Facebook's popular. Duh! We don't need a survey to tell us that.
Just how popular in Canada? According to a January 2015 poll conducted by Forum Research nearly 60% of adults in Canada use Facebook, far higher than Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
While there's no breakout for genealogists 47% in the 55-64 age bracket and 32% age 65 and over use Facebook.
As Gail Dever wrote in connection with her talk on Facebook at last year's BIFHSGO conference:
If you are not taking advantage of Facebook for family history research, you are missing out on a wealth of information that can improve your knowledge and skills and perhaps help break down a few brick walls. Facebook provides a terrific opportunity to interact immediately with genealogists around the world. There are thousands of genealogical resources, from Canadian and British research to DNA and technology available through Facebook."BIFHSGO members can read Gail's handout which is stored in the member's only area at www.bifhsgo.ca.
You don't have to be a BIFHSGO member to check out Gail's 14 page Facebook for Canadian Genealogy. Dive right in, explore and get in the swim of things with the most popular social network..