More Than A Class Reunion
by Carol Odell
My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
and I live
in Poolesville, MD.
My maiden name is Cope and in
July of 1998 I attended my 45th class reunion.
While at the reunion a
classmate came to me and asked about my ancestors. When he was satisfied
with my answer he replied that we were related. A member of his family
had the family history done by a professional genealogist.
As it turned
out my great-grandfather and his great-grandfather were brothers. At this
time I picked up the genealogy bug again as my husband and I had gone to
the National Archives in DC many times to search census records.
months later we signed up for the internet service and while doing
research I discovered that this same classmate was related on my mothers
and fathers side of the family.
I have been very fortunate in connecting
up with many of my family branches via the internet. At present I am
researching 28 surnames and have been successful in many of them while
hitting brick walls on others.
Submitted: Mon Apr 19 20:11:18 1999
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