Thanks for the kind words, and the update. I have a long list of free web sites saved in my "favorites" files. The Ellis Island data base lets you view the actual manifests where you get their addresses of arrival and departures, and there is a site to view NY vital records' index. I also have free access to census thru my local library using Heritage Quest. That site has some unique features allowing you to search with several details, even without a last name. That helps when the spelling of the last name could be off. New data bases come on-line all the time making more records available.