Quite often we get wrapped up in seeking obituaries from 50, 70 or 100 years ago. Just as often, the more current obituaries found online will give us a link to the past. I've had a great deal of success with Legacy.com, an obituary service used by many of the newspapers across the country. These obituary notices will include living family members, where they live, and quite often, the names of the parents of the person who died. This has opened up a lot of connections in my research in helping to fill in the blanks. Online obituaries seem to go back to about 1995, but a few that are older than that are available. Even if the obituary is older and archived, the cost of $2 - $3 is well worth it. Check it out and see if any of your long lost cousins appear!