As many of you know, there are researchers who like to collect names. Some fancy writing books about entire clans. To me, you can only truly become an expert of your particular line. I do a great deal of historical research along with the bmd. What I am struggling with is the folks who steal my info (and add insult to injury by mispelling it!) or want my line carte blanche. My thinking is that once my namesake has a family association then I will submit mine. I recently found a french family tree website where you can only access your own line and I was thrilled! Does anyone know what the rules of family associateions are regarding submission of names that are not in your direct line? ie Do they allow it? I would be curious to know... Thanks for listening to my rant!