Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Getting to Know Them

Last summer I surveyed the cemetery of Greater New Zion MB Church, hoping to know my paternal family better. I grew up with my paternal family and felt comfortable that I knew a great deal about their family history. Once I began serious research, I realized how little I knew. By the time of my realization, Dad, Grandma Gert, Uncles Junior and Ike, Aunts Anna, Alice and Rosie were all gone. This past week I have met a wonderful group of cousins from my Demyers side of the family. Meeting them have open new opportunities of research I will pursue.

4 comments:

  1. The best of luck to you in finding more information about this branch of your family. It is indeed a blessing when we are able to meet and communicate with newly found relatives.

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  2. Newly found cousins are a wonderful find. There is so much to learn and we all have little pieces we have to put together to get the whole picture.

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  3. Previously unknown cousins are wonderful to find. I hope they have many stories and facts to share with you that will fill many spaces in your family tree.

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