who are researching
the same families as you are
in their genealogical research.
What are the best resources?**
Connecting with cousins
via social media such as Facebook or Linkedin or others can be a quick
and easy way to connect with cousins - sepecially if you know their name - but
have just lost contact.
Click on these searches
ONLINE GENEALOGICAL DATABASES and their submitters
Use databases like
ROOTSWEB or FAMILYSEARCH or FINDAGRAVE to find entries of the same family you
are resarching and then see who submitted it or who has submitted
Use Surname Lists to
find others who are researching a given surname
DNA MATCHING SERVICES
PUBLIC RECORD / ADDRESS SEARCH SERVICES
GENEALOGICAL MESSAGE BOARDS
RECENTLY PUBLISHED BOOKS
Find recently published
books about a given surname and see if you can contact the author
GOOGLE SEARCHESExample Yancey Search
As always when you make cotacts with others - - just dont take their
information on face value . Rather get an idea of what their
sources were, how reliable they were and see if they have even cited
their sources. Pick some familiies randomly and compare against
what information you already have and what othrer researchers have
compiled. Don't just be someone who collects information.
But rather be somone who analyzes, cross checks, validates,
questions, and finds supporting documentation for information .