Good to hear from you. It looks like your son William and I are 2nd cousins. His grandfather Merle and my grandfather, Gordon Wayne Oster,were brothers and my dad, Daniel James Oster, is David's cousin. I've e-mailed to you (using firstname.lastname@example.org) a family tree that starts with Merle and goes back three additional generations with everyone's name, birth date and death date. Is there anything specific that you're looking to find or are you just looking for more general information (like information on direct ancestors)? I've been doing genealogy research for a couple of years now, so I've also got pictures and other things that I can also e-mail to you. I must admit I don't have a large amount of information specifically on Merle's part of the family so I'm glad you responded to my posting. I've been trying to track down information about David and his siblings (Dennis, Dixie and Diane), but I haven't had too much luck. Either way, my e-mail address is Armyrangers18@hotmail.com and just let me know what else you're looking for and I'll pass on what information I have to you.