Hi and welcome!
I have been researching my family history for over 20 years starting with a half-brother I never knew about until the age of 15. It took me almost 22 years to find him and as a result I started my research of the Colby's.
My father was a traveling salesman from Bow, Merrimack, New Hampshire and my mother was a universal winder from Valley Falls, Providence, Rhode Island.
I come from a large family consisting of: 1 half-brother, 4 brothers and 2 sisters. 26 nieces & nephews and 19 grand nieces and nephews...so far. So just my own family is a history in itself!
I hope some of my research also helps you with your research. I have an extensive website called ~The Colby Connection~ just click on the link below.