Crowdsource Your Genealogy Question: Find Your Family Faster by Asking for Help
Genealogy beginners know they need help in getting started, but even experienced genealogists can get a boost when researching in new topics or localities by asking for help. Wouldn’t it be great to connect with other researchers who are willing to answer questions, and have specialized expertise? We may be reluctant to ask for help when we already know the fundamentals, but when we do, we will find success much more quickly. And the best part – there are so many genealogists out there who love giving help. We’ll point you in the right direction.
Janell Vasquez graduated in 1997 from BYU with a Family History degree. She has worked with FamilySearch since 2006, guiding teams of dedicated volunteers who answered questions about indexing, the research wiki, research assistance, and more. Currently she is helping to create a place where researchers can connect with experienced genealogists for help with getting started, solving hard problems, and more.
F. Jean Robbins FamilySearch Research Support
Long time researcher, currently supervises the Research Assistance support group at FamilySearch.org, helping patrons find resources to aid them in their personal research. The Research Assistance group is composed of missionaries and volunteers, many of whom are certified genealogists with expertise in both U.S. and International Research.