Last spring, I decided a realistic goal for my geanealogy reseach would be to collaborate with others as much as possible. Getting organized has not been a good goal! I began with an Ancestry webinar on collaboration, bought Drew Smith's book, Social Networking for Genealogists, and attended several seminars at the Florida State Genealogical Conference.
When my Ancestry account needed to be renewed, I decided to upgrade to Ancestry World. My main purpose was to find some answers to my paternal immigrant Harris family arriving in the USA before 1850 from Prussia/Poland/Germany. I have yet to find out how they got to America.
This week, while on Family Tree Maker (FTM) 2010, was the discovery of new green leaves that I had not seen before on my HORGEN family. There were 2 public profiles to look at and both had information that identical with my information. I send a message to both and have received a response from one. We have been sharing infornmation and as a result, we have some common ancestors!