Connect with Queries

How to write an effective query...


  • Write surname in bold letters or in all CAPITAL letters.
  • Give dates or approximate dates of events, along with locations.
  • Use upper and lower case letters in your query. Using all CAPS distracts from the important parts you want people to read and screams at you!
  • Post what you already know, and be specific about what you are looking for.

See St. Clair Co. Michigan's Fun Samples

Writing Better Queries - by Gary Lee Phillips


Where to Query


Genealogy Societies

The Trumbull County Genealogical Society - Website
Membership includes six (6) issues of our newsletter that contain chapter news, free queries for members, seminars, new books for sale, historical and genealogical information from Trumbull County.

Members are encouraged to submit material for publication.


Group Discussion and Mailing Lists



Join the Ohio Genealogy Group

Ohio Genealogy Discussion and Mailing List

ROOTS-L Genealogy Mailing List

The Grand-Daddy of of them all, the first online genealogy board the "ROOTS-L Genealogy Mailing List" after many moves over the years, still alive and very active!


Trumbull Genealogy Forums bought the GenForum board and the Rootsweb boards, so the only board is the Ancestry Query Board. If you wish to submit queries or see past queries:


Facebook Groups and Pages

Page updated June 2023