08 October 2015

Genealogy Social Networking Day 8 - Forums


Forums and Message boards can do a lot in your research by asking for help. You can ask for information about an ancestor, a location, and even a genealogy product. It may take some time to get answers though. And many forums and message boards are not a frequently used in the past couple years.
Many family tree websites have forums or message boards. One of the better known ones is Ancestry, who also owns the Rootsweb message boards. Cyndi's List has a list of links for various other message boards and query sites.
This can be a great resource to look into because the boards are organized and searchable. Even if it isn't an active board you can often look through past messages and queries and find information.