im new here and new to genealogy but im excited to learn

+17 votes
in The Tree House by Lisa Owen G2G Crew (690 points)

5 Answers

+5 votes
Hi Lisa

Welcome aboard!!!
by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
thank you
+7 votes

If there is one thing I would say to someone new to genealogy (what I would do if starting over) it is don't rush to copy everything you find on the internet. There is lots of bad info and mistakes out there. Prove each step with good sources and keep good records.  Part of the fun  of genealogy is the detective work that leads you to each new discovery.

Good luck!
by Joe Cochoit G2G6 Pilot (205k points)
thanks for the advice, this is harder  than I thought
so very true, Joe! - "the detective work that leads you to each new discovery."  Thank you for the help you've been giving me along the way.

+6 votes

Welcome Lisa,

Glad you found G2G, we looking forward to helping you learn.

Have you found these yet?

Getting Started with Genealogy

How to use WikiTree

Have fun!

by Michael Stills G2G6 Pilot (394k points)
I'm checking it out. thanks
+6 votes
Welcome to WikiTree and to the G2G Forum, Lisa!  There is a lot of information to explore here, so take some time to look around. I'm sure you will find may people here who are willing to help you along.  WikiTree has members from all over the world, so it is likely that you will find an expert here who can help you with any questions you have.
by Star Kline G2G6 Pilot (537k points)
awesome thank you so much
+3 votes
I wish to second everything that all of the others have said and add a couple of things.  First is take your time to learn the way things are done here, the dead are not going anywhere and new sources are being found everyday. Second is if you have not already found it is a good place to start when finding sources. It is free to use and has indexed records from a lot of other pay sites that you can use as well as providing images of some of the source documents which can sometimes have more information than what is indexed.
by Dale Byers G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
Welcome, Lisa!  I third what Dale said.
Thank you ill be checking into everything
thank you

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