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 "sample_surname" with your own surname of interest:

6) Do a surname search on Wikitree -

7)  Check GenForum surname search

8)  Check this MyHeritage search

9) Use the Member Directory Search of
(results are free - but being able to contact the person requires an account)

10)  Submit a post to an Message Board  (free)

11)  US Genweb Lineage Research Pages