When you hit a brick wall, chances are you are not the first one to hit the same bricks. Check out the message boards at http://ancestry.com they can be quite useful. Many family historians and genealogist use these message boards as a means of HELP, and we can all use a little help now and then. Read, Read, Read! Each question asked and answered can be a clue. It may not apply now, but read it anyway. It might put two pieces of a puzzle together one day when your looking another direction. You should check message boards for each and every surname in your family tree. Sometimes you can find interesting information, maybe even a story that was passed down and was lucky enough to find its way to pencil and paper.