I have some older brothers, at least one of which has undergone some effort to track down and connect with some rather distant relatives (most are 2nd cousins, though there might be one closer than that). I have never met any of these people (if I did was maybe 1 year old, I am 45 now), and to my knowledge he has not either. Opening up and maintaining these relationships is something that seems important to him. On the other hand, am somewhat ambivalent about putting effort into opening up relationships with people whom I have never met (or have no memory of meeting). If they were relatives with whom I interacted with as an older child and had some memory of, it might be different. Thoughts ? Anyone else feel this way?