Three years ago I didn't know my great grandfather. I couldn't tell you anything about him. His name, where he lived, nothing. I began a journey of self-discovery that took me (virtually) to many places. I filled in my family tree to roughly five generations. Some were easy to find, and others eluded me for years. I've extended branches of my tree farther, finding a grandfather and grandmother aboard the Mayflower. (My g-g-g-g-g-grandfather actually fell off the Mayflower.) I'm a seventh-cousin to George Washington and many of my ancestors fought in the Civil War. I believe my ancestry goes back to the 1400's in England, and I even know the town. One day I hope I can go and visit the ton in England where my ancestors came from. I am in the long, arduous process of trying to apply to the official 'Mayflower Descendants Society', but you must have birth, marriage, divorce and death records for all the generations going back to the 1600's. (I have the bulk of it, but still need more, as they are flexible, but strict.) There's a lot of stories to be told in my family tree. Have any of you done research on your family?