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Organize Genealogy and Family History Using Pinterest

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.

Pinterest + Genealogy: How to Start Using Pinterest for Family History
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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 Printables
Genealogy Quotes
Genealogy Humor
Genealogy Projects
Genealogy Scrapbooking
Genealogy Templates
Genealogy and DNA
Genealogy Organization Tips
Genealogy Research Tips & Resources
Genealogy 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 Conferences
Genealogy Societies
__ Genealogy (insert location like Ohio, Canada, Belgium)
Ancestors Stories
Genealogy Blogs
Genealogy Videos
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.

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Devon Noel Lee is passionate about capturing and preserving family stories so no one alive today has to be researched, or forgotten, tomorrow. She has authored 6 how-to books, a memoir, two published family history biographies, and over 60 family scrapbooks. She's an enthusiastic speaker who energizes, encourages, and educates at the same time.


  • Susan Donaldson [Scotsue)

    I must admit, that although I set up a FH Board on my Pinterest page, I have had minimal interest in it and little evidence it is driving readers to my blog, as I had hoped. I liked your suggestion of being more specific, and your list of possible boards – thank you.

    • Family History Fanatics

      I can understand but Pinterest, for marketers has a learning curve to find the style that works and what topics will be well received. I have seen evidence that Pinterest has been instrumental with a number of our posts but I’m still working out the whys so I can repeat it.

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