I have been an amateur genealogist for many decades, and never tire of it. Puzzles challenge me. Guess it is the "thrill of the chase". I especially delight in helping beginners get started.
Surnames I am researching and their primary locations:
New England and midwest: Hunt, Baldwin, Bigelow, Collins, Rose, Adams, Burket(t), French, Plant
Virginia/North Carolina: Campbell, Collins
Ohio and Oklahoma - Klintworth, Scherer, Schuler, Schultheis
Kentucky, Tennessee and beyond: Adkins/Atkins, Bertram (aka Butram, Buttram, Butrum, Buttrum, etc.), DeRossett/DuRossett, Brown (from ancestor Michael Brown of TN & KY, circa 1800-1858), Adkins, Owen(s), Rigney, Stinson, Shelton. Hunt, Anthony, Thompson, Harrell
Missouri and Kentucky - Collins, Nations
I would love to hear from anyone else researching these names.