This message board has just about collapsed. (The one here has)_ I hear on private emails from Marsalis descendants so I know you are out there. Y'all ( I am a Marsalis by marriage and mother of 2) have one of the most fascinating and well documented histories of any line anywhere. Even the lines married into are fascinating. How many of you know that one of your "grandmothers" was sister to America's first geographer? SO if you are wondering or seeking or questioning PLEASE POST. It will be a shame for you and your children if you don't find and know your roots.