Friday, 2 September 2011


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.


Marian Burk Wood said...

Hi Judi,

Love the idea of your blog--I, too, blog as "cousin bait," hoping that cousins on both sides of the family will find me. I wrote about that last December:

Good luck and I'm looking forward to hearing who you find! - Marian

Judi Bee said...

Hi Marian

I love the expression "cousin bait" - I'm going to use it often from now on! Fantastic collection of photos on your blog - really lovely.

Drop by again soon!

Patti said...

This is a great idea! Through finding long-lost cousins (which I just posted about 2 days ago), I have discovered many things about my ancestors that I didn't already know. Plus, I'm enjoying having the opportunity to build relationships with them.

Judi Bee said...

Hi Patti

Thanks for the positive feedback :)

Your blog is certainly beautiful - love the photo of Beryl Custard Rosser and glad that you have managed to reunite with your cousins.

Look forward to seeing you again!

Brenda Leyndyke said...

You have a lovely blog. I hope it brings you many 'cousins.'

Judi Bee said...

Thank you for the compliment Brenda - I hope so too!

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