I just started thinking about my long lost family and wondering what they were like and where they all are. I had guite a large of family, they mostly were in Ill. My Mother cam from a family of eight. I'm from a family of three. I have two nices that I would give any thing to find. I lost my brother about 19 years ago and his wife took the 2 girls and I haven't seen them since. They were the only thing that I had left that was part of my brother. I wanted to start a Family tree and see maybe if I might just happen to run across the girls. That would be so great. I bought the Family Tree Maker and I have found things through that about my Grand Parents, I was really shocked when I saw thier name in the records. I really enjoy going through all the records, not just for my Family but to see other peoples names and places where they came from. To see so many names is quite amazing. I've never have had the chance to do something like this and I find it very soothing to the soul. I have several friends that they found thir Mother or Father after so many years of being apart, it was so heart breaking, in a good way though. It is really nice to see young and old be reunited after so many years. Like the three sisters that hadn't seen each other in over 30 some years, that was just on the news yesterday. Well I will just keep searching till I find the girls, but I would really be the happiest if My Mother would get to see them before she leaves this world, that has been a big thing in her life since my brother passed. ////////you just never know whats in store they could come to my door at any time, I hope that the people looking for family or friends out there find what they are searching for. It's been fun just writting all of what i feel so good luck and happy seaching.