I have to remember to use the last sentence you stated. "I do not need permission or an invitation to research family I am already a part of." Now that is a AMEN. I have 2 aunt's, and I will never forget this, that stopped talking to me because of this. One put me 'out of her family' and told me to research my father's. Also she stated if I wrote her name in any book, she would sue me. This aunt think's highly of anyone who is of different color, if you know what I mean. Well since I was put out of 'her family', when I made the 1st genealogy reunion book, her family was not mentioned in any way. Her grandson didn't think like she did, but I had to prove my point. Later I gave him a book because I knew he would take it to her and let her read the history of 'MY' grandfather, her father.
The 2nd aunt said I was having a family reunion because I was trying to tear the family a part. Family stopped visiting and talking years past. Cousins didn't know each other. So cousins decided to come together. We did and we like hanging out with each other. When we compare notes about our parents- we have come to the conclusion--THEY LOONEY!!
Now some of those estranged cousins are becoming very curious and wandering back into the fold. We welcome them and make a effort to not discuss the LOONEYS! Things are slowly changing because of the information I find 'In the Library' and with the help of Afrigeneas Angels. The Looneys know there is no way for me to know a lot of this because it was before they were born. Since the 1st book reunion was written, I have found so many more cousins. The ADAMS were 7 brother's. The 2nd reunion book have pictures next to names in the pedigree chart. Cousins and LOONEYS! are comparing pictures and see they don't know what they thought the knew. I even included 3 census sheets to prove my information. Added just enough information so anyone can go and check the evidence and perhaps get hooked. No one can make me stop but GOD!