On Tue, 31 Mar 2020 21:37:52 -0500, Charlie Hoffpauir
>Well, there are probably as many different "reasons" as there are
>people with thousands of names. My reasons for at last count 35,878:
>1. I attampt to catalog "all" the descendants of my earliest known
>2. I keep "everything" in one database, My direct ancestors (both
>paternal and maternal) and all the descendants from #1.
>3. I keep surnames I find that "might" connect to the trees I'm
>growing.... untill I give up and delete them
>4. I keep my wife's ancestors, as far back as we can verify them.
>I could have put my wife's ancestors in a separate database, but then
>I'd probably never have learned we are actually 7th cousins.