I have been checking on my family tree for over 12 years,ever since my three year old daughter came home with a class homework project.she was to asked us were there any famous people in your family,i called my aunt back in VERMONT,she sent me five copies of family members,i took these to a local MORMON church,i walked in with five names i knew were correct,i walked out with fifteen.and then i was off to the races!
I have in these many years found many many family members from all over the world,along with their family branches they have married into.to this day i have not stopped looking and adding more into my files everyday.some are hard to find other seem to jump out at you.
The one and biggest thing i want to tell anyone out there looking for their roots. START AT HOME NOW talk to your parents,grand parents,aunts and uncles,i say now for when they pass on you would have missed any information,stories,later you will have to track down the information and only get stories passed down and more than not has been changed or things left out. SO what are you waiting for. GOOD HUNTING