I met up with my great-uncle and great-aunt about 3 weeks ago. I hadn’t seen them in 17 years. Actually, the last time I saw them was at my great-grandma’s funeral (his mother). But I’m extremely glad that I met up with them. They’re super cool and really know a lot of things about my family history that I had never heard of before. For example: I am probably not Russian. My grandpa, my great-uncle’s younger brother, was never really interested in the family history. So when I was a girl scout way back when, and I had a family heritage project, where we had to find out what countries our family came from…my grandpa told me Russian. Which is not actually true. Advertisements