I am so glad that I am able to find lost, and sometimes unknown about, relatives for others with my method of combining my specialty of descendancy research, along with DNA. This past week, I have found fathers, sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, some who want to connect, and some who do not, but still wanted to know. My heart is so full being able to do this. :)
Step #3 After You've Found a Living Descendant: Give a Small Token of Appreciation
Offer to send them a pedigree chart or family tree chart starting with them as proof that you're "legit", and as a token of appreciation for any help they can give you in adding to your tree. I used to give out entire descendant reports, but soon realized that was not a good idea, and I now give out family trees and pedigree charts with just them and their direct line. If I happen to have any photos of their direct line ancestors, I share those as well. People are more willing to give info when you share with them as well, and sometimes giving them a family tree or pedigree of them and their direct line as a gift, will cause them to get super excited about their family history, and in turn want to give you as much info as they can.😊
Follow more descendancy research tips below, and other research tips in Genealogy Research Tips.
Rule #1 of Finding Living Descendants in Your Family Tree
Rule #2 of Finding Living Descendants in Your Family Tree
Rule #3 of Finding Living Descendants in Your Family Tree
Step #1 After You've Found a Living Descendant
Step #2 After You've Found a Living Descendant
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