[reposted from November 2014 as it didn’t migrate over]
Before you post a genealogy query online, think about how easy you are making it for someone else to help you. Ideal queries provide a summary of what you know. Potential helpers may be less likely to help if they have to post a series of follow up questions to really know what you know and what you don’t.
For a list of query writing suggestions, check out this post on Rootdig.