queries come from the Rootsweb mailing list for
Lorain County. Look for the Mailing List link on the front page index.
How to write a good query:
Be sure to put all your SURNAMES in capital letters.
Include known dates of birth, death, marriage. Even
approximate dates will help narrow down what you are looking for.
Use standard genealogy dating such as 30 Mar 1938
or 1 Dec 1852 to avoid confusion.
Mention Lorain County in the query to make sure you get
the information from Lorain County, and not possibly from Delaware County. It
is possible, that there might be a John Smith born on 6 June 1908 in both
counties. You want to be sure you get the right guy!
Include your ancestor's (or person of interest) parents
and children if known. This might help with the John Smith possibility
Try to find a medium amount of information. Don't give
the full history of the person you are looking for, but add enough to make it
clear who you are talking about. The old "KISS" theory helps here.
(Keep It Simple, Silly!)
Be sure to include your name and email address. Folks
with that information you need can't get it to you if you forget this
submit your query to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will add your query as soon as possible. If you don't receive an
acknowledgement of your query posting in 5 days, please send me a note to
the links to read Lorain Co queries:
You might get a quick answer if
you submit your query to the mailing list. There are lots of knowledgeable
folks on the mailing list that would be eager to help you if they could. Just
follow this link to subscribe to the
Lorain County, Ohio mail list.