At the top of the list of a rew people who made me feel special are my new cousins. I have met them here and there through my Genealogy work. I have known three of my new cousins now for about 2-3 years. But they all make me feel special. They are all family. M tells my Mom that she is so glad she met me. And she tells me that I have helped her so much. Even though I have been doing genealogy less years then she has. She is alway there to listen to me. I feel her caring in everything she does. A is another new cousin. We share a love of genealogy and a sense of purpose. She, also, is a part of the family and I feel as though I have know her forever. My third new cousin is a Clark Cousin. She lives in the "warm" states. Though she would love nothing better then to move back to NJ. Except the weather is bad. All these people I have known only a fraction of time. But it seems like we have been family and known each other since birth. I am very lucky to have them. They make me feel great about my contributions to the family genealogy and they let me know that I am special to them in every conversation we have.
I have had more good relationships with my Genealogy friends and cousins then I can count. It is a nice place to make friends and meet long lost cousins. It is a great vocation and avocation.