hi melissa, i guess we are cousins, i think third, if your mom is my mom's cousin (beverly)...thanks for the info on our great great grandfather, i am just beginning to get into this research, it is time consuming and painstaking, but very worthwhile! i don't really like ancestry.com i am thinking of purchasing some geneology software. what other resources are you using? i utilized ellisisland.org, geneology.com and ancestry.com....it is all very confusing! well, if you ever want to chat you can email me anytime...i live in MI, where are you from?