Through the miracle that is the internet, I have discovered an extended family that reaches all four corners of the world (literally). Many moons ago, I was contacted by my cousin Rosemary (well, technically she’s my Dad’s cousin) through “genes reunited.” Remember “friends reunited?” Genes reunited was a spin off.
Nowadays everyone who’s everyone is on Facebook, so I’m not even sure if the “reunited” sites are even still going. Yesterday cousin Rosemary posted something I “liked.” Another lady called Jo Weems also liked it. It turns out we’re fourth cousins! How amazing is that? A lady who lives in Arizona whom I’ve never even heard of is actually my cousin! Now I don’t profess to be an expert or anything – that’s Rosemary’s job. She’s put an inordinate amount of work into tracing our family tree and thanks to her, I know who my ancestors are right the way back to the mid 1700’s. We (Gow’s, Laurie’s and Urquhart’s) originated in Scotland, but nowadays I can find relatives in UK, USA, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
Anyone interested in Rosemary’s journey through our family tree should check out her blog. It’s amazing what you can discover if you put your mind to it; it really is a small world after all!