This past weekend my stepsister and two nieces were here for a visit. We also happen to be 5th cousins twice removed. I showed her how the two of us are blood connected (my 4th great-grandfather is her 6th great-grandfather). I showed her some old photos and she was truly interested. She named off a couple of her great-grandparents wanting to know a little something about them and I was able to show her some census records, documents and obituaries. I found something that was a total surprise to her. She immediately called her father and he didn’t know about it either. She couldn’t believe what I had found. She went home very excited and now wants to learn how to do some research on her own. This just totally made my day.
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