As a practically life long researcher, I have discovered that the more research that is done, the more likely cousins will be found who also share the passion of family history.  And the wonderful thing is that they are all friendly and fun!  The following expresses the joy in finding living family through researching those who have gone on before.

Hi Rick,

Thanks so much for all this. I can’t tell you what an impact you’ve had on my wife’s family. My father in law can’t get over it. It’s amazing that he probably has a bunch of living first cousins that he never knew about. If you have any suggestions about how we might go about finding them, please let me know. 

You went way above and beyond what you were obligated to do, and I really appreciate that. I’m sorry it took so much of your resources. But, on the other hand, I’m happy you did.