So I think I finally found out whatever happened to my great-grandmother’s brother, who was my grandfather’s baptismal sponsor. But I’m feeling tentative about the next steps: researching that family forward and then (gulp) contacting a descendant to try to find out if we really are cousins.
So I’m looking forward to this week’s Family Tree University webinar, “They’re Alive! Finding Living Relatives.”
“Living people can be found using some unlikely online tools,” says presenter Thomas MacEntee. “You’ll be surprised at how much information is made public about a person and how to find it. And it is all legal and access is often free.”
If that makes you feel just a little bit like a stalker, don’t worry—Thomas also will talk about the best, non-stalkerish approach when contacting possible relatives. Phone call? Email? Letter? What should you say?
Here’s the webinar info:
- Presenter: Thomas MacEntee, owner of Geneabloggers and High-Definition Genealogy
- Date: Thursday, Feb. 9
- Time: 8-9 p.m. Eastern/5-6 p.m. Pacific
- Bonus: Register today and you’ll also receive a free download of our guide Research Strategies: Find Living Relatives.