Transcription for search engines: I need help please!
You came to the right place! How can I help you?
I'm trying to find my ancestors. I know them back to a certain point but now I'm stuck.
We can help you in the search for your ancestors by sharing our efforts and resources... we call it Collaboration. G2G plays a large part in that!
I would like to collaborate using G2G. How can I do it to get the best possible results?
We wouldn't steer you in any other way! Here is how to get the best results with just a couple simple steps...
Create a WikiTree profile for your ancestor. Include dates, places, names and everything else you know. Any clue could be the key. Note your sources where you are able, even as a public comment on the profile is OK while you are new and seeking help. Ask a question on G2G by clicking the labeled tab up top. Asking the question correctly can make all the difference... The Title should clearly present your search: "Please help find the parents of Anna (Jones) Gray born about 1820 in Rutland, Vermont". Use a mix of Capital Letter and lower-case.
Select the category "Requests for Genealogy Help"... In the body of the question include more details that could help other members collaborate. Link your question to the profile of your ancestor by copying the web-address (URL) or WikiTree ID# of the profile in the space provided.
The final step is to add useful Tags to your question. Suggestions by the system are a good place to start, but using a solid strategy is even better. Add up to 5 Tags that include... Surnames like Smith, Wilson, or Jones, Places like Australia, Africa, Ireland, or Quebec, Relevant subjects like Military, Notables, DNA, or Mayflower. If it relates to any WikiTree Projects you can add their Tag too such as "Holocaust" or "Mexican_Roots".
Use underscores to connect words as one Tag. Check "Email me" if you wish notifications about responses to your question, then click at the bottom to "Ask the Question".
That's It! You can edit your post later if needed.
I can do that... I'll make a profile of my ancestor, post a good question about them in G2G that links to their profile, and collaborate politely with people who respond.
Is there any other way I can get more help if I need it?
Absolutely! We have Mentors to help you learn WikiTree, Arborists to assist with merging profiles, project Leaders with varying areas of expertise, and volunteers of all sorts who wish to help you. We're just a couple clicks away.
Thank you very much... WikiTree is the best! Yes it is :)