Just starting out...
- My son and I discovered that we really enjoy
finding out our history. However, I am not really sure
where to begin. I have information a few generations
up, but am not sure how much info to keep, how to go
any further and how to go about it w/o paying a
fortune. I also am a Sullivan, which is a very common
name, so i am not even sure where to begin with that.
There are sooooo many. <br>Any advice, help, or
information would be so appreciated!<br>Thank you, Angi
- Angie,<br>Do NOT get hung up on spelling. Our
ancestors did not have a "correct" spelling of their
surnames. When looking for your great grandfather, try
every possible phonetic spelling of his last name. I
have seen legal documentation where the name is
spelled more that one way by the same person in the same
document. (They also had their own system of figuring ages.
My grandmother never used the same age