A few years ago I connected with a distant cousin on Facebook named Karen Flanders Eddy. With the maiden name of Flanders I knew she had to be related, as my mother's maiden name was also Flanders. I suppose all the members of the Flanders family in America are related. I've learned so much over the years from Karen. And again she has blessed me with valuable information. This evening she posted this to my wall:
Now as I post this on my blog, it opens up the possibility that someone else researching the Flanders family may find the link through a Google search, a post on Google+ or even Facebook. It just pays to get the word out, while also documenting an interesting story about a cousin.