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1-19-2011 Part II This story continues.
Two weeks later after I mailed the photos to Betty. Carolyn emails me not receiving her photos. After a few conversations with Carolyn and some research. It was concluded the same person who contacted Betty through Ancestry.com contacted Carolyn at the same time. The at the same time Betty and Carolyn orders these photos, perhaps clicking on the 'Buy now' button at the same time. Only Betty's order came through first.
Both ladies tell me these ancestors are from their mother's side, so I knew they must be close cousins. Maybe they already know each other, I didn't know. With permission from both ladies (because I don't give out my customer's names and email address to anyone). I send Carolyn's email address to Betty. What's amazing is yes they are cousins but they didn't know one another. They shared pictures and family history.
On top of that, I sold some photos last year that belong to this family. I put in my share to their findings, a digital copy of the photos I sold. Turns out to be new ancestors for Betty.
Now that is what genealogy is all about. It's an amazing feeling to meet a cousin and have the same ancestors, then learn of new ancestors.
Both Betty and Carolyn graciously allowed me to tell this story. I never thought this type of situation would happen. I am happy for them and hope they meet in person some day. Betty this is Carolyn, and Carolyn this is Betty. Ladies I thank you both.