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From: Larry Hayer <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] thoughts on how finding matches could be made easier
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 14:35:24 -0400
My genealogy program, Brother's Keeper, has a feature called "Tiny Tafel."
It lists all the ancestral names in alphabetical order with the first and
last dates that each appears in the database. So far I have one confirmed
cousin and many who do not show surnames or pedigrees.
On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 11:30 AM, Robert Stafford
> I do not bother with a contact if he lists only surnames. Some people put
> more time into listing surnames than it takes to list a pedigree.
> People who want to contact others should should list their all their
> ancestors by generation, not by lineage. They need to start only with their
> ggrandparents or gggrandparents, since they should already know the names
> close cousins. They should list the birth and death years and residences,
> people can identify common ancestors. This should go a long way to induce
> responses from people who are actually related.
> This format is the easiest for someone unfamiliar with a family to
> Great Grandparents:
> John Smith, b. 1870 Granville NC; d. 1930, Mecklenburg NC
> Jane Jones, b. 1875 Granville NC; d. 1942, Meckenburg NC
> Samuel Morse, b. 1875 Granville NC; d. 1919, Mecklenburg NC
> Emily Ryder, b. 1875 Granville NC; d. 1942, Meckenburg NC
> Great Great Grandparents:
> The firms should set it up so that you can anonymously tell the person that
> you have checked his pedigree and found nothing.
> Couples should be listed randomly to make it harder for identity thieves to
> guess your mother's maiden name.
> Bob Stafford
> On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 11:23 AM, ross kate <> wrote:
> > Listers:
> > Pertaining to FF matches, IMO it would make it so much more productive if
> > FF matchers would give more information under Ancestral Surnames. If one
> > where the first ancestor settled, Pa., where went subsequently, Va. and
> > where ended up, Oh., a potential matcher has more information to narrow
> > a possible match. Listing country is not enough information with most
> > surnames.
> > Just a thought.
> > I for one would appreciate any thoughts on how finding matches could be
> > made easier.
> > Kate Ross
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