Inevitably, as we try to hunt down our ancestors, we come across people bearing the surname we’re seeking, but who are not identifiably related to us. Some people simply discard these finds. I hate to do that, particularly for a relatively uncommon surname, since I am hopeful of finding a connection in the future. My research on the GRADWELL line has been somewhat frustrating because there are a whole lot of them in an area far removed from where mine are known to have lived. My solution is to create a one-name study project. Now I can systematically research the name and maintain my research for future connections and for others interested in the name.