There is a ton of information on here with the Kanesters. If you know your parents/grandparents or even great grandparents names & birth places thats a good place to start. I managed to find links going back to a John Henry Kanester born in the late 1700's. There are alot of other Kanester descendants on here as well who have done alot of the legwork. There are Kanesters, also spelled Kaneaster (like yours)all over the US. Mine trace back to Tennessee mostly.