Looking for Others Researching a Specific Common Surname
Some example of sources
of where one can
others researching the same name
Some steps and tips
1) In FamilySearch do a
of the surname in question. Then see who uploaded the item and contact them.
2) In FamilySearch
locate the earliest ancestors on a given family branch in FamilySearch Family Tree
and then look at the log of recent changes and see who made such changes and contact them.
3) Do a
of " <
> Genealogy" (fill in with your
4) Use Social Media to contact persons by the same
(for example do a
on "XXXXX Family Facebook") (replace XXXXXX with your surname)
5) Use this Rootsweb Search and replace "
" with your own
6) do a
search on Wikitree -
8) check this
9) Use the Member Directory Search of Ancestry.com
(results are free - but being able to contact the person requires an account)
10) Submit a post to an Ancestry.com Message Board (free)