This may not be an unusual way to find an ancestor but it is certainly a round-about way. I had been searching for a connection between my GGG-grandfather, Reuben Holcomb and the colonial ancestor Thomas Holcombe of Connecticut for a long time – just could not make the connection. One Friday afternoon, as the work day was ending, I was googling around for ancestors and I came across the name Louis Goldner. He is a GG-grandfather in a different line. I had not found much on the Goldners (and this was during the early period of my genealogy quest) so I bucked-up and paid $18.00 to join the site. On that site found some info on Louis and learned the names of his mother, father and brothers. This was a great find, in-of-itself. Since I had paid for a month’s worth of service, I decided to search the site for other family names. That is when I discovered the Reuben Holcomb to Thomas Holcombe connection. It turns out that a few months before, someone had sent an e-mail to the Holcombe website and established the connection and it was now starting to filter through other websites. It seems certain that I would have stumbled upon it eventually but on that day, if I had not decided to explore a Goldner, I would have never found the Holcombes. That is the day my genealogy quest shifted into high gear . . .