read this section carefully so that I may be of
better assistance to you. This site contains
several surname files, the GenConnect boards, and
many pages containing a wide variety of
When I receive
email asking for more info on a particular
individual or surname with no further
information, it leaves me scratching my head. OR
I must search every surname file, gen board, or
page in an attempt to find out just WHERE this
person is. I honestly don't have time to do this,
but also don't want to disappoint you by sluffing
you off. Your inquiry is very important to me.
SO! .... here are my tips for a most successful
trip thru these files.
you find an individual/family of interest to you,
please tell me WHICH site, file or page. I can
then quickly find your family and send you
whatever additional info I may have, if any. If
searching for a Hatcher, do not assume you know
your exact ancestry. Check all the Hatcher files.
you are a HATCHER or connected peripherally,
check GenConnect and the other Hatcher pages for
your family regardless of whether you find them
on one of the surname files. You may find records
for your family which will be solid clues to use
in your continued research and also to be used as
source documentation in your own file.
you DO NOT find your individual/family on this
site, I DO NOT have any further information for
you. Check the Researchers page and check the
GenConnect Query pages to determine if someone
else may be looking for the same family. Once you
have found as much as you can from these pages,
now is the time to create a Query. Submit your
query to the appropriate Surname GenConnect
board, assuming one exists for your particular
you find just a single reference or two for a
particular surname, I can guarantee you I have no
further info beyond what is on the site. I do not
hold back any data. Everything I have is here.
most important of all, if you have new data
and/or family that is not currently on this site,
I would most appreciate any contribution that
would enhance the opportunities for successful
connections for future surfers/potential cousins.