I, too, love genealogy. I asked my mom questions persistently when I was little/young and finally started researching seriously about 7 years ago.
I have one branch traced back to the 1400's - no Joan of Arc for us, though. But interesting stuff.
Also a major brick wall with one branch. We simply cannot get past the one man we feel must have been the immigrant to America for that branch. But, if it kills me, I will get behind him!
I've put everything on the web here: www.paintedpost.dk
I wish I didn't work, so I could spend more time on this!!! :-) Welcome to the group and to SparkPeople.
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