surnames
Looking for Others Researching a Specific Common Surname


Some example of sources
of where one can proactively seek 
others researching the same name




Some steps and tips



1) In FamilySearch do a Memories "FIND" 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 Google search of " <SURNAME>  Genealogy"   (fill in with your surname)


4) Use Social Media to contact persons by the same surname
(for example do a Google search on "XXXXX Family Facebook")  (replace XXXXXX with your surname)


5)  Use this Rootsweb Search and replace "SampleSurame" with your own surname of interest:
https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=Search&includedb=&lang=en&ti=&surname=sample_surname&stype=Exact&


6) do a surname search on Wikitree -
https://www.wikitree.com/


7)  check GenForum surname search


8)  check this MyHeritage search


9) Use the Member Directory Search of Ancestry.com
https://www.ancestry.com/community/directory/directory.aspx
(results are free - but being able to contact the person requires an account)


10)  Submit a post to an Ancestry.com Message Board  (free)
https://www.ancestry.com/boards/surname.aspx