Oh, my, I'm not sure if I'm doing this right. I have decided to research my family history. Don't have a clue where to start,so I started here. My mother isa Gross, and I grew up on Stone Coal in Pikeville, KY, and my last name was Gross until my mother married when I was 3!I know my great-grandfather was Bradley Gross, and I have always heard my ancestors came from Germany with a longer name,that was shortened to Gross. I am just starting my research and I hope its ok to post this, I was just really excited to read this.