This week, I got into the current issue of the New England Historic and Genealogical Register. I had planned on scanning the Table of Contents, realizing there was nothing of immediate interest and putting it aside. Well there was a Bright Shiny Object in that issue (and since I had not a very good job of scanning the prior issue, there was part 1 in that issue). The article was Samuel and Abigail (Sprague) Call of Charlestown, Massachusetts, and Nova Scotia. My 11 times great grandfather was Trisram Sprague of Dorset, England. I jumped down the Rabbit Hole to see if and how I was related to Abigail Sprague. Well 3 days later I have amassed all kinds of new Sprague family information and have determined that Cousin Abigail is my 3C8R! But, the Rabbit Hole has turned into a giant sink hole as I am now fully occupied with the Sprague Lineage.
My 9th great grandfather arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1629 and married Millicent Eames in 1635. And so it will continue as long as I can see some daylight above the rim of the hole and more Bright Shiny Objects calling to be dug out of the mine.
The Sprague Line marries into my Jenks Line and that becomes a whole other Rabbit Hole.