Actually, many of my relatives are very famous historically and I was unaware of their deeds and accomplishments until I did the research and then found the historian that wrote a lot of the books about them. Now, though, I am hesitant to bring up this bit of info--it sounds like I am bragging, resting on their laurels, whatever you would call it. On the other hand, I am very proud to belong to this family and am amazed that I remember some of the details from when I was a child.
So--have you dug into your tree? What did you find? How did you deal with it?