How I learned what to do with undocumented family trees

They got nowhere; my daughter and I got nowhere too – until she came across a family tree on Rootsweb’s WorldConnect pages, a more static predecessor of today’s Ancestry trees. The tree contained names and dates – no sources. But it approached Jennie from the “other side,” that is, her birth family.

Did we sneer at this tree – unsourced as it was, and connected to an address whose owner never responded to our inquiries? We did not.

Read the rest at Midwestern Microhistory. Have you had a similar experience? What did you do?

How I learned what to do with undocumented family trees