On Jun 7, 2004, Varda Epstein wrote:
I have done the same thing, but in my own case, I became fascinated inExactly! These connections are what make genealogy so much fun. While researching
the family of one of my wife's GGG uncle's, I found two other connections among
her siblings to other branches of her family, a sister whose son's wife
half-brother married a 1C2R, and a brother whose son married another 1C1R. Two of
these relations were previously on the tree, but making the connection, plus
making a lot of new friends, is what makes this type of research so enlightening.
There's also the rare occurrence of siblings marrying sibling in-laws.
It's the same reason that when you visit a cemetery you don't just look at the
gravestone(s) of the known relatives, but of those nearby, or in the same row. You
might just find a sibling, niece, nephew, or even parent not too far away.