been answering random people's genealogy questions on Ancestry.com
message boards for the past few days. Earlier today it occurred to me
that it would be good karma if someone would respond to one of my
message board posts that have been online for years. A few minutes ago
someone did. The person was even a direct distant cousin. Now I call
that a genealogy miracle. For those of you who are related or interested
the family name is Ripke for this story. They are an offshoot of my
maternal Whitehurst ancestors.