Pinterest.com 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.com has some different and boards that will interest genealogists. Follow here.
Geni.com has a nice collection. Follow here.
FindmyPast.com/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!