefacts in the process of being catalogued, digitized and eventually indexed, including 70 years of The Aldergrove New/Aldergrove Star newspaper. The Society almost died last year, but we’re making a slow & progressive comeback.

  32. Donna Jones says:

    Gail, thank you so much for this wonderful resource. I appreciate all of your efforts.

  33. Elizabeth C Godon says:
  34. Elizabeth C Godon says:

    Thanks for doing this! it in itself is a fantastic resource!

  35. Anita Nevins says:

    Thank you , Gail, for doing all this to make searching simpler and quicker for all of us who admire your your hard work. Bravo!

  36. You may wish to include
    Eastern European Roots https://www.facebook.com/groups/1229238490426654/

    Thanks for including Exploring French Roots in North America, the other genealogy Facebook group for which I am an administrator.

  37. Philip Noel says:

    the link for Halifax & District Genealogy (Nova Scotia) is for Halifax in England, not Nova Scotia.

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