When I began writing this blog earlier this year, my intention for the blog was to share stories with my family about our ancestors. I did not realize that the wonderful geneabloggers community would quickly outnumber the number of family members who actually read my blog. In fact, I think the only family members who read my blog consistantly are my mom and husband. In fact, the blog has served a much different purpose for me so far. Writing has focused my research, organization, and goals for my continuing hunt for ancestors.
Last week I received an email from a cousin who found my blog by googling a family name. It was so exciting to receive that email! I had read about other genealogy bloggers who use their blogs as ‘cousin bait’ but never thought that it would apply to me.
This person is a cousin on my husband’s side of the family and has emailed with me several times. I cannot thank him enough for sharing his story and family photos with me. I look forward to more communication with him and hopefully a fuller picture of the life of my husband’s great grandfather, Charles Frank Gingg.