I have a question about genealogy in a specific area of the world.
How do I best ask the question so that the right people with the right expertise will see and answer the question.
Although there is nothing saying you couldnt ask the question there in this "General Questions Group" - you are often much better often - submitting your question to a specific group that has been created for a specific subject/country/region
Here is a list of of all the current Groups in the community.
Note that in the next few weeks there will be a major chnage in the community
but the same principle that there are various groups for various topics/areas will continue to be the same going forward.
also note on each group home page there will be a link where by you can JOIN / UNJOIN
a group in the upper right hand corner.
NOTE however - you do NOT need to join a group - to be able to ask a question in that group - and even if you dont join - you will still be able to see repsonses to your question in such group.
If the topic in general is an on going interest to you - indeed it may make perfect sense to join - but what happens is sometimes people just have a speicifc question they want answered and they think they have to join the group - and then they get tons of emails of other people posting other questions to the same group - and they never realized all these posts that they would be getting by joining the group - when all they wanted to do was to get a question answered.
If you want to join the group - GREAT
if you just want an answer to a single specific question - you dont have to join the group - but you can still post a question to a specific gropup and get it answered in that group.
@How to Use FamilySearch Community
@How Things Work
@Yancey/Yancy Family Genealogy
@Surname Specific Family History Research
@Community Group Leaders