One of the best ways to learn more about your ancestors is to network with others researching your surnames. But finding those genealogists and family history researchers isn’t always easy.
Now, the new GenealogyWise Social Network is making it possible for you to find people interested in your family surnames, your family locations, your Y or mtDNA Haplogroup, and much more. And membership is free.
In keeping with the spirit of this blog — Finding Family for Free — we encourage you to visit the GenealogyWise Web site. If you like what you see, and we think you will, please join and get into the conversations underway.
The site has not yet been officially launched, but as of July 10, 2009, it had more 1,600 registered members who had created more than 450 special interest groups.
GenealogyWise reported that among the most active groups at that time were such groups as:
— Germany and German Ancestry
— and Irish Ancestry
— Genealogy Tips and Links
— The Genealogy Guys Podcast
— and Scottish Ancestry
Of course you’ll want to join groups. And, if you are researching a surname or location, you’ll want to create a group if one doesn’t exist. I’ve created these groups:
You can post your queries, invite and make friends, help other members, find out about upcoming genealogy events and much more. You’ll enjoy genealogy networking as never before.
And if you join, please invite me to be a Friend. You’ll find me at:
This is one in a series of genealogy and family history research articles to help you find your family and ancestors, often for modest or no cost.