Locating living family members can be crucial to getting copies of pictures, finding other family papers, getting pieces of verbal information, etc. There’s one first cousin left for all my grandparents (born between 1903 and 1924). Both of my parents have first cousins living Interestingly these first cousins range in age from 93 to 40. Older ones don’t necessarily remember more or know more than younger ones. Older ones don’t necessarily have more family “artifacts” than younger ones do. It often boils down to those who got told the stories and those who helped cleaned out the house when the surviving parent died. But don’t neglect the cousins. Even ones younger than you may know or have more than you do.
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