Re: listing your surnames in JGFF #galicia


Margaret Thornhill <thornhillgreif@...>
 

Alex Sharon wrote:

Publication of the search data in JGFF system improves in general
searchability chances by receiving wide exposure. Once research surname(s),
town is published this allows other people searching for the familiar
surname, to contact you.
I want to second this attempt to persuade people to list surnames in JGFF by giving a personal
example.
My husband's fourth cousin, who lives in Israel, found us last year through our listing in JGFF.
Since very few members of this family are living, meeting her through email and then in person was
a treasure. She had names of my husband's great-grandparents, and told us a touching story about
how they walked >from Galicia to Israel in their late 70's or 80's, to die in Jerusalem.
We didn't even know this cousin existed.
So do post, you never know who might find you!
Margaret

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