In a previous post, I had written about the reasons for creating a family history website, custom tailored to the stories of your ancestors and relatives. In my case, it was a way to document these stories, as well as keep my “known” relatives up to speed with all the findings of my research.
In addition it has been extremely helpful in “attracting” unknown relatives, those individuals, who via a Google or other search had found my site and reached out to me with the suspicion that we indeed were related. This has been the best benefit of the site, in my opinion.
Another reason, is that those who find the site may not be related, but can create a connection that might result in additional information that is not necessarily a new “named” ancestor or relative.
Let me share a recent example:
Read the “rest of the story” here: