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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