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From: Billie Erin Walsh <>
Subject: Re: [VAROOTS] when searching for live persons in the family lines
Date: Sat, 04 Nov 2006 08:09:19 -0600
On 11/04/2006 Katie Holland wrote:
> Listers - I recently received a question from someone that threw me
> and am sending it out to you for suggestions. When you have lines in
> your family that may have arrived in the US in a generation or two
> back and you know you have cousins overseas, where would you begin a
> search to locate them? Or, how would you proceed? Thjis particular
> peson was asking about a town in Germany.
> Katie Holland
> Silver Spring
If it was me I would try to contact the city offices of the town in
question explaining what you are trying to achieve. Ask about the
availability of city directories, phone books or genealogical societies.
Use whatever means available to send snail mails to whomever might be in
the best position to help.
There are places n the web that can help getting your mails translated
All this is assuming the internet options have been used. One year at
Christmas my stepfather asked me if I could get any information on his
family. With EXTREME luck a Google search popped up everything on his
family back to the seventeen hundreds in Germany. Even got him connected
to a branch of the family he never knew existed.
The three best words in the English Language:
"I LOVE YOU"
Pass them on!
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