Most of the research I have is from grandparents records, military records, birth and death records, etc.
We don't get together for family reunions much anymore but am working on resolving that as well. As I continue this work on our family tree I am hoping to find or at least learn about our extended family and perhaps one day have one HUGE get-together.
The only news is that our family continues to grow and as each person marries and has families of their own the family becomes more distant and more like strangers. I am hoping to pass this down to my children and to other family members so they all realize just how big and grand our family really is.