5 Ways To Share Your Family History On Instagram (Quick Genealogy Tip)

I’m sharing 5 ways you can share your family history on Instagram! Did you know Instagram is a great platform for sharing and documenting your family history? Share your photos, findings, research, and more.

Learn how in this all new Quick Genealogy Tip video.


  1. Is there a way to make an Instagram post from a laptop? I struggle with typing in the text I want for a genealogy post from my phone, and I can't figure out how to do it from a laptop.

    1. Great question! Unfortunately, Instagram only allows posts from a mobile device (smartphone, tablet, etc). There may be a work around if you’re struggling with typing in the small area Instagram gives you. I have issues with this as well. You can prepare your post in Word, Pages, Notes, or even an email, send it to your device, and copy/paste it into the small area in the app.

      I hope this helps!

      - Melissa | Genealogy Girl Talks

    2. Clyteegold, Maybe..

      I run something called "Bluestacks" on my Windows PC. It is an Android emulator that allows you to install and run apps. Sadly, Instagram didn't seem happy with my setup, but who knows, your setup might work.

  2. Another possibility is to enlarge the screen before you begin typing. To do this, put 2 fingers on your screen then move them apart from each other. The con to this is not being able to see the entire word you typed (especially if you're OCD about spelling, like I am). Sometimes the screen freezes so it won't move in order for you to make corrections or changes.