My sister works at Ancestry. com and is the genealogy nerd in our family. My maternal side goes way, way, way back. My paternal line is German– and we have managed to trace quite a bit despite WW2 and loss of records. I married into the Bingham family and just did into their involvement in the Bingham Butter revolution. ;-). So that is why it always comes down to bitter for me! ;-) Genealogy is fun and getting easier with all the websites.