- Walk, Don't Run - While it's easy to get excited and quickly add people to an online tree or follow leads in multiple directions, it's important to slow down and take time to map out a focused research plan.
- Share with Others - Your work may help others with their genealogy research, so please don't keep family trees private and do think about sharing your finds on blogs or other social media outlets.
- Listen when Others Are Speaking - We can learn so much from others, so take time to read genealogy blogs and view webinars.
- Say 'Please' and 'Thank You' - Don't forget to use kind words when requesting research help in libraries, courthouses, etc.
- Raise Your Hand - If you need help or have a question, there are lots of people in the genealogy community who are willing to provide guidance, so don't be afraid to contact a blogger or send your message to a Facebook or other online group.
- Clean Up - Take time to make sure every fact you add to your family tree has a source and that you use consistent place names and date formats.
Each of these lessons is basic but important. Do you have any others to add?