In the past year I have found family members for a few different lines in my family. Before the holidays, I wrote letters to two people in NY and confirmed that they are my grandfathers cousins. I found another lady who is a distant cousin on my maternal grandfathers line and stay in contact with her. I found another gentleman who put me in contact with a man his again a distant cousin on my maternal grandfathers line. All of this has been exciting to me. I look forward to trying to meet these people when I get a chance.
The best find so far has been to find a cousin on my maternal grandmothers line. I have met with him and his wife over the past two weekends and truly enjoyed them. It is funny to see the family resemblances, when you are not even looking for them. For both sides of this meeting, I really believe that this will be a family relationship that will last. I love that he has so many family stories to share with us. This past weekend we had a mini reunion for this family and hope to have a larger one this summer.