18    Jan 20123 comments

Genealogy Advice Competition: One day left!

With only one day left until we reveal the winners of the MyHeritage Genealogy Advice Competition, we thought we'd share a sneak peek of the many entries submitted through Twitter.

Remember, we'll pick two winners randomly to receive one of two one-year MyHeritage PremiumPlus + WorldVitalRecords subscriptions. You can also take part by posting your advice on our Facebook page. For full details and Terms and Conditions: view here.

To take part on Twitter, simply tweet your advice with the hashtag #MyHGenealogyAdvice. The competition will close at midnight (GMT) tomorrow.

Here is a look at some entries from the past 24 hours. The advice offered by our community ranges from the useful to the hilarious!

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  1. My advice is to not merely record life event and dates of ancestors, but make the dead information come alive with written sketches of what ancestors' day to day lives were like, as well as the worlds they lived in. Their struggles to survive, their often heroic ventures into strange new worlds, the often dark corners of lives beset by treachery and tragedy, are often wonderful discoveries and the great rewards of genealogy
  2. Immigration records require a great imagination sometimes since the official record may only be a phonetic representation of the actual name(s).
    First and Middle names may not have been recorded, only initials.
  3. Remember Irish names are very difficult to trace e.g...Bridget/Brigid could also be Delia.....O Malley/Malley same name ending up Melia etc etc and place names...impossible....e.g just for one person.....village Dowagh WEST...parish CROSS/CONG/THE NEALE......townland HOUNDSWOOD..barony KILMAINE poor area BALLINROBE and postal district CLAEMORRIS county MAYO......graveyard Cong/Kilfraughan/Billypark........and a person could be listed under any of these on different documents relating to the same person

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