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12659Re: [Genealogy Research Club] re: ancestry.com AND another question

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  • Meagan Coggins
    May 1, 2009
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      I have found 3 distant relatives by going through the local phone book (I am lucky that many of my ancestors lived in the area I still live in) and mailing out letters to all the people with the last names I am looking for.  I am looking for how my great great grandfather died, no death record or anything can be found.  So I typed up a letter explaining who I was and asked if you are a relative of Rudolph Karnath born in x year, then I would love to hear from you.  I left my phone # address, and email.  I got 2 replies that have really helped fill in some interesting information.  I did a similar thing for another side of my family and got one response.  I eventually met up with the lady and we traded information, she was a relative of my great grandmothers sister.  I hope this helps you, you would be surprised at how happy and enthusiastic people are when they receive the letter.  I was shocked at how a few had done a good amount of their own
      genealogy research.

      --- On Fri, 5/1/09, Elayne Silvers <elaynewhite@...> wrote:

      From: Elayne Silvers <elaynewhite@...>
      Subject: [Genealogy Research Club] re: ancestry.com AND another question
      To: genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, May 1, 2009, 12:19 PM

      Thanks so much for your thoughts and opinions regarding the hints on ancestry.

      I have pretty much done what everyone has suggested other than, I did add them to the tree.  Not that i believe that is accurate but to help me start the path of confirmation.  I am still researching as I go along. 

      Everyone I know in my family has passed away.  I am sure there are many family members alive out there somewhere.  Just haven't located any  yet. 

      Another Question:

      when someone lists their name and address as the source of submission of that information, do you contact that person?  I did but have since wonder if I should have done that. 

      thanks for helping me grasp this whole genealogy thing.


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