I have no clue how this blog is going to develop. I'm not witty, nor clever. I do, however, have a passion for genealogy (and expensive shoes) and uncovering how a lot of these Southern families are inter-related. My only advice to others interested in genealogy is to collect in-laws and in-laws of in-laws of the families you're researching -- because the chances are really, really good that you're going to find a spouse in there somewhere. My only experience has been in researching Southern families, but I have noticed that in all these 18th century Virginia families -- and in families coming out of Virginia -- they never met a cousin they didn't marry.