My mother and father's trees are mostly Dublin based so the interconnectedness occurs less frequently or the connections are at a considerable remove. Some of you may recall for instance my discovering that my maternal grandmothers twin sisters mother-in-law had two lodgers in 1901 who it turned out were step-children of my g-g-grandfathers nephews sister-in-law.
However, my partners family are from a small village in the midlands and there the interconnectedness is far more frequent so as to make it not just desirable but essential to research the in-laws.
Originally Posted by Hermy
Anyone who is related by blood or marriage is eligible for inclusion.
Or adoption Hermy!
Shame on me for not including that one.
But perhaps that's why I throw the net so far and wide.