Rich, a tree of any type will only be of help to you, if it is of your line.
My Mother was Mildred Gross, and my ancestors through her came to this country after the death of both of their parents in 1819.
So as far as American records I can help there, with my line. And back to 1664 in Rothbach, Alsace- Lorain before that .
But, my line would be of no help unless we are related