I found another cousin today! I can’t say enough about my distant family and the help they have provided to link our family trees. I have a profile coming up about my cousin Robert Lee Neal, and I was able to find out so much information from his nephew on Ancestry. Today I decided to review our correspondence for any possible clues I missed. There were quite a few, actually, that rekindled my curiosity for this line that relocated to Ohio from Georgia. There were two females and I did not know if they had married, and what their new surnames would be. Looking more carefully I realized he had provided one of the surnames that I thought was a first name. After making this correction I was lucky enough to find that the husband had a very unusual first name (love it when that happens), and had a son named after him. A quick check on Facebook and BAM!!! Two new third cousin connections!! I plan on doing a post later on how I make connections to living descendants using Facebook and other resources.
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Congratulations! It must be so exciting finding a cousin. I can’t imagine all the stories you will share.
Hi Bernita! I hope to make it a regular post with the help of my newfound relatives and the Ancestors, of course!
That was sweet and love making new connections when family helps. Pay it Forward.
Thanks for visiting True! I try to repay my genealogical connections everyday and I’m hoping the blog will make it happen more often.
Awesome! I can’t wait to hear how you use Facebook to make connections. I haven’t had much success with Facebook yet.
Thanks Amy! I will post an update soon with specific steps to trace them. It has become a lot harder since Facebook changed notifications to people who are not already on your Friends list, but I keep trying.