Rule #3 of finding living descendants in your family tree: Fan out and rework your way forward again
Start with the 1st child of your starting ancestor, then fan out, and repeat with each child. Continue this process for each of their children, and do the same for siblings and possible siblings, while using the same research methods. As you get closer to living relatives, use public online directory records, genealogy message boards, alumni and school sites, public record search databases, public profile records/social media (my preferred method), Google and other search engines, or seek out a private investigator. Don't forget to document all you find on family group sheets! 😊
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
Step #1 After You've Found a Living Descendant
Step #2 After You've Found a Living Descendant
Step #3 After You've Found a Living Descendant
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