I also created two Facebook Groups for my family lines. I've named them, "I AM ADDISON" and "I AM THOMAS" (don't kill me for creativity, lol). I invited cousins and people that are in my friends list that have the surname or have some relation to that surname. Then I had them add people from their friends list. I am proud to say that "I AM ADDISON" is booming, "I AM THOMAS" is not as lively, but by this year's trip to Louisiana in April, I hope to remedy that situation.
When I invite people, I have them introduce themselves and advising who their parents names are and their grandparents, and great grands (if they know). This helps me by knowing where to place them on the family tree. I also invite others to post stories and pictures of their families and especially the old pictures (a sure way to get pictures I have never seen.).
I've even invite other African-American's with the last name of Addison (since it seems that every Addison I come across there is a link in relation). Sometimes you can't find the direct link, but it answers questions on who you are and aren't related to and you help another family in their research.
Brick Walls were built to be bulldozed - if they can be built, they can be destroyed. That is my new mantra in regard to my research.
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