Contacting Relatives

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For those interested in family history and feeling the need to contact living relatives. Sound advice and suggestion on the best approach to make.
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  • By amsden
    Oct 15, 2009
    "Contacting Relatives by Peter C. Amsden" Review of first edition: Genealogical research, like any other form of historical research, requires access to evidence. More often than not, we tend to assume that the most obvious evidence is found in documents and that we probably need to travel to official archive repositories in order to accumulate the necessary details. Of course, in practice, it is much more convenient to study the documents and ephemera already in the hands of the family. Nowadays, because families are widely scattered, the process of gathering together things like certificates, letters, diaries, photographs, family bibles, etc depends on being able to make contact with a large number of relatives, each of whom may have some unique evidence which has been passed on from earlier generations. In this booklet, Peter Amsden suggests a practical strategy which will enable the researcher to make a successful approach to very distant and occasionally hostile... More > relatives. He gives advice on the use of directories and electoral rolls to locate the addresses of those distant cousins whom you have never met. He stresses that even when you know their telephone numbers, it is often better to write in order to introduce yourself. Techniques including letters to local newspapers, appeals on local radio and postcards in post office windows have been used effectively but on the whole it is better not rush the process, There is sound advice for everyone, not only for those who are starting to trace their ancestry, but also for those who have been involved in research for several years. The author is to be congratulated on distilling so much excellent common sense into this remarkable publication. Derek A. Palgrave< Less
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ASAT Productions
September 30, 2011
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