I've been doing research over the years for relatives, and for anecdotes on my closest relatives with the surnames of Wolf, Stefansdottir, Kelling, and McCarthy. The first two refer to my Father's antecedents; while the later two are from my Mother's family. The grouping can be found within the Gen.com forums, under these listings. NOTE: I have extensive knowledge on the Stefansdottir family ties.
However, I'm moving in another direction, i.e., cousin's. The names in question are: GALLATIN, DUNLEVY, AND CARROLL; all from my Mother's side of the family.
I'll list background to a narrow the search. My Mother, Florence (AKA Lovey) Kelling-McCarthy Wolf was the daughter of John F. Kelling and Kathrine McCarthy. Florence was born in San Francisco, California circa 1899. She had two older brothers, Walter (1882), John (1895); and, four sisters,Ethyl (1888); Helen, AKA Nellie (1890); Florence (1899); Viola (1900); and Lillian (1904). All siblings were born in San Francisco, California.
John and Walter had married, but I do not have names of their spouses. However, John did have a son named John, AKA Jack, who resided with my Grandmother, Kate Kelling.
Nellie (Helen) was married, but again I do not have a spouse's name.
Ethyl married Charles, (AKA Charlie) Gallatin, who was a San Francisco Police Captain. They had two children, James, (AKA Jim), and a daughter Ethyl. Jim was an Army Air Corps Captian during World War II; he remained in the service for a number of years. Young Ethyl married and had children, but I do not have her married name. She and her family lived in Fairfax, Marin County, California for a number of years.
Viola was also married to a San Francisco Police Officer, named Cliff Dunlevy; they had two children; Bobbie; the daughter's name is unknown, she became a Roman Catholic Nun following World War II.
Lillian married Neil Carroll, a pharmasist. They had two children (names unknown). Lillian divorced N. Carroll in the mid-1940s.
My Mother, Florence married Belton Cameron Wolf in San Francisco, California in 1922. My Father was a musician in local popular bands in vaudeville theaters (member of Local 6 Musician's Union); while my Mother was a vocalist on local radio and in night clubs. I was born in 1923, in Shanghai China;the family was touring with a band. I have one brother, Lawrence, AKA Larry, who was born in San Francisco, CA; he and his wife Nancy now reside in San Luis Obispo, CA. I reside, with my Mary Anne in San Jose, CA
I once had contact (in 2000) with a second cousin, Kimberly Bernal, whose Father,Jack Kelling, was my cousin. I lost e-mail contact since 2001.
If anyone has some pertinent information on these families, make contact through Gen.com.