New Cousins: How to Trace Living Descendants of Your Ancestors
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 32 pages
Author: K. Bali
Other: 2nd ed., further reading
Publisher: Family History Partnership
This book is a guide to descendant searching - that is looking for living relatives who are also descendants of our ancestors. It can be fascinating, rewarding, and potentially life-changing. Research can lead you not to dead ancestors, but to living, breathing relatives who share your genetic heritage - members of your extended family.
Descendant searching involves using many of the same research methods as traditional family history research to bring a search forward in time rather than working backwards chronologically. Working from a chosen ancestor or family, a researcher can trace living descendants from the same family, and link up to share information.
- Shows you how to get started
- Offers tips and guidance using the major sources for family history
- Includes instruction of how to conduct descendant searching
- Uses real examples from the author's case histories
Part 1. Record, Sources and Methods
- The General Register Office
- How Can GRO Records Help Find Living Relatives?
- Census Records
- How Can Census Records Help Find Living Relatives?
- How Can Probate Records Help Find Living Relatives?
- Electoral Registers
- How Can Electoral Registers Help Find Living Relatives?
- Street and Telephone Directories
- How Can Directories Help Find Living Relatives?
- Local Newspapers
- How Can Local Newspapers Help Find Living Relatives?
- The Internet, Including Message Board Sites
- Family History Societies
- Getting Professional Help
- Putting it all Together: How Information From Records Can Help You to Trace Living Relatives
Part 2. Making Contact
- Method of Contact
- Internet Approaches
- When Contact Has Been Made
- DNA Testing
- Relationship Chart: How are we Related?
- Arranging a Visit