It's been a little over a week now since I mailed the letter's to the two ladies who I think and hope are my cousins on my granddad's side. This has to be the hardest part of being a genealogist, being patient and sometimes knowing when to let go. I was hoping that they would get my letters and be so excited to reconnect with this branch of their family that they would immediately pick up the phone and call. But having been on the other side of a few of these type letters, I can honestly say that I would understand if I didn't hear anything. Unfortunately, the world has gotten crazy, so receiving a letter out of the blue from someone you don't know stating that you are kin does send up red flags. Maybe they will be like I was, after the initial I have no clue who this is period has subsided (I was in college at the time), I begin to ask family members if they had an idea who this was.
And speaking of being on the other side, thanks to this blog, one of my much younger cousins, who I've never met, contacted me via e-mail. He was working on a class project and came across my blog. His great grandmother, Effie Pierce Jackson, was my grandmother Mary's, next to youngest sister. Anyway, my new found 15 year old cousin along with his mother still reside in Monroe, Walton County, GA. So, looks like I have another item, visiting my cousins, to add to my research trip "To Do List."
Till next Time!