If you’re looking for an easy way to organize your genealogy resources and research and your family history writing projects, then you should use Pinterest! Put the power of the ultimate visual search engine to use for you and supercharge your genealogy journey.
In this video, I share tips on how to organize your genealogy research and family history writing projects by using Pinterest. You’ll see how to create boards that energize and inspire you.
This 15-minute video walks you step-by-step through how to use Pinterest for Genealogy
Why I Organize My Genealogy Projects with Pinterest
My name is Devon Noel Lee and I’m a very visual genealogist. This is why I gravitate to digital storytelling through scrapbooks and home movie creation. I have used the internet to visually share content since 1996 when I began helping my mother with her blog -- Turn For the Judges which highlighted teenagers and adult women in beauty pageants.
When I began using Pinterest to organize my scrapbooking inspiration, I fell in love. I knew that the search engine could show me the layouts and products I wanted to try. I could also share my finished projects as well.
I’ve recently discovered that Pinterest can help me and my fellow family historians organize or research projects, find inspiration when the research becomes challenging or no one appreciates our efforts and helps me see the resources I want to reference when writing family histories.
Genealogy Board Ideas for Pinterest
As promised in the video, here is a list of Pinterest Boards you can create to organize your genealogy and family history content:
|Genealogy Records: |
-- -- Census
-- -- Military
-- -- Probate
-- -- Tax
-- -- City Directories
-- -- County Histories
Free Genealogy Resources
Genealogy and DNA
Genealogy Organization Tips
Genealogy Research Tips & Resources
My Genealogy Toolbox
Researching Female Ancestors
Researching Historic Newspapers
Digitizing Family History
Downsizing Family History
Oral History + Genealogy
Genealogy Wish List (Gift Guides)
| Genealogy Research Methods |
Genealogy Proof Standards
__ Genealogy (insert location like Ohio, Canada, Belgium)
Genealogy Books & Magazines
Genealogy: Humor & Quotes
Heritage Scrapbooking Supplies
Heritage Scrapbooking Layouts
Heritage Scrapbooking Tips
Digital & Traditional Scrapbooking
Tips for Writing Family Histories
Tips for Editing Family Histories
Tips for Publishing Family Histories
Family History Crafts
Family History Decor
Family History Wall Charts
Family History + Reunions
Genetic Genealogy Tests
Genetic Genealogy Research
DNA + Genealogy Videos
Family History Books
Old Family Photos
(Surname) of (Location) [remove the parentheses]
This is not an exhaustive list of genealogy and family history related board suggestions but it should help you get the ideas flowing. If you have ideas that I have overlooked. Let me know in the comments.
To learn more about Pinterest and Genealogy check out these resources:
- Why You Should Use Pinterest as a Genealogist
- Why You Should Start Using Pinterest for Genealogy Right Now (and How to Do It)
- The Secret to Pairing FamilySearch and Pinterest for Family History
- How to Use Pinterest to Augment Your Family History Research
- Using Pinterest for Genealogy
- Pinterest for Genealogists!