In a message dated 12/6/00 4:27:13 PM US Mountain Standard Time,
<< If you are serious about finding your family history, as opposed
to just "throwing" out the names on the net in order to see what
comes your way, you must familiarize yourself with the co >>
How about taking advantage of everything, including throwing out the names on
the net just to see what happens? I did that once and ended up connecting
with a man who grew up next door to my aunt and uncle. We had a nice chat.
With some other cousins, someone saw my post and wrote to say that her
husband and my great-uncle's son-in-law were both reform rabbis and she gave
me the name of their congregation. I eventually found my cousins; and, I
think, gave this person some pleasure in helping to connect us.