21    Jan 201210 comments

Winners: Best genealogy advice?

For the past few days, we've been asking the MyHeritage communities on Facebook and Twitter to share their most valuable genealogy advice.

There were many entries from around the globe, addressing many aspects of genealogy; including research tips, good practice methods and handy hints for online research.

View some of the Twitter-based entries here. Scroll through the last few days of messages on our Facebook page here.

Two winners of the competition - who will each receive a free one-year PremiumPlus and WorldVitalRecords subscription - have been randomly selected from all entries received.

Here we go...

Patricia Mathiot (via the MyHeritage blog)

Remember when you are building a family tree you have the key to not just your life, but to all the lives that are in that tree. You have the key to great joy and happiness but also to sorrow and sometimes to things you would rather not know, be careful as you walk in other people's footsteps.

Martine Brennan (via Twitter)

#MyHGenealogyAdvice People often didn't know their exact ages so don't be put off by ages that appear to conflict.

Congratulations to both winners! We will be in contact shortly.

Search for your ancestors:

Comments (10) Trackbacks (0)
  1. Congratulations to the winners. I particularly liked Patricia's advice which is very well said. It resonated with me as I've stumbled upon information that I have had to be extremely respectful with .
  2. Congratulations to you both. I agree with both Patricia and Smadar - you can find wonderful things in your family tree but beware of finding things you or others may not like.
  3. Thank you My Heritage for all the pleasure you have given me. I am enjoying all the great advice given by all of our members.
    I think My Heritage is Fantastic.
  4. Congratulations Martine and thank you for this advice it is so true.
  5. I want to find my real relatives, not who I get to make fun of me.
  6. Be honest to your heritage!
    I believe we are who we are because of the generations that have gone before, you can't change the past but do record it. Record everything, be tactful in the way you do it but by hiding from it doesn't change what has happened.
  7. In tracking the family members, before encoding the names, try to write the male names in block letters while female shall be in italics so as not to confuse the gender because there are unique names. Also in interviews with relatives, never be tired of repetitive questions, especially elders who are sole sources of info but may have mental lapses.
  8. When you find an ancestor of whose behaviour you disapprove, consider the social conditions an history of that period. People behave differently under stress, than under favourable conditions
  9. When you find an ancestor of whose behaviour you disapprove, consider the social conditions an history of that period. People behave differently under stress, than under favourable conditions
  10. I was so intrigued by the idea of putting out 'Best Genealogical Advice' that I created a blog just for that! http://gen-reflections.blogspot.com/

Leave a comment

Submit

Please type a comment
Please enter a name
Please enter an email address

No trackbacks yet.

About us  |  Privacy  |  Tell a friend  |  Support  |  Site map
Copyright © 2014 MyHeritage Ltd., All rights reserved