Over the years, we've featured many incredible stories from MyHeritage users who have made family history discoveries. Some have found hidden photos or mementos of their loved ones, others reconnected with long-lost family members or were reunited with completely unknown relatives!
We've collected some of their tried-and-tested advice, to help you with your family history research, no matter what stage you are at right now.
Getting started. Enter the names of people you know and the information you have. Work back towards the unknown.
Talk with living older relatives. Speak with your family: parents, grandparents, cousins, and siblings, and especially with all your older relatives to find out about their lives and what they remember. Do not wait until your parents or grandparents are too old to remember or are no longer living.
For the past few days, we've been asking the MyHeritage communities on Facebook and Twitter to share their most valuable genealogy advice.
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!
We all remember our first forays into the world of family research.
"Where do I look?", "How do I physically record the information?" and "What on earth is a GEDCOM file?" are just a few of the many questions that went through my mind when starting out.
Now, if somebody who had "been there and done that" could have provided some advice about the importance of citing sources or, indeed, the art of deciphering census handwriting, my research would have been significantly more efficient!