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05 July 2014

Could a Modern Directory Give You an Old Clue?

If the last name on which you are working is not all that common and you can't find where the family was from, have you considered searching a modern directory to see where that name is clustered today?

That's not evidence that your ancestor was from that area, but it may give you a place to look for your missing ancestor.

1 comment:

  1. My distant cousin always looked up her unusual name in the phone book whenever she visited a new town. Eventually she found another cousin and, through her, she found me.... and we live in the same city!!! And trough them I have found other cousins that I never knew existed.