So far we have family that we can track back to 1812 on my mom's side. How fun is that. Almost 200 years ago. Then on my dad's side so far it goes back to 1882 which is 126 years. Then the family started to come from other countries and it gets harder to find.
So far it looks like my ancestors come from Ireland and England.
To find information on your family you start with yourself and work backwards. Add your mom and dad. Then your grandparents and then their parents and so on. Along the way you add brothers and sisters and their children.
It's great to watch how big your family gets.
On Geni at http://forum.geni.com/?email=jk51958%40yahoo.com you can set up your own family tree and they walk you through the information you need to get started.
Once your tree is big enough if anyone else has any family that they are related to they can contact you and see if it's your family also. Then your tree grows and grows. There really is no end to how big it can get.
Give it a try. You may find you enjoy it as much as I do. Even if you don't do it on line. You can keep track of your family by hand also.
If you have done your family tree, tell me about it. How far back did you get? How long did it take you?
Oh, no, the family trees in the pictures above are not my family. I just got those photos off the Internet to show examples of how your records could look.
See you when I get home in a few days.