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Ask Ancestry Anne: How is Cousin Bait Working for You?

I did a Livestream,  Cousin Bait: Blogging to Find Your Family in January.  The video and slides are available if you are interested.

I was fortunate to make a connection, not with a cousin, but with a lovely lady, Martha, who went to high school with my father. She sent me relevant yearbook pages for both my father and my grandfather.  My grandfather is in the upper left corner: Most Dependable.

I talk about it on my blog in The Gift of Yearbook Pages.

I’m curious to hear if anyone else has had some success with blogging and finding new connections.


Happy Searching!

— Ancestry Anne

If you didn’t hear the news, we just added more than 18,000 yearbooks to our growing U.S. Yearbook Collection. The new additions, spanning 1806-2008, include schools across the United States, from junior highs and high schools to colleges and universities. You can browse this rich collection for a glimpse into relatives’, friends’ and celebrities’ past, from more formal class portraits to team photos and fun, candid shots. In total, the collection now stands at 53,000 yearbooks and approximately seven million images.