Lost a cousin and fellow researcher this week. Paula Metzner, who wrote Linnea's Legacy, passed away from cancer. Paula and I had corresponded off and on over the past few years on our mutual Metzner line. She had done some groundbreaking research that appears to have located the line back into Germany. Her obituary was in the Kalamazoo Gazette.
I never had the chance to meet her in person, but will miss sharing information. Now I wish I had shared more and made plans to meet her in person. She was my fourth cousin once removed.