Finding Cousins

Besides sharing my research with known family members and fellow genealogists, this blog also serves as cousin bait.

When someone out there starts the journey to searching for their roots, they usually begin by googling the names of their ancestors.  And I’m so happy when we have a common ancestor and they are directed to this humble little blog.

Just such a thing happened again this past week.  It seems like a miracle in itself, because I’ve been in a blogging funk.  Well, not really a funk, I’ve just been super busy with life.  Schooling the kids.  Taking pictures for friends.  Trying to keep up on housework.  And having fun with friends.  Having fun is important!!

I like that my blog works on genealogy even when I’m not.:)

A third cousin contacted me and we’re sharing information.  His family great-grandfather stayed in Sweden, while the rest of the 9 siblings emigrated (my great-grandmother went to Seattle).

And now I’m motivated to start posting again.  I have some new material and am ready to dive back into my Swedish roots headfirst.

I’ll be sharing some of what I’ve found out in the coming weeks.  It’s exciting!!!

And thank you to my new found third cousins in Sweden!  I’m so happy you guys found me.  And now I’m hoping that some of the descendants from the other siblings will find me too.


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  • Marian Wood - May 2, 2012 - 11:34 am

    Congratulations, Jen!! What a fabulous turn of events. And isn’t it wonderful that you’ve been documenting your family tree so the newly-found cousins can read all about the other branches (and add to your info). Yippee for cousin bait.ReplyCancel

  • Jana Last - May 3, 2012 - 3:09 pm

    How exciting!! Congatulations! I’m new to this blogging thing and so far I haven’t had any cousins contact me yet because of my blog. Hopefully sometime in the future that will happen. That’s so cool that cousins from Sweden contacted you! Oh, and I have Swedish roots too!ReplyCancel

    • Jen - May 3, 2012 - 10:50 pm

      Jana, I have at least a couple of people find me every month. Keep blogging and they will come!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Debi Austen - May 4, 2012 - 9:04 am

    I had a cousin fall out of the sky this week, too. Isn’t it exciting?!?!?!?ReplyCancel

  • A. Lynch - May 10, 2012 - 7:16 am

    Cousins seem to grow on trees! I am sure you will harvest many more just as I have. I try to get these new cousins to share photos to add a new dimension to my tree.ReplyCancel

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