Thanks in part to my family history projects and through the grace of current technology I have been able to reconnect with family that I have been searching for and connect with some I didn't know I had.
This past year I have reconnected with many relatives in Switzerland, and met some Swiss cousins for the first time. Thanks to Facebook, I now have a virtual relationship with my cousins in Argentina – one I hope to make real with a visit. Most surprisingly I just found some cousins I did not know I had in Arkansas and Texas who descend from a de Büren who emigrated to Indiana in 1830.
A good deal to be thankful for in my view. Happy Holidays.