This is an actual e-mail I received:
I am a blogger here in the States.
Just getting started. name is Dave Knudsen from Seattle, Washington.
I guess my family is from Trondheim, Norway way back a piece.
Your posts are witty, If yah ever come over lets have a pint or two!
You see? as soon as I get famous all the distant relatives come out of the wood work, the thing I was wondering is, does Monstee get these people? does Dr Maroon get an e-mail from the Maroons of Greenwich ? Does Foot Eater get the Eaters of Kansas City wanting to know if they are related?
I e-mailed this fella back and got two pints raised to six and he's buying, this Interweb may come in handy after all.