You all sound so helpful, I hope you can help this 70 y.o. newcomer. I am trying to leave this info for my children. William Theodore de Groff b June 08,1877 in NY was my grandfather. He married Maude Jessie Edwards on Sept.09,1899 in NY He died March 09 1907 in a railroad accident. He worked for the railroad. He left a 28 year old widow and three daughters. I have been told that his father was William Stoughtenburg deGroff married to a Josephine Crapser. I have no documentation for this and no other knowledge. What would be the quickest way for me to proceed ? Any help would be greatfully appreciated.