Based upon my own experience in a similar situation, I tried to contact as
many as I could and sent them a family goup sheet showing relationships. One
evne sent me a nasty letter, not remembering who I was but when I sent her my
own family group sheet, she recognized my father and became a little closer
and now looks forward to my Newsletter. I also sent her a copy of her husband
grave stone when I visited the cemeteery where some of the family are buried.
Keep trying. I have one cousin who hates his relatives and will not reply,
because he married an Italian girl and some of the older relations id not
approve. So goes it.
Keep trying, and sometimes they get on board, but none of them seem to have
any information, and some of them do.
Eli C. Hecht