Finally, nearly two years after I started entering my family tree at both Genes Reunited and Ancestry, I’ve made contact with a relative I didn’t know previously. My sister sent me some information about my maternal grandfather’s parents and I immediately remembered a post from someone at Genes Reunited about parentage. I’ve sent the lady in question a message back saying we have a match and if we can exchange details. I hope I will hear back from her in 2009.
It’s exciting, but strange. This man was banished from our family back in the 1940s and now I am to learn what became of him.
All I need now is to find my maternal relatives here in England and gain access to my paternal family tree, which my uncle has already completed. I would so love to know who my ancestors are, what they did, where they lived. That’s my New Year wish.