Here are some handy sites in Facebook recommended by Wende Sturgess to begin...
- ‘Ancestry Website users’
- ‘Trove – Help Find my Ancestors’
- ‘Genealogy in Australia’
- ‘Genealogy My Ancestors Came to Australia’
Ancestry website users
For users of the Ancestry website (All regions are welcome) and the Ancestry mobile app, to share questions and find answers in the mechanics of using the website and the mobile app. The group concentrates on the genealogy aspect of using the Ancestry Website, finding the documents to support your tree. If you need help on how to search for your long passed family, then this is your group. There are two sets of Units required before you first post. You will have to agree to those in the questions asked you request to join this group. there are short tutorials on the workings of this group and and even quicker set on ways to better navigate facebook. There are, also, several other non-mandatory units on ways to use ancestry.
.Private group · 16K members 2 posts a day
Trove - "Help! Find My Ancestors"
This group has been designed to assist members who need some extra help with Trove. Locating that elusive family notice or article can sometimes be frustrating. Trove is a wonderful tool to use to find information about the daily lives of our ancestors. Birth, Death, Funeral and Marriage notices are just one treasure trove of information that can be sourced from the Trove website. I started this group as a support group for new family history researchers to check in and ask questions on where to look for more information about their ancestors. However, I have quickly discovered that many researchers have difficulties using Trove. There is also a section on tips and tricks on how to find these articles yourself. Also for experienced researchers to provide their expertise to new researchers, so regardless of your knowledge and experience this group is for you. Happy Hunting!
Private group · 3.8K members 10 posts a week
Genealogy in Australia
To join Genelogy in Australia you are required to answer only two admin questions. We are all willing and friendly volunteers with varying degrees of experience in genealogy and family history. We all share a passion for our ancestors and their stories. If you require assistance with your research, please ask, we are more than happy to help you dig for answers. Please note that we do not search for living people in this group. By joining you agree to read the Welcome Message pinned in Announcements and the Group Rules. Grahame, Lynn, Michelle and Kylie July 14th 2021
Private group · 12K members 7 posts a day
Genealogy My Ancestors Came to Australia
A Geneology group to help your fellow researchers find records and help chip away at those brick-walls. Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members are warned that our group may at times contain images of deceased persons.
Private group · 21K members 10 posts a day
This group is for users of Trove. It is for sharing ideas and asking questions on how to get the best out of your searches on Trove. This is not a genealogy site for getting help on finding relatives, but for how to search for them on Trove. Please take the time to read our search tips in the 'files' section, you could find the answer to your question there. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/troveusergroup/files
Private group · 6.6K members 6 posts a week
This page was created for those that are looking for help in their family research. To help members interested in learning how to do the family research. We are here to help you with your family research. Most of us have been doing family research for quite a while and enjoy helping others. We will help you learn how to do the family research correctly and will give you ideas/suggestions or techniques on how to further your research with the tools that are available. Please join this group if you are needing help in your family research or are willing to help others in their family research.
Private group · 27K members 10 posts a day