I have been researching since about 1974. These are some of the surnames; Fitzgerald, Henry, Richards, Butler, Biggerstaff, McDougall, Weitzel, Pratt, Sears, Kluth, Steinke, Withey, Hall, Shuck, Maynard, Dusen, Hopper, Pond. Just to name a few. Most of my searching leads me to MI. Some states however are also found to be fruitful; GA,VA,IA,IL,KY,TN. Some countries are; Ireland, Scotland, Netherlands, and China too.
Especially looking for my Grandfather; WILBERT DUSEN, (aka Wilbur J. Dusen) Found 1930 Kent CO., Grand Rapids, MI census, with my Grandmother Helen L Hopper (comman law marriage), lead to believe he died before birth of my father (Wilbur Donald Dusen 13Apr1933 Kent CO., MI). I do not know any thing else about him! This in my only branch with difficulties.
Willing to share any and all info. I am new to the computer world in searching, so and and ALL help will be appreciated. I do have a bit of info I have searched "the old way".
Vicky Dusen-Westra Muskegon, MI