And you know when you find new cousins that you're all about looking into the lines that connect you. Well I have FIVE new cousin correspondents!
Actually, I can't claim the first two as cousins. It's our hubbies that are actually the cousins. Miles Austin is hubby's 4th great-grandfather and he has been a major brick wall for years! So now I have two others to help in the Austin effort.
Next, a granddaughter of my great-aunt Lillian found me when she googled "Paris, Idaho" and my grandpa Smedley showed up. She said to herself, "That's my grandma's brother!"
|Calvin Buck Smedley Lillian Buck Smedley|
I have also been corresponding with her sister who has all of great aunt Lillian's genealogy research and boxes of ephemera that she had saved. I have been trying to track that stuff down for years!
They are both newbies at family history so I have been helping them out a bit.
Then just last week I heard from a third cousin on the Buck side who found me through the Luddite Bicentenary - 1811-1813 blog.
I look forward to sharing all that comes from these connections.