Q? How would you attempt Genealogy Networking?
During these difficult financial times, we simply don't have the financial resources to traipse around the Country visiting libraries, etc. or to pay for "time & copies" from those libraries or Genealogy Societies, etc. At least, I don't have the finances, I can't speak for the rest of you.
I simply cannot make anymore "headway" when it comes to researching my ARNEY surname, w/o assistance.
I had "hoped" to find, other active researchers, doing the same research, that lived in designated areas of interest, that might be willing to do the "leg work" and share their results, but alas, I haven't found anyone, period. After all, it would be mutually beneficial, to the overall research. However, 99.99% of the people I meet online, are doing other research, and my family surname, may crop up, once in their line, so they have limited interest, if you know what I mean. The people that once were actively researching, have since retired, lost interest, completed as much as they intend to, passed away, etc.
So, how would you go about setting up a much needed Genealogy Network, to try to actively work on researching a specific surname?
Example: My surname, lived in the areas of Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. I have traced them back to Pennsylvania, but there's where I hit a "snag" (aka "brick wall"). They were "supposedly" in York(town), York County, Pennsylvania, at least between 1749-1767, but finding documentation of this is "fleeting" at best.
How would you proceed?
Thank you, for your time, consideration, and cooperation, I truly appreciate it.