Although The Family History Guide has a wealth of resources and tasks to work on, there are times when you need some personal assistance with challenges in your family history This goal points you in the right directions.
Genealogy societies publish magazines, offer support groups, and provide a wealth of family history information.
Working with others helps you get more done on your own work, as well as giving you the chance to help others. In the process, your data usually becomes more reliable, and you may form lasting friendships with those you partner with in family history.
Remember to get permission from living individuals if you share their information.
Here are some noted user groups and online communities for genealogy and family history:
One of the joys of family history is "paying it forward"—sharing what you've learned with others, so they can move ahead faster in their work.
Creating an organized and published history of your family can be an inspiration for generations to come. You can publish it online or in printed format, and there are many good examples of published family histories you can draw on for ideas.
Be sure to spend adequate time planning, writing, and revising the Table of Contents, as it's the foundation for organizing the work that will be published.
If you have the time and inclination, you can be of great service and inspiration to others and further the cause of their family history work. Click "Volunteer" in the upper-right corner of the FamilySearch screen to begin.