Monday, June 1, 2009

More New Cousin Contact Info!

I received an email last night which gave me contact information for three more cousins once removed! Now, how exciting is that? Again, I have to thank blogging for this information, as it was through my blog that this gal originally found me!

I was given addresses, and phone numbers for these three people. Also, two of them had email addresses. Can you imagine my happiness to read this email? My brain immediately moved forward, being rushed with questions I wanted to ask each of them. Slowing myself down was tough to do, after all I don't want to scare these cousins away!

These three people are my grandfather's (Harding) sister's children (Norton's). I have no idea of their age, and or health. After I calmed down from my excitement, I knew I needed to drop an email to each of the two I had addresses for. The first email seemed to go through no problem. The second one, the address wasn't valid. I checked to make sure I had the correct one that was given me, which I did, as I had copied and pasted it. I did notice at that time that the address is an AOL address. Hasn't AOL disappeared? Didn't it turn into Comcast, or am I mistaken? I am going to try sending this second email to a Comcast address and see if it goes through.

I will get in touch with the person who sent me the information and let her know the one address isn't valid. She just received the information herself and is traveling so will be unaware of this fact. She has been traveling to Pa. where each of our families settled from Norway. She is hoping to maybe get a chance to meet a cousin or two of mine.

I am waiting to hear back from the first email I sent last night, hoping for exciting things! Today I will try changing the AOL to Comcast email and see if it goes through. I do have phone numbers, so if I can't make contact with these emails, I will try the phone numbers.

I have made contact with so many cousins in the past couple of years I can't believe it. There have been abt. 15 first cousins and 4 first cousins once removed, and if I make contact with these three, that will be 7 first cousins once removed! Aunts and uncles, gee, I have met or been reacquainted with 5. And I wonder why I never get a chance to do any research? I am entering information from all of the contacts I have been making!

Wish me luck with this set of three!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!


6 comments:

  1. Sounds like you might be doing the "Genealogy dance!" Wow, good luck with your newest research quest....oh, and AOL is till active. I am still using the same my account that I first started with them over ten years ago! Thanks for sharing friend!

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  2. Congratulations on finding new relatives. I've also had distant cousins contact me; now if I can just get the rest of my family lines posted! And I also still have an active AOL account, though I'm liking it less and less (there are a lot more convenient e-mail systems, so the cousin may have just dropped that account).

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  3. I share your excitement! This is really fantastic and I'm so happy for you!

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  4. Fantastic! I know just how you feel. I hope you'll find lots of info. now. :D

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  5. Congratulations! I love hearing stories like this and I know that it has been my blogs and my presence on Facebook and Twitter which has allowed me to meet up, even virtually, with cousins.

    Thomas MacEntee

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  6. Hi Taylorstales,

    Yes, I was doing the genealogy dance! Thank you for letting me know about AOL, I really had no idea!

    Hi Greta,

    Thank you. I have more family lines to get posted also. I am surprised that AOL is still being used. It has been years since I had it.

    Hi Becky,

    Thanks for sharing the excitement with me, I feel it starting all over again!

    Hi Jeannie,

    It is a great feeling, but now just waiting to see if I hear from any of them!

    Hi Thomas!

    I think most bloggers have met up with family members eventually from their blog. It is so much fun to share the excitement and thrill of it each time though! I haven't met up with any new family members through Facebook or Twitter yet though. But then I need to get my act together with Twitter.

    Thanks everyone for leaving a comment! I love hearing stories like this from all of you also!

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