Born:4/19/1948 in Portland, Oregon. In Montana since 1967 and loving it. I began my genealogy studies after my daughter was born in 1977. Everything was by snail mail and it was super expensive to phone everywhere. I picked it up again in 1999 and am very excited to find all the information on my mother, Lillian Mersereau. She has been a mystery to me since I was born as she was never able to raise the 5 of us due to illness. Now I have actually located her sister's children, my cousins just within the last few months. I cheerfully report that we are corresponding and swapping pictures and stories of our mutual ancestors. We are also putting together the mystery of family illnesses. I plan on getting a DNA profile eventually.