I am researching several ancestors for my children and my MANY nieces and nephews.
My grandfather is not listed on my father's birth certificate and his mother is Mormon (so I have loads of info from her side of the family).
My mother's side is less clear: Her father was Daniel Joseph McGuire from Ireland, her mother was Anna Mary Kuschnick - the family names that I am presently concentrating on are Kuschnick and her maternal family name of Freidl of Waterloo, IA.
My wife's family only goes back two generations: Christensen, Larsen, Cummings, and Schelstreet from the Fox Valley in IL.Most seem to have immigrated into America as children with limited knowledge of their ancestors in Northern Europe.
I do know that others are looking into the Larsen family history, so if anyone has information about the other families, all assistance is appreciated.
I'll gladly share the information that I can.