I just spent the better part of the day searching and viewing family fact sheets at Genealogy.com . There is a phenomenal amount of data compiled there under the Family Tree Maker, user home pages. I was lucky enough to locate a link to one of my dead end surnames. This particular link just might carry what I know currently, another 6 to 7 generations further back. I still have to confirm a lot, and I do mean a lot of data. Match it with what I already have, and find supporting documentation for the information I just acquired.
You know how tired your eye get trying to read a lot of data online. Well I went and printed this entire set of family fact sheets, generation group by generation group. Take a guess how many pages it ended up being after two hours of clicking and printing. I don’t know for sure, because I’m scared to sit down and count them, but I can assure you it’s more than 200 pages. I used more than half of a packet of copy paper.
I don’t mind at all though, I feel so confident of this link, that it was worth the time, paper, and ink to do this. It’s going to make it so much easier to follow up on, with the printed fact sheets sitting right in front of me. All in all, I think it was a productive day. I now know far more than I did before about the Wren family Surname.