Facebook and Twitter for Scottish Genealogy 1

Before I had kids, I was anything but a morning person. Now 21 years in, mornings are one of my favourite times. It's quiet. I can enjoy my coffee and mull over the genealogy news of the day on social media.

Facebook and Twitter are not just a great way to connect, but they can keep you informed about what is happening in the world of genealogy. That is, if you know where to look.


Let's start with Facebook and take a look at some of the must be connected to groups and pages.
















You can use the search function to find the Scottish Family History Society or local Archives for the area of Scotland where your ancestors lived to make the connections more meaningful to you.

Moving on to Twitter let's look at who to follow



  • @genealogytours
  • @VerdantWorks
  • @JohnGrayCentre
  • @gwsfhs
  • @ClanDonaldSkye
  • @Moray_Firth
  • @HLHArchives
  • @SeallamCentre
  • @natlibscotmaps
  • @scotlandsplaces
  • @NatRecordsScot
  • @PKCArchive
  • @ScotlandsPeople

Again, you can use the search function to find the people, societies and organizations that are of interest to you.

My colleague, Katherine Wilson, has worked tirelessly to keep a running compendium of genealogy groups and pages on Facebook. These are not limited to Scottish research but the list is definitely worth a scroll through.


Enjoy your newsfeeds tomorrow morning!

About Christine Woodcock

Scottish born, Canadian raised, Christine Woodcock is a genealogy educator with an expertise in the Scottish records. She enjoys sharing new resources to assist others in their quest to find and document their heritage. Christine is also a lecturer, author and blogger. She is the Director of Genealogy Tours of Scotland (www.genealogytoursofscotland.ca) and enjoys taking fellow Scots “home” to do onsite genealogy research and to discover their own Scottish heritage.

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One thought on “Facebook and Twitter for Scottish Genealogy

  • Heather Mackay

    I have been blessed with some old family photos, some of which are un-named and I would love to post them on some facebook pages/forums in Scotland to see if anyone can connect with them. They from WW1 and earlier so only people interested in tracing their family trees would be interested. Place names include: Glasgow, Falkirk, Greenock, Mearns, Lanarshire,
    My problem is that I don’t know the best place to post these photos.. Do you have any ideas? Any hints at all would be highly appreciated.
    With thanks,
    Heather Mackay (Queensland, Australia.)