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Old 04-16-2021, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Is anyone searching Julia Olive Williams, DOB Nov 6, 1874 in KY, died April 26, 1903 in Kansas. I have a third cousin who has been looking for some time, so I thought I would reach out here.
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Old 04-16-2021, 09:51 PM
 
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I've had luck looking on Ancestry and FindAGrave. I look at the trees and figure out who owns them and guess at how they are related and often contact those people and ask. I do the same at FindAGrave. I look people up on Facebook and contact them and ask. I contact everyone I can think of. I've also joined Face genealogy groups for certain areas where my ancestors lived and have obtained a few things that way.

I haven't tried contacting libraries where ancestors lived, but it's on my list.
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Old 04-17-2021, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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I've had luck looking on Ancestry and FindAGrave. I look at the trees and figure out who owns them and guess at how they are related and often contact those people and ask. I do the same at FindAGrave. I look people up on Facebook and contact them and ask. I contact everyone I can think of. I've also joined Face genealogy groups for certain areas where my ancestors lived and have obtained a few things that way.

I haven't tried contacting libraries where ancestors lived, but it's on my list.
Yes, been there as we're both extremely active on Ancestry.
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Old 04-19-2021, 03:01 PM
 
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Check old newspapers too. I was helping someone yesterday and found some old newspapers. There was a picture of her gg grandfather. She had never seen one before.
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Old 04-21-2021, 02:47 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Is anyone searching Julia Olive Williams, DOB Nov 6, 1874 in KY, died April 26, 1903 in Kansas. I have a third cousin who has been looking for some time, so I thought I would reach out here.

Someone may eventually google and find your thread. It's good that you got her name here. You wouldn't believe how many threads in people search where people google and find the thread but the OP is long gone. You've been here longer then me, so I'm sure you'll keep up with your account if you change email addys.
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Old 04-21-2021, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Someone may eventually google and find your thread. It's good that you got her name here. You wouldn't believe how many threads in people search where people google and find the thread but the OP is long gone. You've been here longer then me, so I'm sure you'll keep up with your account if you change email addys.
Thanks! I didn't even think that down the road this thread might grab interest
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Old 04-21-2021, 08:50 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Thanks! I didn't even think that down the road this thread might grab interest

You may not have interest right now, but I'll be shocked if you don't ever have interest with the amount of threads I'm subscribed to in people search where the OP never came back and lots of relatives found their thread. I always message them but they don't come back.


This one was just bumped the other day. Posted in 2008 Looking for any information about my deceased fathers family, please help!
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Old 04-21-2021, 10:50 AM
 
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Might try posting in the web site, Random Acts of Geneological Kindness (raogk.org ). My wife has done a lot of geneological work for people through that site. More than findagrave.
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Old 04-22-2021, 05:35 AM
 
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Might try posting in the web site, Random Acts of Geneological Kindness (raogk.org ). My wife has done a lot of geneological work for people through that site. More than findagrave.
Thanks!
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Old 04-27-2021, 01:17 PM
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Is anyone searching Julia Olive Williams, DOB Nov 6, 1874 in KY, died April 26, 1903 in Kansas. I have a third cousin who has been looking for some time, so I thought I would reach out here.

Here's an amazing thing that happened to me. I'm an avid genealogist and I do ex-hubby's tree along with my own. I've added a number of his family's memorials to findagrave. In 2019 a lady contacted me there and said she had a photo of hubby's GG-grandfather from his funeral service in 1914. She's a volunteer on a FB page called Family Treasures Found. These volunteers go around to Goodwills and antique shops in many different states and buy old photos. They then post them on the Family Treasures Found page, and if no one responds, they do more research to locate relatives. The lady who runs this service returns the photo(s) to relatives free of charge, not even asking for postage. Isn't that something?

Maybe you'll find Julia there? Let us know!




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