#1: Lost Cousins Press Release Author: nuccia, Location: Toronto, Ontario, CanadaPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 5:34 am ---- PRESS RELEASE December
LostCousins is FREE for the holidays!
All users of the LostCousins site will have totally free access from
December 26 to January 6, so it's a great opportunity to find and contact
living relatives who share your ancestry!
The LostCousins website has a unique system that identifies living relatives
who share the same ancestors automatically, confidentially, and with
virtually 100% accuracy. It's all done using census data, most of which is
available free online at the FamilySearch site.
The more relatives you enter on your My Ancestors page, the better your
chance of finding a cousin immediately - and the more cousins you'll find
Founder Peter Calver explained why the system works so well: "Using the
census ensures that two members who share the same relative enter
precisely the same data - this means we can not only match you
automatically, but do it with 100% accuracy.
"Once you've told us about your relatives from the census, it takes just
seconds to search for other members who share your ancestors - and you
can repeat the search as often as you like, even after the offer ends. Our
simple search and accurate matching will save you an enormous amount of
time and effort that might otherwise be expended following up false leads."
A recent survey revealed that the average LostCousins member has been
researching her family tree for over 10 years, so the cousins you find are
likely to have lots of useful research to share - as well as photographs and
Although new members are required to register, no credit card or other
financial information is requested - so there's absolutely nothing to lose,
and everything to gain by taking part. From January 7 onwards you'll need
to be a subscriber to initiate contact with a new cousin, but otherwise you'll
continue to have full access to your data and to the site.
#2: Re: Lost Cousins Press Release Author: JamesBianco, Location: Westfield, MA.Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 12:39 pm ---- Never heard of the site, sounds interesting in theory. If enough people participated this could be really useful.
Thanks for letting us know
#3: Re: Lost Cousins Press Release Author: Cathy, Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 3:16 pm ---- Thanks Nuccia. I'll check them out tonight. I notice Ancestry did not have free access this holiday season like last year. I was hoping they would.