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Message Boards & Queries

Search for your surname in these free genealogy message boards and forums geared toward posting surname queries, asking questions or just networking with fellow genealogists.

How to Write a Successful Genealogy Query
Make the most out of online genealogy message boards and mailing lists by learning how to write a clear and effective query including surname queries and genealogy research questions.

How To Write Excellent Queries
This humorous page by Gary Lee Phillips uses examples from the soc.genealogy.surnames newsgroup to highlight how NOT to write a query along with improved versions.

Six Steps to Writing a Successful Query
Excellent step-by-step advice, with examples, to help you get the most from your queries.

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