Today's Topic: Posts, aka Queries
Types of Posts and Queries
- About an individual
- About a family group
- About research in a specific locality
- About research with a specific record type
- About research for a specific topic
- About research for an ethnic group
- About research for a religion
- About research methodology
- About help with technology for genealogy
- About help with photos, letters, diaries, Bibles, and other mementos
- And many more
Common Rules for Posts and Queries:
- Limit each post to one query. Asking multiple questions within a post can make it hard for others to answer you. It can also mean that you may receive answers for some of the questions, but not all of them. One question per post fixes that.
- Choose the appropriate Facebook group or fan page on which to post your query. There are many different groups for many different genealogical topics. Posting on the correct group can get you the help you need. See Katherine R. Willson's "Genealogy on Facebook" list here: http://socialmediagenealogy.com/genealogy-on-facebook-list/
- Posting a vague query with few details won't get you the answers you need. Be sure to include as many pieces of information as you can in order to help direct those who might be taking the time to reply to you.
- Include a person's full name, including given, middle, nickname, and surname(s).
- Include a person's birth, marriage, and death information including dates and places.
- Include the names of a person's parents, siblings, and/or spouses.
- Include all the details you already know.
- Include details that indicate what you have already done.
See also: Facebook for Genealogy: Threads