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Newly-Found Family

Posted in Family Updates

My passion for genealogy has led me to find new relatives I had never met before. This is one of the great benefits of the research. There are always some surprises. It is one of those on-going never ending projects you can pursue for life. Thanks to the Internet, you have ample resources. You have to be persistent and inquisitive and use every clue you get as a lead. Each one takes you to a new place. The new family I uncovered resided in the country and they invited us for a visit. We were eager to go in spite of the distance. When we got together at last, we shared our lives up to the present and everyone added a new fact to the family history. It was a great day. Since they lived in a rural area, their pastime was hunting in the nearby wilderness. A couple of cousins suggested a trip the next day so we all could spend time and get to know each other better. They wanted to show us their gun collection. They had a gun safe that they opened so we could see our weapon options for the next day. I noticed that it used a biometric fingerprint lock. I had not seen one before. My cousin John said that was the best way to keep young children and would-be intruders safe. There are way too many gun accidents in the home. The gun safe had an internal removable 12 position rack, a silent access mode feature, and was made of black power coated steel—heavy duty indeed. I made note of these features in case I ever wanted to recommend a biometric gun safe to anyone who enjoyed hunting. My family seemed to be experts so I could rely on their choice. It was all in all going to be a very new experience

John said you can keep items stored securely and quickly accessible with a scan of your fingerprint. He loved the removable storage shelves for organizing items. Pre-drilled holes on the back and bottom of the safe let you bolt it securely to a wall or floor using the included hardware. As for the biometric lock system as opposed to a key or a keypad using a code, this was an easy to use system allows you to register fingerprints in seconds.

We thoroughly enjoyed our outing and I learned as much about guns as I did about the safe. Better yet, my newly-found cousins were great companions. It is just like the saying: long lost relatives. We vowed to make a hunting trip an annual event for those who chose to participate. Not everyone is into hunting, but these folks are passionate about it. They love walking about in the woods and the wilds. They had permitted hunting grounds not far from their home. We took their Jeep and loaded it with an assortment of rifles. I was given all the proper instructions prior to usage.