RE: [S-R] Eureka!!
- Actually, Bill, it is a 2nd cousin, our grandmothers
were sisters -- my Matushka suggested I write to local
government and list the names/dates/what I knew for
fact -- which was pretty little -- including
misspellings -- however, the Mayor of either Kosice or
Trebisov -- not sure which, maybe even both --
forwarded my letter to the universities and asked for
a student who could translate English to research my
request. Voila -- months (literally, at least 8
months later) -- I'm in communicado -- albeit slow and
broken, it's true and amazing. Thanks again to the
group -- and I'll keep the positive flowing as much as
--- Bill Tarkulich <bill.tarkulich@...> wrote:
> Congratulations! To me, it feels like a
> Boy, to find a box of letters, what a treasure
> trove! You might even be
> able to get a sense of what your GM was thinking.
> So many of these
> thoughts went with our ancestors to our graves.
> So tell us, how did you find the first cousin???
> Bill Tarkulich
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Caye Caswick [mailto:ccaswick@...]
> Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 4:06 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org;
> Subject: [S-R] Eureka!!
> Thought I'd share a bright moment with all of you.
> Keep digging. I've been at this for over 3 years.
> Out of 4 grandparents I FINALLY found the origins of
> one of them. I recently received a letter from a
> Second Cousin of mine in Slovakia. She has a box of
> letters and photographs my grandmother sent to her
> grandmother (they were sisters). I cannot describe
> the feeling . . . some of you know how it feels . .
> for the others . . . don't give up, it's so worth it
> when you strike gold. One of 4 down; three to go.
> Maybe in 20-ish years I'll have accomplished my
> For now, this is an excellent feeling. I appreciate
> all your help and comraderie along the way and look
> forward to assisting others as I keep researching.
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