Still stuck with my mom's family
by Deborah W H
(Washington state )
I have only been able to go back so far with my mom's family.
I chose to research my mom's biological father and got stuck at my 4th gg with my biological grandfather's family.
My maternal grandmother's family has been even more difficult. My 2nd gg. immigrated from Portugal and based on census records, his name changed from Da Silva to Selby with many variations in between. I've found as many records as I can since his arrival in the US, but I have nothing before that.
My other 2gg on this side immigrated from Ireland, and with a last name of O'Neill, there is no telling where their family came from.
I would at least be able to go back 9 or 10 generations. On my Dad's side of the family, I've traced the lineage back to BC!