Marty and Karla Grant

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How to Contact Marty Grant

I love hearing from distant cousins and fellow researchers!

However, due to the size and popularity of my website, I get way more correspondence than one man can handle. I only have a finite amount of time to do genealogy work, and therefore I am not able to answer the vast majority of messages I receive. I hate this, but there is no way around it. I have something like 10,000 unanswered messages as of right now (Jun. 2021). No joke or exaggeration. There really are that many. You can see why it is a problem for me.

I do read each and every message. In rare cases I’m able to answer them right away but that’s the exception, not the rule. If you don’t hear back from me within a day, odds are you won’t be hearing from me at all. Of course I do go back now and then and try to answer a few messages, sometimes weeks, months or even years after I received them. I know it’s not ideal, but what can I do?

Please don't let the above discourage you from writing. I wanted to explain my situation so you won't be upset or worried that I don't respond quickly or at all. I do apologize for this, but I am only one person, and I do genealogy as a hobby. I also must work full time and my genealogy time is very limited.

If you do write me, I suggest you keep it short (don't waste a lot of effort in case I'm not able to respond), but please be specific about whom you are interested in. Don't just give a name, but also include dates and places so I can be sure who you are asking about. For example, just asking about "William Hensley" isn't too helpful as I have hundreds (if not thousands) of those in my files. Tell me specifically which William Hensley you are interested in.

Please don't share anything with me that you wouldn't want me to share with others.

Contact Information:


Snail Mail: Will share upon request.

Fax Number: Will share upon request.

Phone Number: I don't normally give this out as I don't have time to do genealogy by phone. Sorry.

Social Media: I am on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and several other platforms. However, if you contact me that way, your message will be even less likely to be answered as it’ll get lost. However, please feel free to send me a friend request, or follow me if you wish.

Happy ancestor hunting! I hope you find all that you need to fill in your family tree.

Revised: January 4, 2023

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