I hope that someone can help me here. I am doing some research into my family genealogy, and really know nothing about my father's family. He came to the US as a boy from NZ, but other than the fact that my paternal grandfather is from Samoa, I really know nothing else. Tonight I found some more information, but perhaps someone can help me further. My grandparents are Toiaivao To'Atele Skipps and Laila Ah Mu. I don't really know how the surname thing works in Samoa. I have found that Toiavao's father was Itione Skipps, married to Metara Toiaivao, and Itione's father was Patiniosi Skipps, married to Sanita. Laila's father was simply "Ah Mu" from China, and her mother was Talaesea Lesa Niue. Talaesea's parents were Lesa Niue and Maele Siteine. Please, please, please, can somebody help? I don't even know if anybody ever checks these things. Anyhow, thanks.