I admit it's interesting to me to find a distant relative is a celebrity or historical figure, but I don't go looking for them. I've often thought that I'd much rather be related to a professional or serious genealogist! If only Steve Danko had a Silesian Hegwer in his Polish lines.... At least I've got Pauline Litton in my Carr line, as I've written previously, and I'm very proud of that!
But wait, today there is news: Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings and I are cousins! I'm so excited! Alright, it's only 8th cousins, but that's something!
I just saw Seaver's recent post on his Peirce Surname. We share 7th great-grandparents George Stearns and Hannah Sanderson of my New England Porter line. I am not totally surprised, though, since I've been reading his series of surname lines and I had seen several names that I knew were neighbors of several of my great-greats. I saw him last year at Jamboree but didn't talk with him; if he comes this year, I'll be sure to introduce myself!