I've enjoyed researching families' histories including: Manhatten, Brooklyn, White Plains, Long Island, NY; Jersey City and Camden, NJ; Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Curwensville, PA.
In Europe: Germany: Buxtehude, Alzey, Darmstadt and Weinheim, Baden in Odenheim, Germany; England: Thurston, Stow, Suffolk
Some family surnames include: Weintz, Muttart (Mattart), Wheeler,Garrison, Bostelmann, Carlsen, Cutts, Hyatt and Harris, Davidson, Lichter, Lauck, Balz, Kolb, Boreham/Borham
I was raised in New Jersey as a kid in the 1960s, a teenager in the San Francisco bay area in the 1970s. In the 1980's I was stationed in the Puget Sound and Seattle area. I lived for a short while later in Maine, returning to the coastal Monterey Bay area in California and currently reside in Grays Harbor county, Washington State.