August 24, 2012

The world is a small place

Recently I've been corresponding with a 2nd cousin once removed.  We are related on our Irish side.  I found out her mother's second husband, her father, was French Canadian descent so I backed up her tree and found a familiar town and a familiar name.  So, we are very distantly related on our French-Canadian side as well as our Irish side.  Small world and what you learn from dead ancestors.

August 7, 2012

I See Dead Relatives

Finding your relatives in old cemeteries is like finding a needle in a haystack.  Recently we went searching for relatives in Provincetown, MA but unfortunately did not come across them.  There were three town cemeteries and until we got home we weren't sure which one they were in.  It is believed they are somewhere in this cemetery pictured.  We did come across a distant cousin though.