I have been interested in my family roots for the last 50 years or so and was lucky enough to start questioning my grandparents before they had started to forget some of the details. Because I got married, worked, raised a family, etc. etc. I did not get a real good system going till I retired. Now, I think of nothing else. The internet has made life a lot easier and a lot of information available. However, don't make it too easy. Do not take someone else's research; use it only as a guide. There are too many errors out there.
I am mainly working on my line, my husband's line, and my son-in-law's line. So far, most of the ties are in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, with one in England. Seems like most of our ancestors were in America before the Revolutionary War. I am researching names like ALSPACH,BAKER,BROWN,BUTLER,CRIDER,CRIST,EMRICK, FEIGHNER,FOGWELL,NICODEMUS,REAM (and that's just my line). - Keep searching and we'll all be one family -