Pat, I am heading back to Conn at the end of Feb. for a family wedding and have found that a Forestal cousin will also be there (notice the dropped R? My mom sayss that was donee by her grandfather but I've found my Newman used 2 for social security).
You are correct that they don't seem close. At a family funeral I met aa man, eitherr Alfred or Albert, who was a cousin once or twice removed(my mom's cousin I think) that I had never heard of.
Any info I can get I will relate. Maybe we are cousins !! Pat