A few days ago, a young man commented on a blog post I had written sometime last year. He noted that the man referred to in that post as my father’s cousin was the young man’s grandfather. I soon heard from the young man’s brother, followed in turn by their mother. We’ve had a lively email exchange of information; confirming and debunking various stories and generally learning from each other. . . . It’s been great!
Around the same time, I heard from a man in Georgia who bears one of the surnames I’m researching. His family was based in Mississippi. He wanted to know if I had or could establish a link between his family in Mississippi and mine in Louisiana. I went back over some old research I have and found a Biloxi, Mississippi, obituary. Turns out the deceased was this man’s father! Now I’ve just been catapulted years ahead in researching this particular family.
This is why I blog.
August 15, 2008 Friday at 5:29 pm