So I have become involved, sometimes heavily, in ancestral research. I consider myself rather terrible at it, as it requires a near-militant focus to get to the particular fact of whatever matter you're pursuing. And yet the nature of ancestry research leads to multiple, divergent paths at nearly every turn, tempting one to pursue tangential, unrelated inquiries. Which I invariably do half the time, never to return to the original question at hand.
I have, though, connected/reconnected with long-lost relatives. My oldest relative, Genevieve Gray, is sitting to Stewart's left in the photo above. 94 years old but sharp as a tack. We visited her and her daughter Claudia in August, enroute to visiting my Dad's birthplace and childhood home.