I am new to the blogging community but, as my family tree has grown, I decided that this is the best way to share my findings and make new connections.
I have been interested in genealogy in about 30 years and have worked on it off and on during that time.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thriller Thursday

Today's blog prompt suggest thrilling stories from the past but I have one for today.
While doing some searching last night, I located a family tree on ancestry.com with familiar names. In looking at it more closely, I found that the submitter had the same great-grandfather as me! How exciting!!! Now, to try to get in touch with him; I check his profile and see that he hasn't logged in for over 6 months...bummer, I hope he gets my message.
Well, good news! He got the message and replied first thing this morning. And his profile lists him as living only abou 1 & 1/2 hours drive from one of my sisters! I am so excited and hope that we can share information.
I love meeting new relatives I did not know that I have.

1 comment:

  1. How cool! I also thought the same thing when I wanted to contact a distant cousin...they haven't logged in 6 months? Then I realized that I never log out so it must show the same thing for me. If it kept better track of log ins mine would say three years ago! Good luck with your new relative, hopefully he has great info to share!