Opening the newspaper the other day, I read an obituary and thought: I don’t know him – but he is likely my relative.
To find out, I went online and found other records for him and his parents. Checking my family tree and looking deeper in GenealogyBank, I was able to use census records, obituaries and newspaper articles, as well as other sources, to construct that part of our tree.
In minutes I was able to see how we are both related.
Genealogy Tip: With the power of online newspapers, census and other records today, it is possible to discover cousins you have never met.