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For New Members...
LostCousins offers a new and improved approach to finding living relatives, and this guide will help you get started:
Make the Most of this Opportunity!
LostCousins offers a risk-free solution to the problem of finding people who share your ancestors, but to get the best results follow the advice in these articles by the founder of LostCousins:
If you've recently started to research your family tree, or are researching for the first time in a different country, you'll find these guides an invaluable source of advice (note: they will open in a different browser window).
One-Name Studies, One-Place Studies, and Historical Projects
If you're running a study or project you can search for connections using the LostCousins site. Please read the explanatory notes before entering any data (note: the pages will open in a different browser window).
Essential reading if you are running a Surname Study
Essential reading if you are running a One-Place Study
Essential reading if you are conducting an historical research project, or writing a fact-based historical book
Articles from past editions of the LostCousins email newsletter
All LostCousins members are entitled to receive the free email newsletter that is issued twice each month - these are some of the most popular articles (note: they will open in a different browser window).
Other articles and resources