OK, I put my tree on Facebook. Now what?

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OK, I put my tree on Facebook. Now what? It appears to be just on Facebook, not on a group related to WikiTree. So, who can see it? Chris Adam-1498.

BTW, I joined just a week ago, so ...
asked in The Tree House by Chris Adam G2G2 (2.5k points)

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You can write to family members and ask them who their parents, grandparents, siblings, and children are.  Be sure to ask for birthdates and places as well as death dates and places where appropriate.  Ask them for rememberances of their family members, where they lived, occupations, and any anecdotes.  Ask if they have any genealogies or photos they can share, too.  I've found that many of my aging family members are glad to have someone to hand down the knowledge to.

One thing you can do is Google the people you have entered.  I googled 'Charles Joseph Pomeroy' and found a published 'History and Genealogy of the Pomeroy Family and Collateral Lines, England'. (https://books.google.com/books?id=J2YbAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA763&lpg=PA763&dq=Charles+Joseph+Pomeroy&source=bl&ots=QyoyfFUsow&sig=6P_xKRrogLjuvJ4MGBoQOkSnaDg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi8pITD4ubYAhVP2mMKHXPVDfQQ6AEILzAB#v=onepage&q=Charles%20Joseph%20Pomeroy&f=false)  You can read the book online to see if it leads to family members.

If possible, you can read newspapers from the time and place where your ancestors lived.  I have a group of people who apparently loved getting their names in the local newspaper for birthday parties, broken bones, or any other event in their lives in addition to "important" items like births, marriages, and deaths.  A few newspapers are available online and others are available at local libraries.

Speaking of libraries, your librarian may really enjoy the opportunity to assist.  One librarian spent the day with me researching a relative who we finally realized died of pneumonia in a prisoner of war camp.
answered by Peggy McMath G2G6 (9.7k points)
Wonderful, Peggy. Thank you for the detailed reply. I have two cousins in England, and I just received a reply from one of there. She's going to send me some "stuff". I will have to find an email for the other cousin.

Also, I am aware of online District and County archives, but that seems very daunting to tackle, especially when they want payment.

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