Are you looking for relatives of the Steelman, Maxwell, McCandless, Rissler, Pittenger, or Bottorff families? I hope I can help you in your research. You'll find many of these families lived in Missouri and Indiana, with the immigrant generation American roots in New Jersey and New York in the 1600 and 1700's.
Files on this Family Tree Maker User Home Page are "privatized" --this means that IF the individual you are looking for is living (or was born within the past 100 years), there will be no genealogy information showing for them, just their names. When files are privatized, the only way you can obtain current information is directly from me. In this time of uneasiness with our personal information, this is the best way available to us to share our genealogy data bases and protect our family's identities. I will be happy to assist you in your research on these families. Please put the words "genealogy question--and the surname" when you e-mail the account on this page...and don't hesitate to contact me directly with your questions.