I spent a lot of time during the last ten years of my mothers life getting her to relate information regarding our family. This would be the STUARTS and the SEYMOURS. She knew little of my fathers family and I knew a bit more as I had talked to my Dad and my Paternal grandmother regarding the PYLE family and her family the HORNS.
I was very interested in my husbands family The COWPERTHWAITES who immigrated to the U.S. and settled in Coal Creek Colorado.
My daughter has found a corrospondent who is her third cousin in this family in England and we have her family tree. Our family is now many generations larger than when we started this search.
So far I have done little or no research except in the Social Security Records and there I have found many of the relatives who were born late enough in the century to be covered.
My next step is to get to the census records to fill in missing information.