10 February 2007
Now the LostCousins family history site has expanded into the United States. See my previous post titled "Lost Cousins is Completely Free Until 2007" for more details about LostCousins. LostCousins has now added the ability to find matches to others who are researching the same ancestors who are listed in the 1880 U.S. Federal Census that you are researching. You can search for your relatives in the 1880 census for free at the LDS Church's FamilySearch website. Next, enter your relatives on the LostCousins website to check for matches automatically and confidentially, with nearly 100% accuracy. Then, contact the other researchers who are a match to share information, photos, family stories, etc. LostCousins registration and basic membership are completely free. However there are benefits to becoming a paying subscriber, and to celebrate the addition of the US census, new members who enter the code 1776 when registering will receive a free upgrade to subscriber status that lasts until April 30, 2007.