I’m helping to organize a family reunion this summer and am trying to fill out those branches that the family has lost touch with over the years. It is really challenging detective work to suss out living people and connections and places but the internet and social media are a godssend for research like this!
So the question is, once I’ve found long lost relatives on places like facebook, how do I approach them without sounding creepy or stalkerish? I really do want to reconnect with them and let them know about our mutual family tree and the upcoming reunion.
Have you had success with the ‘cold call’ approach for long lost relatives? What suggestions do you have for making the best approach? Thanks for all your help and I’ll surely let you know how it goes!