The 2013 Awards for Top Genealogy/Family History Boards on Pinterest

The 2013 Awards for Top Genealogy/Family History Boards on Pinterest is now being used more and more for curating and collecting information, pictures and links to websites about genealogy and family history and frankly – it’s about time!

I have been using Pinterest and shouting out its merits for years. But, alas there are still some who are still unsure of how and why to use Pinterest.

In an effort to create more interest and awareness of the wonders of pinning, I have decided to award my pick’s for the top genealogy/family history boards on Pinterest for 2013.

My criteria for choosing award winners was that they not only had to have a variety of genealogy/family history related boards, BUT they also had to have a large number of pinned images on those boards.

My hope is that you will check out the below mentioned award recipients, follow their various boards and then create your own. But, before you go crazy, it might be wise to review my previous post: Top 12 Tips for Using Pinterest for Family History.

Here are my genealogy/family history related boards on Pinterest, I did not award myself, because well, that would just be wrong and just a bit biased.

NOW, I present my picks for the BEST genealogy/family history boards on Pinterest for 2013.

Top Genealogy and Family History Pinterest Boards

Grant Davis has 60 Pinterest Boards relating to genealogy and family history. Follow here.
Geneabloggers has a number of boards closely related to his website, follow here.
Robin Foster has a great collection of boards and is a very active pinner. Follow her here.
Gena Philibert-Ortega has a nice variety of boards, including some good ephemera pins. Follow here.
Caroline has a nice variety of genealogy and technology boards. Follow here.

Top Genealogy Business Pinterest Boards

I’m really surprised that more genealogy businesses don’t use Pinterest, and the ones that do, it seems to be more of an afterthought. They are really missing an ideal opportunity.

These companies stand out the most on Pinterest, but I am still surprised at the scarcity of pins.

That said, I like these boards that they do have and they do provide some great pins for you to repin.
ancestry.pinterest has some different and boards that will interest genealogists. Follow here.
geni_pinterest has a nice collection. Follow here.
findmypast_us  has a nice collection too, but too few pins. Follow here.

Top Genealogy Group Boards

Group boards allow various people to collaborate together to create a board. These are some of the best.
Genealogy Tip Jar Board that I also contribute to with others. Follow here.
Family Tree Bloggers Board, with over 60 contributors. Follow here.
I Love Genealogy Board has over 670 contributors. Follow here.

There were many other fine boards out there, like this one here, but since there was no personal information, name or personal image for RelativeQuest’s boards, I did not include it.

Many have various genealogy boards, but usually had fewer than 300 pins, which was not enough to be awarded.

I hope that you will get inspired and create your own boards. If I missed someone that you thought deserved to be mentioned, please let me know! In the mean time, happy pinning and congratulations to this year’s award winners!


  1. I agree with all those great boards. Pinterest CAN be used productively and is very informative.

  2. Great post, Valerie! Thanks for awarding and for sharing the links to other genealogy pinners.

  3. Heya i’m for the primary time here. I found this board
    and I in finding It truly useful & it helped me out much.
    I am hoping to give something back and aid others such as you aided me.

  4. Hi. Loving your Pinterest boards and your site. “I google dead people.” Heehee. Great line. I’m a personal historian pinning at @ALifetimeLegacy. You have terrific boards. I’m a new blogger at I’d love to know what you think.

    Thanks for providing such a comprehensive site, great advice, and thorough social presence. Makes it easy for those of us doing research on the genealogy and personal history professions.


  5. Thanks for showing the way which brought me to “Piterest” Randall Pratt Parowan, Ut

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