Friday, September 18, 2009

Finding Cousins!

About a month ago, I happened to look in "Public Member Trees" on ancestry.com and found a 3rd cousin I didn't know existed. We are related through Mary Ann Moore Dempsey Roberts Cummins. She had three husbands, and this cousin comes through the second husband (Bennett Roberts), and I come through the 3rd husband (James Cummins). We also found that we had a friend in common. He came to visit me this last weekend, as well as our common friend. We all met for dinner and conversation and had a good time. We're hoping to collaborate on a website all about Mary Ann Moore and her families in the future. She had children with each husband.

I also found a 1st cousin that I had lost track of. I found her in "Public Member Trees" on ancestry.com as well. That's a great website (although you have to pay) to find live and deceased relatives. If you don't want to subscribe, you can go to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah and use it for free, or you might try a University Library. Anyway, I guess my message for today encourages everyone to share their information. That's how we find relatives. Last week I sent my cousin a bunch of certificates I'd collected and many pictures. She was really excited! I'm looking forward to receiving pictures from her also. A few years ago at Christmas time, I received a package in the mail from another cousin with lots of pictures and information. It was the best Christmas present I've ever received. So..........share, share, share!

1 comment:

Sallygirl said...

My name is Mary Bain, Pioneer, LA and Moore is my ancester via her marriage to Roberts. My email address is www.marybain57@aol.com. There are quite a number of 'cousins' interested in their ancesters and would be happy to hear from you.

Who are these people?

Sally Jo Gibson sent me this picture of the "Old Floyd" Courthouse, but didn't know who the people were. If anyone knows who they are, please let the rest of us know. Just post a reply.

Old Floyd Courthouse

Old Floyd Courthouse

Buildings in Old Floyd

Buildings in Old Floyd