I posed this question at our November Tech SIG meeting and would like to pursue it further. So far I have been doing my family history research pretty much as a loner; my immediate family is small and I have exhausted them as a resource.
I have not yet tried to find extended family members who can to add to my findings, used internet sites to find others who are researching the same family names, or posted my tree to public sites to see who responds, for example.
Rootsweb.com and the public trees on ancestry.com were suggested as resources. I would like to hear about your success stories/experiences using these two sites and learn about others that I don’t know about.
What techniques have been successful for you as you have tried to find family connections on the internet?
Do any of you use Facebook to find family connections or is it more helpful for keeping in contact once you have names from other sources?
I guess that I am hesitant to dip my toes in the water and would like to hear how social media has worked for others. Many thanks for your contributions.