When it comes to our family roots, we must also tap into that imagination and explore the world that was before us. You can start with doing the research yourself. But like travel, that takes time, money, and frankly skill. Some commercials may imply that you can sign up, log in and with a few clicks, you can find your family tree right away, but again some things are left to specialists.
Finding details on a paid subscription website can be great, but if not careful, you may end up chasing false leads, that eventually tell the wrong story. What's worse is it get compounded by others if you publish those details. That is why hiring a specialist with years of experience in genealogy can help save you time AND money.
If you are interested in finding out more about your family roots, I would suggest checking out Ancestral Family Roots. They offer full service genealogy research and include many other services, such as your own family website, photo restoration, and more.
All for now... your cousin with some imagination.