AND NOW :  I have also found and made first contact with David Harris’s half brother Anthony Harris who lives in LA and is a great grandfather!  I hope to update the family tree with lots of new great grand children very soon with lots more new names – What a result!!  Click here to explore the –> latest Family Tree <—

Its so wonderful to make initial contact with family members as close as my fathers cousins all as a result of this website..

( I have also made contact with  the daughter of my fathers second cousin Carol Kino ) but I havent written about that yet.  More to come – subscribe to emails to receive notifications of new posts

I had tried several routes, lots of combitations of emails, and even found an Anthony Harris artist, who had studied at the Courtault Institute, a coincidence now I know, but a lead I followed up all the same!

Anyway,  Anthony emailed me through my website after an email from Davids wife, Sarah,  in England,.

I had , only one week ago,  made contact with David Harris (who is also my fathers first cousin) for the very first time.  Click on this link —-> How I found David Harris <—-    and as a direct result I have now made first contact with Anthony Harris. 😉

The ball is on a roll !!!

Great news – Yesterday, I finally managed to track down and telephone David Harris – It has been a long journey trying to find him.

Through this website I have made many new contacts, many of them relatives. One contact (and many are newfound relatives)  has lead to another and eventually I received a phone number that was over two years old.  It had been received in Spain, by a ‘second cousin’ of my father,  written on a christmas card that had been sent by David Harris. A contact, in Spain,  made as a direct result of my website, has a sister, who had visited with David many years ago gave me Davids phone number.

So, I tried that number yesterday, wondering if perhaps David had moved house, and the number would be out of date! Well, it was fine. I called, and we had a great chat… We learned about eachother – and discovered that he lives in East Sussex, which neighbours Surrey, where my home is.   So a search that started in the Sunday Times, went to London, Wales, and Spain, ends in East Sussex.

David has a wife called Sarah and 5 great children (Ruth, Naome, Joanne, Johnathon and Rebecca). So, now I have a few more names to add to my family tree .. 🙂  We exchanged great stories, and I even learned a little more about my grandfather William Harris. My father will be so pleased to learn that I finally made contact with a new FIRST cousin! I learned from David that my father has another living  cousin in LA called Anthony Harris (who has four grown up children) and  is the same age (or thereabouts) as my father, who is now 82. I look forward to making contact with Anthony too, some time very soon I hope.

What a result!!! The wonders of the internet – hey!