More than a year ago (I think), a wonderful person contacted me regarding me about a posting on Thomas Stack, my great-great-great-grandfather. He was her great-great-grandfather as well. Since then we've had a lovely email correspondence. And then last week, I had the chance to meet her and her siblings. I, thankfully, remembered to copy all of Stack research as a gift, and we all enjoyed a great dinner after they spent the day researching at the NEHGS library in Boston.
So, Cousin Bait, as it were, worked well. I wrote an article on Thomas Stack ten years ago: "Thomas Stack of Westbrook, ME, and his Descendants," The Maine Genealogist Vol. 22 (2000):99-112. And yet, the only cousin to contact me was via the postings on this blog. So cousin bait does work.