After many years of searching for desc of my gr grandfather William James Roberson's sisters, I am well on my way to making good connection.
I owe it all to an unrelated but kind hearted local lady who told me about free online ads through ElDoArk.com. Posting is limited to 250 characters, so you have to be very concise and selective. http://www.eldoark.com/http://www.eldoark.com/ I had done research through the 1930 census so had a pretty good idea of who I wanted to find. I selected only the family members who were likely to still be in the area or have desc in the area.
My postings went in Thursday and I have already received 2 phone calls. One was from a direct desc of Sarah Roberson and John P. Hanry (attending the Anglin reunion this weekend) and the other was from a cousin of Henry Richard Franklin Goode and Jewell Smith.
I listed under the "miscellaneous" item category in the classifieds section, giving a phone number and 2 e-mail addresses as contact information.
This was an unconventional approach, but has been unusually effective. Thought there might be others who could make use of this as a tool for finding family in and around the Union County or El Dorado Arkansas area.