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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===   
 
=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===   
 
*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This can help you find possible relatives
 
*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This can help you find possible relatives
*Search the records of nearby areas
   
*Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
 
*Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
 
:- They might have been listed under a middle name, [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nicknamegiven-name-equivalents.htm nickname], or [[Abbreviations Found in Genealogy Records|abbreviation]] of their given name  
 
:- They might have been listed under a middle name, [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nicknamegiven-name-equivalents.htm nickname], or [[Abbreviations Found in Genealogy Records|abbreviation]] of their given name  
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