"Ancestors never die until there is no one to call their names." ~ An African Proverb

Cousin Connections-Neal Family, Georgia to Ohio

I found another cousin today! I can’t say enough about my distant family and the help they have provided to link our family trees. I have a profile coming up about my cousin Robert Lee Neal, and I was able to find out so much information from his nephew on Ancestry. Today I decided to review our correspondence for any possible clues I missed. There were quite a few, actually, that rekindled my curiosity for this line that relocated to Ohio from Georgia. There were two females and I did not know if they had married, and what their new surnames would be. Looking more carefully I realized he had provided one of the surnames that I thought was a first name. After making this correction I was lucky enough to find that the husband had a very unusual first name (love it when that happens), and had a son named after him. A quick check on Facebook and BAM!!! Two new third cousin connections!! I plan on doing a post later on how I make connections to living descendants using Facebook and other resources.


6 responses

  1. Bernita Allen

    Congratulations! It must be so exciting finding a cousin. I can’t imagine all the stories you will share.

    January 8, 2014 at 2:31 am

    • RootsGenie

      Hi Bernita! I hope to make it a regular post with the help of my newfound relatives and the Ancestors, of course!

      January 8, 2014 at 1:45 pm

  2. True!

    That was sweet and love making new connections when family helps. Pay it Forward.

    January 13, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    • RootsGenie

      Thanks for visiting True! I try to repay my genealogical connections everyday and I’m hoping the blog will make it happen more often.

      January 13, 2014 at 7:13 pm

  3. Awesome! I can’t wait to hear how you use Facebook to make connections. I haven’t had much success with Facebook yet.

    January 20, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    • RootsGenie

      Thanks Amy! I will post an update soon with specific steps to trace them. It has become a lot harder since Facebook changed notifications to people who are not already on your Friends list, but I keep trying.

      January 20, 2014 at 11:47 pm

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