Hello, I just joined this forum a few minutes ago, and am trying to learn my way around.
Just for the record, here are some of the family names I am interested in researching:
Laswell Ball Dean Clark Sundell Myrmel Anderson
The first four have origins in Great Britain, I believe. The last three (my wife's side) are from Scandinavia.
I have been interested in genealogy for about 30 years, though have not been actively been doing research for the past few years. I became interested in my family history when I learned that my Ball ancestors first appeared in North America -- more specifically in Fairfax and Stafford Counties in Virginia in about 1670. Things kind of grew from there. I may share some of my stories later, if I find some of you are interested.
A few years ago, my wife and I took a trip to Demark, Sweden and Norway to visit the general locations of her family origins (Stockholm, Sweden and Bergen, Norway).
If anyone reading this post is interested in researching any of the above list of names, I hope to hear from you.