My name is Melissa and I've been researching my family's genealogy for over 10 years. My mom started before I was born and then stopped afterwards. I was probably around 20 when I picked it up. Over the years I've met lots of very nice and helpful people. I've had the pleasure of coming in contact with relatives here in the states as well as in Poland where my father's family is from. There's been a lot of brick walls and some that have come tumbling down. I'm extremely grateful to everyone who has helped me along the way and continues to help me in the future.

Below are a list of surnames that I'm researching all of which I'm a direct descendant of:
  • Bank
  • Kolski
  • Kotecki
  • Wojtowicz
  • Piotrowska
  • Ricker
  • Braziel
  • Cunningham
  • Kallenbrink
  • Echols
  • Fish
  • Plunkett
  • Taylor
  • Houser
  • Chitwood
  • Moore
  • Jones
  • Cotten
  • Herring
  • Wise
  • Hedrick
  • Armstrong
  • Diffee
  • Shuffield