I got an email today from someone in Australia who googled a name in her family tree and was directed to this site We’re very VERY distant cousins on the Thomas SMITH branch of my lineage. Thomas was a watercress grower who lived in Lewknor Oxfordshire at a place called Sheep Brook farm. He and his wife Ellen HOLLAND raised twelve children in the mid 19th century. Thomas and Ellen were simple, hard working people who would, I imagine, never have dreamed they’d be progenitors of descendants living as far away as American and Australia and that two of their great great children would find there way to each other, one hundred and twenty years after they were laid to rest in the Lewknor parish churchyard, while sitting in their kitchens in front of a thing called a computer. It is an amazing time to be to be a genealogist!!!!
UPDATE: More information on the Smiths of Lewknor and Thomas’s family can be found in this post