Do Some Searching Yourself

The second you do not understand something in your genealogy research is not the moment to fire off a question to several Facebook groups about it. Take some time to think, reflect, and do some of your own research to see if you can discover more about the subject. You may learn more in the process of doing that than you thought you would.

And, if asking a silly question concerns you, there is less chance of you doing that if you’ve tried to get the answer yourself first.

It also gives you some time to ask a better question or get all the details of your own situation in order before you ask a question.

Remember as well that not everyone who responds to your question will really know what they are talking about. Don’t assume the first person to respond is correct.