There are many ways that you can reach out to your cousins to invite them to participate in your Family Finder project. Here are some that may work for you:

  • Call your closer relatives, such as your 1st and 2nd cousins, on the telephone or talk with them in person.
  • Write a letter to your more extended cousins, explaining the goals of your project. Offer to follow up with a telephone call.
  • Take materials explaining your project to family gatherings and reunions.
  • Contact other family historians and genealogists and enlist their help.
  • Announce your project through relevant online surname and geographic mailing lists and forums.