|My grandmother, Barbara Dirlam,|
who started this journey.
I met all sorts of new relatives, including my grandmother’s sister, Joan and Joan’s three daughters. I also met a fellow I never even knew existed: Barbara’s half-nephew, Ned. This was the first I ever heard of half-cousins in the family. Little did I know that meeting cousin Ned (really my second half-cousin once removed!) would start me on a family history journey that's lasted more than 25 years since!