My mother's side of the family was professionally done years ago by one of her sisters. But no one knew about my dad's family, or my ex-husband, (my girl's father). I'm using ancestry.com, even though they are expensive, it's easy. I figure I'll find all I can in a couple of weeks, actually the free trial period is long enough, but I'm taking my time. I'm amazed at all of the mistakes in name spellings, dates, etc... My birth certificate is wrong, my dad's name is wrong, my mother's place of birth is spelled wrong. My grandmother's name was spelled 3 different ways, her year of birth was estimated. Rural home births weren't too accurately registered if they were at all. My ex's father's birth certificate was accidentally typed with his middle name as his first name, and so he just switched names on legal documents without ever getting it legally corrected, people just didn't seem to care back then in a small town. Anyone else been tracing their families? What have you found?