Through Ancestry.com and a few other sites, I met cousins in England and Ireland. I had the chance to go over to Ireland and England/Wales and finally met them in person. The history, I so hated in High School has now prompted me to continue searching. I never realized where all of my traditions had come from and now after visiting "family" I know.... That means so much more to me now.... I have connected with family all over the United States and have gotten to become a member of the D.A.R. The one side I am looking for is my Scots side, which disappears with my great-great grandfather.... with a name of James Alan Young it is virtually impossible to locate his birth area. We think it is Ayr, but with the 13th most common name, it keeps me going.