I got to know my cousin, Tim, yesterday.
|Jill and her first cousin Tim|
Back in 2014 I wrote a post about my Aunty Mary in which I mentioned a child she had borne and given up. I knew nothing of Tim's existence until Mary's funeral in 1997 when the Minister acknowledged Mary's son in the congregation. What a bombshell!
It was such a shock that I neglected to get Tim's contact details.
As an only child with close relatives thin on the ground I have been wanting to find Tim and welcome him into the family fold for the past 25 years.
Since 1997 I have been hoping that one day Tim would seek out members of his biological family. On Friday evening Tim, who is now in his fifties, and his wife were googling Mary's name and came across Mary's name with two Living children mentioned in my online tree.
When I was checking my email on Saturday morning I got this message:
"Proposed Change: Duncan Mary Olive (I99)Tree: GeniAus Family Tree
Description: I am number 2, living Male"