I was thrilled to get an email overnight from my “3rd cousin” Alicia who lives in New York.

Alicia is the decendent of Rhoda Jones, who was the sister of Frank Howard-Jones.

In her email, Alicia talked about how she has lots of old photographs of Frank’s family (parents, siblings, etc), and also wrote of stories told by my great-great grandfather Zachariah Jones.

“My grandfather always spoke fondly of his grandfather Zachariah, and can remember that he would have all the grandchildren gather around and tell stories.  I know that Zachariah drove carriage for a doctor at one time [from these stories].”

It’s exciting to discover new family around the place.  I still wonder if any of our cousins also came to Australia over the years…