Welcome to the Cousin Hunter. It's nothing sinister or unfriendly - I am just building on my family history research by trying to reunite my family, so I am tracking down my lost cousins. Finding your lost cousins is a great way to enrich your existing family research and quite often helps you to extend it too - other family members may have photographs and documents that your branch of the family have lost, and you can often reciprocate. Have a look at my article on Bringing Your Family History Back to Life to get some ideas of the benefits of seeking out and reuniting your family.
I am not only hunting my own lost cousins, I am hoping to be a resource for your hunt too. As time goes on, I hope to add some pages of advice and resources. If there is any demand I will also include a page for people to add their wanted cousins - could be a list or maybe a forum. As I become more savvy with writing on the Internet I am getting to grips with how to make my work more visible - and when you are looking for someone , you want to be visible. One thing I am sure of is that Blogger ranks highly with Google, so when I write the names of the people I am looking for on my blogs, those names will be highly visible in the search rankings to people who are looking for them. I would like to make this blog highly visible as a resource for finding lost cousins and in doing so, make it a worthwhile place for you to add your "wanted" names too.
H C Rickard
4 weeks ago