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A choice encounter with a very inquisitive party who contacted me  nearly begging me to  volunteer my time in searching for a long lost Great~grandfather~So & So ,  [ who I located ] , despite the language barrier .So  without a shred of forthcoming information , I ask the relevant questions of who , what , when & where .... followed by I don't know ,  I don't know ,  I don't know &  I don't know .

 A few weeks later ,in presentation of Great~grandfather~So & So's particulars to confirm the correct identity,   I was immediately  informed that I needed to look for grandfather So & So  as well 

Still with over a month invested  firm in my resolve to not  give up I addressed the inquisitive party with photos of the area in question with possible kinsman included , hoping for a visual recognition  ...

 The inquisitive party responded in a very negative tone and I was reminded sharply that their attention and time were needed elsewhere

 Now minus a volunteer , 

    & 

until such time as

monkeys fly outta my butt 

...........the inquisitive party will remain as such  

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They are out there - and they are comming to get you..!

Brilliant, Russell, brilliant!

 Aye , 5 years and no monkeys 

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Making conections

The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

Professions also help.

'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?


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