Here are a few examples of Facebook pages:
About Our Freedom Community Page: Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War from an African American perspective.
Preserving Our History in Tangipahoa & St. Helena Parish, Louisiana: Families sharing photos and history.
Over Troubled Water: Strengthening the ties between all African ancestored people.
The greatest thing about Facebook pages is that they do not show the random posts which appear in your news feed, however, your posts from the community page do appear in your news feed for your friends and family to see. Facebook pages allow you to create a community where you can focus on discovering, sharing, and preserving family history.
As family members and friends share photographs, video, and news in their from across the country, bonds are strengthened. Facebook in particular is the perfect place to reach the young members in the family.
Create a Facebook Page
This is the first in a series of articles on how to create a Facebook Community Page where extended family members can share resources and keep in touch. Think of a title for your Facebook page and got to Create a Page. Select the page type. Most family pages can be classified as a Community Page.
After selecting Cause or Community, enter the name of your page, agree to Facebook terms, and click “Get started.”
Next, the “Get Started” page loads, and you will see the first six things needed to set up your new page:
The first item is “Upload an image from your computer.” In the next post we will walk you through creating a great profile photo and uploading it to your Facebook page.