Spouses' Parents' Names #general
On Jun 6, 2004, at 10:39 AM, Israel Pickholtz wrote:
I don't generally list the names of spouses' parents, although I have them notedI have always added the names of spouses when available. In-laws can indeed
provide a great deal of detail on your own family and provide even a single clue
that can allow you to find that elusive distant cousin. I take this notion
possibly to another extreme and have researched siblings of in-laws (not on a
regular basis, but where it's available to further a family branch). This has been
very successful in extending my own (or my wife's) family tree. Leave no rock
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.