Seriously, this is a problem I that never, in a million years, would have dreamed I would encounter. I am an only child. On my dad’s side I have 5 cousins. On my mom’s side I am the only one. Yes, they have a few more cousins than that, making my 2nd cousin numbers swell, but they are so much older than me I didn’t connect with many of them. Some I have never met. Family get togethers were always smallish. Maybe there would 20-25 people on a good year at a reunion or grandma's house for holiday dinners. We all knew each other, and, well, as a kid I was pretty much ignored. Once we left Indiana, those became fewer and fewer. Now that I am older I wish I had more close connections with my relatives, but that is just not the way it is.
Imagine my delight and joy, however, when new-to-me cousins started connecting with me. WOHOO! It was awesome! Nearly a year in I am finding that I can’t keep many of them straight though. It looks like I am going to need to sort and file my relatives so that I can at least attempt to remember who goes to which family. Thank goodness I don’t have anyone connecting to me with more than one family… yet.
Anyone have any advice on how they keep their living relations in order? I have thinking just a database by researching family name. Could work. Heck I live with a programmer, bet he could hook me up with something snazzy.
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