His identify blurred, this is my mother-in-law's third cousin. He lives just South of Columbus, Ohio.
I found him in his mother's obituary and connected him to William and Mary (Athey) Lane, two of my kids' ancestors who lived in the Columbus area. Though I found a death record for both, I've never found where they were buried. I've never found their parentage with certainty either.
So, I messaged this third cousin on Facebook, hoping he would refer me to a member of his family that does family history research and to see if we can compare notes.
My daughter calls that creeping.
I don't care what it is, if it works to put me further along on filling up the family tree.