Today was one of those great days for a genealogist… I found some lost relatives. We had been looking for years to try and figure out who my gg-grandmother’s family was and today Mary Ann Giza from the Town Clerk’s Office in Easthampton, Mass tracked Exina down and sent us the news. We are VERY grateful.
One of the great genealogical research problems, for me, is my recent relatives.
The folks I am refering to are either still alive or recently deceased. In either case, they are near enough that their data is most difficult to ferret out. Most marriages, births, etc that have occurred in the last 50 years and are hard or REALLY expensive to get. I guess that’s because of identify theft, etc. In any event, there are times when you (or at least I) need some of this information in order to get accurate genealogical data for select branches of the family. So are there any tricks? Well I have come up with a few. If you have others, by all means share them in our comments area! Here are mine: More