Monday, May 08, 2006

Finding 20th Century Ancestors

In a recent article in Ancestry.com's 24-7 Family History Circle, I shared a few guidelines for locating living kin, based on my experience finding thousands of individuals for the U.S. Army:

Sounds strange to say “twentieth century ancestors,” doesn’t it? There are those who would scoff at the notion of research within the last century being true genealogy. And fortunately, many of our twentieth century ancestors are still very much with us! In fact, many of you reading this are technically twentieth century ancestors yourselves.

But still, a lot can happen in a hundred years; whole generations can enter the stage and exit within that time frame. So how do you go about finding those most recent of ancestors–or even, some living kin?

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