Best Practices for Success in Facebook Groups for Genealogy

Cyndi Ingle
Feb 12, 2020
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Speaker's Introduction
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Group Rules
8m 34s
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Navigating Groups
10m 57s
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Writing Your Query
17m 35s
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Answering Queries
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

With well over 12,000 Facebook groups for genealogy it's easy to get lost in the masses. We will discuss tips and tricks and help you develop successful strategies for getting the most out of these valuable sources for research help, education, and so much more.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Cyndi Ingle is the creator and innovator behind the award-winning and globally recognized, a free categorized list of more than 320,000 links for genealogical research. In its 28 years online Cyndi’s List has consistently remained i
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  1. Legacy Family Tree
    4 years ago

    Really informative and well presented

    A great review of Groups and Pages plus learned some new stuff for using Groups & Pages effectively.

    already knew about Facebook, but I learned some things! Thanks, Cyndi!

    Although I’ve used FB for years, this presentation really opened up a whole new world; thank you!

    Always amazed at how much Cyndi knows! And how well she can explain/teach

    Always an excellent presenter! I always learn a lot.

    Always fabulous when Cyndi presents!

    Always the best!

    Another great session. Thanks to all.

    Appreciate so much Cyndi’s kindness and generosity in sharing her expertise.

    As someone who barely uses Facebook, I found this webinar very helpful.

    Cindi is always so helpful. Thank you.

    Cindi is so knowledgeable. Always love her talks.

    Cindi’s presentation was comprehensive and excellent. Thanks!

    covered a lot ..very practical

    Cyndi always does a great job. Love her handout as well.

    Cyndi did a great job. So informative.

    Cyndi gives in-depth information in a fabulous manner. I always benefit from listening to her webinars several times. She hit it out of the park this time.

    Cyndi has convinced me that my genealogy research needs Facebook access

    Cyndi Ingle always leads outstanding sessions! She has a pleasant and concise way of sharing her expertise. I’ve participated in Facebook groups for a few years and this session offered great how-to info along with some of the best advice on appropriate participation that I’ve ever heard.

    Cyndi is able to put so much info in a webinar!

    Cyndi is ALWAYS a fantastic presenter. She’s very detailed and explains things in a way that even the newbies can understand. 😉

    Cyndi is always engaging and I learn so much from her! Great job!

    Cyndi is always excellent.

    Cyndi is always fantastic!

    Cyndi is always great! I learned things about FB that I didn’t know even though I have used it for years. Thanks!

    Cyndi is always the BEST! Thank you for being such a good teacher!

    Cyndi is excellent

    Cyndi is so informative

    Cyndi is so knowledgeable and relatable. She’s an amazing speaker and really enjoy her webinars. Kudos!

    Cyndi provides a clear description of her topics. She’s amazing and always makes Internet life easier for us.

    Cyndi was awesome. I’m new user to Facebook and genealogy.

    Cyndi was GREAT as usual.

    Cyndi was very detail oriented on this page. That was much appreciated. Good webinar.


    excellent information

    Excellent information and good tips/rules for FB Groups!

    Excellent information. Thank you so much!

    excellent presentation.

    Excellent webinar by Cyndi Ingle, lots of information provided in a clear and concise manner. Very helpful. In fact, so much info was covered that I’ll be going back and rewatching the recorded webinar to be sure I didn’t miss anything. Thanks so much!

    Excellent webinar! Cyndi knows her stuff! I’ve already requested admission to the group!!!



    Excellent! As usual from Cyndi!!


    Excellent. So many tips on FB that are useful for general use, not just genealogy.

    Excellent. A lot of good information from a knowledgeable speaker.

    Excellent. Thank you.

    Extremely helpful to those who are not familiar with FB Groups. Cyndi did an excellent job giving details. As a FB junkie, I picked up some tips from Cyndi. We can always learn something new each day. Thanks!

    Fantastic presentation!

    Fantastic. No longer afraid of Facebook and what I can do with it.

  2. Legacy Family Tree
    4 years ago

    Good presentation

    Good review of FB – I’m on it a lot but lots of tips presented today.


    Great info !!

    Great info!!

    Great info, she was very knowledgeable and had a good handout and powerpoint!

    Great Information and very helpful!

    great information, well organized, very clear, encourages me to participate more in genealogy Facebook groups!

    Great informative webinar. Thanks Cyndi

    Great one, Thank you

    Great presentation as I am not on Facebook but realize I will have a headstart when I do join shortly.

    Great webinar for Facebook Group users and I definitely learned a few new things! Thank you, Cyndi.

    Great webinar! Thank you.

    I always enjoy Cindy Ingle’s skill and knowledge! Thanks

    I belong to many Facebook genealogy groups and had no idea of some of the features that Cyndi covered in her excellent webinar.

    i didnt think to go online on facebook to check out genealogy. But i am going to try and join genealogy squad. I am trying to get into the digital world as my children refer to it. Thank you for all the information and prompts. It was very helpful as I am new to online research.

    I learned a lot and I’ve been on Facebook for years. Cyndi is great!

    I learned a lot. I haven’t been on a FB Genealogy group page before but will definitely be joining soon!

    I learned so much tonight ! Thank you.

    I learned some new things about Facebook, even though I’ve been using it for years.

    I recently joined the squad but have not used it. I now know how to use it to my advantage. Thank you so much for the info .

    I started genealogy in 1995. First place I went to was Found my missing Canadian relatives. Love Cyndi!!!

    I thought I knew a lot about the subject . . . didn’t realize all I didn’t know. Great info and presented very clearly (of course . . . .Love Cyndi)

    I was expecting an overview of various genealogy fb groups but instead learned loads of general fb information. I think many people just get on fb and don’t use its full functionality. Some groups that exist don’t have topic lists for example. I’ll be using many of Cyndi’s tips in the future – and will pass them on to friends.

    I was hoping I might learn a couple new things and found out that it was more like a COUPLE HUNDRED!!! This is definitely going be re-watched!!

    If every member of every group would be required to view this video, Facebook would be a wonderful place. Thank you Cyndi!

    If there was a 10 rating, I would give it. This is one of the most informative webinars I’ve attended over 10 years I’ve been doing this. Thank you Cyndi, for all your details!

    Interesting although I do not use Facebook because of security and privacy concerns. But may try it in the future.

    It was very informative, unfortunately I am new to Facebook and need to learn to navigate from the beginning.

    Items were explained clearly and with good examples. It was very helpful!

    Learned a lot about groups, especially the Genealogy Squad

    Learned a lot about using facebook. Wil be joining Cindi’s group

    learned things I didn’t know and I’ve been on FB awhile.

    Learning more about FB is always good to know.

    Learnt so much – excellent presentation

    Lots of good information on how to use Facebook groups and pages.

    Lots of great info. Thanks so much!

    Lots of really good information!

    Love the clarity of Cyndi’s talks!

  3. Legacy Family Tree
    4 years ago

    Not a user; excellent introduction to facebook genealogy.

    Not much of a facebook user, so a little more than I think I can handle, wish I knew more. Good information but…..

    Really enjoyed both commentator and Cindi. Must learn to write faster though!! tee hee

    Really good

    Really great insights! Well done! Thank you!

    Relevant topic, knowledgeable speaker who can provide clear, understandable guidance. Nicely done!

    She is an excellent speaker who knows how to pack the most information in her allotted time

    She’s a fast talker, but, boy, does Cyndi have so much to offer! I’m a beginner to genealogy, and just got a Facebook page. Can’t wait to search out some groups. Definately will join the Genealogy Squad. Thank you so much. This was so instructive.

    So knowledgeable!!!

    So much info, so little time!

    So much information in a short time. I’ll have to watch this webinar several times to get a grasp on all of it! Thanks.


    Superior – I have 3 family facebook pages that will benefit from Cyndi’s tips. I have also learned much to help me in my own research on other genealogy pages. Thank you.

    terrific knowledgeable speaker


    Thank you Cyndi for another great webinar!!! Thanks Marian 🙂

    thank you so much. Learned alot about Facebook and genealogy postings. not new to genealogy, but new to posting about it on facebook. I was already a member of Legacy Family Tree Facebook. But I still learned so much.

    thank you you covered a lot of things which I had to learn the hard way as well as gave me some new insights

    Thank you!

    Thank you.

    There was a lot of great information but it went a little fast.

    This has given me confidence to participate in genealogy Facebook groups. Thank you!

    This one was filled with so much information I want to watch it a second time. I have been on Facebook for years, and learned so much in today’s webinar. I belong to (too) many Facebook groups and struggle on how to control what ends up in my newsfeed. I now have some solutions.

    this webinar was not only informative it was useful and practical in the way it was presented. I am visual learning and this was fantastic to follow live while showing us around a group FB site. Cyndi is easy to follow, keeps it not too technical and keeps you wanting more.

    Today was my first Webinar. It was very informative! Thank you. I am looking forward to future webinars.

    Very good overview and examples about how to search, post, and answer a query.

    very helpful

    Very helpful! Thanks!

    Very helpful.

    very informative

    Very informative … good content

    Very informative and helpful.

    Very informative! Cyndi is always very knowledgeable.

    Very informative, thank you!

    Very informative.

    Very interesting and helpful.

    very thorough and well organized.

    Very useful webinar for me. I am a Facebook user; but, I don’t have a good understanding of the structure, navigation, terminology, etc. This has answered a lot of my questions and provided some new direction for me to better understand, use, and comment on Facebook. I will watch the webinar again.

    well done. lots of good information

    Well organized, good detail. This was geared more for a beginner I think, but still helpful content

    What a gifted teacher!

    What a wonderful speaker. I am one of those who go on FB once a week. This webinar was so helpful. I have been on gen. blogs but did not understand how they worked so have bothered with them.

    Wish I had seen it years ago.

    Wonderful presentation

    Wonderful presentation. I learned a lot.

    Would recommend this to everyone!


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