When I started to research my family tree, I focused on my mother's side, as my dad's was being researched by one of his brothers. Little did I know that simultaneously one of mum's cousins and several other distant relations were also tracing the same tree as me. The greatest things to come out of my research are the friendships and contacts I have made with members of my (very) extended family.
All but one of my great grandparents on my mother's side were born and brought up in Cornwall. My father's side also have Cornish roots.