I was sitting here proofing the final version of our July 2009 Family Tree Magazine article on reverse genealogy (searching for living relatives) when I got an announcement from Ancestry.com about its new/updated collections of recent records. Which could help you find, say, a cousin or second cousin.
Now, through a partnership with the people finder MyLife.com (formerly Reunion.com), your Ancestry.com search results may include links to MyLife.coms public information profiles on more than 700 million living people.
But wait, theres more: In the next week or two, Ancestry.com will replace its current US public records database with one containing more than 525 million names, addresses, ages and possible family relationships of US residents between about 1950 and 1990.
Finally, Ancestry.com launched an upgraded collection of obituaries extracted from papers all over the worldhelpful because survivors named in relatives obituaries may be cousins. (Also see last week’s post about Ancestry.com’s “1940 census substitute.”)