I have been researching my (Carlile/Carlisle/Herbsleb/Oberteuffer) and my 1st wife's families (Adkins/Waddle/Swanda/Cabaniss) since the early 1970's. In 2013 I began researching my 2nd wife's family (Hair/Jones).
I am originally from Pennsylvania, was raised around the US Army, and became an "Okie" by marriage. Settled in Oklahoma City after my tour in the US Army (Viet Nam Vet).
Just found findagrave.com this year (2009). It is a great repository for documenting family ties.