This is not my first venture into family history. When I retired from FAA I started research in libraries. court houses, census records, cemeteries, etc. In 1994 I compiled all the info and wrote a book "Haynes-McDonald Heritage Quest" which was a great success with the families, but I was unable to get further back than the late 1600's. Computers have made the project so much easier.
So much for my excuses. I hope not to miss any more. I am still in excellent health, but I understand back problems, my wife has been suffering from back problems like Fran and Gerry. You have my sympathies and prayers.