SURNAMES, DATES and PLACES is what it's all about in researching your genealogy online. ROOTSWEB, now owned by ANCESTRY, is a great place to start. It's a FREE website but does ask you to register your email address. This is helpful in contacting other users and submitters. This might be a good time if you don't find your ancestor to submit his or her name to RSL or ROOTS SURNAME LIST. Maybe your submission will be there for someone else later who is looking for the same person then you can become their INTERNET COUSIN. ROOTSWEB has a collection of submitted FAMILY TREES that you can search called WORLDCONNECT. Also see helpful info. on ADOPTION.
PAY IT FORWARD IN KINDNESS-I decided to play this game presented by Jocelyn who has a lovely website explaining the beliefs of the LDS church. I will give an hour of FREE researching for one of your ancestors who lived in America. Give me that person's full name, birthdate/place and any other info you have on them in a comment on this post. I will publish the results on my webpage in a few days. All you have to do to win this free service is to be one of the first three commentors on this post. So comment NOW! Then you are invited to offer ANY service or gift to three other people who comment first on your blog to PAY IT FORWARD. Kind of a fun game where everyone wins who plays.