Facebook Genealogy groups
Ubiquery · 19/12/2021 08:31
Is it me, or are they all a little bit bonkers?
DeedIDo · 24/12/2021 13:08
We're generally pretty knowledgeable and [more than] a little bit obsessive.
NatashaBedwouldbenice · 24/12/2021 16:36
I think they are, er, quite “tightly moderated” shall we say?
MarshmallowFondant · 26/12/2021 10:55
The thing is with any facebook group - anyone can join. You don't need to know anything about genealogy. There are some very knowledgeable people who can give seriously good pointers and suggest avenues you wouldn't have known about, there are other posters who have no clue and won't take kindly to having it pointed out their their research is poor and that they can't jump to the conclusions they haver reached.
NatashaBedwouldbenice · 26/12/2021 11:10
One thing that I have noticed that baffles me is the closing of comments abruptly. Just because the admins have seen a certain question or observation three times before, doesn't mean others might not enjoy discussing it for the first time. Can you imagine if Mumsnet closed down comments because "we've had this discussion before".
To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.